May 21, 2024  
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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ED 517 - Standards-Based Curriculum

This course will explore a number of issues underlying curriculum design and alignment to standards. Students will analyze the interrelation of curriculum and standards and learn to use various methods for judging the effectiveness of specific curricula. Using the lens of Standards-Based Curriculum, this system encourages the creation of curriculum which provides student with a clear pathway, voice, and choice and increases their engagement and passion for learning. This course will help teachers work with identified standards and develop learning targets that are clear and will measure progress in their student’s learning. This performance-based system promotes student engagement as well as an opportunity for students to lead their own learning.

Prerequisites & Notes
None - However ED 516 is strongly suggested.

This course is offered online as part of the MSEd curriculum with monthly start dates.

It will also be offered during the 2017 summer session with an on campus component.

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Reflect on prior knowledge of curriculum and connect that knowledge as required to develop curricula that are rigorous and aligned to standards and learning outcomes in a standards-based learning system.
  • Demonstrate current curriculum dilemmas with supporting evidence drawn from both your own practice and from other resources.
  • Develop, explain, and show evidence of your ability to apply insights gained from the text Understanding by Design to design a specific curriculum piece.

Credits: 3 Offered: Online: Summer 2017, Week 1

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