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Curriculum Integration

All of our coaching projects start with the curriculum driven by student needs. Planning is the key component. One shot workshops don't work. It is important for teachers to collaborate and plan together so they are not reinventing the wheel over and over again. Professional development where teachers map the curriculum, align standards, and design inquiry-based units, creates successful learning communities.

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  • Curriculum Mapping
  • Curriculum Integration
  • Literature Connections
  • K-12 Curriculum Resources
  • Thematic Units
  • Standards-Based Web Projects
  • Curriculum Mapping

    Calendaring the Curriculum facilitates development of interdisciplinary projects and team teaching. Our coaches have the experience to pull ideas and strategies together so teachers can see the bigger picture. Here is an example of calendaring 6th grade teachers in a California Middle School.






    Early Man


    Ancient Egypt

    Language Arts

    Narrative Analysis
    Paragraph Writing
    CoreLit: Boy in the Painted Cave, Maroo of the Winter Caves

    Write Expository Compositions
    Deliver Narrative Presentation
    Core Lit: In the Beginning- Creation Stories

    Research Strategies
    Oral Presentations


    Early Inventions

    Invention of Writing, City States, Music, etc.

    Mummification, Pyramid Building


    Cave Drawings

    Clay Tablets

    Chicken Mummies, Channel Nile News


    Curriculum Mapping facilitates standards and inquiry-based projects that can be multi-disciplinary. Our coaches can work with teachers before school starts to develop projects aligned to standards and point to the appropriate resources. When teachers can see what others are teaching when, strategies appear that open the way to collaboration. Below is a sample for fourth grade:

    Essential Questions






    Why do people feel compelled to discover things?

    Age of Exploration

    Basic Research skills, notetaking, outlining, paragraph development


    Language Arts Writing 1.2

    History 5.2

    Notes from Research and Brainstorming

    Sample of student work:draft, outline

    Final paragraph



    Curriculum Integration

    Curriculum Integration takes teachers time. Our coaches work with the teachers to review the curriculum and develop models that the teachers can use and adapt. We then facilitate curriculum development, aligning the standards, and choosing the appropriate resources for the activities. This is an example of an activity that enhances a 4th grade History textbook.

    Unit - Chapter

    Teaching Activity

    History Standards

    LA - Writing Standards



    Teachers Edition page: 46E, Activity Book p. 16


    1.0, 1.6, 1.9

    1, 3, 4


    California Geography

    Objectives: Students will be able to:
    • Summarize information from the text
    • Use an electronic graphic organizer

    Activity at a Glance: Students will review information in the text about California and review the graphic organizer in the Activity Book. Students can use the template created in Kidspiration and fill in the information.

    Extensions: Students can create an organizer using Kidspiration from scratch that defines characteristics of different regions. Use the KWL template and have students answer questions what they know about each of the regions, what they want to learn, and what they learned. Include a library of books: California People and Places, California: From Sea to Shining Sea,

    Introducing Activity: Teacher demonstates activity using TV connected to computer. Set up and explain rotation schedule for students to use computers in classroom.

    Websites for further research:
    Geography: Landforms & Bodies of Water

    Images of the California Environment

    Check out Literature Connections to enhance your reading program.






    K-12 Curriculum Resources

    Teacher Resources
    Science Sites
    Language Arts Sites
    Social Studies Sites

