Essay about A Call For Common Content
In addition to developing the standards we also need to develop the teachers who must have mastery of the standard they are …show more content…
When students are working on cross-curricular assignments they understand that it is of more importance. Moreover, they are more excited to show the work they have completed in their other classes. What may drive the cross-curricular projects home are the presentations of the work to the group and the field trips to support our academy effort. Last week all three teachers and twelve students attended Comic Con in San Diego. This allowed the students to see their teachers excited about the learning process and showcase the world of digital media arts on a large platform.
“The curriculum guides we seek would offer a practical road map for achieving the goals set by standards in the limited instructional time available to teachers.” (Koonce, 2014, p. 117) Our academy uses the Common Core Standards as the road map to frame our cross-curricular lesson. The results I have seen are students who are challenging themselves and each other to not only reach the standard but to achieve quality work. With each lesson, my students are challenging each other to have their work on a website, presented at a board meeting, entered into a competition or