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Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom

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ISBN13:

9781412917001

ISBN10:
141291700X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/14/2006
Publisher(s):
Corwin Pr

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Charts
vii
Foreword ix
Carol Ann Tomlinson
Acknowledgments xiii
About the Author xv
Introduction 1(4)
The Thinking Classroom
5(20)
Classroom Snapshots
5(3)
The Brain at Work
8(1)
Synergistic Thinking
9(5)
Developing the Intellect
14(7)
Disciplinary Ways of Thinking and Doing
21(1)
Thinking Teachers and Students
21(1)
Summary
22(1)
Extending Thought
23(2)
The Structure of Knowledge
25(22)
The Inherent Structure of Knowledge
25(7)
A Concept-Based Journey
32(2)
The Paradigm Shift for Educators
34(1)
The Texas Depth and Complexity Model
35(4)
Shaping Conceptual Understanding Grade by Grade
39(6)
Summary
45(1)
Extending Thought
46(1)
Meeting Academic Standards With Integrity
47(24)
What Academic Standards Are
47(1)
What Academic Standards Are Not
48(4)
Ideas Through the Grades
52(7)
Contextualizing Standards Into Classroom Curricula
59(3)
Bringing District-Level Coherence to Standards
62(3)
Summary
65(4)
Extending Thought
69(2)
Designing Concept-Based Units and Lessons
71(26)
Interdisciplinary and Intradisciplinary Unit Design: A Short Primer
71(15)
Creating Lesson Plans
86(3)
Performances Versus Activities
89(2)
Questions and Answers on Unit and Lesson Design
91(4)
Summary
95(1)
Extending Thought
95(2)
Concept-Based Instruction
97(18)
Thinking Teachers
97(1)
Introducing ``Brain Power'' and Concepts to Students
98(5)
Sample Concept-Based Lessons
103(5)
Adapting Instructional Materials
108(3)
Supportive Best Practices
111(2)
Summary
113(1)
Extending Thought
113(2)
Leadership Roles
115(14)
District Leadership
115(4)
Building-Based Leadership
119(7)
Teacher Leaders
126(1)
Teacher Training Institutions
126(1)
Summary
127(1)
Extending Thought
128(1)
Resource A. Concept-Based Curriculum Glossary of Terms 129(2)
Resource B. Curriculum Document Preface 131(4)
Resource C. Teacher Observations--Sample Forms 135(4)
Resource D. Concept-Based Graphic Organizers 139(8)
Resource E1. Sample Unit and Lesson Planner 147(14)
Resource E2. Completed Unit and Lesson Planner 161(12)
Resource F. The Knowledge Domain and Cognitive Processes 173(6)
Resource G. Sample School Districts Using a Concept-Based Model for Curriculum and Instruction 179(2)
References 181(4)
Index 185


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