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Title: Developing the Curriculum


1
Developing the Curriculum
  • High School and Middle School

2
Value Orientations
  • What you believe about how students learn, what
    they should learn, how it should be taught, and
    how a department should work together to meet the
    goals of the program

3
Vision
  • A description of your ideal program for a
    particular level

4
Mission Statement
  • Brief statement of what your program will do.
    (1-3 sentences)
  • Takes into consideration your value orientations,
    your vision and the courses included in your
    program.
  • Communicates to others the essence of your program

5
Standards
  • Select two courses from the High School TEKS or
    one middle school grade level (7th or 8th grade)
  • Develop standards that are measurable and address
    each section of the TEKS for each course or
    grade level
  • It is not necessary to be comprehensive, an
    example of a standard in each category will
    suffice.

6
Example
  • TEKS Adventure/Outdoor Education
  • 1.A Demonstrate consistency in the execution of
    the basic skills of adventure/outdoor education
    activities
  • Standard For Orienteering
  • Student is able to demonstrate map and compass
    skills to complete an orienteering course in
    under 30 minutes

7
Another example
  • TEKS Aerobic activities
  • 2.C Develop an appropriate conditioning program
    for the selected activity
  • Standard for Cycling
  • Student is able to develop and implement a
    conditioning program that includes the elements
    of warm-up, frequency, intensity, time and cool
    down so that they demonstrate improvement in
    aerobic fitness levels

8
One more example
  • TEKS Individual sports
  • 3D Research and describe the historical
    development of an individual sport
  • Standard for Golf
  • Student is able to write a short research paper
    about golf including,an historical perspective,
    etiquette, cultural considerations and global
    implications of participation in the game.

9
Standards
  • Your examples should be in a wide range of
    activities that might be included in your course
  • Provide at least one example standard for each of
    the categories 1-6 identified in the TEKS

10
Scope and Sequence/Calendar
  • Select and list the units you want to include in
    your course
  • Example Adventure /Outdoor Education
  • Backpacking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Orienteering
  • Water Sports
  • Other

11
Calendar
  • Be aware of the following
  • Generally there are 3-6 wk grading periods for a
    ½ credit course
  • The weather (seasonal)
  • Length requirements for different units will vary
    based upon
  • Previous experience of students
  • Facilities and equipment availability (school
    schedule)
  • Value Orientations of the department
  • of units selected for inclusion

12
Calendar continued
  • Providing time for special events
  • Competitions (tournaments)
  • Performances (i.e. dance)
  • Evaluation (testing)
  • Introduction to the course
  • Concluding event (camping trip)

13
Class Procedures and Policies
  • Develop a handout for parents
  • Include
  • General information about the course and mission
    statement
  • Dress out policy (if needed)
  • General class procedures and rules
  • Consequences
  • How parents can help their student
  • Text book selection or other resource

14
Grading plan
  • More on this later!
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