Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom (Multimedia Kit): A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development

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Give educators the essential tools for developing students’ ability to "think beyond the facts "!

Complete with video of teachers using concept-based instruction with their students, this comprehensive multimedia kit offers staff developers all the tools for helping educators engage students’ minds and emotions and nurture critical and creative learning skills. Facilitators can demonstrate how conceptual thinking increases depth of learning and lead discussions about:

  • Comparing traditional two-dimensional curriculum/instruction with a concept-based, three-dimensional model
  • Using a conceptual approach to motivate students and stimulate higher levels of thinking
  • Applying the structure of knowledge to improve teaching and learning
  • Scaffolding thinking to promote understanding and knowledge transfer

Includes: DVD (102 min.), Facilitator’s Guide, CD-ROM, Companion Book

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412925334
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/23/2009
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 957,218
  • Product dimensions: 10.40 (w) x 12.40 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

H. Lynn Erickson is an independent consultant assisting schools and districts nationally and internationally with curriculum design. From 1987 to 1994, she was the director of curriculum for the Federal Way Public Schools in Federal Way, Washington. She is a recognized presenter at national conferences, and is featured in the video "Creating Concept-Based Curriculum for Deep Understanding" (produced by the Video Journal) as well as in videos from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Her Corwin Press books include Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul: Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning(3rd edition);Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom; and Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Beyond the Facts.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
How to Use the Guide
How to Use the DVD
Additional Resourcse for Facilitators
1. The Thinking Classroom
DVD Chapter: The Thinking Classroom
Background for Facilitator
Discussion Questions
Workshop Learning Experiences
Practical Applications
2. The Structure of Knowledge
DVD Chapter: The Structure of Knowledge
Background for Facilitator
Discussion Questions
Workshop Learning Experiences
Practical Applications
3. Meeting Academic Standards With Integrity
Facilitator Background
Discussion Questions
Practical Applications
4. Designing Concept-Based Units and Lessons
DVD Chapter: Designing Concept-Based Units and Lessons
Facilitator Background
Discussion Questions
Practical Applications
5. Concept-Based Instruction
DVD Chapter: Concept-Based Instruction
Background Information
Discussion Questions
Practical Applications
6. Leadership Roles
DVD Chapter: Leadership Roles
Facilitator Background
Discussion Questions
Practical Applications
Overheads to Support Discussions
Handouts for Learning Experiences
Resource A
Resource B
Sample Workshop Agendas
Agenda: Half-Day Workshop
Agenda: One-Day Workshop
Agenda: Two-Day Workshop
Day 2 of the Workshop
Workshop Evaluation Form

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