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Karen M Gourd
B EDUC 553
Bothell Campus

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Secondary English, Social Studies, and History

Participants develops curriculum, instruction, and assessment based on theories of teaching and learning in science and inclusive of all students. Attention given to content-based use of technology, working across disciplines, teaching ELL's, students with special needs, and co-teaching models. Includes direct work with adolescents.

Class description

Please note that the text TEACHING FOR JOY AND JUSTICE is only required for social studies, history, and ELA students. This is the first of a two-quarter sequence for prospective middle and high school English, Social Studies, and History teachers. The two-quarter sequence is designed to help prospective teachers become thoughtful about the aims, theories, practices, and research on teaching and learning in middle and secondary schools.

Student learning goals

connect a repertoire of methods and instructional strategies to theories and principles relevant to education,

create a unified, interdisciplinary (social studies/language arts) curriculum unit plan,

describe basic issues associated with special education, including the writing of an IEP,

apply basic second language acquisition (SLA) theory when writing modifications for ELLs,

develop fair and accurate assessment tools

use a repertoire of methods and instructional strategies during community-based learning,

General method of instruction

Assigned readings generally will be applied during class meetings. When appropriate, assigned readings will be discussed; however, this is not primarily a discussion-based course. Expect a mixture of lectures, workshop opportunities, and discussion.

Recommended preparation

Review content from BEDUC 501, 557, 556, and 502.

Class assignments and grading

A. Participation and Dispositions B. Team Writing of IEPs C. Group Exam on Teaching English Language Learners D. Electronic Notebook on Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment E. Community-Based Learning Project F. Group Interdisciplinary Curriculum Unit Plan G. Philosophy of Teaching and Learning H. Critical Reflection on Learning

Completion of assigned material and assignments and the quality of the final products.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Karen M Gourd
Date: 02/19/2014