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PASCD Curriculum & Technology

Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

 

The Curriculum and Technology Committees have initiated a directory of resources that may be helpful for you in your position responsibilities either as a new or experienced leader in the areas of curriculum or technology. This directory has many links to websites or contains pdf files of sample documents that have been identified by colleagues as useful. We would like to share these tools with our members.

Disclaimer: Please note – these websites and/or documents have been provided by various colleagues. You need to review and use such data at your discretion. PASCD does not support or endorse one site over another.


Curricular Resources

Grant Wiggins
Authentic Education
http://www.authenticeducation.org/

Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Understanding by Design and the Big Ideas / Essential Questions.
http://www.curriculumdesigners.com

McRel – Keys to Learning – Standard Based Curriculum and Instruction
http://www.mcrel.org/keystolearning

ASCD ~The Whole Child Campaign

A Video Montage of ASCD's Whole Child Campaign

http://webserver3.ascd.org/wholechild/Whole_Child_03.wmv

Smart Brief – 
ASCD SmartBrief (delivered daily through e-mail) is afree news service that provides summaries and links to major education stories on curriculum, professional development, leadership, emerging technologies, policy and news from the field. You can subscribe to receive this free service from ASCD.
http://www.smartbrief.com/ascd

 

Learn to be Healthy
Lesson plans and resources for health education
www.learntobehealthy.org


Instructional Resources

~Differentiated Instruction

Planning for Differentiation
There are lots of articles and resources that offers step by step planning
guidelines for teachers of all grade levels.
http://www.teachnology.com/tutorials/teaching/
differentiate/planning/

Characteristics and Behaviors of
Differentiated Instruction

This site offers lesson plans, resources as
well as ideas and strategies to differentiate in the
classroom.
http://www.frsd.k12.nj.us/rfmslibrarylab/di/differentiated_
instruction.htm

Adjust your Teaching Process
This site is one stop shopping for lesson plans, activities, strategies for
themed units for diverse learners in the classroom.
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/di.htm

 

 

 

~ Instructional Strategies

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds/intro.html

 

Free audio books to download to your computer or mobile device

 

These sites invite visitors to download mp3 formatted audio books at no charge for playback on a computer, mp3 player, or mobile device. There wide range of selections. Classic works of William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and Charles Dickens are all available for teachers and students to download at no charge.

http://www.audiobooks.org

http://www.freeclassicaudiobooks.com

http://digitalaudiobooks.co.uk