Interdisciplinary Instruction

Interdisciplinary Instruction : A Practical Guide for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

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A supplementary text for undergraduate and graduate General Elementary Methods, General Middle School Methods, and Interdisciplinary Instruction courses. In keeping with the renewed interest in interdisciplinary teaching, this practical text provides teacher candidates with a strong foundational knowledge of the field, coupled with a wealth of practical suggestions on how to plan and implement interdisciplinary teaching across the curriculum with all learners. Readers are guided through the thinking and planning processes involved in designing thematic unit and lesson plans, and are given abundant opportunities to practice creating their own. By the end of the text, students will have experienced the entire process involved in planning, designing, creating, and implementing interdisciplinary instruction in K-8 schools.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 185.4 x 228.6 x 15.2mm | 340.2g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131145061
  • 9780131145061

Table of contents

1. Interdisciplinary Instructional Theory and Rationale. Distinguishing Features of Interdisciplinary Instruction Rationale for Interdisciplinary Instruction in Elementary and Middle School Requirements of Teachers Collaborative Teaching and Interdisciplinary Instruction Technology and Interdisciplinary Instruction Activities; References; Suggested Readings 2. Preliminary Considerations in Planning for Instruction. Learning and Development Questioning Techniques The Use of Bloom's Taxonomy to Determine the Cognitive Levels of Instruction How To Plan Learning Centers for Exploration and Practice Activities; References; Suggested Readings 3. Lesson Planning for Interdisciplinary Instruction. Lesson Plan Formats Learnming Standards, Instructional Objectives, and Essential Questions Lesson Planning Procedures The Use of Protocols for Planning Some Procedures The Design of Lessons That Include Teacher-Prepared Computer Presentations Summary; Activities; References; Suggested Readings 4. Assessment in Interdisciplinary Instruction. Assessment in the Instructional Process Authentic Assessment The Use of Rubrics to Grade Reports and Projects Examinations Conclusion; Activities; References; Suggested Readings 5. Designing Interdisciplinary Units. Introduction to Interdisciplinary Unit Planning Design of Interdisciplinary Units for Early Childhood An Interdisciplinary Unit Plan Outline An Eight-Step Procedure for Designing an Interdisciplinary Unit Plan Activities; References; Suggested Readings 6. Designing Research-Oriented Interdisciplinary Units. Introduction to Research-Oriented Interdisciplinary Units Design of Research-Oriented Interdisciplinary Units for Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence A Research-Oriented Interdisciplinary Unit Plan Outline An Eight-Step Procedure for Designing a Research-Oriented Interdisciplinary Unit Plan Modifying a Research-Oriented Interdisciplinary Unit Plan for a Departmentalized School Activities; References; Suggested Readings7. Interdisciplinary Instruction and the Change Process. Moving Toward an Interdisciplinary Program Involving Parents and the Community in the Change Process Activities; References; Suggested ReadingsConclusion Skills Required of Teachers Benefits to StudentsInstructional Resources. Sample Lesson Plans Sample Unit Plans Deserts of the United States: A Research-Oriented Interdisciplinary Unit Plan Sample Interdisciplinary Unit Plan Web DesignsIndex.
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About Karlyn E. Wood

Karlyn Wood received his Ed.D. from Hofstra University and is Professor of Humanities in the Teacher Education Department at the SUNY College at Old Westbury on Long Island, where he teaches courses in interdisciplinary methodology and child development. He supervises and conducts seminars for student teachers and has served several terms as chair of his department. Karlyn has taught at the elementary level and has served as a district reading consultant, administrator, and coordinator for an experimental elementary program. His publications include articles in Language Arts, Childhood Education, The Journal of Child Development, and The Journal of Teacher Education. His papers have been included in Sociological Abstracts and ERIC documents. He belongs to the American Educational Research Association, the Association Montessori Internationale, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and Kappa Delta Pi.
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