Category Archives: Curriculum Development

Notes for April 2011

1. How can using Google Apps enhance our students’ cognitive engagement? 2. My top three educational blogs In this post, I would like to share with you some of the ways in which I have been engaging in my own … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2010-2011 academic year

New IB publications that address cross programme issues: 1. Holistic Education an interpretation for teachers in the IB programmes An exploration of what this term means in relation to the IB Programmes, especially the Learner Profile. 2. Concurrency of learning … Continue reading

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May Update 2010

1. Improved PD Feedback As many of you have experienced, it can be quite a challenge to provide good feedback of a workshop or a conference. How does one report on a three-day workshop in a thirty minute slot? In … Continue reading

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Three new publications to visit on the Staffroom shelves!

The Skillfill Teacher by John Saphier et al is an excellent read. This work was highly recommended by Bambi Betts during the workshop she presented here. To find out more about the authors or to read sample chapters, simply click … Continue reading

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Fantastic Online Education Journal!

Authentic Education is a website that is run by Grant Wiggins and his team. The site contains insightful monthly articles that related to making education meaningful. The website features a range of columnists that each address issues vital to excellent … Continue reading

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The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

ASCD The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is a large US-based educational group that supports (as indicated by the title) Supervision and Curriculum Development. Many very practical books are published by this association. We have an institutional membership which … Continue reading

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