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
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
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.
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
Innovative Trends and Curriculum and
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
Lesson Plan Links
- 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
Tolerance - Exceptional materials that are free to classroom teachers on
varied aspects of teaching tolerance. The magazine published bi-annually is now
TIMSS Videotape Classroom Study:
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.