Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum
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Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum



© 2009 | 192 pages | Corwin

Published in Association with National Association for Gifted Children

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"This guide provides clear, intelligent support for teachers and administrators to explore the possibilities that the Parallel Curriculum Model brings to educators and students, and to translate those possibilities into action in the classroom."
—Carol Ann Tomlinson, William Clay Parish Jr. Professor of Education
University of Virginia

"In my experience teaching graduate students about the Parallel Curriculum Model, I am always looking for a variety of ways to expose them to the intent of each parallel. This guide is an invaluable resource in helping us talk about and practice the model. The varied examples and practical lessons offer fantastic building blocks to use in my work with teachers!"
—Jennifer Beasley, Educational Consultant
University of Virginia

Extend the abilities of teachers and students alike with focused training on sophisticated curriculum design!

Complementing the best-selling second edition of The Parallel Curriculum, this all-inclusive facilitator's guide is an indispensable resource for anyone planning, designing, or conducting curriculum development training on the Parallel Curriculum Model.

This easy-to-use workbook offers step-by-step instructions aligned with the content of the core book. Staff developers will learn how to support training sessions to help educators design and implement curriculum along four parallels. Ideal for facilitating book study groups, seminars, and professional development events, the book provides:

  • A complete training program of 53 workshops, including 12 workshops per curriculum parallel
  • Scripts, agendas, activities, sample classroom scenarios, handouts, and transparencies
  • Tools, resources, and strategies for designing curriculum across the four parallels

Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum is an essential handbook for leading professional training that results in enhanced teacher expertise and a multidimensional, high-quality curriculum that challenges all learners.

 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
Facilitation Guide Objectives  
Components  
Organizational Suggestions  
Feedback  
 
1. Introducing the Parallel Curriculum Model
Workshop #1: Introduction to the Parallel Curriculum Model  
Workshop #2: The Role of Concepts and Principles in the Parallel Curriculum Model  
 
2. The Core Curriculum Parallel
Workshop #3: The Core Curriculum Parallel  
Workshop #4: Content Component of a Core Curriculum Unit  
Workshop #5: Assessment Component of a Core Curriculum Unit  
Workshop #6: Introductory Activities Component of a Core Curriculum Unit  
Workshop #7: Teaching Strategies Component of a Core Curriculum Unit  
Workshop #8: Learning Activities Component of a Core Curriculum Unit  
Workshop #9: Grouping Practices Component of a Core Curriculum Unit  
Workshop #10: Resources Component of a Core Curriculum Unit  
Workshop #11: Products Component of a Core Curriculum Unit  
Workshop #12: Extension Activities Component of a Core Curriculum Unit  
Workshop #13: Differentiation and AID Component for the Core Curriculum Parallel  
Workshop #14: Closure Component for the Core Curriculum Parallel  
 
3. The Curriculum of Connections Parallel
Workshop #15: The Curriculum of Connections Parallel  
Workshop #16: Content Component of a Curriculum of Connections Unit  
Workshop #17: Assessment Component of a Curriculum of Connections Unit  
Workshop #18: Introductory Activities Component of a Curriculum of Connections Unit  
Workshop #19: Teaching Strategies Component of a Curriculum of Connections Unit  
Workshop #20: Learning Activities Component of a Curriculum of Connections Unit  
Workshop #21: Grouping Practices Component of a Curriculum of Connections Unit  
Workshop #22: Resource Component of a Curriculum of Connections Unit  
Workshop #23: Products Component of a Curriculum of Connections Unit  
Workshop #24: Extension Activities Component of a Curriculum of Connections Unit  
Workshop #25: Differentiation and AID Component of a Curriculum of Connections Unit  
Workshop #26: Closure Component of a Curriculum of Connections Unit  
 
4. The Curriculum of Practice
Workshop #27: The Curriculum of Practice Parallel  
Workshop #28: Content in the Curriculum of Practice Parallel  
Workshop #29: Assessment in the Curriculum of Practice Parallel  
Workshop #30: Introductory Activities in the Curriculum of Practice Parallel  
Workshop #31: Teaching Strategies in the Curriculum of Practice Parallel  
Workshop #32: Learning Activities in the Curriculum of Practice Parallel  
Workshop #33: Grouping Practices in the Curriculum of Practice Parallel  
Workshop #34: Resources in the Curriculum of Practice Parallel  
Workshop #35: Products in the Curriculum of Practice Parallel  
Workshop #36: Extensions in the Curriculum of Practice Parallel  
Workshop #37: Differentiation and AID in the Curriculum of Practice Parallel  
Workshop #38: Closure in the Curriculum of Practice Parallel  
 
5. The Curriculum of Identity Parallel
Workshop #39: The Curriculum of Identity Parallel  
Workshop #40: Content in the Curriculum of Identity Parallel  
Workshop #41: Assessment in the Curriculum of Identity Parallel  
Workshop #42: Introductory Activities in the Curriculum of Identity Parallel  
Workshop #43:Teaching Strategies in the Curriculum of Identity Parallel  
Workshop #44: Learning Activities in the Curriculum of Identity Parallel  
Workshop #45: Grouping Practices in the Curriculum of Identity Parallel  
Workshop #46: Resources in the Curriculum of Identity Parallel  
Workshop #47: Products in the Curriculum of Identity Parallel  
Workshop #48: Extensions in the Curriculum of Identity Parallel  
Workshop #49: Differentiation and AID in the Curriculum of Identity Parallel  
Workshop #50: Closure in the Curriculum of Identity Parallel  
 
6. Combining the Parallels
Workshop #51: Using Multiple Parallels  
Workshop #52: More Ways to Use Multiple Parallels  
Workshop #53: Using the Parallel Curriculum Model  
 
Resources
 
References
 
Index

"This guide provides clear, intelligent support for teachers and administrators to explore the possibilities that the Parallel Curriculum Model brings to educators and students, and to translate those possibilities into action in the classroom."

Carol Ann Tomlinson, William Clay Parish Jr. Professor of Education
University of Virginia

"We have been using the Parallel Curriculum Model for several years and are excited to have this valuable resource for teachers and central office staff. The strategies, tools, and activities embedded throughout the guide bring the concepts and ideas to life in a way that is engaging, useful, and easy to implement. This is an excellent professional development tool for curriculum design that will lead to rich, challenging learning experiences for all students."

Carol V. Horn, Coordinator, Advanced Academic Programs
Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

"In my experience teaching graduate students about the Parallel Curriculum Model, I am always looking for a variety of ways to expose them to the intent of each parallel. This guide is an invaluable resource in helping us talk about and practice the model. The varied examples and practical lessons will be fantastic building blocks I can use in my work with teachers!"

Jennifer Beasley, Educational Consultant
University of Virginia
Key features

This guide for staff developers:

  • Is based on the second edition of the best-selling book, The Parallel Curriculum
  • Offers step-by-step instructions to support training sessions
  • Helps educators gain an understanding of the four components of the Parallel Curriculum Model
  • Is ideal for facilitating book study groups, seminars, and professional development events

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