Collaborative Theme Building: How Teachers Write Integrated Curriculum / Edition 1by Dorothy M. Campbell, Linda S. Harris
Pub. Date: 11/21/2000
Theme Building Model helps design teams that meet the demanding, challenging, and sometimes overwhelming task of writing an integrated thematic curriculum. The authors present a workable step-by-step model of how teams of teachers can collaborate on writing integrated theme studies. The curriculum development work of the school-based team is/b>/b>
Theme Building Model helps design teams that meet the demanding, challenging, and sometimes overwhelming task of writing an integrated thematic curriculum. The authors present a workable step-by-step model of how teams of teachers can collaborate on writing integrated theme studies. The curriculum development work of the school-based team is explained from the initial step of choosing a theme focus to the completion of a Theme Box, the ultimate thematic curriculum resource. Because the collaborative aspect of thematic curriculum development is so critical to its success, the book explores how to achieve team development and the efficient use of team mechanics. The examples in the book are focused on the elementary Team Development Chapters provide information on work styles, intelligences, team development cycles, conflict resolution skills, and consensus building skills that will help teachers build cohesive and productive school-based teams. For teachers who desire hands-on material for implementing collaborative theme-building in the elementary and secondary classroom.
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Table of ContentsMost chapters include “Action Pak,” and all chapters conclude with “Conclusion.”
1. Exploring Successful Theme Building.
Why Do Teachers Value Integrated Theme Studies?
What Is Needed for Successful Theme Building?
2. Exploring the Nature of Integrated Thematic Curriculum.
What Are the Critical Differences among Theme Studies?
What Are the Critical Elements All Theme Studies Share?
What Are the Advantages of Integrated Thematic Curriculum?
What Are the Special Challenges Inherent in Thematic Curriculum?
3. Exploring Team Building.
What Is an Effective Team?
4. Exploring Team Mechanics.
What Mechanics Will Help a Team Be Successful?
5. Choosing a Theme.
How Do You Choose a Focus for a Theme Study?
6. Establishing the Parameters of a Theme Study.
How Do Curriculum Developers Determine What Is Worth Knowing?
7. Making Learning Visible through Varied Assessment.
What Is the Value of Varied Assessment?
How Can Student Learning Be Made Visible?
How Can the School Curriculum Be Made Visible?
8. Developing Supplemental Resources.
How Do Curriculum Teams Develop Supplemental Resources?
How Can Curriculum Teams Be Productive and Efficient?
9. Implementing Theme Studies.
What Are the Critical Decisions Teachers Must Make as They Implement a Theme Study?
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