Wilson's Innovative Trends, Lesson Plans and Curriculum and Assessment Links

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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.

  • Character education resources - This page ties character to business practices but also has a nice list of resources on "character education." Thanks Kenya for the resource.

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.

Potpourri - interesting odds and ends

  • Teaching Tolerance - Exceptional materials that are free to classroom teachers on varied aspects of teaching tolerance. The magazine published bi-annually is now on line.   

  • The TIMSS Videotape Classroom Study: TIMMS is the international test in math and science that is given annually. Not understanding why the US scores consistently behind other industrialized countries, in 1998 educational researchers conducted a careful study of different variables comparing things like curriculum materials and teaching methods, specifically with Germany, and Japan. Key differences appeared between teaching methods, curricula, and texts. Here are some websites that have information on that study and the implications for learning in the US.  

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