Curriculum Planners

In this document the questions are intended to help principals and teachers reflect on the values and beliefs that underpin the learning and teaching practice across the school. Some suggested uses for Shaping My Thinking are as “conversation starters” for Professional Learning Teams, as foci for peer-coaching sessions or for reference when planning curriculum.
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Add to these examples and upload the curriculum planners you would like to share here with a brief description of what you found most valuable about each one. Here is an example Curriculum Planner template external image msword.png Intel Teach Online Unit Plan template.doc


How Do I Get Started?

Thinking tools

Visual Ranking Tool
Identify and refine criteria for assigning ranking to a list; and then debate differences, reach consensus, and organize ideas.
Seeing Reason Tool
Investigate relationships in complex systems, creating maps that communicate understanding.
Showing Evidence Tool
Construct well-reasoned arguments that are supported by evidence, using a visual framework.

Teaching tools

Assessing Projects
Develop strategies for student-centered assessment and create your own from an Assessment library.
Help Guide
Find step-by-step instructions for hundreds of technical skills for commonly used software applications.

21st century teaching resources

Designing Effective Projects
Gather ideas from a collection of exemplary Unit Plans and design your own technology-rich teaching plan.
An Innovation Odyssey

Looking for ideas to help you use technology to motivate and inspire? See how teachers around the world use technology in their classrooms to support student learning
**It's a Wild Ride**
See how an interdisciplinary project uses roller coaster design to engage students in math, science, and language arts.

21st Century learning resources

**Technology Literacy**
Cultivate technology literacy and digital citizenship for students ages 11-15 with learning that is active, creative, exploratory, and collaborative.
**Design and Discovery**

Interest youth in design and engineering with this free curriculum; it provides a hands-on, inquiry-based experience with identifying and designing creative solutions to everyday problems.
The Journey InsideSM
Take an interactive journey to learn about what is inside your computer.
**The Intel manufacturing process**

Resources for your students to learn about the science and process behind the microchips we use every day.

Media-rich resources free to students and teachers in Ireland, the UK, Sweden, Thailand, and Turkey, emphasizing math and science.

Where Can I See Some Examples?

Sample unit plans using the Intel format: incorporating Essential Questions, Content Questions and integrating ICT through the unit.

Unit of Work
Most valuable aspect
Link / Upload
The World Through a Different Pair of Eyes
ePals (assessment-journal entry checklist)
Stories That Work (Fairytales)
wiki and blog (21st C skills checklist-Teaching and Learning strategies)
Konichiwa Mate
assessment- thinking skills

Unit of Work
Most valuable aspect
Link / Upload
People and Culture-
The Way We Are

ePals (well structured introduction to global
communities including email, literacy,
letter writing skills,
higher order questioning skills,
cultural awareness and open ended digital presentation)