Curriculum Development

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. The SRE fellows work extremely hard and are pushed to complete a three to five day curricular module in a very short amount of time. Below are the fantastic products our 2018 cohort created before they left UF. They are drafts and not fully polished as the fellows work to implement and refine their modules during the school year. You are welcome to use these materials in your own classroom, but we ask that you give proper attribution to the original authors.

Briny (Archae)bacteria FINAL draft – Furiosi

Disease in the Squeeze FINAL draft – Emery

Flowers – Its in the Genes FINAL draft – Guillard

Glowing Friends FINAL draft – Akinyode

Mysterious Meat Allergy FINAL draft – Wilkie

The Salty Enigma FINAL draft – Savage & Martin

Worm Boot Camp FINAL draft – Chabot

 

All SRE curriculum should be designed using the curriculum template.

 

SRE Curriculum Development Guide 2018

Date Due Save in shared Google drive by midnight
Every night Qualtrics daily reflection survey
Monday, June 25 Curriculum summary –Paragraph about what you are thinking at this point for your curriculum to include possible issues, big ideas in science, and targeted learning goals.

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?

Firstname_summary

 

Tuesday, June 26 Specify unit-level learning performances (performance expectations or objectives) to meet the standards – describe the learning performances (= unpacked standards + inquiry practices) addressed in your curriculum

Create assessments and rubrics linked to learning performances – describe each of the assessments and associated rubrics you will develop to measure the learning performances

Design unit outline – describe how the unit will be sequenced through a series of lessons/activities in an appropriate learning progression. Provide a brief summary of each lesson.

Identify learning tasks – describe and sequence the learning tasks students will complete

Craft the story – build the storyline of the unit and how it will progress through the unit

Firstname_assessments

 

 

 

 

 

Firstname_outline_story

Wednesday, June 27 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 detailed that a science teacher with a BS cannot understand.

Lesson One – using the lesson plan template include all student and teacher pages

Firstname_background

 

 

 

 

Firstname_One

Thursday, June 28 Lesson Two – using the lesson plan template include all student and teacher pages Firstname_Two
Friday, June 29 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 2 Lesson Three – using the lesson plan template include all student and teacher pages

Front and back matter – includes a table of contents and pulls together all of the vocabulary, standards, resources, references, feedback forms, etc.

Firstname_Three

 

Firstname_front_back_matter

Tuesday, July 3 Final designed curriculum – assemble all parts into one word document

Curriculum presentation – create a presentation of your curriculum for your peers and research mentors to summarize and highlight your hard work!

Firstname_Curric_final

Firstname_Presentation

2018/ 2019 school year Implement the unit – during implementation, take notes during and/or following each class session. Examine student work including any pre/post designs to understand extent of student learning. Create a report detailing your findings and suggested modifications. Firstname_Implementation_report
June 2019 Review and evaluate the unit – make the modifications and revisions to improve the unit for future implementation and dissemination Firstname_name of curriculum_final

 

 

2016 SRE Curriculum Development Guide

Date Due Save in shared 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

Firstname_summary

 

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.

Firstname_learning_tasks

Firstname_background

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.

Firstname_Curric_draft
Friday, July 15 Final designed curriculum – assemble all parts into one word document Firstname_Curric_final

Next Generation Science Standards