YCS Curriculum Leadership Page

-Youngstown City Schools Professional Development-

Curriculum Leadership

Assignments, Information &
Class Materials Download Site

R. L. Hoover, Professor

Sam Caputo, Middle & Secondary Curriculum Superisor

NOTE: The materials below are class handouts that you will use during the term.
  1. TCED 7032: Syllabus in MSWord format (Teacher Leader Endorsement Enrollees)
  2. Final Project Options
  3. Workshop: Syllabus in MSWord format
  4. Topics to be examined.

Readings for High-Stake Testing & Accountability:

  1. OAA-OGT Research Studies
  2. "The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3" by Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley
       This is a must-read to beging to grasp why and how advantage-disadvantage plays out in shaping the scores on proficiency test.
  3. "School Reform and Accountability: Some Implications and Issues for Democracy and Fair Play"
    "Democracy & Education", Vol. 14, No. 4, 2003. An article written by Randy L. Hoover and Kathy L. Shook.
  4. A short essay on Authentic Accountability versus Pseudo Accountability By Hoover and Shook, 2004.
  5. "(Re)Understanding Educator Accountability: Pseudo Vs. Authentic Policies"
  6. New Findings on School Reform A new take on the whole movement-- Finally!

Guides Diagrams, and Readings for Use in Class:
  1. Diagrams: Teaching-Learning Model and Others
  2. Principles of Interest This is an outline of the concepts used in the Teaching-Learning Model found above. It is a primary source for TCED 6922, but is also quite relevant to this class.
  3. Validating Issues for Authentic Assessment Principles for establishing authentic assessment activities.

Curriculum Deconstruction-Reconstruction Items: (MS Word format)

  1. Final Project Cover Sheet NOTE: You are requested to use this on your final project. If you are working with another person, please attach a cover sheet for each one of you but only one copy of the final project.
  2. Comparison of Traditional Model for C&I and Empowering, Nested Standards Model.
  3. Validating Questions for Empowering Unit Plan
  4. The Outline for a basic Thematic Unit Plan with Nested Standards (MS Word format)