Personal Curriculum Sue Caudell

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Personal Curriculum Sue Caudell

  1. 1. Personal Curriculum Susan Caudell
  2. 2. Rigor, Relevance, Relationship of the Personal Curriculum <ul><li>Rigor is appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>MMC is appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>EDP is the 1 st Step in the Personal Curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>IEP supports the EDP </li></ul><ul><li>Four clearly defined reasons for PC </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare students </li></ul>
  3. 3. Students <ul><li>Throughout Michigan all students have the same graduation requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for employers to be assured that the diploma means that students have core skills ready for the 21 st century. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows colleges to know that students are ready for the rigor of studies. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wage Earning by Education <ul><li>Bachelor’s degree earns more than double a dropout. </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s degree earns more than 70% of a high school graduate and . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Prevention of Drop Outs <ul><li>Disengagement </li></ul><ul><li>Failing grades </li></ul><ul><li>Low tests </li></ul><ul><li>Not enough credits </li></ul><ul><li>Grade retention </li></ul><ul><li>Absenteeism </li></ul><ul><li>Disruptive behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Bad relationships teachers/peers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Teachers Can Help the Drop Out Rate <ul><li>39 point difference between test scores of most effective teachers vs. least effective teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Key teacher practices </li></ul><ul><li>1. instructional strategies </li></ul><ul><li>2. classroom management </li></ul><ul><li>3. classroom curriculum design </li></ul>
  7. 7. Schools Can Help the Drop Out Rate <ul><li>Highly effective schools overcome the effects of student backrounds. </li></ul><ul><li>Five school practices </li></ul><ul><li>1. viable curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>2. challenging goals/feedback </li></ul><ul><li>3. parent/community involvement </li></ul><ul><li>4. safe/orderly environment </li></ul><ul><li>5. collegiality/professionalism </li></ul>
  8. 8. Personal Curriculum for those needing help with or going beyond MMC requirements <ul><li>Allowable for MC modification </li></ul><ul><li>1. Student to go beyond the MMC in math, science, ELA, world languages </li></ul><ul><li>2. modify math requirement </li></ul><ul><li>3. modify the requirements for an IEP student </li></ul><ul><li>4. modify the requirements for transfer out of state student or non public school student </li></ul>
  9. 9. Changes in the MMC Requirements Consequences <ul><li>MME </li></ul><ul><li>College entrance </li></ul><ul><li>College scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Promise scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Trade school </li></ul><ul><li>Securing a job </li></ul><ul><li>NCAA athletic programs </li></ul>
  10. 10. District Consequences to a PC <ul><li>AYP </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous Improvement and Monitoring System, the State Performance Plan, and the Annual Performance Report </li></ul>
  11. 11. Modifications not allowed to the MMC <ul><li>ELA </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>World Languages </li></ul><ul><li>Civics </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning </li></ul><ul><li>(except for IEP or transfer students) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Parts/Process/Content of the PC <ul><li>ID post secondary goal-look at EDP/IEP </li></ul><ul><li>ID career pathway </li></ul><ul><li>Document current level of performance </li></ul><ul><li>ID requirements for post secondary goals </li></ul><ul><li>ID experiences needed to achieve post secondary goals </li></ul>
  13. 13. IEP and the PC <ul><li>The EDP and IEP and graduation have an inverse relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>PC modifications </li></ul><ul><li>1. Be specific and targeted </li></ul><ul><li>2. Include all content expectations that are appropriate for the student and must graduate with same amount of credits </li></ul><ul><li>3. EDP and IEP must align </li></ul><ul><li>4. Based on disability </li></ul><ul><li>5. Be limited in the deviation from the MMC requirements </li></ul>
  14. 14. Summary <ul><li>The rigor of the MMC will prepare all students. </li></ul><ul><li>MMC is appropriate for all with some PC exceptions. </li></ul><ul><li>EDP must be completed for all students. </li></ul><ul><li>IEP documents the student’s needs to complete the MMC. </li></ul><ul><li>There are only 4 reasons for a PC and the reasons are strictly defined. </li></ul><ul><li>High school is to prepare students for post secondary goals. </li></ul>

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