Intentional Curriculum Design

Learn best practices for time-saving curriculum design using lessons of your choice.

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In this course, learn to apply a strategic and tactical approach to curriculum planning, beginning with the end in mind. You will intentionally curate national, state, and district standards to create a foundational framework unique to your needs. Implement formative and summative assessment metrics and scaffolding processes to facilitate academic achievement for all learners with built-in checks for understanding. You will leave this course with an original curriculum map ready for implementation and practical curriculum design skills to support future curriculum endeavors.

Note: Credits earned cannot be applied to the Master of Arts in Art Education degree program requirements.

See the full course syllabus or Graduate Catalog for more details.

Suggested Course Sequence

  1. SPED557: Art and Diverse Learners
  2. SPED559: Adapting the Art Room
  3. SPED561: Classroom Management Strategies for Diverse Learners
  4. SPED563: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Art Room

Required Materials

Recommended Purchase

FLEX Curriculum—a flexible, curriculum designed with you, the teacher in mind. Not all teachers plan, teach, or have the same budget. That’s why FLEX is designed to fit into your teaching practice, not the other way around. Use all of FLEX to meet your student’s needs, or take parts and supplement the curriculum that you already know and love. Monthly subscriptions are available for individual art teachers, and enterprise pricing is available at the district level for visual arts teams. A 1-month subscription is recommended for this course, but not required.

Additional Materials
  • Computer with basic audio and video output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view the course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • A Google Drive account (provided)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)

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