Iowa Core Curriculum Aspects
The teachers take learning to a deeper level by focusing on a well-researched set of standards in academics (literacy, math, skills in science, social studies, and 21st century learning.
What does it offer?
- intended: what Core is planning to teach
- enacted: what the teachers delivers in the classroom
- assessed: content that's assessed to determine achievement.
How the content works together and how it works as a whole.
Characteristics of Effective Instruction
Teaching for Understanding: leads students to engage in more activities to think more differently.
Assessment FOR Learning: Provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students' achievement of the core content.
Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum: Requires students to use knowledge to solve real-world problems and to create works to use in real world situations.
Teaching for Learner Differences: Teacher teaches students to reinforce the desired concepts and skills, to meet the needs of individual students.