Difference between revisions of "Unit 1: Why Integrate Curriculum"

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''Upon completion of this unit, participants will:''
 
''Upon completion of this unit, participants will:''
  
1. understand what integrated curriculum is; and
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1. Understand what integrated curriculum is; and
  
2. understand the value and importance of an integrated curriculum.
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2. Understand the value and importance of an integrated curriculum.
  
 
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These e-lecture and reflection activities will take place over the next two weeks. You should begin these assignments now and post by June 1, 2019.  
 
These e-lecture and reflection activities will take place over the next two weeks. You should begin these assignments now and post by June 1, 2019.  
  
'''Activity #1:''' Complete the research review and consider these questions: What makes integrated curriculum more meaningful? What makes isolated curriculums more surface level? What opportunities open up when curriculum is integrated? [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uscYVJa99aZNTXA4XE0L6tzIUN18XDOSckJPaWD9EpQ/edit?usp=sharing Research Review]
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'''Activity #1:''' Complete the research review by reading and taking notes on the research articles provided. Please read with a critical lens and with your classroom in mind. After reading, please reflect by consider these questions: What makes integrated curriculum more meaningful? What makes isolated curriculums more surface level? What opportunities open up when curriculum is integrated? Please post your answers to these questions on the course page  (join by going to Google Classroom and using class code:  x0mvf2).
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[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uscYVJa99aZNTXA4XE0L6tzIUN18XDOSckJPaWD9EpQ/edit?usp=sharing Research Review]
  
  
'''Activity #2:''' Submit the Google forum stating your 3 reasons why integrated curriculum leads to higher-level learning.
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'''Activity #2:''' Submit the Google forum stating your 3 reasons why integrated curriculum leads to higher-level learning. Please provide a quotation or example from the readings or  your class to support each reason.  
 
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTvOhagv4wmrLcMbdwLOLmYsWXM8KsZI2vap_ozQ2F1Riiow/viewform?usp=sf_link Response Forum]
 
[https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTvOhagv4wmrLcMbdwLOLmYsWXM8KsZI2vap_ozQ2F1Riiow/viewform?usp=sf_link Response Forum]
  

Revision as of 21:00, 8 April 2019

Target objectives for Unit 1:

Upon completion of this unit, participants will:

1. Understand what integrated curriculum is; and

2. Understand the value and importance of an integrated curriculum.


Activities:

These e-lecture and reflection activities will take place over the next two weeks. You should begin these assignments now and post by June 1, 2019.

Activity #1: Complete the research review by reading and taking notes on the research articles provided. Please read with a critical lens and with your classroom in mind. After reading, please reflect by consider these questions: What makes integrated curriculum more meaningful? What makes isolated curriculums more surface level? What opportunities open up when curriculum is integrated? Please post your answers to these questions on the course page (join by going to Google Classroom and using class code: x0mvf2). Research Review


Activity #2: Submit the Google forum stating your 3 reasons why integrated curriculum leads to higher-level learning. Please provide a quotation or example from the readings or your class to support each reason. Response Forum


Reflection Activity:

1. Considering the two 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. In your own class, how would you introduce integrated curriculum to your students? How can you see your role as the teacher changing? Post your reflection journal to the course page (join by going to Google Classroom and using class code: x0mvf2).


Let's move on to Unit 2: Choosing Curriculum to Integrate