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Curric Align12-14-10


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Curric Align12-14-10

  1. 1. Curriculum Alignment December 14, 2010
  2. 2. Made You Think Seinfeld Video
  3. 3. Why have standards? <ul><li>As a group compare state standards, district standards, campus standards and classroom standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we need standards? </li></ul><ul><li>List 3 one word characteristics of these standards </li></ul>
  4. 4. <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)?
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Aligned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rigorous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessed </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Aligned 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>
  7. 7. Rigorous <ul><li>Students can articulate purpose of learning </li></ul><ul><li>More student to student talking </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom is interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Application of knowledge transferring to other situations </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning, dialogue, cooperative learning, research </li></ul><ul><li>Clear communications of learning objectives and expectations </li></ul><ul><li>ALWAYS challenging students’ thinking </li></ul><ul><li>All students participating and contributing to classroom learning </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence of a classroom environment that leads from teacher-directed to learner-directed </li></ul><ul><li>Cross curriculum integration </li></ul>Rigorous learning we see Rigorous teaching we see
  8. 8. Assessment <ul><li>Both formal and informal </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to provide evidence of students’ grasp of things. </li></ul><ul><li>Help discover what students need to learn along the way to master learning goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Make adjustments in instructional strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Students understand what success looks like and how to do better </li></ul>
  9. 9. Taught Tested Written TEKS
  10. 10. Connect the TEKS vertically across grade levels. Curriculum Instruction Classroom Assessment
  11. 11. Learning as measured by the accountability system Meaningful learning as promoted in the TEKS
  12. 13. Using Standards to Improve Student Achievement <ul><li>1.Goals (state, district, campus and classroom) </li></ul><ul><li>2.Vision (Learning, Teaching, Assessment) </li></ul><ul><li>Aligned Curriculum (Vertical & Horizontal) </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment Plans </li></ul><ul><li>4. Support Systems ( Resources, Project Share, ESC 20) </li></ul><ul><li>5. High Quality Teaching ( Engaging , Rigor, CCR) </li></ul><ul><li>6. Improved Student Learning (Assessment) </li></ul>
  13. 14. 10 Minute Break