Nested Integration Model Overview
3-D Glasses = multiple dimensions to one learning activity and/or unit.
Clusters several skills and cross curricular competencies within a targeted single subject area and outcome.
Nested integration takes advantage of natural combinations. It gives the curriculum a three-dimensional glass view, targeting multiple dimensions of a lesson.
In this model integration is performed by overtly making connections or creating combinations.
This could be accomplished in a lesson on the circulatory system by having the lesson focus on both the circulatory system (facts and understanding) and the concept of systems.
Teachers can/may also target the students critical thinking skills as it relates to cause and effect.