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Matching your site to teacher needs

  1. 1. Matching Your Site to Teacher Needs The Current and Revised Ohio Academic Content Standards Megan Wood
  2. 2. Current Standards  Blue book adopted 2002  Ohio Graduate Test- 10th grade  Suspension of Ohio Achievement Test (Assessment)- 5th and 8th grades  Revision required as part of House Bill 1 (the buget) passed in July 2009
  3. 3. Process  Writers at the Ohio Dept of Education  Expert Advisory Committee  Working Group  Public Comment (twice!)  Revisions  Ohio State Board of Education Adoption June 2010
  4. 4. Model Curriculum  Working Group  Teacher Groups  Public Comment  Ohio State Board of Education adoption March 2011
  5. 5. Testing  Field test new assessments 2012- 2013  New assessments in place Fall of 2014  Year-end course assessments  Nationally Standardized Test (high school)
  6. 6. Changes  New Vocabulary
  7. 7. Changes  New Vocabulary  Theme- for each grade level  Topics  Strands- History, Government, Geography, Economics  Content Statements- No verbs! This is where we align.
  8. 8. Changes  Shift in Scope and Sequence
  9. 9. Changes  Shift in Scope and Sequence  Inclusion of Pre-K  4th Grade is Ohio history in an American context  5th Grade is people and regions of Western Hemisphere (geography focus)  6th Grade is people and regions of the Eastern Hemisphere (geography focus)  Shift in dates for 7th grade  More time to cover in 8th grade
  10. 10. Changes  Strands collapsed  No more:  Social Studies Skills and Methods  People in Societies  Civic Skills and Responsibilities
  11. 11. Changes  High School  Standards in course syllabi  Includes several options for electives  Organized chronologically through history content  Online only  No longer printing and distributing books
  12. 12. Model Curriculum  Content Elaborations (align here)  Expectations for Learning (verbs, also align here)  Instructional Strategies  Differentiated Classroom Ideas  Instructional Resources  Connections
  13. 13. What does it all mean?  Transition period- using both sets of standards  New projects- new standards  Re-aligning all material  Incorporating 21st Century Skills
  14. 14. 21st Century Skills  Communication  Creativity  Critical Thinking  Collaboration  Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  15. 15. Suggested Next Steps  Slowly re-align all programs and leave current alignment up  Any new programs should use the new standards  Assess current programming to meet the needs of changing standards, 21st Century Skills
  16. 16. Opportunities  Provide professional development  Act as a resource provider  Re-package or re-market programs to meet new standards  Timeline allows us time to adapt
  17. 17. Primary Source Activities  Engage students in skills and primary source material/artifacts  Can be adapted to fit almost any content
  18. 18. Insert Adams Family Activities
  19. 19. Other Primary Source Activities  You are the Curator!  Fact or Fiction  Political Cartoons  Great State Debate
  20. 20. Questions?  Contact me at anytime:  mwood@ohiohistory.org  614 297 2343

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