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In this learning cycle, novice teachers practice adapting curriculum materials. They examine the C3 standards, develop compelling questions, adapt written texts, and analyze the diversity of perspectives that are represented. They then apply this learning by modifying lesson plans in the teacher education classroom and in partnership with their mentor teachers.

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Novice teachers examine the Engage-Experience-Argue and C3 frameworks.
Novice teachers learn how to adapt texts, develop compelling questions, represent diverse perspectives, and modify curriculum materials.
Novice teachers partner with mentor teachers to modify proposed lessons.
Novice teachers give and receive feedback on proposed lesson adaptations.

Lampert, M., Franke, M. L., Kazemi, E., Ghousseini, H., Turrou, A. C., Beasley, H., Cunard, A., & Crowe, K. (2013). Keeping it complex: Using rehearsals to support novice teacher learning of ambitious teaching. Journal of Teacher Education, 64(3), 226-243.

McDonald, M., Kazemi, E., & Kavanagh, S. S. (2013). Core practices and pedagogies of teacher education: A call for a common language and collective activity. Journal of Teacher Education64(5), 378-386.

Teacher Education by Design. (2014). University of Washington College of Education.