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Hilliard City Schools 
The Curriculum Connection 
A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction 
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Hilliard City Schools 
The Curriculum Connection 
A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction 
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Hilliard City Schools 
The Curriculum Connection 
A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction 
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Hilliard City Schools 
The Curriculum Connection 
A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction 
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Hilliard City Schools 
The Curriculum Connection 
A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction 
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Hilliard City Schools 
The Curriculum Connection 
A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction 
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Hilliard City Schools 
The Curriculum Connection 
A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction 
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Hilliard City Schools 
The Curriculum Connection 
A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction 
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Hilliard City Schools 
The Curriculum Connection 
A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction 
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Curriculum connection sept 8 2014

  1. 1. 1 Hilliard City Schools The Curriculum Connection A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction Released: September 8, 2014 K-12 Mathematics Alignment Project During the 2014-15 school year, we will be working with teachers to conduct a K-12 Mathematics Project. The small committees will be studying Ohio’s New Learning Standards for mathematics to design instructional units and materials for all teachers. In addition, we will improve the transition from grade 5 to grade 6 by developing an Advanced Fifth Grade math course at the elementary level. At this time, we plan to continue the creation of iBooks by developing online mathematics resources for grades 6, 7, 8, and Algebra I during Summer 2015. Teachers have recently been invited to participate in the Project work through a survey. Syntero, Inc. We are thrilled to inform you that we will continue to collaborate with Syntero, Inc. (Dublin Counseling Center/Northwest Counseling Services) to provide school based mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention services throughout the district. We have received a grant from the ADAMH Board of Franklin County which will allow us to significantly expand services throughout the district. Through this funding, Syntero will be able to provide a variety of services. Each school will be linked with a Syntero School-Based Clinician to develop programming specific to the needs of each school. Prevention services are based on a 3-tier model: Universal: Syntero can provide presentations for Professional Development (for school staff), Parent Workshops (open to community members), and classroom presentations. Potential topics include: Hurting to Heal: Understanding Self-Injurious Behavior in Youth; Red Flags: Depression Awareness; Suicide Prevention; Balancing Act: Promoting Mental Well-being of your middle school & high school students; Don’t worry, I’m FINE (Parenting middle school students); Overscheduling; Helping Your Child Develop Coping Strategies to Manage Stress & Anxiety; Bullying & Suicide; Building Resiliency, and Alcohol/Other Drug Prevention Strategies for Youth. Selected: Syntero can provide screening/referral/linkage, risk reduction, and educational/skill building groups for students who had been identified as “at-risk”. Syntero School-Based Clinicians are able to work with students individually to assist them with getting linked with outpatient counseling. Multiple groups will be offered using evidenced-based curriculums including: COPE (Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment), Social Skills, LEADER, AOD Education, Stress Management, Girls’ Empowerment, and Building Self-Esteem. Indicated: While the funding is limited to providing prevention services for students who have been identified as needing more intensive services, Syntero can provide case management and “risk reduction” services to link students/families with outpatient mental health counseling. Services are able to be provided at the school or at either of their locations. For families who do not have health insurance, Syntero offers a sliding fee scale. Syntero is able to provide mental health and alcohol/other drug (AOD) counseling services to children, adolescents, and adults. Balancing Act Parent Series Dublin Hilliard Syntero Staff Parent Series #1 Scioto HS Bradley HS Susan & Sara Adolescent Brain 10/23/14 7:00pm 10/7/14 @ 6:30pm Parent Series #2 Stressors/Communicating with your Child *Coordinate w/ police departments Jerome HS 11/19/14 @ 7:00pm Bradley HS 11/5/14 @ 6:30pm Susan & Sara Parent Series #3 AOD Risk & Protective Factors *Coordinate w/ police departments Coffman HS 2/12/14 @ 7:00pm Bradley HS 2/4/14 6:30-8:30 Lisa & Sara Elementary Series Stress, Anxiety & Overscheduling Weaver MS Commons Area 10/29/14 6:30-8:30 Amy & Deb
