Connecting the Pieces

Connecting the Pieces

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This booklet was developed from a 1996 grant program for international education exchange. U.S. curriculum writers worked with writers in partner countries to design training and create a handbook for curriculum development. The qTrain the Writersq program was piloted with 14 educators from 7 countries, and this publication, qConnecting the Pieces: Building a Beter Economics Lesson, q serves as the workshop text. Teachers and students from Estonia, Romania, and Ukraine worked with the U.S. team to develop their instructional writing skills. This handbook is based on an understanding of the economic content, a mastery of classroom instructional techniques, knowledge of underlying pedagogical and developmental learning issues, and ability to shape these into a meaningful sequence so that other teachers can follow them. Chapter titles include: (1) qWhat is K-12 Economics?q; (2) qEconomics Across the Curriculumq; (3) qThinking Skills, Learning Skills, and Moreq; (4) qModels for Active Teaching and Learningq; (5) qDetermining What Students Have Learnedq; (6) qGenerating Great Teaching Ideasq; (7) qLesson Writing Basicsq; and (8) qFlight Testing Lessons.q Appendices contain the voluntary national content standards in economics and Content Standard 3 with Benchmarks. Contains 21 references. (EH)Although good objective test items are easier to grade, they are difficult to write. A good objective test takes time to ... The effective grading of essay questions involves constructing a specific rubric for their scoring. A good rubric assigns pointsanbsp;...

Title:Connecting the Pieces
Author: Sarapage McCorkle, Bonnie T. Meszaros
Publisher:Council for Economic Educat - 1997

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