Curriculum Building / Articulation
Systematic curriculum design for one or more semesters allows for objective and pragmatic implementation of learning objectives as well as preparation of students for future language levels. Participants will learn how to plan their German program for the long term, using various models to create learning objectives and to develop and apply assessment criteria.
- What are the components of curriculum design?
- Differences between short- and long-term lesson planning
- Connections between short- and long-term design
- How do standards (ACTFL, CCSS, etc.) determine curriculum design?
- Overview: Learning outcomes, backward design, vertical alignment, evaluation and assessment
- Learning outcome categories (affective, cognitive, psychomotor)
- Bloom‘s taxonomy, Webb‘s Depth of Knowledge
- Learner-centered Can Do Statements
- Backward design (BD) principles
- Relevance of BD to curriculum design
- Lesson creation
- Vertical alignment principles (middle school, high school, college/university)
- German program alignment
- K-16 alignment
- Necessity of quality control for both students and teachers
- Appropriate evaluation types (formative, summative)
- Dependence of evaluation instruments and criteria on learning outcomes
- Assessment in light of backward design