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.)
What Is the Relationship Between Current Best Practices and Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction?
[Page 137]Teaching is incredibly complex. This chapter is an effort to help teachers make connections between some of the current education improvement initiatives and Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction. We’ve tried to integrate many best practices into our tools, descriptions, and frameworks. Hopefully you’ve noticed this alignment before this chapter!
Just as having a conceptual framework helps students learn, recall, and use information and skills, our hope is that using Concept-Based teaching and learning as a lens will help these initiatives seem less like disparate facts and more like an organized system of knowledge that you can use flexibly. To ...