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Curriculum Design

Curriculum design and development focus on creating positive improvements in the overall instruction and learning plan.  The resources in this collection review curriculum design protocol, special considerations for STEM topics, and how to incorporate a variety of perspectives into lesson planning. 

Alabama State Plan for Progress in Science and Mathematics
Resource Type: Factsheet
2019 PDF (pdf)
Alabama collaborated with the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) to examine instruction and achievement in science and math using evidence-based research.
Curriculum Design Process Protocol
Resource Type: Tools/Toolkit
2019 PDF (pdf)
This document features guiding questions and resources that districts and schools can use to support development or evaluation of existing curriculum design, review, and revision processes and instructional materials.
Instructional Design
Resource Type: Practice guide
2018 PDF (pdf)
Instructional design is where digital learning is harnessed, a teacher’s relationship with students is materialized, and learner choice, gamification, and project-based learning are given constructive limits. This practice guide outlines strategies for the interplay of instructional design and personalized learning.
Engineer Your Own Multi-Dimensional Science Assessments
Resource Type: Presentation
2018 PowerPoint (ppt/pptx)
This presentation walks readers through the steps in writing task sets to help students understand scientific phenomena.
Ethnic Studies Standards — Statewide Initiatives
Resource Type: Practice guide
2019 PDF (pdf)
This brief outlines current state initiatives to implement ethnic studies standards in California, Indiana, Oregon, and Texas. For each state, it includes links to any available meeting materials or standards information that the state has made available, as well as updates on the progress of ethnic studies standards development or implementation in the state.
Lesson Planning: Introduction to Learning Goals and Success Criteria
Resource Type: Presentation
2019 PDF (pdf)
This presentation from the Arizona Formative Assessment Teachers’ Summit uses a sample English Language Arts (ELA) 12th grade lesson plan as a case study to demonstrate the practical steps in designing and implementing formative assessment.