By Heidi Hayes Jacobs
What yr are you getting ready your scholars for? 1973? 1995? are you able to in truth say that your tuition s curriculum and this system you utilize are getting ready your scholars for 2015 or 2020? Are you even getting ready them for today?With these provocative questions, writer and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a strong case for overhauling, updating, and injecting existence into the ok 12 curriculum. Sharing her services as a world-renowned curriculum dressmaker and calling upon the collective knowledge of 10 schooling suggestion leaders, Jacobs presents perception and idea within the following key parts: * content material and assessment--How to spot what to maintain, what to chop, and what to create, and the place portfolios and different new sorts of overview healthy into the image. * software structures--How to enhance our use of time and house and groupings of scholars and employees. * Technology--How it s remodeling instructing, and the way to exploit scholars traditional facility with expertise. * Media literacy--The crucial concerns to deal with, and the easiest assets for supporting scholars develop into knowledgeable clients of a number of types of media. * Globalization--What steps to take to assist scholars achieve an international point of view. * Sustainability--How to instill enduring values and ideology that might bring about more healthy neighborhood, nationwide, and worldwide groups. * behavior of mind--The considering conduct that scholars, lecturers, and directors have to strengthen and perform to reach college, paintings, and existence. The solutions to those questions and plenty of extra make Curriculum 21 the right advisor for reworking our faculties into what they have to develop into: studying companies that fit the days during which we are living.
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Often the choice of sports that schools concentrate on reﬂects the climate, the cultural context, and the values of a community. Ector County, Texas, loves its football. In Bangor, Maine, students slap their hockey sticks. Lacrosse sticks ﬂy in Westchester County, New York. In Honolulu, high school students paddle canoes and kayaks competitively. In Utah and Colorado, students ski slalom courses. Indiana worships the hoops. What is exciting is the recent Upgrading Content 47 expansion of sports choices, which allows more students to participate in a sport that might better suit their interest and natural skill set.
Celebrate the victories. • Review and share 21st century learning openly with colleagues at targeted work sessions through the school year. • Document and share on Web site. • Conduct formal reviews of resources for cross-disciplinary connections. Copyright © 2007 Curriculum Designers, Inc. Reprinted by permission. read to senior citizens. Precision in communication is critical because it clariﬁes what skills are being addressed in the assessment. Portfolios of work reﬂect collections of writing and also need clariﬁcation in terms of the precise types of writing.
Discussions related to upgrading assessment types are related to but different from the types of discussions required to upgrade content. First, let us clarify the term assessment type, which is the actual form of the product or performance selected to demonstrate student learning. An assessment is a form used as evidence of learning reﬂecting progress or regress. The word assessment is a noun. It is the name of what a student produces to show knowledge and insight into content, skills, and proﬁciencies.
Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World by Heidi Hayes Jacobs