Curriculum

Change Thinking for Global Science: Fostering and Evaluating Inquiry Thinking About the Ecological Impacts of Climate Change

Presenter(s): 
Nancy Butler Songer
Philip Myers
James H. Beach
Vanessa L. Peters
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Year: 
2010
Month: 
December

Project Summary

During the lifetimes of our current middle and high school students, it is likely that our planet will undergo more anthropogenic change than it has during all of human history to date. The project is utilizing a learning progression approach for the systematic design of coordinated curriculum, tool, and assessment products focused on climate change biology. This work will provide an empirical and theoretical basis for critical concept development about the impacts of climate change on living systems.

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Scientific Curriculum Development: A Framework for Research-based Curriculum

Day: 
Fri

This session presents a comprehensive framework for the construct of research-based curricula, illustrated by studies from each of the 10 phases.

Date/Time: 
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Session Type: 
Panel

Government agencies and members of the educational research community have petitioned for research-based curricula. The ambiguity of the phrase “research-based,” however, undermines attempts to create a shared research foundation for the development of, and informed choices about, classroom curricula. This article presents a framework for the construct of research-based curricula.

Digital Curricula in Secondary Science: Developing UDL Materials, Envisioning UDL Classrooms

Day: 
Thu

Presenters will discuss the challenges and successes encountered in customizing inquiry science curricula according to the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) and in then enacting those Web-delivered curricula in secondary classrooms. 

Date/Time: 
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Session Type: 
Panel

Presenters will discuss the challenges and successes encountered in customizing inquiry science curricula according to the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) and in then enacting those Web-delivered curricula in secondary classrooms.

Deeply Digital Curriculum - The Changing Landscape of Teaching and Learning

Day: 
Thu

Presenters discuss how emerging technology and policy trends may shape the way science curriculum is developed and used in teaching and learning. Participant limit: 25

Date/Time: 
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Session Type: 
Panel
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How should science curriculum developers respond to the changing technological landscape in school and out?

A Model for Interactive, Web-based Curricula to Support Responsive Teaching and Student Inquiry in Elementary Science Classrooms

Day: 
Thu

Session participants will explore and discuss a beta version of an interactive, Web-based, curricular environment designed to facilitate responsive teaching and students’ science inquiry.

Date/Time: 
8:30 am to 9:45 am
Session Type: 
Product Feedback Session

The presenters of this session seek feedback on the design and feasibility of an interactive, Web-based  curriculum environment that aims to support responsive teaching and elementary students' science inquiry. Session participants will explore and discuss a beta version of an interactive, Web-based,  curriculum environment designed to facilitate responsive teaching and students’ science inquiry.

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Resource mentioned during the presentation:

Promoting Inquiry web site: http://cipstrends.sdsu.edu/car_module/

June Curriculum SIG Meeting: Meeting Take Aways and Next Steps

Organization: 
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Year: 
2010
Month: 
June

Curriculum SIG Meeting from June 29 & 30, 2010 in Newton, MA: Meeting Take Aways and Next Steps.

 

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Curriculum Project Descriptions

Organization: 
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)
Year: 
2010
The following list of projects and accompanying descriptions was compiled for CADRE’s Curriculum SIG to provide members with an overview of the work represented in this SIG. CADRE staff will update this list as SIG membership grows.

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The Future of STEM Curriculum and Instructional Design: A Research and Development Agenda for Learning Designers

Author(s): 
Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum
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Publication Type: 
Report
Year: 
2010
In press?: 
In Press
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Attached is a report based on the recent STEM Workshop Series including recommendations for needed research and development in four areas: 

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