Thinking Cap.JPGConcept Based Unit Development

This session is designed to assist you with designing your local curriculum using a ConceptĀ­-Based curriculum and instructional design model. As you explore and engage with the various components of a quality concept based unit, you will discuss strategies that help to promote increased inquiry in K-12 Social Studies classroom.

Aligned North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards
Standard I - Teachers demonstrate leadership.
Standard II - Teachers establish a respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
Standard III - Teachers know the content that they teach.
Standard IV - Teachers facilitate learning for their students.
Standard V - Teachers reflect on their practice.

Session Objectives
  • Increase your understanding of how to develop concept-based units of instruction
  • Provide you the opportunity to collaborate with social studies educators in other districts and schools to develop your local curricula

Guiding Questions

  1. What Does It Mean To Be College, Career, and Civic Ready?
  2. How do we design curriculum that will develop C3 Ready Graduates?
  3. Why is CBCI an effective framework for implementing the Social Studies Essential Standards?

Question to Consider as You Develop Your Curriculum
  1. How am I incorporating a Global Perspective for my students?
  2. How am I embedding a Personal and Local Connection for my students?
  3. How am I addressing Contemporary Issues?
  4. How are my units integrating Real World Practice?
  5. How am I Integrating the 5 Strands?
  6. How am I making my units Students Centered?

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Region 7 Collaborative Space

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