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Competent Classroom : Aligning High School Curriculum, Standards, and Assessment: A Creative Teaching Guide

Competent Classroom : Aligning High School Curriculum, Standards, and Assessment: A Creative Teaching Guide - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0807740224

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ISBN13: 978-0807740224
ISBN10: 0807740225
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Teacher's College Press
Published: 2001
International: No

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Competent Classroom : Aligning High School Curriculum, Standards, and Assessment: A Creative Teaching Guide - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0807740224

Allison Zmuda and Mary Tomaino

ISBN13: 978-0807740224
ISBN10: 0807740225
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Teacher's College Press

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Written by teachers for teachers, this enlightening book describes the cross-disciplinary journey of two high school teachers trying to align curriculum, assessment, and performance standards in their classrooms. With a focus on the importance of constantly inspiring students, the authors troubleshoot issues surrounding content standards, instructional objectives, and the aims of curriculum. This user-friendly guide:

  • Helps readers consider the main concepts surrounding creative teaching and ways of helping students take ownership of their learning
  • Provides insight into what it takes for teachers to learn about, work with, and benefit from standards work
  • Gives teachers practical advice for achieving greater success in the classroom
  • Targets the connections between essential questions, content, assessments, and performance standards
  • This creative and informative guide will inspire any educator who wrestles with how to make classroom learning meaningful to students and who cares about academic achievement and success.

Table of Contents

What Does a Competent Classroom Look Like
What Drives a Course?
Are Specific Curricular Goals Aligned with Essential Questions?
Have Students Been Given the Opportunity to Succeed?
Why Performance Standards?
How Are Performance Standards Used to Calculate Grades?
How Do You Keep a Good Thing Going?
How Can the Competent Classroom Work Better?
Appendix A. American Studies Curriculum
Appendix B. Performance Standards

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