Rigorous Curriculum Design: How to Create Curricular Units of Study that Align Standards, Instruction, and Assessment

Rigorous Curriculum Design: How to Create Curricular Units of Study that Align Standards, Instruction, and Assessment

by Larry Ainsworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 1935588052

ISBN-13: 9781935588054

Pub. Date: 04/16/2011

Publisher: Lead and Learn Press

The need for a cohesive and comprehensive curriculum that intentionally connects standards, instruction, and assessment has never been more needed than it is today. For educators to meet the challenging learning needs of students-comprehend all the standards, prepare for a variety of formative and summative assessments, and demonstrate proficiency on high-stakes

…  See more details below

Overview

The need for a cohesive and comprehensive curriculum that intentionally connects standards, instruction, and assessment has never been more needed than it is today. For educators to meet the challenging learning needs of students-comprehend all the standards, prepare for a variety of formative and summative assessments, and demonstrate proficiency on high-stakes state and provincial tests-they must have a clear road map to follow throughout the school year.

Rigorous Curriculum Design presents a carefully sequenced, hands-on model that curriculum designers and educators in every school system can follow to create a progression of units of study that keeps standards, instruction, and assessment tightly focused and connected.

Applicable to every grade, course, and content area, you will learn:

What rigorous curriculum is and how to create, sequence, and pace such a curriculum

Why seeing the "big picture" connections first is essential to beginning curriculum design

How to lay the foundational steps for designing a rigorous pre-K-12 curriculum

How to design a grade- or course-specific curricular unit of study, from start to finish

How to use formative assessments and data analysis to guide instruction before, during, and after each unit

How leaders can organize, implement, and sustain this model throughout the school and/or school system

The Leadership and Learning Center provides world-class professional development services, cutting-edge research, and innovative solutions for educators and school leaders who serve students from pre-kindergarten through college. The Center has worked in all fifty states and every Canadian province, as well as Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. The Center works with public school systems, as well as religious and secular independent schools, charter schools, community colleges, technical schools, universities, state departments of education, national ministries of education, and international education associations. Center Professional Development Associates are experienced superintendents, principals, administrators, and educators who provide comprehensive practices for clients in the areas of standards, assessment, instruction, accountability, data analysis, and leadership.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935588054
Publisher:
Lead and Learn Press
Publication date:
04/16/2011
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
159,153
Product dimensions:
9.98(w) x 6.96(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

Acknowledgments xii

About the Author xv

Preface xvii

Introduction xix

Part 1 Seeing the Big Picture Connections First 1

Chapter 1 What Is Rigorous Curriculum Design? 3

Chapter 2 How This Model Came to Be 11

Chapter 3 Connecting Curriculum Design to the "Big Picture" 17

Chapter 4 Overview of Curriculum Design Sequence 29

Part 3 Building the Foundation for Designing Curricular Units 37

Chapter 5 Prioritize the Standards 39

Chapter 6 Name the Curricular Units of Study 61

Chapter 7 Assign the Standards-Priority and Supporting 71

Chapter 8 Prepare a Pacing Calendar 79

Chapter 9 Construct the Unit Planning Organizer 97

Part 3 Designing the Curricular Unit of Study-From Start to Finish 111

Chapter 10 Select a Unit of Study and Identify Matching Standards 113

Chapter 11 "Unwrap" the Priority Standards; Write Big Ideas and Essential Questions 119

Chapter 12 Create the Unit Assessments-Pre-, Post-, and Progress-Monitoring Checks 137

Chapter 13 Plan Engaging Learning Experiences 159

Chapter 14 Recommend Effective Instruction, Differentiation, Intervention, Special Education, and English Language Learner Strategies 179

Chapter 15 Detail the Unit Planning Organizer 199

Chapter 16 Write the Weekly Plan; Design the Daily Lesson 231

Chapter 17 Implement the Unit of Study 253

Part 4 Organizing, Monitoring, and Sustaining Implementation Efforts 257

Chapter 18 West Haven's Comprehensive Redesign of Pre-K-12 Curricula 259

Chapter 19 Bristol's Established Process for Curriculum Development and Revision 275

Chapter 20 Advice to Administrators from Administrators 299

Appendix A Bloom's Taxonomy 317

Rigorous Curriculum Design Glossary: A Lexicon of Terms 321

Bibliography 325

Index 331

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >