Creating Standards-Based Integrated Curriculum The Common Core State Standards Edition

ISBN-10: 1452218803

ISBN-13: 9781452218809

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: Susan M. Drake

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In this completely revised and updated edition of Susan Drake's classic text on integrated curriculum, the author provides a new approach to standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
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List price: $36.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 5/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Susan M. Drake is a professor in the Graduate and Undergraduate Department of Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. She earned a PhD in curriculum from the University of Toronto. She has taught at all levels of education. She taught physical education and Health and English for 18 years at the high school level. She worked on school improvement teams at the elementary level and spent one year as an elementary teacher. As well, she was a partner in a private adult education company that provided organizational development, consulting and adult learning courses. Today, Susan teaches curriculum/assessment courses for Masters of Education and doctoral students and for undergraduate students who will soon be entering the teaching field. As a researcher, she seeks out educators who are involved in exemplary practices, as she believes that a good practice makes good theory. This is Susan's seventh book on the topic of curriculum integration and she has published over 48 articles and 9 book chapters. She coauthored Meeting Standards Through Integrated Curriculum (2004) for ASCD with Rebecca Burns. As well, she authored Creating Integrated Curriculum (1998) for Corwin Press (1998) and Planning for Integrated Curriculum: The Call to Adventure (1993) for ASCD. She has lead interdisciplinary curriculum design teams from the school to the provincial level. Susan travels extensively and has done workshops/presentations across North America and in Europe, Asia and Africa.

List of Figures
About the Author
Introduction: Personally Seeking Rigor and Relevance
What Is Interdisciplinary Curriculum?
Why Integrate the Curriculum?
Approaches to Integration
Degrees of Integration
A Summary of the Different Approaches to Integration
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
Accountability and Two-Dimensional Thinking
What Is Accountability?
What Is a Standards-Based Approach?
Two-Dimensional Thinking
The Know/Do/Be Umbrella
Designing Down
Designing Down and Interdisciplinary Work
Unpacking the Standards
Curriculum Mapping
Vertical Mapping
Horizontal Mapping
Mapping for Potential Integration
Benefits of Curriculum Mapping
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
Snapshots of Exemplary Integrated Programs
Scofield Magnet Middle School, Stamford, Connecticut: The Stamford HP Catalyst Project
Shelburne Community School, Shelburne, Vermont: The Alpha Program
Miami Country Day School, Miami, Florida: Abess Center for Environmental Studies
iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)
High Tech High, San Diego, California
Science Leadership Academy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, Detroit, Michigan
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
Doing the Groundwork for Interdisciplinary Curriculum
What Is Worth Knowing?
Big Ideas
Enduring Understandings
What Is Worth Doing?
How Do We Want Our Students to Be?
The Scan and Cluster: Using the Zoom Lens to Identify the KDB
Creating the KDB Umbrella
Finding the Know
Big Ideas
Enduring Understandings
Finding the Do
Discovering the Be
Creating an Exploratory Web
Creating Essential Questions to Guide Curriculum Planning
Essential Questions and Unit Questions
Creating Essential Questions Across the Curriculum
A Formula for Essential Questions
Connecting Essential Questions to Enduring Understandings
Developing Essential Questions From Enduring Understandings
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
How Do Teachers Know When Students Have Met Expectations?
Interdisciplinary Assessment
What Is It?
Assessment Of, For, and As Learning
What Are Interdisciplinary Assessment Tools?
Who Is Responsible for Teaching the Cross-Curricular Skills?
Who Assesses What?
A Sample of a Rich Culminating Assessment Task
Planning Rich Culminating Assessment Tasks
Step 1: What Do I Need to Know Before I Can Create a Rich Culminating Assessment Task?
Step 2: What Kind of Rich Culminating Assessment Task (Evidence) Do We Need to Demonstrate the KDB?
Step 3: What Assessment Tools Can We Use to Measure the Evidence and Provide Specific Criteria to Distinguish Levels of Performance?
Assessing the Development of Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings: An Example From a Fifth-Grade Unit
Planning for the Rich Culminating Assessment Task: An Example From a Fourth-Grade Unit
Step 1: What Do I Need to Know Before I Can Create a Rich Culminating Assessment Task?
Step 2: What Kind of Big Assessment Task (Evidence) Do We Need to Demonstrate the KDB?
Step 3: What Assessment Tools Can We Use to Measure the Evidence and Provide Specific Criteria to Distinguish Levels of Performance?
Discussion Question
Suggested Activities
Putting the Pieces Together
Designing Daily Activities and Assessments
Using Two-Dimensional Thinking
A Reclustered Web
A Template for Planning Daily Instructional Activities /Assessments Connected to Standards
Creating the Daily Activities/Assessments for a Seventh-Grade Unit
Step 1: Doing the Groundwork
Step 2: Creating the Rich Culminating Assessment Task
Step 3: Creating the Daily Instructional Activities/Assessments Connected to Standards
The Seamless Integration of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Learning Principles as an Instruction/Assessment Guide
Interweaving Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Some Implications of These Principles
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
Epilogue: Curriculum Integration in the 21st Century
A Completed Unit: Conservation Clubhouse by Cathy Griffin
A Standards-Based Grade 10 Curriculum Unit: Saga of Survival
A Rubric and Reflection Tool to Use as a Guide for Creating Your Own Standards-Based Interdisciplinary Curriculum
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