This updated edition serves as a road map through the CCSS, with clear guidance on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to creating your own integrated curriculum.
This completely revised edition of the classic text presents multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to curriculum integration, covering instructional strategies, assessment tasks, and daily learning activities.
A guide to integrating standards across the curriculum through the Know/Do/Be framework.
This book shows school leaders how to build a thinking culture within the entire learning community. Included are practical classroom strategies and tools for developing students' creativity.
A GPS for connecting standards to lessons Translating the Common Core State Standards into an effective curriculum is at the top of many educators’ to-do list, and this book shows you how. This text familiarizes teachers and curriculum designers with the key points of the ELA core standards and demonstrates how to design effective curriculum units to align with them. The author provides practical and accessible tools for developing a map and for making the important connections among all unit map components, including differentiated instruction. Also included are: A rationale for each of the ELA common core standards An overview of the key benefits Reproducible templates and examples of unit curriculum maps
This revised version of a bestseller provides the ready-to-use assessment strategies foundational to differentiating instruction. Includes surveys, checklists, sample assignments, graphic organizers, and rubrics.
A Teacher's Guide to Using the Common Core State Standards With Gifted and Advanced Learners in the English/Language Arts provides teachers and administrators a blueprint for differentiating the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts for gifted and advanced students through the use of acceleration, depth, complexity, and creativity within and across grade levels. It illustrates the differences between learning experiences for typical and advanced students based on the same standard and provides an array of examples across five of the information text and literary text standards while integrating the other aspects of language arts teaching and learning. The book highlights implementation features, such as classroom management and assessment of student work, that allow teachers to make data-based decisions about instruction for particular students. It also offers guidance to teachers on reading selections for advanced learners at all grade levels.
Here's a comprehensive look at how an integrated curriculum can work for your school or district. Using what she calls a new "Story Model," the author helps you make sense of the changes involved in integrating your school's curriculum. She gives you the tools you need to create a curriculum that takes into account the complexity of today's world and how all knowledge is interrelated. Your students will benefit from integrated curriculum by: Developing a higher level of thinking Transferring their learning to the real world Acquiring the skills they need to become lifelong learners This book helps answer these crucial questions about learning in your school or district: 1. What is worth knowing? 2. How can we know when a student knows it? 3. How do students learn best and what does this mean to teaching? Once you've answered these questions, you'll have a better idea of what curriculum changes you need to make. Drake shows you how (and when) to integrate your curriculum. She offers you detailed descriptions of several different, workable approaches. The information she gives you is applicable for district use as well as for individual schools or departments. Designed for school leaders, curriculum developers, and curriculum supervisors, this book brings integrated curriculum into sharp focus and helps educators find a curriculum model that can work for their school's particular needs.
Teachers Discovering Computers: Teaching in a Connected World, Seventh Edition introduces future educators to technology and digital media in order to help them successfully teach the current generation of digital students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Educational Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability is a core text for use in a first level graduate course in educational measurement and testing. In addition to covering the topics traditionally found in core textbooks for this course, this text also provides coverage of contemporary topics (including national testing programs, international achievement comparisons, the value added assessment of schools and teachers, and the public policy debate on selective admissions vs. affirmative minority enrollment).
Smart implementation of the Common Core State Standards requires both an overall understanding of the standards and a grasp of their implications for planning, teaching, and learning. This Quick-Start Guide provides a succinct, all-in-one look at * The structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core mathematics standards at the high school level, including the areas that represent the most significant changes to business as usual. * The meaning of the individual content standards, addressed by domain and cluster, within all five conceptual categories--Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. * How the content standards, practice standards, and designated modeling standards connect across domains, categories, grade bands, and traditional course boundaries to help students develop both deep conceptual understanding and functional, real-world application skills. Here, mathematics teachers and teacher leaders will find information they need to begin adapting their courses and practices to ensure all students master the new and challenging material the standards present and graduate ready for college or career. A practical lesson planning process to use with the Common Core, based on Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Ed., is included, along with three sample lessons. LEARN THE ESSENTIALS OF THE COMMON CORE The grade-level and subject-specific Quick-Start Guides in the Understanding the Common Core Standards series, edited by John Kendall, are designed to help school leaders and school staffs turn Common Core standards into coherent, content-rich curriculum and effective, classroom-level lessons.
Through an innovative approach that promotes skills- and inquiry-based learning, this unique text encourages both new and experienced teachers to think of assessment and curriculum simultaneously instead of separately. This integrated method shows educators how to create highly engaging teaching strategies that will support students in reaching their full potential in the classroom.
Freelancing For Dummies
Author: Susan M. Drake
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Are you ready to fly the corporate coop and become the boss of you? Do you dream of busting out of the cubicle wasteland and finding greener pastures as a freelancer? If so, you’re in good company. The U S Department of Labor estimates that nearly one-fourth of the American workforce is self-employed and that number is sure to increase over the next decade. But do you have what it takes to succeed as a freelancer, consultant, or contract employee? Do you even know what it takes to make it on your own? Here’s your chance to find out. A total guide to starting and running a freelance business, Freelancing For Dummies is for anyone thinking about striking out on their own, or who’s already decided to make the move into self-employment. It’s also an excellent resource for established freelancers looking for ways to jumpstart their businesses. Written by a top corporate communication consultant, it features hard-won tips from a slew of successful freelancers, including an accountant, a wr iter, a computer trainer, a graphic designer, a market researcher, an event planner, a medical trainer and others who share what they know about how to: Organize your home office and budget your time Create the ideal working environment Evaluate jobs and projects Land new business and manage client relationships Manage your money and pay your taxes Stay positive and manage the emotional uncertainties of self-employment Here’s your chance to take the leap from employee to boss with minimal stress and minimal sweat. A survival guide to building a successful freelance career, Freelancing For Dummies features: Self-assessments to gauge your skills and personality Critical “Get in, get out” information A gold mine of checklists, tear-out sheets, and sample forms Top ten lists War stories from freelancers who’ve made it Do you long for the freedom of being your own boss? Relax and let expert Susan Drake help you make the transition to becoming a fulltime freelancer.
This title focuses on providing clear and concise descriptions of research-validated best practices. It describes and demonstrates how to effectively apply those practices and includes tools like action plans, forms, and checklists that can be used in real classrooms. Case studies and embedded classroom management simulations provide opportunities to practice concepts and strategies discussed in the text, making for a powerful learning experience that students can transfer to the classroom.
Explores the importance of style in education by examining the individual differences that are labeled as learning styles, teaching styles, leadership styles, and psychological types.