An instructional design approach to updating an online course curriculum
Ideas in this strand can be a refresher for the veteran teacher, or used as a reflective assessment of 21st century teaching skills, or they can be lifelines helping novice teachers sift and sort through content, processes, and in choosing the best ways to organize and deliver instruction.
Abstract - As school districts across the nation address societal demands and legislative mandates to prepare a workforce for the 2lst century, school leaders find themselves working to change curriculum within their schools.
In fact, statistical data were strongly substantiated by the focus groups responses which portrayed the reason for project success or failure as the periodic (weekly or monthly) meetings (or lack thereof) on the revision processes.
Personal ownership within the curriculum revision process was vital.
An area that did appear to have strong significance was the in-service training component.
The study sample consisted of educational practitioners employed by public school districts within the Southeastern quadrant of Missouri.
A total of l47 districts were included in the initial research sample.
with six constructed response opportunities blending a quantitative analyses with a qualitative review.
To further substantiate the data, 4 focus groups were interviewed with general patterns and themes evaluated.A traditionally accepted view of educational curriculum states that it (curriculum) is the information which should be taught with the underlying purpose of standardizing the behaviors of the society by educating the young in the traditions and rituals of that culture (Beyer & Liston, l996; Borrowman, l989; Glatthorn, l987; Tanner & Tanner, l995). Monson and Monson (l993) presented the need for collaborative, sanctioned revision by all stakeholders with an emphasis on the performance of teacher leaders.