The implementation of Common Core Standards requires a comprehensive guide for instructional delivery through well articulated maps. These maps should provide teachers with information ranging from how the curriculum will be thematically integrated, to the depth of knowledge required to complete a task, to how student results will be authentically assessed. These maps provide a sense of focus to those who are responsible for the facilitation of content. Responsible facilitation of content means that all teachers must have the same goal in mind: to offer challenging authentic task within each unit of study that is designed to stimulate student thinking through an inquiry process while using 21st Century skills. This does not happen by accident or without a plan. Curriculum design teams should perform like asymphony, with different courses harmonizing with one another, just like a section of instruments. The instructional leader, of course, must serve as the director of this scholastic symphony, creating models for teachers to use when developing their curriculum.
These 21st Century skill sets should be cross blended to provide harmony for Common Core Standards. This is the harmony that allows for students to experience how different courses complement one another. Rather than designing curriculum units in isolation, we would do better to take an ecological approach, thinking about the interrelationship among all the different fields of study. Students would then be exposed real life cross curricular applications to help them develop interrelationships between each of the disciplines.These are the curriculum interrelationships that envisions both technology and multi-disciplines to merge into a discipline in of itself. The curriculum integration approach of multiple disciplines that provides transferable learning in multiple context that is supported by a neurological perspective.