The term curriculum covers an array of topics. You’ve read about many of those topics in the text and your journal articles. The course goals are also very broad. Your peers have also shared articles with you. By the end of the semester, you should have been exposed to approximately 20 academic articles as well as the course text.
This project allows you to apply that knowledge to a curriculum task that you identify.
- You must create a project based on literature and research. The task must be related to curriculum from a leadership perspective.
- You must write a 3-5 page summary of your work/project.
- You can submit additional work products from your final project.
- You must cite literature (>5 citations) related to your project.
The term curriculum covers an array of topics. You’ve read about many of those topics in the text and your journal articles. The course goals are also very broad. Your peers have also shared articles
Project Proposal As stated in the assignment description, curriculum covers an array of topics. However, while in grade school, I always considered curriculum to be strictly school work. So, now that I am a teacher on the journey to leadership; I always attempt to make sure myself, my students, and my colleagues view the curriculum as more than just school work. In my opinion, the curriculum sets the foundation school-wide, in every aspect. By aspects of the curriculum, I am not only referencing academic aspects; I am referencing school culture, community connections, parental involvement, and school diversity. I name all of those things because I strongly believe that they all play a major role in setting the foundation of the “school curriculum”, because in reality the school will not function properly if all of those things are not solidified or at least being attempted to be solidified. With that being said, when thinking of a topic for my final project; I wanted to make sure that I target all of those areas because they all set the foundation of the school. As my final project, I am interested in creating an action research plan that will allow me to target the school curriculum that will set the foundation for the school as a whole next year, targeting all of the topics that I named above. In this action research plan, I would like to drive my theory based off of my previous experiences at other schools and see if my actions will support that theory. I am still brainstorming on exactly how I would format the plan, but my biggest thing is making sure that I target every area. I thought that this was a good project to do in the summer while I have a lot of time to reflect on my previous experiences inside of school buildings. I also think setting the foundation and starting with actions as soon as the school year starts is a very important aspect of creating this action research plan before the school year begins.