The Parallel Curriculum: A Design to Develop Learner Potential and Challenge Advanced Learners / Edition 2

The Parallel Curriculum: A Design to Develop Learner Potential and Challenge Advanced Learners / Edition 2

by Carol Ann Tomlinson, Sandra N. Kaplan, Joseph S. Renzulli, Jeanne H. Purcell, Jann H. Leppien
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412961300

ISBN-13: 9781412961301

Pub. Date: 10/22/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Engage students with a rich curriculum that strengthens their capacity as learners and thinkers!

Every learner is somewhere on a path toward expertise in a content area. This resource promotes a model for developing high-quality curriculum that moves learners along the continuum toward expertise and provides sample units and rubrics to help implement

Overview

Engage students with a rich curriculum that strengthens their capacity as learners and thinkers!

Every learner is somewhere on a path toward expertise in a content area. This resource promotes a model for developing high-quality curriculum that moves learners along the continuum toward expertise and provides sample units and rubrics to help implement differentiated curriculum. Teachers can use four curriculum parallels that incorporate Ascending Intellectual Demand to:

  • Determine current student performance levels
  • Appropriately challenge all students in each subject area
  • Extend the abilities of students who perform at advanced levels
  • Provide learning activities that elevate analytical, critical, and creative thinking

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412961301
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/22/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. The Rationale and Guiding Principles for an Evolving Conception of Curriculum
A Word to New Readers About This Chapter
Reasons for Another Curriculum Model
Theoretical and Research-Based Underpinnings of the Parallel Curriculum Model
2. An Overview of the Parallel Curriculum Model
A Look at the Four Curriculum Parallels
The Core Curriculum
The Curriculum of Connections
The Curriculum of Practice
The Curriculum of Identity
Curriculum Combining the Four Parallels
Planning Quality Curriculum
Ensuring Fidelity to the Parallel Curriculum Model
Looking Ahead in the Book
3. Thinking About the Elements of Curriculum Design
The Big Picture
Planning Quality Curriculum
Some Key Components of Curriculum Design
Components of a Comprehensive Curriculum Plan
Content/Standards
Assessment
Introductory Activities
Teaching Methods
Learning Activities
Grouping Strategies
Products
Resources
Extension Activities
Differentiation Based on Learner Need (Including AID)
Lesson and Unit Closure
Remodeling a Unit Using the Comprehensive Curriculum Framework: One Teacher's Approach
Looking Back and Ahead
4. The Core Curriculum Parallel
Why Four Approaches to Curriculum Design? Isn't One Good Enough?
What Is "Core" in the Core Curriculum Parallel?
How Are the Key Curriculum Components Reconfigured to Achieve the Goals of the Core Curriculum Parallel?
Revising the Remaining Curriculum Components to Address the Goals of the Core Curriculum Parallel
Using the Goals of the Core Curriculum Parallel and Key Curricular Elements for Lydia Janis's Civil War Unit
Looking Back and Ahead
5. The Curriculum of Connections Parallel
What Is the Curriculum of Connections?
The Purpose of a Curriculum of Connections: Why Should a Teacher Emphasize Connections and Relationships?
The Curriclum of Connections: When Should I Use This Parallel?
The Characteristics of the Curriculum Components Within the Curriculum of Connections
Reconfiguring Other Curriculum Components for the Curriculum of Connections
An Example of the Curriculum of Connections Using the Civil War Unit
Looking Back and Ahead
6. The Curriculum of Practice Parallel
What Does It Mean to "Practice" in a Curriculum?
Why Does It Matter to Have Students Engage in the Curriculum of Practice?
Key Features of the Components of Curriculum in the Curriculum of Practice?
An Example of the Curriculum of Practice Using Lydia's Civil War Unit
Looking Back and Ahead
7. The Curriculum of Identity Parallel
What Does Identity Mean in the Curriculum of Identity?
Why Should We Be Concerned About a Student's Identity?
What Are the Key Features and Characteristics of Curriculum Components Within the Curriculum of Identity?
An Example of the Curriculum of Identity Using Lydia's Civil War Unit
Looking Back and Ahead
8. Ascending Intellectual Demand in the Parallel Curriculum Model: The Journey Toward Expertise
Ascending Intellectual Demand: The Path to Expertise
Planning Backwards From Expertise
Understanding the AID Continuum
On the Continuum Novice
On the Continuum Apprentice
On the Continuum Practitioner
On the Continuum Expert
Transitions on the AID Continuum
A Model for Planning Student Movement Along the AID Continuum
The Novice in Science
The Apprentice in Science
The Practitioner in Science
The Expert in Science
Planning the Path Toward Expertise in Science
The Novice in Mathematics
The Apprentice in Mathematics
The Practitioner in Mathematics
The Expert in Mathematics
The Novice in History
The Apprentice in History
The Practitioner in History
The Expert in History
The Novice in English and Language Arts
The Apprentice in English and Language Arts
The Practitioner in English and Language Arts
The Expert in English and Language Arts
Using the AID Continuum
Resource A: Teaching Resources for Chapter 8
References
Index

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