Ryan Mulligan's Mini Course

Redesigning the Common Core Curriculum

Taken from Andertoons.com

Welcome to the course on Common Core! In this course your view points of the incoming CC standards will be altered in a variety of ways. You will read about many of the misconceptions that exist about the Common Core curriculum. You will begin to develop a newer understanding of what exactly Common Core is and how it will effect you in the classroom. This includes looking at your current curriculum and how you can meet it to become better at using the CC standards. Finally you will begin to look at the different roles involved with Common Core and how each are affected through the changes you make.

In order to catalog our reflections through this mini course we will be using an external blog site, Blogger. In order to sign up to create a blog, go to blogger.com (it may ask you to create a Google account). Once you are logged in with a Google account;
1. Create New Blog
2. Title it with, Name/CommonCoreMiniCourse
3. Use the same format for address.
4. Post your address site into the discussion tab of our home page.

Unit One: What are the truths and misconceptions related to Common Core?

Lesson Objective: Learners will explore the myths related to Common Core and correct any misconceptions they do have.

  • Learners will be able to analyze the misconceptions that exist about Common Core.
  • Learners will be able to articulate their own perceptions of Common Core.
  • Learners will reflect be able to reflect on the competing arguments of Common Core.

Unit Two: Does a newer understanding of CC standards change how I will teach my classroom?

Lesson Objective: Learners will reflect on how a newer understanding will change the current practices of their classroom.

  • Learners will be able to differentiate between curriculum adoption and adaptation.
  • Learners will be able to alter their old lesson plans to meet the demands of a new curriculum.
  • Learners will be able to reflect on the impact of the changes they made, for better or worse.

Unit Three: How do newer practices change the roles involved in the educational process?

Lesson Objective: Learners will expand on how the roles will change due to different practices.

  • Learners will be able to synthesize the different roles that exist within Common Core.
  • Learners will be able to reflect on the changes that each role must make.

Assessment: How did this course help you construct a better curriculum around Common Core.


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