Recruiting Washington Teachers into Careers in Education
The following video provides an overview of the Recruiting Washington Teachers into Careers in Education (RWT - CIE) Curriculum, including structure, the rational behind its creation, and background from participants and educators.
Organization of the Curriculum
The curriculum features five thematic units: Healthy Learning Community, Culture and Identity, Equity and Opportunity, Equity Pedagogy, and College Access and Success. Units are presented in an Understanding by Design (UbD) format that identifies desired outcomes linked to performance-based assessments. These assessments require students to integrate and apply content and skills developed throughout the unit. Each unit identifies essential questions, enduring understandings, and content and skill targets. The unit then provides a sequence of learning events that lead to the performance-based assessments. Three sets of standards are embedded across and identified within these units: Common Core English Language Arts, 21st Century, and Washington State New Teacher Benchmarks. Resources are provided throughout the units to support students in observing, reflecting, and applying theory to their own experiences. The units provide a model and a sample progression that teachers can adapt based on the specific program, with consideration to local context, course structure, type of credit articulation, student strengths and needs, as well as the needs of the partner programs. The applications from theory to practice will vary depending on whether students complete the academic and practicum components of the course sequentially or simultaneously.
Navigating this site
Please explore the units and resources listed to the left. Each link will provide the entire Understanding by Design formatted unit or other helpful tools. To access performance based descriptors and resources, click on the highlighted links throughout the text—this will take you directly to the resource or teaching materials which can be downloaded for use.
All resources provided on this site were either created specifically for this curriculum, have permission from the author / publisher for use, or are available at the time of publication in the public domain. Some articles are cited as reference materials and these are available for purchase. Website links may change over time, we apologize for any inconvenience if select resources are no longer available.