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INTEGRATING STANDARDS INTO THE CURRICULUM Dr. Judith Castro
Are You a Thermometer  or a Thermostat?
<ul><li>A thermometer is an instrument that can accurately measure what is. It gives us the facts. </li></ul><ul><li>A the...
LIVE YOUR LIFE AS A THERMOSTAT RATHER THAN AS A THERMOMETER!   (Carolyn Coll)
AGENDA
<ul><li>Review of standards-based concepts </li></ul><ul><li>National Council of Teachers of English  (NCTE) </li></ul><ul...
OBJECTIVES
<ul><li>To become knowledgeable about standards-based concepts </li></ul><ul><li>To discuss the English Language Arts Stan...
ISSUE AT HAND <ul><li>Advisory groups emphasize high standards as an important factor in improving quality of education. <...
<ul><li>Standards-based curriculum requires changes in the way teachers teach and schools are run.  </li></ul><ul><li>Care...
STANDARDS-BASED CURRICULUM
<ul><li>emphasizes learning and growth as the natural growth of reform. </li></ul><ul><li>includes goals, objectives, stan...
<ul><li>highlights parent and community involvement. </li></ul><ul><li>focuses on instructional leadership. </li></ul><ul>...
QUESTIONS TO FOCUS ON
<ul><li>What standards (goals) will the curriculum address? </li></ul><ul><li>How will students demonstrate understanding?...
FOUR BASIC STEPS FOR INTEGRATION
<ul><li>Develop curriculum in the context of standards-based reform (English Planning Committee) </li></ul><ul><li>Build c...
DEVELOPING STANDARDS-BASED UNITS OF STUDY
<ul><li>Identify a Unit Topic or Essential Question </li></ul><ul><li>Select Standards to Teach and Assess </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>A CLOSER LOOK AT THE STANDARDS:  </li></ul><ul><li>Keep BIG PICTURE in mind!  </li></ul>
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH (NCTE) <ul><li>Standards for the English Language Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free ...
PUERTO RICO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DE) Content Standards and Grade- Level  Expectations Document
CONTENT STANDARD # 1
LISTENING/ SPEAKING <ul><li>The students uses the English language to interpret oral input, construct meaning, interact wi...
CONTENT STANDARD # 2
READING <ul><li>The students uses reading strategies, literary analysis, and critical thinking skills to construct meaning...
CONTENT STANDARD # 3
WRITING <ul><li>The student effectively communicates to a variety of audiences in all forms of writing through the use of ...
NOW LET’S PRACTICE !!!!
<ul><li>“ WE ARE THE CHANGE </li></ul><ul><li>WE WANT TO SEE.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Mahatma Gandhi) </li></ul>
QUESTIONS
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  1. 1. INTEGRATING STANDARDS INTO THE CURRICULUM Dr. Judith Castro
  2. 2. Are You a Thermometer or a Thermostat?
  3. 3. <ul><li>A thermometer is an instrument that can accurately measure what is. It gives us the facts. </li></ul><ul><li>A thermostat, on the other hand, can change the temperature. It doesn’t just tell us what is; it has the ability to change the status quo into something better. </li></ul>
  4. 4. LIVE YOUR LIFE AS A THERMOSTAT RATHER THAN AS A THERMOMETER! (Carolyn Coll)
  5. 5. AGENDA
  6. 6. <ul><li>Review of standards-based concepts </li></ul><ul><li>National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) </li></ul><ul><li>Puerto Rico Department of Education (DE) Content Standards and Grade Level Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-On Practice </li></ul>
  7. 7. OBJECTIVES
  8. 8. <ul><li>To become knowledgeable about standards-based concepts </li></ul><ul><li>To discuss the English Language Arts Standards according to the NCTE </li></ul><ul><li>To become familiar with the Puerto Rico DE Standards and Expectations document for the English Program </li></ul><ul><li>To practice writing curriculum for one grade according to the Table of Specifications </li></ul>
  9. 9. ISSUE AT HAND <ul><li>Advisory groups emphasize high standards as an important factor in improving quality of education. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools are developing high-quality curriculum that is based on standards. </li></ul><ul><li>A starting point is a carefully thought out curriculum that reflects standards for which educational communities are willing to be accountable. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Standards-based curriculum requires changes in the way teachers teach and schools are run. </li></ul><ul><li>Care must be taken to build capacity for educators and provide adequate time for implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum development processes should provide opportunities for reflection and evaluation on a regular basis. </li></ul>
  11. 11. STANDARDS-BASED CURRICULUM
  12. 12. <ul><li>emphasizes learning and growth as the natural growth of reform. </li></ul><ul><li>includes goals, objectives, standards, and everything done to enable attainment of outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>aids curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>highlights parent and community involvement. </li></ul><ul><li>focuses on instructional leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>uses technology, library, and other resources. </li></ul>
  14. 14. QUESTIONS TO FOCUS ON
  15. 15. <ul><li>What standards (goals) will the curriculum address? </li></ul><ul><li>How will students demonstrate understanding? </li></ul><ul><li>How will technology be integrated to aid instruction? </li></ul><ul><li>How will teachers be prepared and supported as they implement change? </li></ul>
  16. 16. FOUR BASIC STEPS FOR INTEGRATION
  17. 17. <ul><li>Develop curriculum in the context of standards-based reform (English Planning Committee) </li></ul><ul><li>Build capacity at all educational levels </li></ul><ul><li>Select a curriculum- planning model that articulates standards-based reform </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor, reflect upon, and evaluate the curriculum as teachers implement in the classroom. </li></ul>
  18. 18. DEVELOPING STANDARDS-BASED UNITS OF STUDY
  19. 19. <ul><li>Identify a Unit Topic or Essential Question </li></ul><ul><li>Select Standards to Teach and Assess </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm Activities and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Select Tasks and Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Align Products and Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Select Assessment Criteria, Scoring Guides, etc. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>A CLOSER LOOK AT THE STANDARDS: </li></ul><ul><li>Keep BIG PICTURE in mind! </li></ul>
  21. 21. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH (NCTE) <ul><li>Standards for the English Language Arts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free pdf document to download </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase book </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. PUERTO RICO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DE) Content Standards and Grade- Level Expectations Document
  23. 23. CONTENT STANDARD # 1
  24. 24. LISTENING/ SPEAKING <ul><li>The students uses the English language to interpret oral input, construct meaning, interact with confidence both verbally and nonverbally, and expresses ideas effectively in a variety of personal, social, and academic contexts. </li></ul>
  25. 25. CONTENT STANDARD # 2
  26. 26. READING <ul><li>The students uses reading strategies, literary analysis, and critical thinking skills to construct meaning and develop an understanding as well as appreciation of a variety of genres of both fiction and non-fiction. </li></ul>
  27. 27. CONTENT STANDARD # 3
  28. 28. WRITING <ul><li>The student effectively communicates to a variety of audiences in all forms of writing through the use of the writing process, proper grammar, and age-appropriate expressive vocabulary. </li></ul>
  29. 29. NOW LET’S PRACTICE !!!!
  30. 30. <ul><li>“ WE ARE THE CHANGE </li></ul><ul><li>WE WANT TO SEE.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Mahatma Gandhi) </li></ul>
  31. 31. QUESTIONS
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