Curriculum

  • Exploration of human development and psychology as it relates to education and models best practices for teaching and other leadership roles
  • An advanced studies program in social studies and English
  • Comprehensive curriculum that explores the complexities of the learning process and utilizes the latest technology to develop educators and other leaders in the 21st Century
  • Emphasis on research-based instructional practices and 21st Century skills necessary for success in the global society

Sample Four Year Curriculum

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Course Descriptions

All Center courses will be taught in the interdisciplinary model. Teachers will demonstrate and model methods of best practice, differentiation of instruction, and student centered lessons. The curriculum will encourage students to become active and engaged participants in the lessons presented.

Child Growth and Development – Honors
36 week, 1 credit: required for Center Students
Level I: Grade 9

  • Examine the different stages of development from childhood to young adulthood from a psychological standpoint.
  • Develop skills in perception and psychological research to enhance understanding of mental processes and behavior.

Technology and Communications in the 21st Century – Honors
36 week, 1 credit: required for Center Students
Level II: Grade 10

  • Explore the fundamentals of advancing technology and how it relates to classroom instruction.
  • Develop skills in the creation and implementation of lessons using appropriate technology. (Investigate the evolution of technology over time as it relates to best practice in education.)
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data. (Develop and implement student created curriculum.)

Foundations of Teaching and Learning – Honors
18 week, 1/2 credit: required for Center Students
Level III: Grade 11

  • Examine the different stages of development from childhood to young adulthood from a psychological standpoint.
  • Develop skills in perception and psychological research to enhance understanding of mental processes and behavior.

Instructional Design – Honors
18 week, 1/2 credit: required for Center Students
Level III: Grade 11

  • Systematically analyze the learning needs and goals of organizations.
  • Develop solutions to organizational problems that improve employee performance and organizational effectiveness.
  • Use data and current standards to drive instruction and lesson creation in education.

Internship/Organizational Development and Leadership – Honors
36 week, 1 credit: required for Center Students
Level IV: Grade 12

  • Examine and evaluate effective instruction and uses of best practices in the 21st Century model.
  • Seek opportunities to practice instruction and model leadership qualities during internship experience.
  • Analyze and observe the traits of effective leadership.

Diverse Learners/Capstone
36 week, 1 credit: required for Center Students
Level IV: Grade 12

  • Analyze the effect of racial and cultural diversity on the U.S. Education System and society.
  • Determine alternative methods of instruction for diverse learners.
  • Explain the different perspectives concerning multicultural education, gender diversity, and motivation for diverse learners.