Curriculum Design

Curriculum development begins with the questions:

  1. What should students know, understand, and be able to do?

    • Identify Desired Results 

  2. How will we know if students have achieved the desired results and met the standards?

    • Determine Acceptable Evidence for “How We Know Students Know” 

  3. What sequence of teaching and learning instructional strategies and resources are best suited for the desired results?

    • Plan Learning Experiences, Strategies and Instruction 

Curriculum that is written in the Understanding By Design (UBD) process includes the following elements:

  • Enduring Understandings – those important big ideas that have lasting value beyond the classroom.

  • Essential Questions – a provocative question designed to engage student interest and guide inquiry into the important ideas in a field of student interest.

  • Content – what we want students to know and understand.

  • Skills – what students need to be able to do.

  • Assessments – how students demonstrate what they know, understand and are able to do.

  • Learning Experiences – how learning occurs with respect to pacing, differentiation and other instructional strategies.

  • Materials, Resources – provided in support of the newly designed/redesigned curriculum.

Curriculum Writing Resources

 State Standards

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