That’s right. Students should be able to tell the narrative story of Algebra 2 … and Rocks and Minerals in third grade … and Chemistry. It’s a mark of true comprehension. It is something students who have not only grasped concepts but are involved with them are able to do.
Curriculum Storyboards are designed as a narrative framed in the language of the target audience – the students. At first glance, a storyboard appears simple. It is a clear, concise, and engaging overview of the year. But the truth is that a storyboard is initially drafted and then vetted and
In a recent presentation with Eduplanet21, Heidi Hayes Jacobs and I showed a Curriculum Storyboards example written by a fifth-grade teacher at Virginia Beach City Public Schools. When I look at this example, my eye is immediately drawn to the visuals. I see the roller coaster and then my eye
“Every year more and more is packed into the school year with almost no evidence of cutting back. Both teachers and learners feel overwhelmed. The pandemic exacerbated the problem. Coverage. Coverage. Coverage. No wonder there has been a sense of curricular fatigue reported by teachers.” – Allison Zmuda & Heidi
“The job of teaching is not to ‘execute’ the paper curriculum irrespective of results, any more than it is the coach’s job to execute the playbook irrespective of the score. The teacher’s job is to flesh out the lessons in the curriculum and adjust instruction, whenever needed, to ensure optimal
As we continue to push the idea of helping students to think cognitively to think, create, and produce, we must recognize that there isn’t a Fast Track version of that. We must allow them to hone those skills, but do so in ways that it is visible and in front
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