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Rigorous Curriculum Design: Design and Revisions of ELA Iowa Core Units

This course is by invitation only.

Participants will design grade-level curriculum development which includes unwrapping standards into teachable concepts and skills, developing essential understandings and essential questions, creating end-of-unit assessments, and creating unit pre-assessments for units 2, 4, and 6. This work will also consist of revisions of ELA units 1, 3, and 5, which were created during the 2013-2014 school year.

This will lead to future work: the development of rigorous, standards-based lessons. Participants will also use Smarter Balanced Assessment documents and items to help guide the development of the curriculum. Participants will work in grade-level teams to further focus their work. Participation is by invitation only.

You can access the course syllabus by clicking on the following link and searching for the course title.
Course Syllabus

Instructors: Kathleen Learn
Session: 6226
Dates: 6/5/14, 6/6/14, 6/9/14, 6/10/14 (optional), 10/6/14, 10/8/14, 1/14/15, 2/2/15, 2/3/15, 6/2/15, 6/3/15
Time: 8:30-3:30; 1 hour lunch on your own
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

$180 for 1 Drake graduate credit
$350 for 2 Drake graduate credits
$520 for 3 Drake graduate credits
$110 for 1 Relicensure credit
$210 for 2 Relicensure credits
$310 for 3 Relicensure credits
$10 for audit/no credit
The time commitment and work are the same for one, two, or three credits.
All materials are included in the fees.


For more information, contact Betsy Justis at 1-563-344-6481, 1-800-947-2329 extension 6481, or email .

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