This short section introduces Theme B on Curriculum and Assessment, its objectives and facilitation team.

Teachers should be able to match specific curriculum standards to particular software packages and computer applications and describe how these standards are supported by these applications. (TL.2.a) but also identify key concepts and processes in the subject area, describe the function and purpose of subject-specific tools and how they support students’ understanding of these key concepts and processes and their application to the world outside the classroom. (KD.2.a)

Student teachers develop and apply knowledge-and performance-based rubrics that allow teachers to assess students’ understanding of key subject matter concepts, skills, and processes. (KD.2.b)