During this course you will examine curriculum principles from both a theoretical and practical perspective. The planning, implementation, assessment and application of school curricula will be a primary focus of instruction. The course will be based on the concept of backward design as discussed by McTighe and Wiggins. A comprehensive Lesson Template will be introduced that parallels the lesson design suggested by the Ohio Department of Education. A portion of the course will examine essential elements of instruction, particularly on teaching strategies. Lastly, you will take from this class a number of concrete strategies that have been proven to enhance learning and that you can use in your classroom easily and with little or no specialized materials.