Adopt. Adapt. Adept.
Situating your practice within new curriculum modules.
Some were saying that they adopted the modules as they were published, including all associated resources and materials. Some said they adapted the ideas and framework of the modules, but changed some of the resources, materials and strategies based on their population of students and available books. I shared that I thought it would be important for teachers, as they adopted and adapted, to become “module specialists.” I thought it would be a good idea for them to know the structure of the module so well that the adaptations were multifaceted and assessment focused. (Not state test focused, necessarily, but evaluation of learning focused.)
Teach the unit/module/lesson “AS IS” while looking for opportunities for improvement.
Teach the unit/module/lesson in a “MODIFIED” way with new strategies and resources.
Teach the unit/module/lesson in a “SKILLED REVISION” mode with full understanding of process and structure of unit with attention to assessment and appropriate strategies and resources.
Adept mode centers on strategies & resources for:
- Student Centered Work
- Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
- College and Career Capacities
- Modern Learning Practices