Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Activities and Discussion (35 minutes)
Beginning the Curriculum Design Process (30 minutes)
Each group will begin the curriculum design process for a lesson that integrates the arts by constructing an enduring idea/understanding for their topic. Begin by brainstorming and mapping a web of concepts that supports your assigned topic. From the concepts, construct a list of generalizations general statements developed by connecting concepts together.
Using the generalizations, craft the enduring idea/understanding for the unit. Refer to the handout Indicators of Enduring Ideas/Understandings and Essential Questions (PDF), for criteria.
Then, using the same handout, construct the essential questions. These should support and address the unit concepts you have identified.
Finally, use the essential questions to define your unit goals and objectives.
Reflection (5 minutes)
Save your written work and notes and bring them to the next workshop session to discuss these topics further.
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