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Browsing Archive: February, 2011

Reflection: Constructivism, Connectivism, and Cyborg Theories

Posted by Hope Scott on Sunday, February 27, 2011, In : teaching with technology 

Constructivism, Connectivism, and Cyborg Theories.

I watched three videos that discussed these theories. Most in education, including me, are acquainted with Constructivism as taught by Vygotsky. The other theories, Connectivism and Cyborg, were foreign to me.

Constructivism Theory suggest that we construct learning by actively being involved in learning[1]. This notion is counter to traditional learning theories where teachers impart knowledge while students sit and listen. Constructi...

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Reflections: Curriculum Management

Posted by Hope Scott on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, In : curriculum management 
Reflection One: Educational Leadership Constituent Council Standard 2 “ELCC Standard 2: Candidates who complete the program are educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by promoting a positive school culture, providing an effective instructional program, applying best practice to student learning, and designing comprehensive professional growth plans for staff.
Curriculum management is essential to success in our schools. The information...
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Using Data to Make Decisions about Curriculum and Instruction

Posted by Hope Scott on Thursday, February 10, 2011, In : curriculum management 

What has been your experience in using data to make decisions about curriculum and instruction?  I had to focus on data while preparing my 6th grade students for the reading TAKS test.  I would work with the other 6th grade reading teacher to try to find stories and strategies to help our students be successful.  We also looked at ways to include technology and were instrumental in getting Read180 implemented on our campus. Our principal insisted that we looked at disaggregated data from  ele...
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Evaluating Board of Education Policy

Posted by Hope Scott on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : curriculum management 

Does school district policy contain provisions for curriculum and instruction? Explain.

After many minutes of searching, I accidently found the district policy online.[1]  The policy indicates whether the policy is local or legal.  A perusal of the board policy shows that it addresses:

~ curriculum development - including innovative and magnet programs,

~ curriculum design - including basic instructional programs and special programs,

~ basic instructional material - includes separate s...

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Curriculum Management Audits

Posted by Hope Scott on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : curriculum management 
What has been your experience with curriculum management audits? Would your school district benefit from this process? Explain.
Like most of my peers I have not experienced a curriculum management audit, furthermore, this course is my first encounter with the term curriculum management audit. After viewing the lecture, I know that our school and district would benefit from the process. I also feel that individual foundation curriculum courses would also benefit from a curriculum management aud...

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