Teacher Leader Institute: Curriculum Design for Teacher Leaders

Friday, April 21, 2017 7:30 am - Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Punahou School
1601 Punahou Street
Honolulu, HI 96822

This is a 2-day institute designed for teachers, and practicing or aspiring grade level leaders and/or department heads, who want to enhance both their leadership skills and their understanding of quality curriculum as the basis of effective learning. Course Description: Facilitating curriculum committees, or developing curriculum, is often part of the role of the teacher leader. Working with teams to make curricular change in a school setting, demands both skills and knowledge. This one-of-a-kind course will help teachers and team leaders hone skills in this vital area. Using actual units of study, case studies, and other practical curriculum tools, participants will develop skills in: Analyzing the current state of curriculum in their school; Determining the essential components of a curriculum that focuses on quality student learning; Discovering how the teaching and learning cycle relates to curriculum, assessment, and instruction; Utilizing the steps in developing a quality curriculum; Developing assessments that reflect student learning of the intended curriculum; Understanding factors that lead to sustainability of the written curriculum; Determining strategies for facilitating a curriculum development project in their school; and Supporting teams and enhancing curriculum approaches as a teacher leader.