ERIC Number: ED489822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 24
Planning Learning: Developing Technology Curricula
International Technology Education Association (ITEA)
With increased support for educational standards, teachers need resources to help them engage in standards-based reform. The International Technology Education Association (ITEA) is publishing a series of addenda for this purpose. "Planning Learning: Developing Technology Curricula" offers teachers and other curriculum developers suggestions and tools for planning, developing, and evaluating standards-based technology curricula. Section 1 provides defining characteristics of quality curricula and discusses the relationship of curricula to technology programs. The importance of a planned curriculum is also emphasized. Section 2 explains the differences between standards-based and standards-reflected practices and presents five fundamental planning questions of standards-based curricula. Section 3 provides a multi-step process for developing and revising curricula. Section 4 provides a general overview of the curriculum evaluation process. Section 5 is a call to action that provides direction to teachers and other curriculum developers to gain support for technological literacy from others. Appended are: (1) Acknowledgements; (2) Listing of STL Content Standards; (3) Listing of AETL Student Assessment Standards; (4) Listing of AETL Professional Development Standards; (5) Listing of AETL Program Standards; (6) The Current State of the Curriculum: Where Are We Now?; (7) Responsibility Matrix Form; (8) Course Level Curriculum Development Workbook; (9) Unit Level Curriculum Development Workbook; (10) Lessons/Units/Curricula Rubric; (11) Checklist for Evaluating Standards-Based Curriculum; (12) References and Resources; and (13) Glossary.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Technological Literacy, Standards, Educational Change, Professional Development, Check Lists
International Technology Education Association (ITEA), 1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.iteaconnect.org.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.