    Math Sites
    Sites for Kids

    Teacher Resources

  • 4Teachers - Rubrics, lessons, worksheets, project-based learning activities
  • AtoZ Teacher Stuff - free online lesson plans, activities, thematic units, more...
  • AskERIC - Educational Resources Information Center provides a variety of services and products on a broad range of education-related issues.
  • Beginning Teachers Tool Box - Resources and survival kit for new teachers
  • California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) - database to high quality instructional technology resources that support CA's curriculum frameworks and standards.
  • Blue Webn' - Database of lesson plans and activities by Pacific Bell
  • Busy Teacher's Website - Curriculum websites organized well
  • Classroom Connect - Extensive learning resources for K-12 educators and students.
  • Classroom Discipline Techniques - 11 Techniques developed by the Honor Level System
  • CNN Interactive - Educational resource associated with news services
  • Curriculum Resources- Technology Learning Center at Oakland Unified School District has curriculum resources that will be constantly upgraded and added to. Check out the different grants that we are working with in OUSD.
  • EdLinks - Amazing resource of educational links and resources.
  • Education World - Search engine for educational sites on the web
  • EduPlace - Hourghton - Mifflin K-8 resource site
  • Enchanted Learning - worksheets, activities for all grade levels
  • Global SchoolNet Foundation - Provides online opportunities for teachers to collaborate, communicate, and celebrate shared learning experiences.
  • Google - Best search engine that does not need Boolean operators
  • Intel Teach to the Future - Professional development that trains master teachers in a 40 hour class.
  • Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - Teacher resource offering ideas to enhance the curriculum.
  • KIDLINK: Global Networking for Youth 10-15 - A grassroots project aimed at getting as many children in the age group 10 -15 as possible involved in a GLOBAL dialog.
  • Landmark Project - David Warlick has created a necessary resource for teachers with the Citation Machine, Rubric Maker, and lots more. Check it out today!
  • Librarian's Index to the Internet -searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 8,600 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to users of public libraries.
  • Library of Congress: Learning Page
  • Library In the Sky - Provides resources, projects, discussions, interactions, collaborations, lessons, curriculums, and standards for grades K-12
  • Marco Polo - Standards-based Internet content for the K-12 teacher and classroom
  • McRel Standards Site - Database of standards by states
  • The North Star - An amazing site designed by Fablevision Press (Peter Reynolds) who wrote the North Star which is up on the web site plus wonderful strategies for technology planning.
  • On the Edge of the Digital Age - Information about the future of technolgy
  • Puzzlemaker - Puzzle generator that teachers can use for any subject
  • SDCOE's K-12 Education Resources - San Diego County Office of Ed's useful link page
  • Smithsonian Institution Most beautiful site - check out the education area
  • Vivisimo - Organized search engine that puts sites in categories - site created by Carnegie Mellon University
  • Teachers Helping Teachers - Personal site with loads of links and resources
  • Teachers.Net - Active teacher chatboards and chatrooms
  • - Resources, articles, tips (incsluding PDQs that Barbara coordinates)
  • WestEd - Non-profit agency providing educators and policymakers with information and support based on the best knowledge from educational research and practice

     Language Arts Sites

     Math Sites

     Science Sites



    Language Arts Sites

  • Children's Literature - Resources for Teachers
  • Complete Works of Shakespeare
  • The Elements of Style.
  • Hypertext Webster Interface
  • Jeff's English Page
  • KidPub - Kid's publishing site
  • KWHL Chart - Graphic organizers
  • Literature Connections - created by My eCoach for Oakland Unified AB1339 grant teachers
  • Owl Online Writing Lab - Purdue created this site for teachers of writing skills
  • Roget's Thesaurus - Searchable, online version of this invaluable resource
  • Scholastic Place
  • S.C.O.R.E. - Language Art


  •  Language Arts Sites

     Math Sites

     Science Sites


    Math Sites

  • Ask Dr. Math
  • Math Resources
  • S.C.O.R.E. Mathematics
  • Math Forum Internet Collection

     Language Arts Sites

     Math Sites

     Science Sites


    Science Sites

  • The Bug Club Home Page
  • Exploratorium's Learning Studio!
  • Helping Your Child Learn Science
  • Jason Project
  • NASA Homepage
  • NASA K-12 Internet Initiative Online Interactive Projects
  • New Scientist: Planet Science
  • Newton's Apple Lesson Plans Index
  • Rainforest Action Network
  • S.C.O.R.E. Science
  • U.S. Geological Survey: The Learning Web
  • The Weather Dude
  • Whales on the Internet
  • You Can with Beakman and Jax
  •  Language Arts Sites

     Math Sites

     Science Sites



    Social Studies Sites

  • History/Social Studies Web Site for K-12 Teachers
  • Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaelogy
  • Native American History Resources on the Internet
  • Exploring Native Americans Across the Curriculum
  • Native American History - professional looking site developed by students of Digital Safari at Mt. Diable High School
  • S.C.O.R.E. History/Social Science
  • Social Studies Lesson Plans and Resources

     Language Arts Sites

     Math Sites

     Science Sites


    Great Sites for Kids

  • All About Worms: Yuckiest Site on the Internet (great Science Activities)
  • Aunt Annie's Craft Page
  • CIA World Factbook 2001
  • Crayola * Crayola * Crayola * Crayola
  • Discovery Channel Online
  • Disney Home Page
  • KidPub WWW Publishing
  • Kids on the Web
  • Kids' Space - Great site for younger kids to publish work & explore the Web. Rated "G"
  • Kids Web - A World Wide Web Digital Library for Schoolkids
  • MidLink Magazine - The Electronic Magazine for Kids in the Middle Grades
  • Space Camp
  • TnT - Tristan and Tiffany's Cool Stuff for Kids
  • Yahooligans!

     Language Arts Sites

     Math Sites

     Science Sites



    Thematic Units

    Bats Website is an example of a thematic unit we can co-develop with teachers and students and maintain for our clients.

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    Standards-Based Web Projects

    Content like the Port Chicago Disaster with standards-based activities is what teachers and students need. This valuable resource was created by Doug Prouty using images and documents with permission from the U.S. Navy and Parks Department. We are looking for content that we can develop into a needed resource for educators as part of our coaching projects with teachers as co-architects.

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