Implementation of Layered Curriculum

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Intro

What will learners get from this course?

In the world of education, gone are the days of stand and deliver presentation of material as the only means of presenting information to our youth. Students need a personalized education in order to succeed in whichever path they take in life. But how do we as educators ensure that all of our students are getting the best possible education without having to modify the work for every child? The answer may well lie in a modification of our take on curriculum and how it needs to be delivered.

Layered Curriculum is a technique that is being used by many teachers throughout the world to differentiate instruction all while generating a higher level of interest in the learning process among students. Layered Curriculum aims to:

  • Allow students to use their own strengths to learn
  • Differentiate instruction
  • Provide student ownership of their education
  • Increase the reliability of grading techniques
  • Develop critical thinking skills in learners
  • Allow learners to work at their own pace


Lesson 1: What is Layered Curriculum?

Lesson Objectives

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

- Identify the benefits of Layered Curriculum.

Lesson 2: What does Layered Curriculum look like?

Lesson Objectives

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

- Identify the role of instructor while using Layered Curriculum.

- Identify the role of the learner in a classroom using Layered Curriculum.

Lesson 3: What goes in to a layer?

Lesson Objectives

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

- Identify which layer a variety of assessments fit within a Layered Curriculum unit.

Assessment: Layered Curriculum

The educator will create a unit that uses Layered Curriculum.