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Atlas

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Atlas

  1. 1. Mapping the Big Picture Glenn Wiebe ESSDACK [email_address]
  2. 2. Challenge: <ul><li>Ensure all students are learning </li></ul>
  3. 3. Solution*: <ul><li>Know what is being taught </li></ul>* Okay . . . part of the solution!
  4. 4. <ul><li>Curriculum mapping gives teachers the opportunity to talk </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Curriculum mapping provides data the district hasn’t seen </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Atlas software provides structure and guidance for conversation </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you’ve got to start doing things that you’ve never done before .” Stephan Covey The 8th Habit </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Oakland A’s have one of the best records in baseball even though they pay the worst. </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>According to Dennis Fox . . . </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Outcome / evidence of student learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test scores, attendance, behavior, surveys </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>Demographic / variables that affect student learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Race, SES, ELL, SPED </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><ul><li>Process / components of instructional practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies, alignment, resources, technology, assessment types </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>First two types are what we usually focus on </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Third type gives us better, different “stats” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Atlas software helps you look at this “new” type of data so you “draft” correctly </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>South Breeze site: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>newtonps.atlasrubicon.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sample One / sample </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Two / sample </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sample Three / sample </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Why Atlas? <ul><li>Identifies gaps & repetitions in learning </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages alignment between written & taught curriculums </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a visual of purposeful alignment of content, skills/processes & assessments </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Encourages the development of essential questions & &quot;Big Ideas&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the concept of a professional learning organization </li></ul>

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