Policies for Curriculum Development

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Policies For Curriculum Development
Ashanti C. Chambers
Grand Canyon University
10/30/2013

Policies For Curriculum Development
Instructional practices and there implementation are crucial to the success or failure of students. In order to achieve high-level learners based on a standardized curriculum, instructional practices must be examine and analyzed to ensure that all student’s needs are met. There are proven instructional practices that have led to higher level learning and student success that are engaging and allow students to be responsible for their own learning. By aligning these practices with a standard based curriculum, students can be successful at applying their learning to real world problem solving while passing
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Students will be able to solve problems without depending on the teacher to solve it for them. Students also learn how to be accountable and use positive social skills to complete a task. This can easily be implemented in a standard based curriculum if teachers are willing to allow students to work with groups to process information and solve problems together.
Generating and Testing Hypotheses Deductive reasoning is a very important part of student learning. Through this high yield practice, students are able to induced or deduced to clearly explain their hypothesis and conclusions (Marzano, pg 3). As part of the instructional practice, teachers will give students real world problems and solve these problems by offering limited resources. Students can then generate questions and hypothesize an answer to see what can work or won’t work. This is a great instructional practices to get students to use prediction skills to form a proper conclusion. Standard based curriculums often miss the exploration part of the lesson and teachers are told to do more lecturing than teaching. With common core, teachers are able to teach a lesson and have students explore to find several solutions to a problem or several ways to solve a problem.
Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers This instructional practice allows students to use their prior knowledge to enhance their

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