Remixing the Curriculum offers educators a way to rethink traditional curricular approaches through a "curricular remix," a concept in which a curriculum becomes different from its original form, retaining its basic foundational elements, but experiencing a metamorphosis to create a new version. Remixing the Curriculum suggests that the way to develop curriculum to maximize student access and engagement is to employ essential elements of traditional pedagogy, but infuse it with technology to create new features through the X Framework (XFW). XFW capitalizes on four essential features of educators' practice and learning: Technology Fitness, in which a teacher self-evaluates their comfort level using technology; Proactive Teaching, which front-loads the planning and preparation for instruction to prior to implementation; Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a set of principles which guide the conditions for learning, including flexible learning environments to accommodate individual learning differences; and Assistive Technology, technology to improve the capabilities of students with disabilities. At the intersection of these four quadrants is X, which serves as a fulcrum for access to the curriculum.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 138
Weight: 381 g
Dimensions: 239 x 159 x 16 mm
This impressive book on technology for all students will do for you what the authors did for me in persuading me why technology matters in education. The book is inspiring, smart and sassy. It shows you that you must get fit and not just competent in your use of technology. If you ever doubted the value of technology in education, the authors show you why it's imperative for some students in enabling them to access and express their learning, and good for all students to push their learning further. This inspiring, thoughtful and incredibly practical book is full of big ideas and detailed strategies that will enable you to make learning work for everyone and show you how to do it with the best digital tools available. -- Andy Hargreaves, Brennan Chair in Education, Boston College; Adviser to the Premier and Minister of Education of Ontario
It is often difficult for teachers to juggle the demands of the curriculum while also trying to integrate technology with purpose and improve outcomes, all while bringing more context to student learning. With the X Framework, the authors present an innovative pathway that incorporates sound research and pedagogical strategies to help teachers successfully implement digital tools across the curriculum. -- Eric Sheninger, senior fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education
Remixing the Curriculum is a must-have resource for all educators who are ready to innovate traditional curricular approaches to improve their teaching and learning outcomes. Building on 4 essential elements of traditional pedagogy, Stringer Keefe and Steiner recommend practical high-impact strategies for infusing technology through their X Framework (XFW) as a means to make teacher practice more active, engaging and inclusive. -- Cathy Rubin, founder, CMRubinWorld (The Global Search for Education)