In this course students will explore the K-6 curriculum as it relates to planning and implementing inquiry based instruction, using and creating tools for assessment and evaluation of student learning, and creating and managing supportive learning environments. Students will have opportunities to develop knowledge of best practices for teaching diverse learners in culturally responsive classrooms. Activities will center on lesson planning, evaluation, and use of resources including media and technology, and building familiarity with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Students will initially focus on curriculum activities in science and social studies and then move toward interdisciplinary thematic approaches integrating science, social studies, health, arts, and physical education into the core curriculum areas of reading/language arts and mathematics. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of curriculum and their skills in implementing learning activities through peer teaching in the College classroom as well as through participation in the K-6 placement for Fieldwork IV.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Co-requisite: EDU 435 Curriculum Fieldwork K-12