Unit 4: Create Assessments


Target objectives for Unit 4:

Upon completion of this unit, participants will:

1. Understand what project-based learning and performance tasks are and their purposes; and

2. create their performance tasks or projects for the unit, adding them to their curriculum map.


These e-lecture and reflection activities will take place over the next two weeks. You should begin these assignments now and post by July 4th, 2019.

Activity #1: Please read the article on performance tasks and complete the questions. This has been assigned to you on google classroom.

Activity #2: Project-Based Learning . Please watch this video on project-based learning and read the following article ( What The Heck Is Project-Based Learning ) then post three interesting facts or ideas you learned and two or three questions you still have to the course page (join by going to Google Classroom and using class code: x0mvf2). Comment on at least 3 others participant's posts.

Activity #3: With the understanding of project-based learning and performance tasks, add assessments of these kinds to your curriculum guide grid. For guidance and examples please see this document.

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Reflection Activity:

1. Considering the activities that took place during this unit, identify ways in which your thoughts about integrated curriculum may have changed and some hesitations or questions you still have. What does a project or performance task show you that a test cannot? How do you think children like projects compared to tests? Does your district have rubrics developed for you to adapt and follow? Post your reflection journal to the course page (join by going to Google Classroom and using class code: x0mvf2).

Once your entire curriculum map is done, please upload it to the course page via a link. Look at 3 other curriculum maps done by your peers and leave them comments and feedback. Perhaps you will get new ideas or see something you like and want to borrow. This will be your final assessment in this course.

Thank you so much for participating in this course and adding to the learning of all other participants. I look forward to many posts and pictures about how these curriculum maps work in your classroom and others that you create. Feel free to come back to the course page at any point for refreshers or to share success stories.

Go back to The Power of Integrated Curriculum

Unit 1: Why Integrate Curriculum

Unit 2: Choosing Curriculum to Integrate

Unit 3: Align All Curriculum

Unit 4: Create Assessments