ERIC Number: ED479268
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Planning a Connected Curriculum.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
This book offers strategies to help teachers and curriculum coordinators strengthen student interest through meaningful and purposeful learning. The 15 chapters are: (1) "Introduction: Planning a Connected Curriculum"; (2) "Children, School, and Community"; (3) "On Connections"; (4) "Making Connections: An Interdisciplinary Approach"; (5) "Making Meaning: What is it All About?"; (6) "How to Overcome Common Objections to Connected Teaching"; (7) "Making Connections through Technology"; (8) "Making Connections through the Arts"; (9) "Making Connections through Writing"; (10) "Making Connections across Science, Technology, and Society"; (11) "Making Connections through Curriculum Design and Assessment for Meaningful Instruction" (12) "Making Connections through Expeditionary Learning"; (13) "Making Connections through Assessment"; (14) "Marching to a Different Drummer?" and (15) "Practical Suggestions on Using This Guide." Each chapter attempts do describe why it is important to student learning, how the teacher can adapt it to the classroom, and how it redefines the teacher's role. Chapters contain best practice profiles. (Contains 65 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Instruction, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Technology Education, Writing Instruction
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179 (Stock no. 3092, $36). Tel: 608-266-2188; Tel: 800-243-8782 (Toll Free); Fax: 608-267-9110; Web site: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/pubsales.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.