  2. 2. 2 Hilliard City Schools The Curriculum Connection A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction 2014-15 Assessment Updates Below is information you will need as you prepare for testing this upcoming year. Although this is a lot of information, we wanted you to have all of this at the start of the school year: 1. The Assessment Calendars are up on the website. If these change, Susanne Lintz will send an updated calendar and make sure the website is updated. 2. Districts were given the choice to administer the new assessments either using paper/pencil or online. We will be administering all 6th grade assessments (ELA, Math and Social Studies) online and the 8th grade Science test online. All other testing will be paper/pencil this year. This does not impact us until the Spring. Susanne will be giving more information as we get closer to this testing. 3. Our testing website has been updated to include more information: you will have access to the test calendar, the assessment purpose document, the Hilliard Assessment System visual, the Scholastic parent info sheet, and other resources. Please review and refer parents if they have questions to: http://www.hilliardschools.org/departments/data-accountability/testing-faq/ 4. Home Access will now display the Spring 2014 OAA scores, the Winter and Spring 2014 SRI/SMI scores, and the Fall 2014 and the Winter 2015 SRI/SMI scores (as they become available). 5. We are planning to conduct Next Generation Assessment informational sessions at each high school for the Class of 2018 (current freshman) in the fall. Guidance counselors and principals will be involved in the development. More details coming soon.
  3. 3. 3 Hilliard City Schools The Curriculum Connection A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction New Graduation Requirements • Class of 2015 – 2017: o Students in the classes of 2015 - 2017 and those who are repeating ninth grade this school year will continue to operate under Ohio’s current graduation requirements. • Class of 2018: o The current Ohio Course Requirements remain unchanged o All students take end-of-course exams in Algebra 1, Geometry, Physical Science, American History, American Government, English 1, and English 2 ƒ Students can earn from 1-5 points for each exam, based on their performance ƒ A cumulative passing on the seven end-of-course exams will be established by the State Board of Education ƒ Any student who earned high school credit in any of the above courses before July 1, 2014, will automatically receive a score of three points per course exam toward the total points needed for graduation ƒ Middle school students this year who take one of these courses for high school credit must take the corresponding state end-of-course exam this school year o To earn a high school diploma, students must meet one of the following three criteria ƒ Earn a cumulative passing score on seven end-of-course exams ƒ Earn a “remediation-free” score on a nationally recognized college admission exam such as ACT or SAT. (The State of Ohio will pay for all 11th-grade students in the Class of 2018 and beyond to take the exam free of charge). ƒ Earn a State Board of Education-approved, industry-recognized credential or a state-issued license for practice in a career and achieve a score that demonstrates workforce readiness and employability on a job skills assessment. For more information on Ohio’s New Graduation Requirements see the following link: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/What-s-Happening-with-Ohio-s-Graduation-Requiremen 2014-15 OTES Information ¾ Formally Evaluated this Year with OTES: • Rated Ineffective or Developing on the final summative rating during the 13-14 school year • Certificated staff on a limited contract (1yr, 1yr, 3yr, 5yr) • New to Hilliard • Has no OTES rating from last year • Individuals identified by administrators needing OTES support • Volunteers ¾ Due to Board Policy, teachers rated ACCOMPLISHED will be evaluated every 2 years. They will not have the requirements of an observation, conference or student growth measures rating. They will only need to complete a growth plan on the years they are not being formally evaluated. ¾ Buildings need to have at least 50% of certificated staff formally evaluated this year. This 50% includes related services, guidance etc. (even though they are not evaluated using OTES). • If a building is over 50% and there are teachers that still want to volunteer to be evaluated, this has to be mutually agreed upon by both the teacher and principal. • If a building is not at 50%, then teachers will be encouraged to participate this year. • If this plan is not successful, then the evaluation committee will reassess the process and recommend necessary changes.
