All curricular materials created through the Summer Research Experience are educative modules created by teachers, for teachers and translate the teacher fellows’ brief two-week University laboratory fellowship into a classroom learning experience.
All SRE curriculum should be designed using the curriculum template.
SRE Curriculum Development Guide
|Date||Due||Save as and submit via email, Dropbox, or Google drive by midnight|
|Every night||Qualtrics daily reflection survey|
|Tuesday, July 5||Curriculum summary –Paragraph about what you are thinking at this point for your curriculum
Identify and clarify the learning outcomes linked to standards – considering your curriculum summary at this point, what standards are you addressing and what are the learning goals?
Specify learning performances to meet the standards – describe the learning performances (= unpacked standards + inquiry practices) addressed in your curriculum
|Wednesday, July 6||Create assessments and rubrics linked to learning performances – describe each of the assessments and associated rubrics you will develop to measure the learning performances||Firstname_assessments|
|Thursday, July 7||Identify learning tasks – describe and sequence the learning tasks students will complete
Background information – this section provides the content knowledge an educator should have to successfully implement the curriculum. It should be presented at a deeper level than the material for the students, but not excessively long or jargon-filled.
|Friday, July 8||Author’s note, Introduction, Tips about this Curriculum, Lesson summaries, Lesson Sequencing Guide – the beginning parts of the curriculum! Describe your experience or goals for the curriculum (Author’s note), give an overview of the curriculum/disease/process/etc (Introduction) and provide a few sentence description of each of the lessons which encapsulate the learning tasks.||Firstname_beginning|
|Monday, July 11||Lesson One – using the lesson plan template include all student and teacher pages||Firstname_One|
|Tuesday, July 12||Lesson Two – using the lesson plan template include all student and teacher pages||Firstname_Two|
|Wednesday, July 13||Lesson Three – using the lesson plan template include all student and teacher pages||Firstname_Three|
|Thursday, July 14||Summative assessment – In addition to the formative assessments throughout, there should be a summative assessment.
Front and back matter – includes a table of contents and pulls together all of the vocabulary, standards, resources, references, feedback forms, etc.
|Friday, July 15||Final designed curriculum – assemble all parts into one word document||Firstname_Curric_final|
Next Generation Science Standards
- Next Generation Science Standards by Topic (NSTA)
- Progressions: Disciplinary Core Ideas
- Progressions: Crosscutting Concepts (and statements)
- Progressions: Scientific and Engineering Practices
- Connections to the Common Core State Standards for Math
- Connections to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy