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ERIC Number: ED495507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-21
Pages: 240
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-1505-2
Creating Standards-Based Integrated Curriculum: Aligning Curriculum, Content, Assessment, and Instruction
Drake, Susan M.
Corwin Press
In today's accountability-driven environment, educators strive to develop an integrated, relevant, and measurable curriculum while also presenting engaging subject matter that inspires student learning. In this completely revised edition of the classic text, Susan M. Drake provides a new approach to standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment that helps educators identify what students must know, do, and be. This resource also offers: (1) a framework allowing for multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to curriculum integration; (2) sample models of integrated curriculum in action; (3) practical suggestions to simplify curriculum alignment and integration; (4) insights based on real classroom experience to connect the framework to the real world; and (5) end-of-chapter discussion questions and suggested activities. This book has eight chapters: (1) Accountability and Two-Dimensional Thinking; (2) What Is Interdisciplinary Curriculum? (3) What Do We Want Students to KNOW, DO, and BE? (4) How Do Teachers Know When Students Have Met Expectations? (5) How Do I Create Learning Experiences That Lead to the KDB? (6) A Sample Interdisciplinary Curriculum Based on Standards; (7) Exploring Other Interdisciplinary/Integrated Models; and (8) A Journey From Beginning to End: Designing and Implementing the Curriculum Process Model [TM] "with contributions by Tessie Torres-Dickson." The book also contains a List of Tables and Figures; Preface; About the Author; Acknowledgments; Epilogue; References; and an Index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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