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Title: Making Quality Curriculum Central to Your Pathways


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Making Quality Curriculum Central to Your Pathways
  • Penni Hudis, DirectorPathway and Curriculum
    Developmentwww.ConnectEdCalifornia.org

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Session Goals
  • Introduce and describe
  • A different approach to curriculum quality
  • Curriculum quality, curriculum integration, and
    the Multiple Pathways approach
  • Principles underlying curriculum quality in the
    Certification tool
  • Some of the available curricula

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Why Focus on Curriculum Quality?
  • Creating quality curricula is hard to do.
  • Changing school structure is not enough.
  • The stakes for students and schools are high.
  • Every pathway component involves curriculum.

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Quality Design Principles
  • Where do they come from?
  • Theory and research
  • Classroom observation
  • Classroom experience
  • Expert input
  • Mission

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What Does Quality Look Like? Two Underlying Goals
  • Prepare students for both college and career
  • Serve students with varying abilities, interests,
    and aspirations

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Quality Design Principles
  • Prepare students for both college and career
  • Deliver a standards-based, college-preparatory
    curriculum through authentic applications
  • Incorporate integrated, sequential work-based
    learning
  • Leverage business, higher education, and
    community contributions
  • Address 21st Century Workforce and Learning
    Skills

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Quality Design Principles
  • Serve students with varying abilities,
    interests, and aspirations
  • Avoid tracking
  • Incorporate range of academic and non-academic
    supports
  • Honor students choices

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Quality Criteria for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Engaged learning academic core
  • Standards-aligned curriculum
  • College-preparatory curriculum
  • Real-world relevance

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Quality Criteria for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Engaged learning technical core
  • Demanding technical component
  • Standards-aligned curriculum
  • Skill demonstration and certification

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Quality Criteria for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Engaged learning integrated curriculum
  • Multidisciplinary, integrated curriculum
  • Horizontal alignment
  • Vertical alignment
  • Habits of mind/SCANS/21st Century skills
  • Citizenship

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Quality Criteria for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Engaged learning instruction and assessment
  • Project-based approach
  • Authentic assessment
  • Balanced assessment

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Quality Criteria for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Engaged learning work-based learning
  • Design reflects significant industry and educator
    input
  • Connected to academic and technical coursework

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Quality Criteria for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Engaged learning support services and
    personalization
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Academic intervention

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Integrated CurriculumIts the Glue
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Continuum of Integration
BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE
ADVANCED
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Single Subject Integration
BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE
ADVANCED
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Parallel or Paired Integration
BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE
ADVANCED
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Interrelated Integration
BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE
ADVANCED
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Conceptual Integration
BEGINNING INTERMEDIATE
ADVANCED
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Curricula Available
  • Core technical courses
  • Integrated curriculum units linking technical and
    academic courses
  • Career-themed academic support curricula
  • Multi-themed, cross disciplinary curricula

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Core Technical Curricula
  • Engineering (PLTW, Inc.)
  • Finance (NAF)
  • Hospitality Tourism (NAF)
  • Information Technology (NAF)

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Core Technical Curricula Under Development
  • Biomedical and Health Sciences (PLTW, Inc.)
  • Healthcare (ConnectEd and NAF)
  • Law and Justice (EDC and ConnectEd)
  • Media and Digital Design (EDC and ConnectEd)

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Integrated Curricula
  • Healthcare (ConnectEd)
  • Engineering (ConnectEd and NAF)
  • Media and Digital Design (EDC and ConnectEd)
  • Law and Justice (ConnectEd and EDC)

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Career-Themed, Academic Support Curricula
  • Pre-algebra for Engineering Pathways
  • Algebra I for Engineering Pathways

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Multi-Themed, Cross-Disciplinary Curricula
  • Ford PAS (EDC)
  • Green Technology part of Ford PAS

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The Bottom Line on Quality Curriculum in this
Initiative
  • Fidelity of implementing the full Multiple
    Pathways approach is essential to assessing the
    effectiveness and success of this initiative.
  • Quality curriculum is one of the keys to fidelity
    of implementation.
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