  4. 4. 4 Hilliard City Schools The Curriculum Connection A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction ¾ Teachers NOT being formally evaluated and who were rated: • ACCOMPLISHED will need to: o Complete a professional growth plan • SKILLED will need to: o Complete a professional growth plan o Have one mutually agreed upon informal observation reflecting a standard from the rubric (only a date is needed to record in eTPES) - this can include, but is not limited to walkthroughs*, data team meetings, IEP meetings etc. o Have one conference to discuss observation o Have a rating for Student Growth Measures (see SGM flow chart and chart for percentages) - this data will go into eTPES ¾ Tutors will NOT receive a Student Growth Measure Rating this year. If they are being formally evaluated, they will only use the Teacher Performance side of OTES. • This will impact linkage in the spring. Tutors will no longer link to students, but classroom teachers can still adjust their percentage to reflect that they may not have provided 100% of the reading or math instruction. ¾ The SGM chart and flow chart have been updated to reflect changes in the growth measures this year. *The intent of this observation is to provide feedback for professional growth. For this purpose, a 5-minute walkthrough is not appropriate. 2014-15 Scholastic Inventory Information • We are still administering these but they will NOT count toward evaluations. The spring administration will be optional. • All new students will need to be “Targeted” in SAM. See “How To Target SRI and SMI Levels” document for details. If you need this document, let Susanne know. • A Student’s username is still their ID# and their password will now be their ID# + the 3 letter abbreviation for their home building. Below is an example of what students will use to login for testing: Student Username: Student ID number (ex: 1234567) Student Password: Student ID number + building abbreviation (ex: 1234567wms) **lowercase, no spaces** Building Abbreviation Alton Darby ade Avery avy Beacon bcn Britton brt Brown brn Darby Creek dcr Hilliard Crossing hcr Horizon hzn Hoffman Trails hte J. W. Reason jwr Norwich nor Ridgewood rgw Scioto Darby sde Washington wsh Station hst Tharp hth Heritage Middle School hms Memorial Middle School mms Weaver Middle School wms Darby High School hdb Bradley High School hbr Davidson High School hdv
  5. 5. 5 Hilliard City Schools The Curriculum Connection A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction • Teachers have been updated in SAM. Here is the information they need in order to login. They should change their password after they login for the first time: ¾ Username: Network login (ex: frabottda) **all lowercase ¾ Password: Teacher1 (The first letter is capitalized. Last character is the number one.) • Accommodations: o For the Reading assessment (SRI), there will be no read aloud accommodations. The SRI measures independent reading comprehension. The SRI has not been validated for students having the questions and reading passages read to them. o For the Math assessment (SMI), there will be read aloud accommodation provided if it is on the student’s IEP. SMI items are written to assess math understanding and not reading and math vocabulary. o English and Spanish read-alouds for text-based items are now available for SMI • SRI has a Foundational Reading Assessment (FRA) for 2nd grade. If a student scores a 49 or higher on it, then they can take the Reading Comprehension Assessment (which is the SRI and provides a Lexile) • New Performance Bands- To align more closely to widely used college and career readiness standards, the SMI and SRI performance levels have increased in rigor. THIS INFORMATION IS BASED ON END OF YEAR EXPECTATIONS: SMI Performance Bands: Grade Below Basic Basic Proficient Advanced 2 EM400-205 210-400 405-600 605 and Above 3 EM400-425 430-620 625-850 855 and Above 4 EM400-540 545-710 715-950 955 and Above 5 EM400-640 645-815 820-1020 1025 and Above 6 EM400-700 705-865 870-1125 1130 and Above 7 EM400-770 775-945 950-1175 1180 and Above 8 EM400-850 855-1025 1030-1255 1260 and Above 9 EM400-940 945-1135 1140-1325 1330 and Above 10 EM400-1020 1025-1215 1220-1375 1380 and Above SRI Performance Bands: Grade Below Basic Basic Proficient Advanced 2 BR-219 220-419 420-650 651 and Above 3 BR-329 330-519 520-820 821 and Above 4 BR-539 540-739 740-940 941 and Above 5 BR-619 620-829 830-1010 1011 and Above 6 BR-729 730-924 925-1070 1071 and Above 7 BR-769 770-969 970-1120 1121 and Above 8 BR-789 790-1009 1010-1185 1186 and Above 9 BR-849 850-1049 1050-1260 1261 and Above 10 BR-889 890-1079 1080-1335 1336 and Above 11 BR-984 985-1184 1185-1385 1386 and Above 12 BR-984 985-1184 1185-1385 1386 and Above
