Identify and specifically describe a current problem/issue related to curriculum in your area of certification.

Explore the items in the Topic Content module and other materials posted in this module as well as professional articles/web sites discussing a current problem/issue related to curriculum in your area of certification and the issues and effect(s) on teachers, student learning, and/or student behavior. Ideally this information will validate that the chosen topic is indeed a problem and that the solution posed is grounded on pertinent, professional, and current literature. Example resources:
ASCD Association of School Curriculum Developers www.ascd.org Education Leadership journal
NCTM National Council for Teachers of Mathematics www.nctm.org Four journals – Mathematics Teacher, Mathematics Teacher Educator, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Teaching Children Mathematics
ILA International Literacy Association www.reading.org Three journals – The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Reading Research Quarterly
NCTE National Council of Teachers of English www.ncte.org Seven journals – Language Arts, School Talk, Talking Points, Voices from the Middle, Classroom Notes Plus, English Journal, English Leadership Quarterly
NCSS National Council for the Social Studies www.socialstudies.org Four journals – Social Education, Social Studies and the Young Learner, Middle Level Learning, Theory and Research in Social Education
NSTA National Science Teachers Association www.nsta.org Three journals – Science and Children, Science Scope, The Science Teacher
NAEA National Art Education Association www.arteducators.org Two journals – Art Education, Studies in Art Education
MTNA Music Teachers National Association www.mtna.org Two journals – American Music Teacher, MTNA e-journal
SHAPE America Society of Health and Physical Educators www.shapeamerica.org Four journals – American Journal of Health Education, Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators
Begin to write your paper
Identify and specifically describe a current problem/issue related to curriculum in your area of certification.
Continue exploring articles/web sites to support the specific problem/issue identified – at least 10 resources must be cited and referenced in your final project.
Clearly articulate how this problem is having an adverse effect on teachers, student learning, and/or student behavior.
Develop a reasonable action plan for solving the problem. The action plan should include the following:
a) Developmentally appropriate research-based strategies/approaches to teaching and learning in your area of certification as outlined by the Common Core/Georgia Performance Standards (https://www.georgiastandards.org/common-core/Pages/default.aspx) or other state standards if you are not in Georgia;
b) Evidence of racial/cultural diversity in planning;
c) A plan for the use of emerging technologies;
d) Plans for a variety of accommodations and modifications; and
e) Plan to measure indicators of action plan success.
f) In text citations and reference list of all resources cited within the project – a minimum of 10 resources – in APA format.
Final project should be completed as a Word document and submitted in Word or PDF format.
After the final project has been graded in Course Den students may want to post the project in Tk20 in the Artifacts tab in case they want to use it as part of their program portfolio in the future.
Checklist for Curriculum Issue Paper

Identify and specifically describe a current problem/issue related to curriculum in your area of certification.
Explore articles/web sites to support the specific problem/issue identified – at least 10 resources must be cited and referenced in your project.
Clearly articulate how this problem is having an adverse effect on teachers, student learning, and/or student behavior.
Develop a reasonable action plan for solving the problem. The action plan must include the following sections:
1. Developmentally appropriate research-based strategies/approaches to teaching and learning in your area of certification as outlined by the Common Core/Georgia Performance Standards (https://www.georgiastandards.org/common-core/Pages/default.aspx) or other state standards if you are not in Georgia.
2. Evidence of racial/cultural diversity in planning;
3. A plan for the use of emerging technologies;
4. Plans for a variety of accommodations and modifications; and
5. Plan to measure indicators of action plan success.

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