Designing Structures for Modern Learning - If we have new kinds of learners, then we need refreshed contemporary and responsive learning environments. We need new kinds of schools. Even if the most creative and competent teachers shape an emerging curriculum employing dynamic learning strategies, they will be restricted - and most important, their students will be restricted - by the parameters of the school program.
Thinking About Curriculum Mapping
Curriculum Mapping can be described as the relationship between two sides of a coin. The first side is the creation of a database which includes the essential elements of a curriculum map. The other side of the coin is the review process - examining, discussing and revising maps within and across disciplines and grade levels. Dr. Marie Hubley Alcock provides an overview of curriculum mapping...
Curriculum Mapping & Assessment Design 2 Day Boot Camp. We will discuss your mission for mapping and existing processes, improving maps and documenting procedures for reliable results, integrating assessment data into curriculum maps, and upgrading unit maps to meet guidelines and standards.
LSA-TEN is proud to support school organizations that are embracing curriculum change, contemporary instruction, and assessments that are authentic and standards based.
For many students the feel of Spring means that Summer is near. For faculty though, it's that 'special time' when we're both preparing for the end-of-year crunch and thinking about how to improve teaching and learning for next year.
Children today spend more time using digital devices than ever before, but it has come with a loss of face-to-face interaction and social skills. A 2018 Pew Research Center study found that with 95 percent of U.S. teens now having access to a smartphone, 45 percent feel overwhelmed by social media drama, 48 percent feel they don't fit in with peers, and 36 percent feel they have too little face-to-face time with friends. However, brain and psychological research has shown that having...
Learning Systems Associates is proud to support school organizations that are embracing curriculum change, contemporary instruction, and assessments that are authentic and standards based.
Dr. Marie Alcock works personally with school leaders and faculty to improve curriculum and transform learning environments to meet district and state-wide goals, while providing students with meaningful and measurable learning outcomes.
When thinking about education policy around assessments, Bold Moves for Schools proposes 5 tenets to transform accountability, leadership and performance in schools. Authentic Student Work -- Authentic student product or performance should be the goal Realistic Audience Feedback -- Feedback connected to the purpose of the product or performance can be gathered from an audience outside of the classroom Long-Term Projects -- Long term projects where deeper learner can occur should be favored over...
In our previous blog post we stated, "Standardized testing has its place in education, however, it is insufficient and has the potential for far-reaching unintended consequences." Here we'll discuss the 4 detrimental outcomes of standardized testing.
We believe that assessment tools should measure and reflect the skills and habits of mind that are valued and necessary to thrive in a global society. Accountability should be tied to a mission that exceeds student memorization of processes and ideas, and it should include an understanding of desirable dispositions and capacities for contemporary learners.