  6. 6. 6 Hilliard City Schools The Curriculum Connection A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction Elementary Math Parent Website In response to a November 2013 parent survey asking parents what type of information and help was needed with regards to elementary math, Hilliard City Schools has created a parent website. The website is available on the district home page under the Parent Tab. Parents asked questions about the curriculum being taught and why it was “different” from when they learned how to add, subtract, multiply and divide. This website is meant to give parents some background on why different methods are taught at each grade level. It will also show video examples of ways parents can work with students at home to help alleviate homework stress. Empowering your student for the 21st-century workforce requires being able to do more than simply compute or carry out procedures. Children need to understand what the numbers are as well as fact fluency. They need to know how, why and when to apply this knowledge to answer questions and solve problems. They need to be able to reason mathematically and communicate their reasoning effectively to others. Elementary Teacher Website In response to teacher need for examples of assessments and instructional resources, a group of talented elementary teachers worked this summer to create a math website for Hilliard Teachers. This website is located on the Insider in the Curriculum Tab, under the heading of Math within the Instructional tool tab. It is the first item labeled, “Elementary Math Framework Website.” This website contains the beginning of the work that is being done to streamline math instruction in Hilliard. This website is designed to help filter the enormous number of mathematics resources available to teachers both in print and online. The grade level buttons link to each grade level’s Year at a Glance and units. Each standard on the Year at a Glance is linked to its own webpage where a collection of lessons and assessments are housed. These lessons and assessments are not comprehensive and are not meant to be taught in order. The Elementary Math Coaches will be requesting feedback from teachers throughout the school year in an effort to continually improve this website! 21st Century Learning Center at Horizon Hilliard City Schools obtained a 21st Century Learning Center Grant to fund an after school Learning Center at Horizon Elementary! This grant is currently a three year grant affording our district $200,000 per year. The grant will allow our district to create a personalized learning environment for students after school including physical activities, intervention support, enrichment opportunities, as well as support to our families and community. Further, we will have the opportunity to invite specific targeted populations of students from other elementary buildings as capacity within the center grows. We are extremely excited about the opportunity this provides our families! Straight A Grant: In Consortium with Fairfield County ESC HCSD joined a consortium of schools along with Fairfield County’s ESC to write a Straight A Grant. This grant is affording our district to receive ST Math. This program was created by MIND Research Institute. ST Math is game-based instructional software for K-12 and is designed to boost math comprehension and proficiency through visual learning. Integrating with classroom instruction, ST Math incorporates the latest research in learning and the brain and promotes mastery-based learning and mathematical understanding. The ST Math software games use interactive, graphically-rich animations that visually represent mathematical concepts to improve conceptual understanding and problem-solving skills. Teaching and Learning Collaborative: K-2 Impact Grant HCSD received a grant from Ohio Department of Education’s Mathematics Science Partnership. This grant is designed to Improve Mathematical Practices and Classroom Teaching for K-2 Teachers. Buildings were selected based upon student demographics. Currently, teachers from Britton Elementary and Horizon Elementary are involved in this grant. Participants from these 2 buildings will receive 5 days of in-person PD and participate in iDiscovery online PD. During these Professional Development experiences, participants will engage in an in-depth study of appropriate K-2 mathematics content on topics such as Counting & Cardinality, Operations & Algebraic Thinking, and Number & Operations in Base Ten. In addition, participants will discuss learning progressions in mathematics, better understand Ohio’s New Learning Standards for Mathematics, and develop a deeper understanding of assessment and how to use it to guide instruction.
