ELC-740 Curriculum Development for Teaching and Learning in a Global Society
4 semester credits
Educating emergent biliterate students to succeed in a global society involves understanding the whole child, including the knowledge and resources children and families bring to their educational experience. This course will prepare educators to apply the conceptual framework known as the community funds of knowledge to curriculum development for implementation in a dual language classroom setting. This approach applies the knowledge and experiences of students’ homes and communities to classroom instruction.
Standards based curriculum units for emergent biliterate students will be explored through the application of high level critical thinking skills through collaborative classroom structures, the use of protocols, and technology. Educators will engage in developing cross-cultural competencies while learning to apply them in the classroom. Today’s educators recognize that valuing students’ community funds of knowledge and its integration in the curriculum generates greater engagement in student learning. The course exploration of curriculum development and classroom teaching and learning strategies that engage students through the application of community funds of knowledge practices will result in a project that integrates the course learning.
Delivery Method: Online
Grading Default: Letter
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