Curriculum Development Training

STARTALK provides student programs with a curriculum template, knowing that a common curriculum development process will facilitate the sharing of units, instructional strategies, and quality materials. The template is designed to capture best practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Detailed information about the curriculum templates provided on the STARTALK Curriculum Resources page.

The following three video presentations provide an overview to the foundational documents and key concepts that were used to develop the curriculum template for student programs.

Stage 1

This video provides an introduction to backward design, the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements and explains the process for developing program Can-Do Statements.

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After viewing the video, check your understanding by completing the accompanying quiz.

Check for Understanding Quiz - Stage 1


Stage 2

This video provides an introduction to performance-based assessments, reviews elements of the interpersonal and presentational mode of communication and explains the process for developing performance assessment tasks aligned to program Can-Do Statements.

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After viewing the video, check your understanding by completing the accompanying quiz.

Check for Understanding Quiz - Stage 2


Stage 3

This video explains the process of unpacking program Can-Do Statements in order to develop lesson Can-Do Statements and reviews the elements of the interpretive mode of communication.

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After viewing the video, check your understanding by completing the accompanying quiz.

Check for Understanding Quiz - Stage 3

Material Type(s): 

  • Video
  • Curricula

TELL Domain(s): 

  • Planning

STARTALK Principle(s): 

  • Standard-Based Curriculum