Curriculum Planning: A Foundation

Due in Week 9 and Worth 300 Points

Using your answers to the discussion questions throughout this course and the information you researched about social forces from Assignment 1, you will create a proposal to update the curriculum you used in Assignment 1. Remember to relate your answers to the student population, neighborhood demographics, alignment to state and national standards, and other issues that affect the curriculum.

Write a 6-8 page paper where you address the following points:

  • Identify the immediate issues with the curriculum.
    • Address the following:
      • test scores
      • age of current curriculum
      • need to implement technology
      • social forces
      • revision of state and/or national standards
  • Discuss who will be on your curriculum team.
    • How will you ensure that you have a diverse team?
    • Explain the role of key positions and who you expect to fill those positions.
  • Describe how you will conduct a needs assessment.
    • Use a variety of resources and methods, not just test results.
  • Explore at least 3 current trends that include technology integration in the classroom and current methodology in your grade/subject area.
    • These issues can be ideas such as:
      • Flipped classroom
      • Online instruction
      • Differentiated learning
      • The latest teaching methods.
      • Expanded use of technology for students such as iPads for everyone.
  • Discuss practical considerations with these issues such as cost, teacher training, logistics, etc.

Your assignment must:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • Use references to support your claims, including quotes, facts, and illustrations from the articles in the text and at least three (3) other outside scholarly sources published in the two years.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze current and future curriculum leadership issues of K-12 schools and/or students.
  • Identify explicit expectations for high-quality education.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in curriculum policy and leadership.
  • Write clearly and concisely about curriculum policy and leadership using proper writing mechanics.