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Clustering Standards in Integrated Units 2ed

by Diane Ronis SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
08/2007
ISBN:
9781412955577
Format:
Pbk 168 pages
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AU$64.00 NZ$66.96
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''This book provides a wealth of information for teachers who are seeking new ways to meet the needs of all learners for high academic achievement!''
—Marguerita K. DeSander, Assistant Professor of Leadership and Policy Studies
The George Washington University

''Using this book as part of the alignment process will greatly enhance any classroom curriculum!''
—Joen M. Painter, Education Consultant

Develop integrated, meaningful units that engage students and address multiple standards!

Using a student-oriented approach, Clustering Standards in Integrated Units, Second Edition, offers guidelines for designing interdisciplinary units that combine content areas, address standards, and involve students in their own learning and assessment.

Diane L. Ronis offers a framework for organizing, implementing, and evaluating units and provides sample rubrics, templates, and reproducibles for the planning process. Drawing on a constructivist approach and geared to meet students' individual learning needs, the text demonstrates how to:


Integrate content across multiple curriculum areas
Make instruction meaningful using new information about how the brain works
Encourage students to pose and investigate questions relevant to the real world
Access specific Web sites for meeting state standards
This book helps seasoned and novice teachers facilitate collaborative learning with teams of students and assist them in making significant connections between their own experiences and events in the real world.

Preface Introduction Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Unit Components: Tools for Building Units 2. Organizing Instruction for Meaning: Planning for Learning and Achievement 3. How to Build a Better Rubric: Developing a Unit Assessment Plan 4. Unit Pano

"From sample rubrics and reproducibles to understanding how to meet individual student learning needs'and how to empower them to choose the right paths'this book is an excellent choice for experienced or new teachers who want to encourage collaborative student learning styles."
Diane Ronis is a professor of education at Southern Connecticut State University and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction. Her drive to make learning meaningful to all students comes from 17 years of teaching middle school and high school mathematics and fine arts as well as eight years of experience instructing preservice teachers at the college and graduate level. Ronis has been a presenter and keynote speaker at numerous conferences, workshops and seminars, and is the author of Brain Compatible Mathematics , Brain Compatible Assessments, Critical Thinking in Math, Problem Based Learning for Math Science: Integrating Inquiry and the Internet , and Clustering Standards in Integrated Units .