Developing Your Educational Plan(s) and Putting Your Residential Curriculum Into Practice

Once a department or division articulates the goals, outcomes, and objectives it hopes to achieve, and they’ve undergone the work to rubric, map, and sequence these objectives, the final step in the process is the development of an overall educational plan.  Educational plans function much like blueprints. As plans, they outline time-based progression through the curriculum.  They include all major components of the curriculum (from the Educational Priority to Goals, Outcomes, and Rubrics) and include all of the facilitation guides for each individually executed strategy. In short, your educational plan is the master document of your entire curriculum. Read More

Through the Lens of an iPhone: Buenos Aires Street Art

Buenos Aires has some impressive street art. It’s easy to find throughout the city. The following are some photos I took of this street art during my travels. I also went on two street art tours by Graffiti Mundo. (Highly recommended!!)

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Through the Lens of an iPhone: Recoleta Cemetery

The following iPhoneography photos were taken in Recoleta Cemetery during a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Simply amazing. I wish the photos could do it justice.

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The Iterative and Reciprocal Process of Developing Rubrics (With Training Video)

An important element of developing residential curriculum involves scaffolding and sequencing learning. Rubrics, or tools developed for the purposes of scoring and rating development along a scale, can be useful in this scaffolding and sequencing process. As discussed earlier, residential curriculum rubrics break down learning outcomes into successive stages of development and mastery. Although coming after the development of an educational priority, goals, and outcomes, rubric development is often an iterative and reciprocal process that requires one to loop back and revise goals and outcomes in light of knowledge gained thorough the rubric creation process. Read More

Through the Lens of an iPhone: Buenos Aires, Argentina

The following iPhoneography photos were taken during my trip to Buenos Aries, Argentina.

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