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My ED 381 students have generously donated sample lesson plans to be used as prototypes using 8 different curriculum models.


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Original topical material related to: Concepts from ED 721 Fundamentals of Curriculum class are supported by these links. You can find many other pages within my site at the curriculum portion of this site. Herein are curriculum definitions and terms; curriculum planning and development; hints for writing usable curriculum; general information and suggestions about curricular issues: and numerous sample lesson plans which use eight different models of teaching and learning.

Comments: This links page was established as an original part of my site in1997. I intended to collect links to materials of personal professional interest and ones I thought my students might be able to use in my myriad of graduate courses. It has been quite an adventure and over the years this portion has grown, and grown, and grown even more, so that while the one page was easy to catalog, it took forever to load and maintain. Finally, I have revised this portion of my site so that links are now separated into categorical pages and connected through a general links' index on the topical grid below.  

Please note that it is important to remember that the Internet is not a permanent medium. Frequently sites don't remain active, they move, or have trouble with all of that electronic gear that not many of us understand, or like our own ends, they just disappear into the cosmic ethers. So, if you find material that appeals to you, create a hard copy in the event it is not there tomorrow.

For my links, if you try to reach a site listed herein and get an error message or a "page not found message," try again later and REMEMBER TO REFRESH YOUR SCREEN! If the site repeatedly fails to appear, please contact me and let me know via my e-mail link below so that I can remove it from my list. I know how terribly frustrating it is to click on a hyperlink and get a "page not found" message. Also, if you find an interesting or informative site related to my topic headings --  one not already part of my lists, please let me know the address so I can add it.  Thanks!

The Web is such a fantastic treasure trove of information. Hopefully, the sites selected here represent good examples of information and connections available. 

Have fun browsing and many blessings!  Leslie

Innovative Trends and Curriculum and Assessment Links


Character education

  • Character education - Site devoted to aspects of peace and values education -- many good hints and summaries.

Curriculum possibilities: Alternative schools and promising practices

Essential Questions

Frameworks on-line 

Curriculum history

Integrated curriculum

Lesson Plan Links

Lesson Study - Lesson study is a Japanese educational concept whereby teachers actively observe, review, and discuss en mass the intricacies of a lesson in order to improve the instructional quality of the lesson.

  • Lesson Study These pages are from the Mills group and there are links whereby you can watch this process to see how it works.

Philosophy tests - Links that indicate your philosophy of education preferences. It is important to be philosophically congruent with your beliefs about  children and learning, and the instructional practices you choose. 

Potpourri - interesting odds and ends

Links to internal site strands

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Books on Creativity

Creativity Index

Models of Teaching and Learning 

Professional  Links

Books on Brain-based Education

Curriculum Index

Philosophical Foundations of Ed Index

Webquests Books on Multiple Intelligences Reflective Teacher Index ED Psych Index

A Little Inspiration

Inspirational Books on Caring for Your Muse

Newer Views of  Learning Index

Caring for the  Muse Index

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