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Contemporary Issues in Education: An English 11 Course for Future Educators - HONORS

A-G Subject: English
CTE Sector: Education, Child Development, and Family Services
Pathway: Education

Note: Contemporary Issues in Education is a UC-designated honors course. This course is a college preparatory eleventh grade English course integrated with the Education pathway standards of the Education, Child Development, and Family Services sector, which allows students to see where the skills of English intersect with the elements of education. Students conduct research, closely read and analyze complex texts, evaluate instructional methodology and philosophy, and create a portfolio of reflections, activities, and compositions that, when synthesized, serve as the foundation for three capstone projects. Students will present a standards-based lesson plan, research a contemporary issue in education, and participate in a mock job interview, all of which prepare them for further education and career opportunities in the field of Education, Child Development, and Family Services.

Curriculum Materials

Access lesson planning materials for Contemporary Issues in Education. Copy any document (or download the entire GoogleFolder) to modify the curriculum for your students. Add to the folder by sending your version of any document to Carolina.Reyes@ucop.edu.

Materials were compiled/developed at the UCCI Teacher Exchange, Madera Unified School District, Madera, on August 3-4, 2016.



Related Resources: 

Start by reviewing the complete course description.

Kick off Unit 1 with Family Consumer Sciences’ lesson focusing on Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences.

The History of Education in America  (11 min) video provides a solid overview for Unit 2.

Unit 4 is all about classroom management! Get your students ready with these 3 resources: 1. 10 TED Talks from inspiring teachers, 2. the Getting Curious (Not Furious) With Students article from Edutopia, and 3. Marzano's classroom observation checklist example.

As you teach students how to use assessments in Unit 5, incorporate Edutopia resources, Edudemic’s Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment (which includes nice infocharts!), and videos from the Teaching Channel.