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  • 1. Piedmont Public Schools Courtney Lockridge New Teacher Orientation- Curriculum Overview
  • 2. •  Preparing students for success in college and careers... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zkgwwQmyXo Welcome to Piedmont!
  • 3. SMART Goals: By May 2014, Piedmont students will demonstrate effective skills in mathematical reasoning and problem solving as evidenced by at least 83% of all students scoring proficient or above on the OCCT/EOI in mathematics, at least 80% of students scoring at proficient or above on mathematics classroom benchmarks, and at least 50% of the students who take ACT scoring 21 or better in mathematics. By Spring 2014, at least 80% of Piedmont students will meet or exceed grade level literacy standards as measured by the percentage of students scoring proficient or above on the state assessment in reading and English language arts, student performance in DIBELS, student writing performance on class benchmarks across the curriculum, and student performance on the ACT. By Spring 2014, Piedmont students will exhibit increased digital literacy as measured by at least 2 student created digital products in 50% or more of the classrooms in the district. Curriculum Goals
  • 4. •  SMART Goal setting in each school •  Curriculum Mapping •  Technology Integration Support •  District Collaboration Afternoons •  Literacy-focused professional development for all content areas •  Professional development in mathematics practices •  Parent Information Sessions Key Initiatives in Curriculum
  • 5. •  SMART goals must contain all 5 elements: specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time bound •  Grade level and department SMART goals •  Action Steps S.M.A.R.T. Goals at each School
  • 6. Curriculum Mapping
  • 7. Curriculum Mapping
  • 8. •  Wednesday, September 18, 2013 •  Wednesday, October 9, 2013 •  Wednesday, November 13, 2013 •  Wednesday, January 15, 2014 •  Wednesday, February 12, 2014 •  Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Students dismissed 2 hours early to provide teachers and administrators opportunities to plan for the continued implementation of the Common Core Standards. District Collaboration Afternoons
  • 9. •  Mini-sessions after school •  Grade level meetings •  Vertical team meetings by content area •  Department meetings •  Classroom coaching •  Collaboration with mentor teachers and administrative staff •  Parent information sessions-technology integration and Common Core implementation •  Voluntary summer trainings opportunities Professional Development
  • 10. Courtney Lockridge Courtney.lockridge@piedmontschools.org 373-5136 Contact