WCP Course Sequence
The WCP curriculum is thoughtfully designed for our students to accommodate the number of years they are enrolled in our program. Whether students are here with us for one year or all four years, they will take new courses each semester without repeating a course.
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Curriculum, Instructional & Transitional Guidelines
What's our framework?
At WCP, curriculum is guided by an empirically based framework that describes knowledge, skills, and expertise students should master to succeed in work and life. It is a blend of content knowledge, specific skills, expertise, and literacy. Core subjects and themes include academic subjects as well as global awareness, financial, economic, business, and entrepreneurial literacy (Partnership for 21st Century Skills, December 2009).
At WCP it is important that instructional methods and strategies are driven by empirically sound practices. Bloom’s taxonomy is described as “The framework elaborated by Bloom and his collaborators consisted of six major categories: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. The categories after Knowledge were presented as “skills and abilities,” with the understanding that knowledge was the necessary precondition for putting these skills and abilities into practice (Vanderbilt University, 2020).
There are 5 elements which create the Taxonomy of Transition Planning. They consist of Student Focused Planning, Student Development, Family Engagement, Interagency Collaboration and Program Structures (Western Michigan University, 2016).