Clustering Standards in Integrated Units

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2007-09-10
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
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"This book provides a wealth of information for teachers who are seeking new ways to meet the needs of all learners for high academic achievement!" a??Marguerita K. DeSander, Assistant Professor of Leadership and Policy Studies The George Washington University "Using this book as part of the alignment process will greatly enhance any classroom curriculum!" a??Joen M. Painter, Education Consultant Develop integrated, meaningful units that engage students and address multiple standards! Using a student-oriented approach, Clustering Standards in Integrated Units, Second Edition, offers guidelines for designing interdisciplinary units that combine content areas, address standards, and involve students in their own learning and assessment. Diane L. Ronis offers a framework for organizing, implementing, and evaluating units and provides sample rubrics, templates, and reproducibles for the planning process. Drawing on a constructivist approach and geared to meet students' individual learning needs, the text demonstrates how to: Integrate content across multiple curriculum areas Make instruction meaningful using new information about how the brain works Encourage students to pose and investigate questions relevant to the real world Access specific Web sites for meeting state standards This book helps seasoned and novice teachers facilitate collaborative learning with teams of students and assist them in making significant connections between their own experiences and events in the real world.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Why Johnny Can't Read-or, for That Matter, Write, Multiply, or Dividep. vii
Introductionp. xi
Moving From Convention to Constructivismp. xi
The Case for Planning With Unitsp. xii
How to Use This Bookp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
About the Authorp. xvii
Unit Components: Tools for Building Unitsp. 1
The Evolution of Knowledge and the Need for Planning With Unitsp. 1
Standards: What's the Big Idea?p. 1
Addressing Standards Using Integrated Instructionp. 2
Using the Culminating Task Organizerp. 3
Designing the Culminating Task Rubric: The Key to Successful Planningp. 5
Using the Unit Planning Map and the Unit Overviewp. 6
Lesson Planning in the Context of Unit Designp. 6
Creating the Most Effective Integrated Unit Planp. 10
Sample Unitsp. 11
Organizing Instruction for Meaning: Planning for Learning and Achievementp. 23
Making Learning Meaningfulp. 23
Working With How the Brain Worksp. 23
Comprehensive Designp. 25
Performance Tasks and Productsp. 25
Culminating Task Organizerp. 27
Valuing Content and Student Perspectivep. 28
Sample Unitsp. 29
How to Build a Better Rubric: Developing a Unit Assessment Planp. 39
Performance Assessmentp. 39
Rubrics to the Rescuep. 40
Progress Assessment Rubricp. 42
Designing Rubrics With and for Studentsp. 44
Sample Unitsp. 52
Unit Panorama: Using the Unit Planning Map and the Unit Overviewp. 67
Bringing the Big Picture Into Focusp. 67
Unit Design: Addressing the Many Facets of Meaningp. 67
Curricular Modelsp. 68
Choosing Which Tool to Usep. 70
Planning for Successp. 73
Sample Unitp. 78
The Interdisciplinary Lesson Plan: Facilitating Investigationp. 93
A Lesson Well Learnedp. 93
Approaching Contentp. 93
Best-Laid Plansp. 95
An Environment That Inspires Learningp. 95
Sample Unitp. 96
Content Area Standardsp. 103
Online State Content Standardsp. 103
Professional Organizations' Web Sites Related to Standardsp. 104
Standards and the Nature of School Mathematics: National Council of Teachers of Mathematicsp. 105
The National Science Education Standardsp. 110
International Society for Technology in Educationp. 110
Language Arts, the NCTE/IRA, and Problem-Based Learningp. 116
Standards for the Social Studiesp. 118
The Visual Artsp. 118
Planning Formsp. 123
Culminating Task Organizerp. 124
Rubric Organizerp. 125
Rubric for Problem-Based Instructionp. 126
Rubric for Accelerated Problem-Based Instructionp. 127
Unit Planning Mapp. 128
Unit Overviewp. 129
Interdisciplinary Lesson Planp. 130
Teacher's Unit Plan Self-Evaluation Rubricp. 131
Bibliographyp. 133
Indexp. 139
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