The Core of Iowa; Education
Iowa Core Curriculum
What is the Iowa Core Curriculum Anyways?
Right Work, Right Time, Right People
Do we have to work together? Are they working together?
Are there due dates or grades? #Fail #Pass
And What are those teachers for? O Yeah, to teach!
Student- Centered Classrooms: Students help themselves to learn. The teachers relay the concepts and parts of the curriculum to the students. This is return, allows the students to show their learning in many different ways.
Teaching for Understanding: Can the student provide evidence and examples about a topic. Is there a more effective way that they understand it that maybe you don't? Teachers assist students to make connections from previously gained knowledge to new ideas.
Assessment FOR Learning: Gives feedback to adjust or further the understanding of core content. These give students clear goals and to help themselves and educators track learning.
Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum: Is the curriculum complicated and challenging? Is there higher order thinking skills taking place? Does the student show in-depth understanding of a topic?
Teaching for Learner Differences: How the teacher meets the individual educational needs of the students.
- Health literacy
- Employability skills
- Financial literacy
- Technology literacy
- Civic literacy
In other words, these would be your basic "survival skills" that everyone should have a basic grasp of. Another concept of this, is that we are currently preparing our students for jobs that don't yet exist.