Essential what? Enduring Understandings? Why is it important to write down what I do in my classroom? Many districts across the state are focused on curriculum mapping and Unit design using a variety of systems for tracking and organizing curriculum, units, and assessments.
OMG! I can't think of any words worse then "Standards" and "Assessments", is there really a way to really communicate standards or assessments to our students in the High School that is clear and that we all can get excited about?
Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington is known to many musicians as one of the most influential of all Jazz musicians walk our Earth. This session will be a round table discussion about how to approaching teaching about Ellington and how to approach his rich library of music.
This unit happens in guitar class, and the focus is on understanding chord progressions in the context of how our ear is accustom to hearing them, how they typically happen in songs, and how to begin hearing them and learning them by ear in the context of a project.