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Is your school or district working toward designing and implementing a curriculum based on national or state curriculum standards? Here's a way to make this task less daunting. Solomon translates the national or state standards into ideas from which you can build a workable learning program. The author first clarifies the current language of standards and assessment, then helps you identify how these standards and assessments can work in your school or district. Solomon guides you through developing and implementing a curriculum that uses what we now know about how student learning happens.
You'll find out how toChoose the right standards and fit them to your school Incorporate creative learning plans into your curriculum standards Encourage teachers to create interactive lessons that teach students to learn Design and implement your crucial standards-assessment program Measure the success of your students and your curriculum
Begin a professional development program that gives your teachers new skills and knowledge. Show your teachers how to network with other educators to help answer tough questions about translating standards into practice. Solomon includes a framework for assessing the validity of the content, benchmarks, and performance of the standards themselves. Learn how to build an assessment program that measures whether your curriculum is working for your students and your school. Give your teachers the tools they'll need to build engaging, interactive learning plans based on the new curriculum and standards. Your teachers will be more able to help their students excel. Whether your school or district is adopting national or state standards, adapting them, or creating curriculum from scratch, this book has information you need. You'll find out exactly how to get from standards to successful classroom practice....Continua