Accelerating Student and Staff Learning: Purposeful Curriculum Collaboration
SAGE Publications, Feb 27, 2009 - Education - 172 pages
Teachers, teacher leaders, principals, and staff developers can build a collaborative culture and improve staff and student performance with this content-focused, step-by-step model that ties curriculum design to teacher growth. Kay Psencik provides a powerful process whereby teachers work together in teams to examine standards, gain a deep understanding of content, create curriculum maps, and design common formative assessments.
Professional development leaders can inspire and challenge teachers to: confront assumptions about learning and professional development; clarify and establish complex standards; and embed conversations about the curriculum into daily work.
With hands-on tools, templates, and resources, readers can help teachers become more skilled in their instruction, create a school-based curriculum that is tied to standards, and accelerate the learning of both students and staff.