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Standards-based Curriculum And Instruction

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This course focuses on the development of strategies for linking national and state standards to classroom curriculum. This course will explore the historical foundations of the standards movement as well as current research on standards as a basis for understanding standards-based instruction.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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    Key Issues of Higher Educational Standards

    • Identify four different types of standards.
    • Analyze challenges faced by states and districts as they develop standards.
    • Examine guidelines for quality, teachable standards.
    • Examine the key issues of state and local standards.

    Foundations of Standards-Based Curriculum and Instruction

    • Analyze the impact that higher educational standards have on the classroom.
    • Examine the historical foundations of the modern standards movement.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of standards as a vehicle for educational reform.
    • Explore how standards relate to instruction and assessment.
    • Analyze early criticism and proponents of the modern standards movement.

    Classroom Best Practices for Standards-Based Curriculum and Instruction

    • Summarize the conditions under which standards are most effective.
    • Examine how to work with standards and how to make standards work for you.
    • Identify best practices for standards-based curriculum and instruction.
    • Examine the role of standards as part of a system-wide change aimed towards improving student performance.

    Professional Standards

    • Analyze the roles of administrators and teachers in implementing standards-based curriculum and instruction.
    • Analyze professional standards for both administrators and teachers.
    • Recognize that schools must be prepared to offer support for students to meet the standards.

    Aligning Assessment with Standards

    • Examine the history, purposes, and impact of high-stakes assessment.
    • Compare item teaching and curriculum teaching.
    • Analyze the ways in which traditional grading and testing practices must change to reflect standards-based reforms.

    Future Trends in Standards-Based Curriculum and Instruction

    • Examine the longevity of the modern standards movement.
    • Analyze challenges and concerns that remain in the standards movement.
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