What If There Isn't a Textbook?: Reshaping Curricular Conversations
Explore and create : Creation lab
Wednesday, December 2, 3:30–4:20 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Zac Chase Bud Hunt
In 2019, secondary language arts teachers in a Colorado school district brainstormed a series of essential questions to guide their instructional moves from sixth through 12th grade. Hear about what they learned as they worked to build a scope and sequence around those questions.
|Audience:||Teachers, Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Topic:||Curriculum planning & evaluation|
|Subject area:||Language arts|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Additional detail:||Session recorded for video-on-demand|
In this session, participants will be able to:
* reflect on their work as designers of experiences for students.
* explore how others design curriculum to support outcomes for students.
* begin to create experiences around an essential question and a text they would like a student to make.
5 minutes: Introductions and Grounding in the Session
15 minutes: Telling the story of our curriculum redesign process - beginning with tasks and experiences and working backwards to creating powerful instructional moments.
15minutes: Exploration of the process behind the curriculum project.
10 minutes: Q&A, follow up, sharing and next steps.
Zac Chase is the District Library, Media Services and Secondary ELA Curriculum Coordinator for St. Vrain Valley Schools. Zac learned and taught with students in Sarasota, FL and Philadelphia, PA as a middle and high school ELA teacher. His last classroom was in Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy - an inquiry-driven, project-based school. He has worked with schools and school systems nationally and internationally.. Zac is the co-author or Building School 2.0 and was lead author of the 2016 National Education Technology Plan at the U.S. Department of Education. He writes at autodizactic.com and @MrChase.
Bud Hunt is the IT and Technical Services Manager for the Clearview Library District in northern Colorado, where he serves a highly committed team of librarians and support staff in their work to be of service to their community through access to information, tools, high quality resources and programming. Formerly a technologist for the St. Vrain Valley School District, Bud believes in creating environments that support teaching and learning while preserving freedom, choice, and opportunity for all learners. His extensive experience in pedagogy and technical systems helps him to build bridges between the educational and technological sides of educational institutions.