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H. Lynn Erickson

A presentation of a prominent Curriculum and Instruction Educator

Kristin Newpher

on 29 March 2011

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Biography Moved to Missoula, Montana in 1976 after teaching in California Concept-based Curriculum Design H. Lynn Erickson Born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska Graduated from University of Alaska in 1968 In Missoula, she earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in Curriculum and Instruction and School Administration Worked as a teacher, principal, curriculum director, adjunct professor, and educational consultant over a 42 year career. Structure of Knowledge Skills needed to think conceptually:
•Take learning beyond the facts
•Facilitate deep understanding and knowledge
•Develop conceptual systems in the brain to process new information
•Meet higher academic standards related to content knowledge, process abilities, quality performance, and school-to-work transitions
•Align your curriculum with state and national standards and establish appropriate performance assessments
"When we teach to the levels of concepts and
generalizations we are teaching for deep
understanding and the transfer of knowledge."
Lynn Erickson
Integration Two or more concepts stated as a relationship – essential learnings or understandings; the "big ideas" related to the critical concepts and topics of a study. The student understands that _______
Lynn Erickson is currently living in Everett, Washington. Achievements: Lynn Erickson is a private consultant assisting schools and districts around the country with curriculum design and instruction. In the past fifteen years she has worked extensively with K-12 teachers and administrators nationally and internationally on the design of concept-based classroom and district level curricula and concept-based 1. Engages personal intellect and emotions 2. Increases motivation 3. Requires higher level thinking 4. Teaches students how to see patterns and connections of facts and ideas 5. Relevant focus for content study 6. Facilitates transfer of knowledge 7. Meets different ability levels 8. Creates brain schema for processing new information 9. Develops verbal and written fluency with English language 10. Deepens reading comprehension and develops conversation Structure of Knowledge A category of study that implies a body of related facts to be learned. A study that is focused on topics and facts alone. No conceptual lens, which results in memorization and surface understanding Concepts are abstract, timeless, and universal. Concepts are organizing ideas; mental constructs. Concept Concept Generalization Conceptual Lens creates connections to prior knowledge works with factual level knowledge to develop intellect creates deeper understanding at the factual and conceptual level recognizes that knowledge is transferrable creates motivation for learning Cognitive process of seeing patterns and connections at the conceptional level of thinking. Goal of Integration - facilitate integrated, higher level thinking Conceptual lens pulls thinking to this level Integration Type this
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