Personal Statement: What I Learned In Curriculum Design

Over the summer, I worked as a math teacher at the summer camp in Palisades Park, NJ. Before the summer camp started, I was planning a curriculum for each grade level and I used some of the materials that I put together in my Intro to curriculum design class. It was such an indescribable feeling for me that I use elements that learned in class and can be apply into a real life practice. Moreover, designing a curriculum in the class last semester was a first experience so that I tried my best to complete it and that is why the final piece meant something special. When I finished designing a curriculum for my summer camp students, with the other teachers and manager, we looked at each other’s curriculum. Even though I was not the only teacher …show more content…
First day lesson started with the review about multiple intelligences. I could remember the meaning of the term, but I was not sure the eight criteria of Gardner’s multiple intelligences. When Professor Evans told the class to write them down on a piece sheet of paper, I could only write a few of them. But then, when Professor Evans wrote them down on a board, thankfully I was able to recall them. During the summer camp, I truly experienced that every student possess their own distinct intelligence. The concept of multiple intelligences categorized with eight and these are musical-rhythmic, visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. The concept claim that all human beings have multiple intelligence and these multiple intelligences can be strengthened or weakened. Therefore, teachers should be able to differentiate the lesson utilizing multiple …show more content…
When I heard about this assignment, my approach of this assignment was something like ‘not again.’ Because of my experience in summer that every student learns differently, I acknowledge the importance of integrating multiple intelligences in your curriculum. However, I remember how much I struggled to complete the assignment in last semester. I was so afraid and very stressful about this assignment before I even

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