AERO:SBC (Standards-Based Curriculum)
at the Potomac School
World Languages Curriculum Design Institute
June 16-21, 2013
The primary audience for this week-long Institute is teachers who want to gain experience in standards-based curriculum design, with a focus on backward design in the development of instructional units in world languages. It is intended for those with a beginning or moderate level of experience in backward design. The AERO:SBC initiative brings together teams of teachers and curriculum coordinators from participating schools to collaborate in curriculum unit design. Participants will leave the institute with some completed units and the knowledge necessary to train colleagues at their schools in the process of unit design.
Participants are strongly encouraged to bring samples of units or curriculum maps with them that they would like to review and revise.
Workshop participants will:
- Review the AERO World Language Standards
- Review the backward design process for unit development
- Revise existing units or write new units
- Explore strategies to strengthen units’ essential questions, culminating tasks, and rubrics
- Consider ways to improve teaching for understanding
- Develop components of curriculum mapping
- Plan with team members for work at respective schools for the next year
Participants may choose to take this course for university credit from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Applications will be available in the spring. For course participants earning university credit, the cost is $500. (For participants who are not earning university credit, there is no charge for the workshop.)
The workshop will be limited to 20 participants. Therefore, registration will be accepted on a space-available basis. Preference will be given to two-member school teams, but individuals may apply as well.
Please send, email, or fax the completed registration form by March 1, 2013.