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Teachers will learn: • Strategies for introducing students to conceptual learning • Instructional strategies to help students uncover and transfer concepts • How to write concept-based lessons • How to assess for conceptual understanding • How to differentiate in a concept-based classroom • How CBCI aligns with other current best practices and initiatives (like PBL, CCSS, etc.)

Introduction: Why Is Concept-Based Curriculum Critical for the 21st Century?
Introduction: Why is concept-based curriculum critical for the 21st century?

Educators today seem to be faced with a choice: Continue teaching centuries-old ways of organizing the world through traditional disciplines such as mathematics and music or throw them out in favor of innovation and creativity in order to move into a 21st-century paradigm for teaching and learning.

This is a false choice. Here’s the important truth: Innovation requires the creative transfer of the fundamental and powerful concepts of the traditional disciplines. We should put real-world challenges in front of students that require them to improvise based on what humanity has already discovered. Innovators stand on the shoulders of past scientists and mathematicians in order to innovate. They ...

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