UNBC EDUC 460 Curriculum & Instruction: Humanities and Social Sciences
Class 1 Fri Sep 6 (Deb): Navigate around course & program outcomes, discussion of Kimmerer's Braiding Sweetgrass reading.
Class 2 Tuesday Sep 10 (Glen): Syllabus debrief, developing norms for our learning community, follow-up on Week One presentations & Kimmerer reading, general comments on local contexts for practicum and early career practices
Class 3 Wed Sep 11 (Glen): Current events as lesson lead-in, unpack our experiences with Eng/LA/SS/History/Geography, Heritage Inquiry Prompts, Introduction to Historical and Geographic Thinking, set up Indigenous Perspectives / Monique Gray Smith reading, Q & A,
Class 4 Fri Sep 13 (Deb): An informed scan of the revised BC curriculum
Class 5 Tue Sep 11 (Glen): Manipulation! A intro to Hands-on, Experiential, and Place-responsive Learning. Try PG Geology activity and Japanese Internment source set. Review & discuss Monique Gray Smith reading,
Class 6 Wed Sep 18 (Glen): Applying Educator Values (English and Social Studies) and how these translate into curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Discuss what is meant by Inquiry. Have a look at Historical Inquiry article and Historical Thinking chapter plus the "Rationale" of BC Social Studies and English Language Arts (goals were featured in lesson 5). If time, discuss construction of course outlines as a way of reflecting teacher values and setting the tone for classroom culture.
Class 7 Fri Sep 20 (Deb): Visit to Fraser Lake / SD91 for their Indigenous Day of Learning
Class 8 Tue Sep 24 (Glen): Presentation (guest speaker Rob Lewis) on project design, assessment, and building classroom culture. Discuss politics in the classroom. Distribute Ensouling Schools (Katz) Reading (please read for Class 8). Reminder to get Manipulatives assignment off the drawing board and onto the work table.
Class 9 Wed Sep 25 (Glen & Deb): Outdoor Learning - TEK, Pit House, Beaded Timeline
Class 10 Fri Sep 27 <District 57 PD Day> (Deb): meet at PGSS Upper Gym for exploration of Giant Indigenous Floor Map of Canada
Class 11 Tue Oct 1 (Glen): Debrief on the Indigenous Floor Map of Canada - generating uses for classes -- English and Social Studies. Manipulatives/Demo presentations/submissions (2)
Class 12 Wed Oct 2 (Glen): Manipulatives/Demo presentations/submissions (3)
Class 13 Fri Oct 4 (Deb): Guest presenter -- Q&A with Ivan Coyote
Class 14 Tue Oct 8 (Glen): Manipulatives/Demo presentations/submissions (2). Distribute Battiste reading (Ch. 6).
Class 15 Wed Oct 9 (Glen): Manipulatives/Demo presentations/submissions (1). Discuss the graphic & explanation from Katz on Maslow's hierarchy of human needs vs Siksika tipi perspective (Self-Actualization as the base, Community Actualization, then Cultural Perpetuity above). Discussion question: Is there a place for either/both in your classroom and and if so what does this look like?
Class 16 Fri Oct 11 (Deb):
Class 17 Tue Oct 15 (Glen): The Ingredients of Unit Design -- helicopter view, drone view, ladder view. Unpack "drone-level" assignment. Design Thinking as an ongoing state for practice and planning. Discuss Batiste reading and Katz reading.
Class 18 Wed Oct 16 (Glen): unit/practicum-related planning. Q&A & further inquiry on methods of teaching.
Class 19 Fri Oct 18 (Deb):
Class 20 Tue Oct 22 (Glen): Discussion oh how to make sense of elections with students. Unit/practicum-related planning. Work on curriculum map (drone view). Follow-up on methods Q&Q
Class 21 Wed Oct 23 (Glen): Discussion on on different styles of note-taking and recording evidence of learning. unit/practicum-related planning. Work on curriculum map (drone view). Follow-up on methods Q&Q
Class 22 Fri Oct 25 <provincial PD day> (Deb):
Class 23 Tue Oct 29 (Glen): Discussion on including place-responsive elements in your practicums, Curriculum Framework presentations/submissions (first 2 of these?), review of critical reflection criteria
Class 24 Wed Oct 30 (Glen): Curriculum Framework presentations/submissions (probably 4 of these?), Discussion on managing discussions -- techniques for questioning.
