This course surveys the collaborative processes needed to design curriculum and assessment aligned to specific learning outcomes. Students will familiarize themselves with the theories, methods, and procedures underlying the development and design of curriculum and instruction. Additionally, the interrelationships among curriculum, instruction, and assessment and best practices for developing curriculum and instruction that meet the needs of an inclusive school will be explored. Research based practices designed to improve student learning for all students and to develop 21st century skills will be presented. Grading, use of assessment data, planning, and collaboration are addressed.