Developing a Quality Curriculum

Author: Allan A. Glatthorn
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478631104
Format: PDF, ePub
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n this concise, well-organized guide to developing high-quality school curricula, Glatthorn blends sound research, initiatives, and trends with his practical experience as a curriculum consultant to more than one hundred school systems. Glatthorn believes that shared leadership and responsibility are essential to achieve quality. Curriculum development should involve a collaborative process that includes input from the state, district leaders, school administrators, classroom teachers, and parents. From “Organizing and Planning for Curriculum Work” to “Conducting a Curriculum Audit to Ensure Quality,” Developing a Quality Curriculum is a valuable resource for understanding and practicing sound curriculum development.

Curriculum Leadership

Author: Forrest W. Parkay
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780132852159
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A premier collection of high-quality articles from leading voices in education, curriculum planning, and development. Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs, 10/e combines high-quality articles with cases that illustrate pre-K through high school curriculum development in action. Featuring 72 articles from historic greats and current leaders, this book balances seminal works with contemporary perspectives. New to this edition are 38 recently published articles spotlighting technology, Common Core State Standards, high-stakes testing, and assessment. Each chapter is filled with background theory, articles, case studies and essays that show school leaders how to plan quality educational programs. Features include: Offers a collection of 72 articles on curriculum leadership--that tackle the bases for curriculum leadership; developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum; and curriculum leadership in action. Includes seminal articles by historic greats in education and development-- such as John Dewey, William Heard Kilpatrick, William Bagley, Robert M. Hutchins, Erik Erikson, Lawrence Kohlberg, and more! Introduces contemporary perspectives by current leaders in education and development--such as Charlotte Danielson, Howard Gardner, Carol Ann Tomlinson, and more! Opens each chapter with focus questions and background theory--so readers can access the prerequisite knowledge for each chapter quickly. Presents practitioner-authored case studies throughout Part III (A Case Study in Curriculum Implementation) --to illustrate the complexities of institutional and system-wide curriculum implementation. Ends each chapter with essays authored by curriculum leaders (Leader's Voices-- Putting Theory into Practice) --so readers see how theory relates to practice. Includes instructional aides to facilitate understanding and application: Learning Activities Critical Thinking Application Activities Field Experiences Internet Activities Also from Forrest W. Parkay, Glen J. Hass and/ Eric J. Anctil: 0137158386 - Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs, 9/e - (c)2010 Also from Forrest W. Parkay: 013286259X - Becoming a Teacher Plus MyEducationLab with Pearson eText, 9/e - (c)2013 0205424228 - Social Foundations for Becoming a Teacher, 1/e - (c)2006

Deciding What to Teach and Test

Author: Fenwick W. English
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412960134
Format: PDF, Docs
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Focusing on curriculum leadership and closing the achievement gap, this influential book is updated with new insights on developing and aligning curriculum in a standards-based environment.

Curriculum Leadership

Author: Allan A. Glatthorn
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483347362
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Creating an innovative and successful curriculum Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation, Fourth Edition is a one-of-a-kind resource written for educational leaders--administrators and teachers--who want to successfully restructure and enhance school curriculum. Authors Allan A. Glatthorn, Floyd Boschee, Bruce M. Whitehead, and Bonni F. Boschee provide innovative and successful curriculum ideas, including reflective case studies, “Keys to Leadership” sections, curriculum tips, and “Challenge” sections with key issues and questions in every chapter. Also interspersed throughout the book are tried and true strategies that provide administrators with innovative ideas on meeting state and national standards. This is a much needed, highly informative, and easy-to-read account of curriculum development and change for curriculum leaders, those teaching curriculum courses, and those aspiring to become curriculum decision makers. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement a PK–12 school curriculum.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High Quality Units

Author: Grant P. Wiggins
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416611495
Format: PDF
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"The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units is targeted to individuals and groups interested in improving their skills in designing units of study based on the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework. This guide introduces UbD unit design and directs readers through the process. It is organized around a set of modules that move from basic ideas (e.g., the three stages of "backward design") to more complicated elements of unit design (e.g., authentic performance tasks)."--publisher website.

Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies

Author: Ololube, Nwachukwu Prince
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466681632
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Before today’s teachers are ready to instruct the intellectual leaders of tomorrow, they must first be trained themselves. Information and communication technology can greatly increase the effectiveness of this training and also aid teachers as they seek to bring the latest technological advancements into their own classrooms. The Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies explains the need to bring technology to the forefront of teacher training. With an emphasis on how information and communication technology can provide richer learning outcomes, this book is an essential reference source for researchers, academics, professionals, students, and technology developers in various disciplines.

The Curriculum Mapping Planner

Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416608745
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is designed to help schools deliver effective training in curriculum mapping. Creating and using curriculum maps is easy when this in-depth resource is used in workshops, curriculum means and professional learning communities.

Developing Creativity in Higher Education

Author: Norman Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134216122
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Graduates face a world of complexity which demands flexibility, adaptability, self-reliance and innovation, but while the development of creativity is embedded in the English National Curriculum and in workplace training, the higher education sector has yet to fully recognise its importance. This book highlights how pressures such as quality assurance, peer review systems, demands for greater efficiency and increased research output are effectively discouraging innovation and creativity in higher education. It makes a bold case for the integration of creativity in higher education, drawing together contributors and research from around the world and explores valuable lessons learnt from those working in schools and professional organisations. Offering a wealth of advice on how to foster creativity on an individual and an institutional level, this book encourages lecturers to engage with the ideas and practice involved in helping students to be creative in all areas of their study.