Class 25 Fri Nov 1 (Deb):
Class 26 Tue Nov 5 (Glen): Presentation on the long view in English Language Arts education (guest speaker Andrew Leamy). Framework presentations/submissions (1-3 of these?), check in on critical reflection
Class 27 Wed Nov 6 (Glen): Curriculum Framework presentations/submissions (last 1 or 2 if necessary), wrap-up topics, course evaluation
Class 28 Fri Nov 8 (Deb): critical reflections due
Practicum Nov 12-Dec 6
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Class 1 Fri Sep 7: Course Introduction, Syllabus debrief, developing norms for our learning community, follow-up on Orientation and presentation from MoE Superintendent of Learning Pat Duncan, discussion on where the new curriculum is pointing
Class 2 Sep 11: Heritage Inquiry Prompts, Applying Educator Values (English and Social Studies) and how these translate into curriculum, instruction, and assessment, Introduction to Historical and Geographic Thinking, Q & A
Class 3 Wed Sep 12: Meet 4th Floor UNBC Weller Library --> orientation to Northern BC Historical Archives and primary source activity, Reference: Historical Thinking Project
Class 4 Fri Sep 14: Discuss Kimmerer reading, Use of manipulatives in Eng/SS (Prince George Geology and Japanese Internment), Manipulatives Assignment criteria, Practicum Planning, Intro to 2 Readings/Resources on Historical Thinking and Inquiry
Class 5 Tue Sep 18: Discuss use of current events in class. Discuss Historical Inquiry article and Historical Thinking chapter plus the "Rationale and Goals" of BC Social Studies and English Language Arts, Getting geared up for practicum topics, Accessing and assessing resources, examples of doing source work with students (with student exemplars)
Class 6 Wed Sep 19 Meet at District Learning Commons (Mcinnis Centre on Westwood Drive) for a novel set activity and resource evaluation activity
Class 7 Fri Sep 21: Current events as lesson lesson lead-in, Indigenous Perspectives / Monique Gray Smith reading
Class 8 Tue Sep 25: Place Conscious learning (e.g. Walking Curriculum), Source Activity (Fraser Canyon War)
Class 9 Wed Sep 26: Katz reading on two systems of development (pyramids). Practicum topic check-in. A look at "in situ" teacher education. Breaking downtime ingredients of robust unit planning.
Class 10 Fri Sep 28: Place-In-Education symposium (Barkerville BC). Alternate: SD57 Curriculum Implementation Day activities or Self-Directed Pro-D (e.g. Walking Curriculum: Sample Walks).
Class 11 Tue Oct 2: LNG in the news - addressing historical and geographical thinking, PIE debrief, Decolonizing Education (Battiste) Reading, Ensouling Schools (Katz) Reading. Revisiting the ingredients of robust unit planning.
Class 12 Wed Oct 3: Your Manipulatives Demos, Unit Planning - 10000 feet (3048m) view
Class 13 Fri Oct 5: Manipulatives demos, Unit Planning - 500 feet (152.4m) view, image wheel activity,
Class 14 Tue Oct 9: Manipulatives demos, Unit Planning - 20 feet (6.096m) view
Class 15 Wed Oct 10: Presentation cycle -- lesson demo and unit plan context (for those that want to show what they intend to do & get feedback)
Class 16 Fri Oct 12: Presentation cycle -- share unit plan context & demonstration of lesson progression (for those that want to show what they intend to do & get feedback)
Practicum Oct 15-Nov 9: Feel free to have me in to your class if you want the support or feedback, or let me know if you need some help with planning or assessment
Class 17 Tue Nov 13: Practicum de-brief -- if you wish, please bring student samples & anything other interesting evidence from your work in schools. Be prepared to discuss what you've learned about school relationships, successes you wish to replicate, and mistakes you wish to learn from. We'll do so ethically and with intent on positivity. We may also get to a confirmation of your inquiry questions and a discussion of how to make last few classes most meaningful for your next steps
Class 18 Wed Nov 14: Presentation cycle -- share unit plan context & demonstration of lesson progression (for those that want to show what they did & get feedback)
Class 19 Fri Nov 16: Finish Presentation cycle for sharing unit plan context & demonstration of lesson progression,
Class 20 Tue Nov 20: Reading on aesthetics in education (Maxine Greene), Discussion on the elements of planning, assessment criteria for final assignments, delineating the different things meant by the term "inquiry"
Class 21 Wed Nov 21: Portfolio and Presentation assignment check-in and work session, discuss "inquiry."
Class 22 Fri Nov 23: Challenge re VNPS activity, discuss Greene readings, anticipating 491 practicum: strategies for design, planning, and prep (these are actually 3 different things), work on or complete portfolio self-evaluations. Also: course evaluation (remind me!)
Class 23 Tue 27: Practicum: design, planning, and prep, confirm logistics for final presentations, portfolio self-evaluation and summary due, 490 course evaluations
Class 24 Wed 28: Inquiry Project Presentations 1-6, submit inquiry summary
Class 25 Fri 30: Inquiry Project Presentations 7-12 with guests (Pro-D Day activity)
Unit Planner template from Rob Lewis
Peter Ellerton Critical Thinking Matrix
Peter Ellrton Values of Inquiry
1918 Flu Teaching Resources from NBCHA
Ingredients of Unit Design
UNBC Unit plan template
UNBC Lesson plan template
Shelley Moore - learning maps & templates
Baseline Course Design - SS9
Planning a Course in Ten Steps
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