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					      Eastern Region Curriculum
        Development Program
ALIGNING AND BUILDING CURRICULUM
           May 25 – 27, 2011
Program Outcomes
At the completion of the Aligning and Building
  Curriculum (ABC) conference, you will be able to
1. Articulate and use an inquiry-based curriculum
    planning process to guide your own curriculum
    practice.
2. Plan courses and programs applying principles of
    learning and curriculum design.
3. Aligning course curriculum to the needs of the
    workplace and provincial/college guidelines,
    standards and performance expectations.
3. Develop a coherent course curriculum that is
   learning centered and aligns all curriculum.
   components – learning outcomes, content, learning
   activities, assessment, learning resources and the
   needs, abilities and interests of the learners.
4. Develop tools and processes to review and revise
   courses and programs.
5. Collaborate in the construction and exchange of
   curriculum knowledge.
Ice Breaker – Marooned!
                If you were marooned on
                 a deserted island,
                 which three people
                 would you want with
                 you? They can be dead,
                 alive, or imaginary
                introduce yourselves and
                 share your choices with
                 the group.
Curriculum Feud




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Round # 1
Three parts of a provincial program
 standard are…

And the answer is …

Time: 30 seconds


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 http://www.online-stopwatch.com/full-screen-
 stopwatch/
Round # 2
Four credentials that are part of the
 Credential Framework are…

And the answer is …


Time: 30 seconds


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Round # 3
The Ontario College Quality Assurance
 Service (OCQAS) provides two(2) distinct
 services related to self regulation and
 quality assurance. These services are ….

And the answer is …              Time: 15 seconds


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Round # 4
Credentials Validation Service (CVS)is to
 program quality assurance as Program
 Quality Assurance Process Audit (PQAPA) is
 to ……

And the answer is …


Time: 15 seconds
Round # 5
Four characteristics of strong learning
 outcomes are…

And the answer is …   Time: 30 seconds




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Round # 6
 Four key areas that need to be aligned
 when building or revising courses are…

And the answer is …                    Time: 30 seconds




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Let’s score our answers!
Round #1 - the answer is …
 Vocational Learning Outcomes (VLO’s)


 Essential Employability Skills (EES)


 General Education Requirements


Score: 3 points


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Round #2 - the answer is …
 Ontario College Certificate
 Ontario College Diploma
 Ontario College Advanced Diploma
 Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Score: 4 points



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Round #3 - the answer is …
 Credential Validation Service (CVS)


 Program Quality Assurance Process Audit (PQAPA)



Score: 2 points


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Round #4 - the answer is …



Institutional – level quality assurance

Score: 1 points
Round #5 - the answer is …
 Clear
 Focus on results of learning experience (what
    students can do at the end)
   Integrate learning into complex performances
   Measurable/can be validated
   Realistic and achievable
   Free of bias
   Reflect learning that can be transferred
   Indicate the scope, depth, breadth and level of
    learning     Score: 4 points

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Round #6 - the answer is …
 Course Learning Requirements (CLRs)
  or course outcomes
 Learning Activities
 Learning Resource Materials
 Assessment
 Learner Abilities and Interests

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Program Development and
Approval Sequence Activity
Instructions:
1. Each group to be given seven (7) cards that reflect
    steps in the program development and approval
    process for a college program.
2. Group participants to stand in a line and sequence
    the cards to represent the chronological order of
    steps in the program development and approval
    process.
Program Development and Approval
Sequence
1. Program of Instruction (POI)
2. Curriculum Mapping
3. Program Advisory (PAC)
4. Board of Governors (BOG)
5. Credentials Validation Service (CVS)
6. Attestation (President)
7. MTCU (funding)
Score: 2 points (all or nothing!!)
And the winner is ….




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              The Curriculum Road Map
                           Workplace               Stakeholder
                            Needs                     Input
         Emerging
       Trends in Field                                               College
                                                                     Policy
                                       Program
Government
                                       Learning
 Guidelines                                                                Technology/
                                       Outcomes
                                                                            Resources




                                  Course Learning
                                   Requirements



                                        Learners


              Learning
                                                                 Assessment
              Activities


                                       Learning
                                       Resource
                                       Materials


        Belief                    Learning                           Design
       Systems                    Principles                        Principles

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Framework




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Personal Reflections (10 min.)
 Using the ABC feedback sheet,
    reflect on your learning related to the program
     outcomes;
    identify your significant learning or “ah ha” moments;
    articulate your own curriculum opportunity
        Identify a curriculum challenge/issue/project that relates to
         your needs.
        Think about how you might apply your curriculum knowledge
         to this challenge/issue/project.
 Reveal ABC of New Web Site
Created by Algonquin Multimedia Students –
 Professor Darin Faber Students W2011

 Wendy Warren
 Sam
 Marc St Germain
ABC Culminating Activity
At the end of this activity participants will:

1. reflect on their ABC experience and outcomes;
2.identify opportunities for applying ABC learning;
3.share highlights of their ABC experience; and
4.celebrate success.
Group Discussion Questions
In college groupings, consider the following questions:
What curriculum challenge or issue do I have in a
program or course?
How will I apply my ABC learning to the solution of
this challenge?
What resources and support will I need?
Is anyone else interested in my challenge/issue?
 Celebrating!
 Congratulations
to all participants

				
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