The Collaborative Curriculum: A Multidisciplinary, Problem/Solution-Based Model

Kamm Solutions specializes in guiding schools and districts in developing The Collaborative Curriculum: A Problem/Solution-Based Model. The Collaborative Curriculum is comprised of multidisciplinary, problem/solution-based student learning units that are designed in sequences around open-ended problems. These future-focused units stimulate students to engage in the following actions:

  • Research information, interpret data, and develop and present a variety of creative and innovative solutions.
  • Think independently and reflect on their learning.
  • Collaborate effectively with peers and members of the community.
  • Demonstrate curiosity, generating additional questions throughout each sequence.
  • Sharpen complex, critical thinking skills.
  • Draw from multiple disciplines to gain a wider perspective of a problem and develop fresh approaches to possible solutions.
  • Engage in authentic learning experiences that replicate real-world tasks, demonstrating a strong work ethic.
  • Explore cross-cultural perspectives.
  • Showcase learning (problems and possible solutions) to an authentic audience.

DIAGRAM & VIDEOS

THE COLLABORATIVE CURRICULUM: A PROBLEM/SOLUTION-BASED MODEL

The Collaborative Curriculum is comprised of multidisciplinary, problem/solution-based student learning units. These units are designed in sequences around open-ended problems that stimulate students to research  information, interpret data, and develop and present a variety of creative and innovative solutions.

TAYLOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL — A Unit of Study on Climate Change

A curriculum is comprised of several smaller units that build upon one another. This video, posted on You Tube, offers a clear representation of a unit of study in a STEM curriculum where students are highly engaged in learning. Note that this science unit clearly embraces literacy standards as well.

In the Collaborative Curriculum Model, teachers are activators of learning and students become leaders of their own learning.

Additional Resources

Grant Writing Project on the American Dream from the Teaching Channel: Connecting language arts and social science in an authentic, problem/solution-based unit.

A sample of effective practice within an interdisciplinary unit of study

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