Everything we do through the lens of does this impact learning in a positive way…..These 3 thing drive our work…. Make the shift from focusing on teaching to student learning by these 4 critical questions
We keep these questions in the forefront by focusing on the right work….Move from individual teachers to group of teachers looking into the questions of learning
Curriculum is the standards and benchmarks of learning determined to be essentials for all students
Emphasis will be same, teacher interpretation
After determining the standards or essential learnings then teachers have autonomy in classes…
End with– In his book WHAT WORKS IN SCHOOLS Marzano says Synthesis of research data reveals that a guaranteed and viable curriculum is the school-level factor that has the most impact on student achievement… YET is probably the hardest to implement this is HARD WORK
How do we decide what are the targeted outcomes
Use these standards to identify learning targets ---- then write common assess around those standards3 CRITERIA to determine if a standard is a power standardMarzano and Kendall --- examined national standards & how long it would take to teach against the time we have toteach and it would take 23 years to teach the entire list!
Beyond test prep used during the future units or over a period of yearsEXAMPLE– context clues for unknown word life-long skill
Bang for your buck standard--- EXAMPLE– students taught how to read graphs in Math and apply this skill in ScienceStates sometimes have same or similar standard in two different areas..Domains that Judy and Kate talked about
Some standards are taught because they are a prerequisite skill for future learningEXAMPLE_ logarithms are taught in math because students will use and interpret them in Chemistry also Kindergarten
Teachers will still teach all the standards, but will emphasis the Power standards
Once you have discussed, debated, argued, whatever and have come up with a team decision then this is your draft
Interesting fact- a good set of power standards based on the 3 criteria will cover about 88% of the items on state testsIF you go after the other 12% you will have to cover many more standards in depth and will give less time to really focus on the essential targets
Teams that are feeling frustrated and impatient with this process---- Remember how long the work took to implement the RSVP !!! Like a whole year and remember this is a normal feeling …but in the first presentation the key wordPATIENCE…..
Common Core PLC Presentations
We accept learning as the fundamental purpose of our school and are willing to examine all practices in light of their impact on learning. We are committed to working together to fulfill our fundamental purpose. We cultivate a collaborative culture through development of high-performing teams We assess our effectiveness based on results rather than intentions
What is it we expect students to learn? How will we know when they learn? How will we respond when they don’t learn? How will we respond when they already know it?
Educators work collaboratively and take collective responsibility for student learning. Teams implement a guaranteed and viable curriculum, unit by unit Teams monitor student learning through ongoing common formative assessments. Educators use the results of common assessments
One of the most significant factors that impacts student achievement is that teachers commit to implementing a guaranteed and viable curriculum to ensure that no matter who teaches a given class, the curriculum will address certain essential content (Marzano,2003) **
Taking the seductive shortcut and merely handing out documents to individual teachers, pretending that documents create a guarantee and viable curriculum.
1. gives students access to the same essential learnings regardless of who is teaching the class and 2. can be taught in the time allotted…
Teachers have to teach from the same page on the same day Teachers need to use the same instructional strategies or same materials.
During a unit presented within a specific window of time established by the team ( for example, three weeks) Each member of the team will work to ensure every student acquires the knowledge and skills the team has agreed are the most essential
The question is not “How can I cover all the material in this textbook?” The question becomes, “ What materials should I use and instructional opportunities must I provide to make sure that ALL students reach the benchmarks set for this course…..
Identifying essential learnings- “the critical skills, knowledge, and dispositions each student must acquire as a result of each course, grade level, and unit of instruction( Dufour,2010) Reeves calls these Power Standards— identify these from current state standards or common core **Interesting fact------
Endurancestandard that students will need to know for a longer period of time.
LeverageStandard is taught and used inmore than one subject
If a standard has one or more of these characteristics it is considered a power standard Research suggests that teams look for about 1/3 of their standards to fit one or more of these criteria
Teachers individually review the list of standards for a subject area. Meet together, but work independently Shouldn’t take to long Gut reaction Check the standards you believe to be power standards based on the criteria
Teacher teams need to come to agreement and build a consensus about which standards are power standards, Compare common checks Come to agreement vs just voting This step might take some timeNote: Important that everyone has a voice
Alignment- Check with other teams- grade level or cross- curricular With what will likely be on state tests- look over released items or test blueprint Common Core-**Read Dufour response
Teams can obtain a collective focus on what students must learn and then what learning will be monitored with common formative assessments Next large group session in two weeks will center around Interpretation and intent of standards (unwrapping and assessments.) Common Formative Assessment
OPI website: Home page Tab across top Curriculum & Assessment Drop down menu Content Standards Click Find Content Standards on left hand side- ClickWill show list of all subjects-
Montana Analysis and Reporting System Can find: CRT release items Item Analysis Montana Common core field test items grade 10-11-12 I will email the link with the user name & password for this site: