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    1. 1. Curriculum Alignment December 8, 2009
    2. 2. Table Activity <ul><li>As a group, discuss the meaning and/or implication of the quote your table has been given. </li></ul><ul><li>Bullet on the chart key concepts/ideas related to the quote. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Made You Think Seinfeld Video
    4. 4. <ul><li> Essential Questions </li></ul><ul><li>a. What are the characteristics of an aligned curriculum? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the level of rigor (Knowledge Taxonomy - difficulty) and relevance (Knowledge Structure - complexity) addressed in the classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is curriculum alignment essential in creating an equitable and excellent school? </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Essential Questions </li></ul><ul><li>What significant challenges do we face in aligning curriculum to create effective schools? </li></ul><ul><li>How does a leader facilitate and monitor the daily implementation of curriculum delivery and assessment on the campus? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the structure and culture of a school organization support or hinder the alignment of the curriculum to improve learning for all? </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Curriculum standards can be positively used in the work of creating equitable and excellent schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Without standards, typically, minority and low-income students lose out. </li></ul><ul><li>Research shows that schools that are successful have, know, and use standards for students and staff. </li></ul>Why do we need standards (national, state and local)?
    7. 7. Why is it necessary to align curriculum? <ul><li>To provide a clear understanding of the standards at each grade level and subject area </li></ul><ul><li>To assure instruction at each grade level and subject area is on target </li></ul><ul><li>To assure all students have an equitable education based on high standards (national, state and local). </li></ul>
    8. 8. Taught Tested Written TEKS
    9. 9. Connect the TEKS vertically across grade levels. Curriculum Instruction Classroom Assessment
    10. 10. Learning as measured by the accountability system Meaningful learning as promoted in the TEKS
    11. 12. 10 Minute Break
    12. 13. <ul><li>Understand the TEKS and the relationship between the Knowledge & Skills and the Student Expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Examine the National Standards to define the context in which to interpret the objective. </li></ul><ul><li>Cluster the related TEKS and the place the clusters in a quality sequence. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider clusters and pacing of instruction to develop a scope and sequence. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on the scope and sequence develop a curriculum framework and related instructional units that include: Enduring understanding/ Big Picture Question, assessments, literature connections, language objectives, TEKS vocabulary, TEKS related vocabulary, instructional resources, and timelines. </li></ul>Curriculum Development
    13. 14. Assessment Curriculum Planning Steps Feedback/ Evaluation Performance Planning Model Instruction
    14. 15. Using Standards to Improve Student Achievement <ul><li>1.Goals and Standards </li></ul><ul><li>2.Vision (Learning, Teaching, Assessment, Support) </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Framework and Instruction Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Plans </li></ul><ul><li>4. Support Systems </li></ul><ul><li>5. High Quality Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>6. Improved Student Learning (Assessment) </li></ul>
    15. 16. 10 Minute Break
    16. 17. Assimilation of knowledge Acquisition of knowledge Thinking Continuum
    17. 18. <ul><li>1. Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>2. Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>3. Application </li></ul><ul><li>4. Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>5. Synthesis </li></ul><ul><li>6. Evaluation </li></ul>Knowledge Taxonomy
    18. 19. Acquisition of knowledge Application of knowledge Action Continuum
    19. 20. Application Model <ul><li>1. Knowledge in one discipline </li></ul><ul><li>2. Application within discipline </li></ul><ul><li>3. Application across disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>4. Application to real-world predictable situations </li></ul><ul><li>5. Application to real-world unpredictable situations </li></ul>
    20. 21. 1 2 3 4 5 Application Knowledge Rigor/Relevance Framework 1 2 3 4 5 6
    21. 22. Rigor/Relevance Framework <ul><li>1. Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>2. Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>3. Application </li></ul><ul><li>4. Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>5. Synthesis </li></ul><ul><li>6. Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>1. Knowledge in one discipline </li></ul><ul><li>2. Application within discipline </li></ul><ul><li>3. Application across disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>4. Application to real-world </li></ul><ul><li>predictable situations </li></ul><ul><li>Application to real-world </li></ul><ul><li>unpredictable situations </li></ul>Knowledge Taxonomy Application Model
    22. 23. KNOWLEDGE A P P L I C A T I O N A B D C Rigor/Relevance Framework
    23. 24. KNOWLEDGE A P P L I C A T I O N A B D C Acquisition Application Adaptation Assimilation Rigor/Relevance Framework
    24. 26. Breakout Session: Curriculum Alignment Analysis <ul><li>Using the Rigor/Relevance Framework identify the quadrant of the lesson plan. </li></ul><ul><li>How could the levels of rigor and/or relevance be increased? </li></ul><ul><li>How would you determine whether or not the lesson plan is aligned with the district scope and sequence/framework. </li></ul><ul><li>How can you as a leader move staff towards increased rigor and relevance? </li></ul>
    25. 27. Descriptive Review Process <ul><li>Purpose, Protocol, & Calendar (handout) </li></ul>
    26. 28. <ul><li> Review Essential Questions </li></ul><ul><li>a. What are the characteristics of an aligned curriculum? </li></ul><ul><li>How is the level of rigor (Knowledge Taxonomy - difficulty) and relevance (Knowledge Structure - complexity) addressed in the classroom? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is curriculum alignment essential in creating an equitable and excellent school? </li></ul>
    27. 29. <ul><li>Essential Questions </li></ul><ul><li>What significant challenges do we face in aligning curriculum to create effective schools? </li></ul><ul><li>How does a leader facilitate and monitor the daily implementation of curriculum delivery and assessment on the campus? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the structure and culture of a school organization support or hinder the alignment of the curriculum to improve learning for all? </li></ul>

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