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Module 3 - Examining Subject Areas



Sample Activities:

  1. Read in small groups Goals and Rationale (of appropriate subject area(s))
  2. Two sample processing strategies: pause and say something or Read and Connect strategy
  3. Using curriculum cards to look for connections that could be used as a bridge across two grades or subject areas (or just to become familiar with all aspects of that subject area).
  4. Grouping around one subject area and reflecting/discussing with guiding questions below:

Guiding Questions (Starting Points in Planning: A BC Teacher’s Perspective):

Goals and Rationale for each subject area:
  • What do my students need to know and do?
  • How will curricular competencies and content work together to build understanding of the big ideas?
Curriculum (subjects and grade levels):
  • What is new?
  • What is the same?
  • What elaborations have been provided in the areas I’m teaching?
  • Where am I still uncertain?
  • There isn’t one right way to do this… What different connections can I make that would be best for my students?
How can I use these different aspects of the curriculum so students understand how their learning is related and to build a deeper understanding?

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
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