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Curriculum Design Part 1: The High-Level Planning (9:17)
Part 1 of 4 episodes on Curriculum Design in Doug Neill’s “Verbal to Visual” series.
Part 1 explores the questions that must be considered prior to detailed curriculum planning: Who’s your audience? What is the transformation sought? What is the mode of this curriculum? Using his own thinking about the “Verbal to Visual” series, Neill models how answers to these questions shape curriculum design.

Curriculum Design Part 2: The Clothesline Method (6:58)
Part 2 of 4 episodes on Curriculum Design in Doug Neill’s “Verbal to Visual” series.
Part 2 shows how Steven Pressman’s “Clothesline Method” can be used to sequence and plan learning activities to effect transformation and support curriculum goals. Neal emphasizes the creative potential and inherent flexibility of this method.

Curriculum Design Part 3: Producing the Material (9:07)
Part 3 of 4 episodes on Curriculum Design in Doug Neal’s “Verbal to Visual” series.
Part 3 details a visual note-taking technique for creating course materials based on “empathy maps” of students and their learning needs.

Curriculum Design Part 4: Iterate Over Time (8:36)
Part 4 of 4 episodes on Curriculum Design in Doug Neal’s “Verbal to Visual” series.
Part 4 reflects on how to make effective adjustments and improvements to curriculums over time.