Based on the lesson plans and handouts for Program 5, think about how
you might apply the curriculum design process discussed in this program
to a content standard, topic, or theme relevant to your classroom. Write
some notes in your journal.
Be prepared to respond to the following question at the next workshop
- Based on this journal exercise, what difficulties or advantages do
you foresee in working with the curriculum design model discussed in
The following required readings will support your understanding of Program
5 for the for-credit workshop:
for Understanding," This article provides insights from research
and educational practice about both the nature of understanding and
how people learn for understanding.
- Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. Prentice
Hall College Div; ISBN:013093058X (December 28, 2000). This book is
about the design of curricula to engage students in exploration and
to deepen their understanding of important ideas and the design of assessments
to reveal the extent of their understandings.
The following required readings will support your understanding of program
In addition, review the following articles: