ERIC Number: ED417962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
CONNECTIONS: An Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Professional Development. Middle School Team.
Council for Citizenship Education, Troy, NY.
This report presents the results of a three-year educational partnership that supports a unique interdisciplinary team approach to professional development. The Sage Colleges collaborated with two school districts (City School District of Albany and Niskayuna Central School District) to enable educators to align content and standards; draw upon a bank of assessment vehicles, questions, and assignments; create classrooms in which students are able to make content connections across the curriculum; and develop an interdisciplinary pool of educators capable of addressing the future needs of standards-based professional development. The elementary, middle, and high school teams achieved this outcome through different experiences. This report focuses on the experiences of the middle school team in mapping their curricula, developing connected classroom projects, and creating generic assessment tools and rubrics. Appendices contain curriculum maps, eighth and seventh grade projects, and generic assessment tools and rubrics. (DDR)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Student Evaluation
Council for Citizenship Education, The Sage Colleges, 45 Ferry Street, Troy, NY 12180; phone: 518-244-2363.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Citizenship Education, Troy, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York