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Guide for Developing Interdisciplinary Thematic Units / Edition 3
     

Guide for Developing Interdisciplinary Thematic Units / Edition 3

by Patricia Roberts, Richard D. Kellough, Sharon L. Hanna
 

ISBN-10: 0130986054

ISBN-13: 9780130986054

Pub. Date: 04/18/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Offers a step-by-step approach to using ITUs to help pupils acquire the knowledge and develop the problem-solving skills required for today's changing—and challenging—times. Addresses the content, technology, diversity, and classroom management of ITUs. Material on curriculum standards, scoring guides, and the relationship between the interdisciplinary

Overview

Offers a step-by-step approach to using ITUs to help pupils acquire the knowledge and develop the problem-solving skills required for today's changing—and challenging—times. Addresses the content, technology, diversity, and classroom management of ITUs. Material on curriculum standards, scoring guides, and the relationship between the interdisciplinary thematic unit approach and professional education tests. Extensive coverage of the role of pupil input into ITUs. Also includes current web addresses of professional organizations and sites that address curriculum standards. For future educators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130986054
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/18/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 10.42(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

1.  INTRODUCTION TO AN INTERDISCIPINARY THEMATIC UNIT

Chapter Introduction

Knowledge and Meaningful Learning

Styles of Learning and Implications for Interdisciplinary Thematic Instruction

Integrated Curriculum and Related Terms

Curriculum Integration: Summary of Purposes

Integrated Curriculum: A Spectrum of Design

Role of Theoretical Origins of Instructional Styles and their Relation to

  Constructivism and Integrated Curriculum

Role of the Teacher in an Integrated Curriculum

Role of the Students and Input in an Integrated Curriculum

Role of the School for Optimal Curriculum Integration

Role of Curriculum Standards

Role of Modern Technology and Community Resources in an Integrated

  Curriculum

Beginning an Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit

Facts on Praxis and Other Teacher Tests

Summary

If a Colleague, Community Member, or Parent Asks You About….

Exercises

Chapter Notes

For Further Reading

2.  INITIATING AN INTERDISCIPLINARY THEMATIC UNIT

Chapter Introduction

Selecting a Theme for an Interdisciplinary Thematic Unit

Reviewing Curriculum Standards

Standards and High-Stakes Testing: When All Students Are Expected to Do Well

  on a Mandated Assessment, Then All Should Be Given Equal Opportunity to

  Prepare for it

Selecting a Theme: A Beginning Process

Giving the ITU a Name

Developing a Scope and Sequence for Content and Instruction

Using the Community as a Rich Resource

Sharing Materials Before and During Unit Implementation

Facts on Praxis and Other Teacher Tests

Summary

If a Colleague, Community Member, or Parent Asks You About….

Exercises

Chapter Notes

For Further Reading

3.  DEVELOPING OBJECTIVES

Chapter Introduction

Clarifying Aims, Goals, and Objectives

Relating Instructional Objectives to Aligned Curriculum and Authentic

  Assessment

Clarifying Goal Indicators and Standards-Based Education

Considering Overt and Covert Performance Outcomes

Considering Performance Outcomes- Assessment Compatibility

Considering Balance of Behaviorism and Constructivism

Teaching Toward Multiple Objectives, Understandings, and Appreciations: The

  Reality of Classroom Instruction

Preparing Instructional Objectives

Reviewing Domains of Learning and the Developmental Needs of Students

Considering the Domains and Character Education

Using the Taxonomies of the Domains

Observing for Connected Learning: Journals, Logs, and Portfolios

Refining Goals and Objectives: Another Sharing of Materials

Facts on Praxis and Other Teacher Tests

Summary

If a Colleague, Community Member, or Parent Asks You About….

Exercises

Chapter Notes

For Further Reading

4.  ASSESSING STUDENT LEARNING

Chapter Introduction

Reviewing Purposes of Assessment

Guiding Principles of an Assessment Program

Clarifying Terms Used in Assessment

Assessing Student Achievement: A Three-Step Process

Assessing Student Learning: Some Approaches

Assessing for Affective and Psychomotor Domain Learning

Assessing Student Involvement

Maintaining Records of Student Achievement

Grading and Marking Student Achievement

Testing for Achievement

Preparing Assessment Items: General Guidelines

Attaining Content Validity

Performance Testing: Expensive and Time Intensive

Preparing and Using More Assessment Items: Descriptions, Examples, and

  Guidelines

Assessing Your ITU by Field Testing

Facts on Praxis and Other Teacher Tests

Summary

If a Colleague, Community Member, or Parent Asks You About….

Exercises

Chapter Notes

For Further Reading

5.  COMPLETING YOUR ITU: FINALIZING ACTIVITIES, LESSONS, AND UNITS

Chapter Introduction

Planning and Learning Activities

Planning Lessons for Interdisciplinary Thematic Instruction

Preparing Elements of a Lesson Plan

Sample Interdisciplinary Thematic Units

Sample ITU 1

Sample ITU 2

Sample ITU 3

Facts on Praxis and Other Teacher Tests

Summary

If a Colleague, Community Member, or Parent Asks You About….

Exercises

Chapter Notes

For Further Reading

 

 

APPENDIX PLANNING MASTERS

      Planning Master 1.1 Self-Check Exercise: Overview of Teacher Interactions

      Planning Master 1.2 Self-Check Exercise: Overview of Student Interactions

      Planning Master 1.3 Interactive Exercise: Student Input in an ITU

GLOSSARY

CHILDREN’S BOOK INDEX

NAME INDEX

SUBJECT INDEX

 

 

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