Parallel Curriculum A Design to Develop Learner Potential and Challenge Advanced Learners

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List price: $44.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 10/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

"The Parallel Curriculum Model helps teachers not only strengthen their knowledge and pedagogy, but also rediscover a passion for their discipline based on their deeper, more connected understanding. Our students think critically and deeply at a level I have never before witnessed." -Tony Poole, Principal Sky Vista Middle School, Aurora, CO"What makes this book unique is its insistence on the development of conceptual understanding of content and its focus on the abilities, interests, and learning preferences of each student." -H. Lynn Erickson, Educational Consultant Author of Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul"The approach honors the integrity of the disciplines while remaining responsive to the diversity of learners that teachers encounter." -Jay McTighe, Educational Consultant Coauthor of Understanding by DesignEngage students with a rich curriculum that strengthens their capacity as learners and thinkers!Based on the premise that every learner is somewhere on a path toward expertise in a content area, this resource promotes a curriculum model for developing the abilities of all students and extending the abilities of students who perform at advanced levels.The Parallel Curriculum Model (PCM) offers four curriculum parallels that incorporate the element of Ascending Intellectual Demand to help teachers determine current student performance levels and develop intellectual challenges to move learners along a continuum toward expertise. Updated throughout and reflecting state and national content standards, this new edition: Helps teachers design learning experiences that develop PreK-12 learners' analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills in each subject area Provides a framework for planning differentiated curriculum Includes examples of curriculum units, sample rubrics, and tables to help implement the PCM modelThe Parallel Curriculum effectively promotes educational equity and excellence by ensuring that all students are adequately challenged and supported through a multidimensional, high-quality curriculum.

Carol Ann Tomlinson 's career as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher. She taught in high school, preschool, and middle school, and worked with heterogeneous classes as well as special classes for students identified as gifted and students with learning difficulties. Her public school career also included 12 years as a program administrator of special services for advanced and struggling learners. She was Virginia's Teacher of the Year in 1974. She is professor of educational leadership, foundations, and pol�icy at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education; a researcher for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented; a codirec�tor of the University of Virginia's Summer Institute on Academic Diversity; and president of the National Association for Gifted Children. Special interests through�out her career have included curriculum and instruction for advanced learners and struggling learners, effective instruction in heterogeneous settings, and bridging the fields of general education and gifted education. She is author of over 100 articles, book chapters, books, and other professional development materials, including How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, Leadership for Differentiated Schools and Classrooms , the facilitator's guide for the video staff development sets called Differentiating Instruction , and At Work in the Differentiated Classroom , as well as a professional inquiry kit on differentiation. She works throughout the United States and abroad with teachers whose goal is to develop more responsive heterogeneous classrooms.

Deborah E. Burns began her teaching career in 1973 as a Title I reading and mathematics teacher in a rural K-8 school in Michigan. She has worked as a K-8 classroom teacher, as a middle school language arts spe�cialist, and as a program coordinator for a seven-district consortium. She has taught in preschool, summer, and Saturday programs, in resource rooms, a psychiatric ward, an orphanage, and at the university level. She has written grants, professional development modules, journal articles, assessments, program evaluations, curriculum units, and three books. She has also designed and implemented class�room-based research studies and conducted program and teacher evaluations. For the past 15 years, she has been employed by the University of Connecticut's NEAG School of Education as a program director, an assistant professor, a research scien�tist, associate professor in residence, and most recently in Cheshire as curriculum coordinator for the district. She is an active member of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and has been a board member for the past five years. She is a member of the Curriculum Division and is co-chair of the annual Curriculum Awards Competition. Burns earned her bachelor's degree in elementary edu�cation from Michigan State University in 1973. She pursued her graduate studies at Western Michigan University in clinical reading instruction and received her MEd from Ashland College in 1978 in remedial reading, administration, and supervision. She pursued additional graduate studies at Ohio State University involving ad�ministration, special education, and gifted education and received her PhD in educational psychology and gifted education from the University of Connecticut in 1987.

Jeanne H. Purcell is the consultant to the Connecticut State Depart�ment of Education for gifted and talented education. She is also director of UConn Mentor Connection, a nationally recognized summer mentorship program for talented teenagers that is part of the NEAG Center for Talent Development at the University of Con�necticut. Prior to her work at the State Department of Connecticut, she was an administrator for Rocky Hill Public Schools (CT); a pro�gram specialist with the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, where she worked collaboratively with other researchers on national issues related to high-achieving young people; an instructor of Teaching the Talented, a graduate-level program in gifted education; and a staff developer to school districts across the country and Canada. She has been an En�glish teacher, community service coordinator, and teacher of the gifted, K-12, for 18 years in Connecticut school districts and has published many articles that have appeared in Educational Leadership, Gifted Child Quarterly, Roeper Review, Educa�tional and Psychological Measurement, National Association of Secondary School Principals' Bulletin , Our Children: The National PTA Magazine, Parenting for High Potential , and Journal for the Education of the Gifted . She is active in the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and serves on the Awards Committee and the Curriculum Committee of NAGC, for which she is the co-chair for the annual Curriculum Awards Competition.Sandra N. Kaplan has been a teacher and administrator of gifted programs in an urban school district in California. Currently, she is clinical professor in learning and instruction at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. She has authored articles and books on the nature and scope of differenti�ated curriculum for gifted students. Her primary area of concern is modifying the core and differentiated curriculum to meet the needs of inner-city, urban, gifted learners. She is a past president of the California Association for the Gifted (CAG) and the National Asso�ciation for Gifted Children (NAGC). She has been nationally recognized for her con�tributions to gifted education.

