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Chapter 10 Curriculum Development and Implementation

Araceli Chavarin & Charlene Rodirguez

Chap10 Curriculum

on 10 July 2013

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Transcript of Chapter 10 Curriculum Development and Implementation

Developing a Program Philosophy and
Rational Statement

"...new and improved curricula will require careful support throughout several stages to be successful." (Pg. 303)
Curriculum Development
Establish district wide curriculum council
Consists of professional staff in leadership positions
Purpose - Develop program philosophy & rationale statement and a district wide sequence and review cycle
Meet on monthly basis
Select teacher representation
4 Steps for
Developing a
Sound Philosophy

- Superintendent & Board approve process
- Council forms departmental committee composed of representative teachers
- Include building administration on committee
- Assign district curriculum director as chairperson
- Keep board informed of process
- Establish quarterly meetings
- Hold meetings in comfortable environment

Detail 4
"Setting priorities and formulating curriculum change continues to be an important role of any successful leader." (Pg. 304)
5 Methods for Choosing
Teacher Representation

Developing a Sound Philosophy
- Immediately after completion of philosophy, disseminate program to departmental staff for input

- Allot one week for feedback
Developing a Sound Philosophy
Developing a Sound Philosophy
Developing a Sound Philosophy
- After feedback is collected, reassemble committee council to consider staff input
- Give completed program philosophy to Superintendent and Board for approval

- Once approved, distribute to departmental committee to start assigning authentic tasks
Chapter 10:
Curriculum Development
& Implementation

Presented by Araceli Chavarin
Charlene Rodriguez

EDUL 6331
The Committee Structure
Purpose: To develop a scope and sequence, program goals, objectives, learning outcomes, and authentic tasks
Represent all grade levels
Include an administrator
Inform school Board
Consider reasonable stipends
Regularly review program
Consider all staff/admin input
Make appropriate changes
Distribute to all committee members and departmental staff
Once program is adopted, select a grade/course-level committee for textbook-review
Allow department to vote between top 3 textbooks
Plan appropriate in-services/workshops for staff
Advocate for ongoing program evaluation
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Scope & Sequence Matrix
Program goal should be driven by exit outcomes
Objectives are given specific implementation direction in each grouping :PRIMARY, ELEM INTERMEDIATE, MIDDLE/JR HIGH, HIGH SCHOOL
Orientation Stage - objectives reflect preparatory activities and may refer to learning outcomes at next stage if appropriate
Emphasis Stage - learning outcomes are suggestions; explicit teaching and learning activities are expected
Maintenance Stage - provisions made to reinforce learning outcomes and authentic tasks related to objective

Program Goal Example
To develop the knowledge, skills, and processes needed to communicate effectively by listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and representing
Objective 1.1 Students will be able to identify reasons for communicating.
Pg. 320-323
Students will be able to do the following:

PRIMARY 1.1.2 Discuss the purposes of communicating
Authentic Task: Students will make a classroom chart on "Why We Read."

ELEM INTERMEDIATE 1.1.12 Arrange their own purposes for listening
Authentic Task: Students will listen attentively to a poem to form sensory images.

MIDDLE/JR HIGH 1.1.22 Recognize and focus attention on the desired result of communication
Authentic Task: Students will write a letter of complaint.

HIGH SCHOOL 1.1.31 Develop and apply criteria to evaluate what is heard
Authentic Task: Students will utilize criteria agree to by the class, such as the main idea, details, and examples to be applied to class speeches
Final Thoughts...
Teachers should be able to easily be able to develop unit plans and daily lesson plans from the program. "ROAD MAP"
Every teacher systemwide should participate in curriculum development for his or her grade level and/or discipline.
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