Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum
- Cindy A. Strickland - University of Virginia, USA
- Kathy Tuchman Glass - Glass Educational Consulting
Continuing Professional Development | Physical Impairments | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
—Carol Ann Tomlinson, William Clay Parish Jr. Professor of Education
University of Virginia
'In my experience teaching graduate students about the Parallel Curriculum Model, I am always looking for a variety of ways to expose them to the intent of each parallel. This guide is an invaluable resource in helping us talk about and practice the model. The varied examples and practical lessons offer fantastic building blocks to use in my work with teachers!'—Jennifer Beasley, Educational Consultant, University of Virginia
Complementing the best-selling second edition of The Parallel Curriculum, this all-inclusive facilitator's guide is an indispensable resource for anyone planning, designing, or conducting curriculum development training on the Parallel Curriculum Model.
This easy-to-use workbook offers step-by-step instructions aligned with the content of the core book. Staff developers will learn how to support training sessions to help educators design and implement curriculum along four parallels. Ideal for facilitating book study groups, seminars, and professional development events, the book provides:
- A complete training program of 53 workshops, including 12 workshops per curriculum parallel
- Scripts, agendas, activities, sample classroom scenarios, handouts, and transparencies
- Tools, resources, and strategies for designing curriculum across the four parallels
Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum is an essential handbook for leading professional training that results in enhanced teacher expertise and a multidimensional, high-quality curriculum that challenges all learners.
"This guide provides clear, intelligent support for teachers and administrators to explore the possibilities that the Parallel Curriculum Model brings to educators and students, and to translate those possibilities into action in the classroom."
"We have been using the Parallel Curriculum Model for several years and are excited to have this valuable resource for teachers and central office staff. The strategies, tools, and activities embedded throughout the guide bring the concepts and ideas to life in a way that is engaging, useful, and easy to implement. This is an excellent professional development tool for curriculum design that will lead to rich, challenging learning experiences for all students."
"In my experience teaching graduate students about the Parallel Curriculum Model, I am always looking for a variety of ways to expose them to the intent of each parallel. This guide is an invaluable resource in helping us talk about and practice the model. The varied examples and practical lessons will be fantastic building blocks I can use in my work with teachers!"
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Introducing the Parallel Curriculum Model