Jeanne H. Purcell is the consultant to the Connecticut State Depart�ment of Education for gifted and talented education. She is also director of UConn Mentor Connection, a nationally recognized summer mentorship program for talented teenagers that is part of the NEAG Center for Talent Development at the University of Con�necticut. Prior to her work at the State Department of Connecticut, she was an administrator for Rocky Hill Public Schools (CT); a pro�gram specialist with the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, where she worked collaboratively with other researchers on national issues related to high-achieving young people; an instructor of Teaching the Talented, a graduate-level program in gifted education; and a staff developer to school districts across the country and Canada. She has been an En�glish teacher, community service coordinator, and teacher of the gifted, K-12, for 18 years in Connecticut school districts and has published many articles that have appeared in Educational Leadership, Gifted Child Quarterly, Roeper Review, Educa�tional and Psychological Measurement, National Association of Secondary School Principals' Bulletin , Our Children: The National PTA Magazine, Parenting for High Potential , and Journal for the Education of the Gifted . She is active in the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and serves on the Awards Committee and the Curriculum Committee of NAGC, for which she is the co-chair for the annual Curriculum Awards Competition.Jann Leppien served as a gifted and talented coordinator in Montana prior to attending the University of Connecticut, where she earned her doctorate in gifted education and worked as a research assistant at the National Research Center for the Gifted and Talented. She has been a teacher for 24 years, spending 14 of those years working as a classroom teacher, enrichment specialist, and coordinator of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model in Montana. She is past president of the Montana Association for Gifted and Tal�ented Education. Currently, she is an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Great Falls in Montana. Leppien teaches graduate and under�graduate courses in gifted education, educational research, curriculum and assess�ment, creativity, and methods courses in math, science, and social studies. Her research interests include teacher collaboration, curriculum design, underachievement, and planning instruction for advanced learners. Leppien works as a consultant to teachers in the field of gifted education and as a national trainer for the Talents Unlimited Program. She is coauthor of The Multiple Menu Model: A Par�allel Guide for Developing Differentiated Curriculum . She is active in the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), serving as a board member and newsletter editor of the Curriculum Division, and a board member of the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students.

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
The Rationale and Guiding Principles for an Evolving Conception of Curriculum
A Word to New Readers About This Chapter
Reasons for Another Curriculum Model
Theoretical and Research-Based Underpinnings of the Parallel Curriculum Model
An Overview of the Parallel Curriculum Model
A Look at the Four Curriculum Parallels
The Core Curriculum
The Curriculum of Connections
The Curriculum of Practice
The Curriculum of Identity
Curriculum Combining the Four Parallels
Planning Quality Curriculum
Ensuring Fidelity to the Parallel Curriculum Model
Looking Ahead in the Book
Thinking About the Elements of Curriculum Design
The Big Picture
Planning Quality Curriculum
Some Key Components of Curriculum Design
Components of a Comprehensive Curriculum Plan
Content/Standards
Assessment
Introductory Activities
Teaching Methods
Learning Activities
Grouping Strategies
Products
Resources
Extension Activities
Differentiation Based on Learner Need (Including AID)
Lesson and Unit Closure
Remodeling a Unit Using the Comprehensive Curriculum Framework: One Teacher's Approach
Looking Back and Ahead
The Core Curriculum Parallel
Why Four Approaches to Curriculum Design? Isn't One Good Enough?
What Is "Core" in the Core Curriculum Parallel?
How Are the Key Curriculum Components Reconfigured to Achieve the Goals of the Core Curriculum Parallel?
Revising the Remaining Curriculum Components to Address the Goals of the Core Curriculum Parallel
Using the Goals of the Core Curriculum Parallel and Key Curricular Elements for Lydia Janis's Civil War Unit
Looking Back and Ahead
The Curriculum of Connections Parallel
What Is the Curriculum of Connections?
The Purpose of a Curriculum of Connections: Why Should a Teacher Emphasize Connections and Relationships?
The Curriclum of Connections: When Should I Use This Parallel?
The Characteristics of the Curriculum Components Within the Curriculum of Connections
Reconfiguring Other Curriculum Components for the Curriculum of Connections
An Example of the Curriculum of Connections Using the Civil War Unit
Looking Back and Ahead
The Curriculum of Practice Parallel
What Does It Mean to "Practice" in a Curriculum?
Why Does It Matter to Have Students Engage in the Curriculum of Practice?
Key Features of the Components of Curriculum in the Curriculum of Practice?
An Example of the Curriculum of Practice Using Lydia's Civil War Unit
Looking Back and Ahead
The Curriculum of Identity Parallel
What Does Identity Mean in the Curriculum of Identity?
Why Should We Be Concerned About a Student's Identity?
What Are the Key Features and Characteristics of Curriculum Components Within the Curriculum of Identity?
An Example of the Curriculum of Identity Using Lydia's Civil War Unit
Looking Back and Ahead
Ascending Intellectual Demand in the Parallel Curriculum Model: The Journey Toward Expertise
Ascending Intellectual Demand: The Path to Expertise
Planning Backwards From Expertise
Understanding the AID Continuum
On the Continuum Novice
On the Continuum Apprentice
On the Continuum Practitioner
On the Continuum Expert
Transitions on the AID Continuum
A Model for Planning Student Movement Along the AID Continuum
The Novice in Science
The Apprentice in Science
The Practitioner in Science
The Expert in Science
Planning the Path Toward Expertise in Science
The Novice in Mathematics
The Apprentice in Mathematics
The Practitioner in Mathematics
The Expert in Mathematics
The Novice in History
The Apprentice in History
The Practitioner in History
The Expert in History
The Novice in English and Language Arts
The Apprentice in English and Language Arts
The Practitioner in English and Language Arts
The Expert in English and Language Arts
Using the AID Continuum
Teaching Resources for Chapter 8
References
Index

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