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Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom

ISBN-10: 141291700X
ISBN-13: 9781412917001
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 7/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

"I love the author??'s delineation of her own understanding of concept-based teaching over an 18-year period. Somehow that humanizes the work of teaching and helps us understand that only as we risk growth will we be able to guide our students in that way as well." ???Carol Ann Tomlinson, Professor of Educational Leadership Curry School of Education, University of Virginia "A worthwhile and important contribution to the field." ???Jay McTighe, Educational Author and Consultant McTighe and Associates "Reader friendly, lots of illustrations and examples, personal in tone, and down to earth." ???Kathy Hargrove, Associate Dean School of Education and Human DevelopmentSouthern Methodist UniversityTeach higher-order thinking while you???re teaching concepts, skills, and content! This indispensable guide combines proven curriculum design with teaching methods that encourage students to learn concepts as well as content and skills for deep understanding across all subject areas. Synthesizing Lynn Erickson??'s past 15 years of field work with teachers, curriculum developers, teacher educators, and instructional leaders, this resource offers a complete guide to designing curriculum and instruction that foster the continuous growth and development of a student??'s critical, abstract, and creative learning skills. Educators will learn how to: Bring coherence and clarity to high-quality curriculum design and instructional planning Teach the way that students??? minds learn best Encourage students??? creative and abstract thinking, regardless of level or subject area Gain the support of principals and district administrators

H. Lynn Erickson is an independent consultant assisting schools and districts around the country with curriculum design. From 1987 to 1994, she was the Director of Curriculum for the Federal Way Public Schools in Federal Way, Washington. She is a recognized presenter at national conferences, and is featured in the video "Creating Concept-Based Curriculum for Deep Understanding" (produced by the Video Journal) as well as in videos from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She is the author of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Beyond the Facts, also from Corwin Press.  

List of Figures and Charts
Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction
The Thinking Classroom
Classroom Snapshots
The Brain at Work
Synergistic Thinking
Developing the Intellect
Disciplinary Ways of Thinking and Doing
Thinking Teachers and Students
Summary
Extending Thought
The Structure of Knowledge
The Inherent Structure of Knowledge
A Concept-Based Journey
The Paradigm Shift for Educators
The Texas Depth and Complexity Model
Shaping Conceptual Understanding Grade by Grade
Summary
Extending Thought
Meeting Academic Standards With Integrity
What Academic Standards Are
What Academic Standards Are Not
Ideas Through the Grades
Contextualizing Standards Into Classroom Curricula
Bringing District-Level Coherence to Standards
Summary
Extending Thought
Designing Concept-Based Units and Lessons
Interdisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Unit Design: A Short Primer
Creating Lesson Plans
Performances Versus Activities
Questions and Answers on Unit and Lesson Design
Summary
Extending Thought
Concept-Based Instruction
Thinking Teachers
Introducing "Brain Power" and Concepts to Students
Sample Concept-Based Lessons
Adapting Instructional Materials
Supportive Best Practices
Summary
Extending Thought
Leadership Roles
District Leadership
Building-Based Leadership
Teacher Leaders
Teacher Training Institutions
Summary
Extending Thought
Concept-Based Curriculum Glossary of Terms
Curriculum Document Preface
Teacher Observations--Sample Forms
Concept-Based Graphic Organizers
Sample Unit and Lesson Planner
Completed Unit and Lesson Planner
The Knowledge Domain and Cognitive Processes
Sample School Districts Using a Concept-Based Model for Curriculum and Instruction
References
Index
Illustrator

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