  7. 7. 7 Hilliard City Schools The Curriculum Connection A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction Secondary New Courses at the Secondary Level for the 2014 – 2015 School Year Middle School • Online – Language Arts 8 A & B • Online – Math 8 A & B • Online – Science 8 A & B • Online – Social Studies 8 A & B High School • AP Studio Art Portfolio/2D Design • Honors American Literature • Online - Financial Independence • Online – Functions, Statistics, & Trigonometry A & B • Honors Chamber Orchestra • Honors Wind Ensemble • Honors Choir 400 • Online – Scientific Principles of Sustainability A & B • Online – Physical Education 2 • Code U o Intro to Programming o Object Oriented Programming ILC • College Jumpstart Year 2 – Dual Enrollment through Columbus State Community College o POLS 1100 – 3 Credit Hours o COMM 1105 – 3 Credit Hours o PSY 2340 – 3 Credit Hours o POLS 1250 – 3 Credit Hours o PHIL 1130 – 3 Credit Hours o ANTH 2202 – 3 Credit Hours • On-Air o Broadcast Media Communications o Speech, Debate and Public Discourse • ILC Studio o Media Communications o Leadership Development o Writer’s Craft
  8. 8. 8 Hilliard City Schools The Curriculum Connection A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction • Academy INC – Revised Courses for 14-15 o Year 1 ƒ Intro to Business Administration ƒ Business Management 1 o Year 2 ƒ Business Management 2 ƒ Business Seminar • Academy MD o Health Tech 1 ILC The Personal Success Network (PSN) The artist formerly known as HOPE is full steam cranking this year at the ILC. We have a new system this year that is proving to provide early success already. Our 80+ students are divided among our PSN Coaches. They set weekly and monthly goals, and carry these goals at all times so that any ILC staff member can stop them and ask how their progress is going. To streamline the process we have asked that anytime a referral happens that the high school counselor completes this Google form. https://docs.google.com/a/hilliardschools.org/forms/d/19ECyEo5j277XtTxC-nHh39yTZWVFRojOhZNiUUTdztM/viewform I would encourage our High School Admin team to drop in anytime and see your students working and having a new level of success. I think they would be blown away to see any of you. The NEXT Program – New eXperiences eXtra Time We are currently awaiting feedback from the union leadership regarding details on the NEXT program. We understand you have teachers and vendors that are chomping at the bit to get started with after-school enrichment opportunities. An important announcement regarding outside vendors: If you have a PTO that hires outside vendors, and students are not paying, these types of enrichments are good to continue. However, if you have outside vendors that charge students, we ask that you put a hold on these enrichments until the second semester. In the meantime, if you have teachers that want to offer enrichments NOW, please have them contact Dawn Blankenship with details. We will make the NEXT button LIVE on The Insider once we have approval from the union on compensation rates. Senior Capstone As you know, Senior Capstone is a HCSD graduation requirement for the class of 2015 and beyond. Capstone Coaches have been meeting with seniors either individually, large pull outs, or in classrooms. The feedback we have received is that students are excited, confused, and/or knocking it out of the park. If you have students or teachers with concerns or questions regarding the senior capstone, please have them go see their Capstone Coach as the first line of defense. If it needs to go beyond that, Scott Morrison and Brent Wise are here to meet with anyone. We would like to raise scholarship money for the top 6-district wide capstone TED talks. If you have any suggestions on avenues for raising funds, please contact Brent Wise. Thank you!
  9. 9. 9 Hilliard City Schools The Curriculum Connection A Quarterly Bulletin from the Offices of Curriculum and Instruction Professional Development “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” - John Lennon New Addition I would like to welcome and introduce our newest member of the PD Department, Terri Simon! Terri is our new secretary and she coming to us from Beacon Elementary. Terri has already shown herself to be an amazing addition and team member! As we are growing and learning, please do not hesitate to contact either one of us and ask questions, as this helps us learn how to best support you! PD Implementation Team - Please see the email I sent out on Friday, September 5th regarding a group to help work through the logistics and set up of the November 4th Waiver Day. We are hopeful to get a good representation of administrators from each group: elementary, 6th grade, middle school, and high school. o The group focus is to work through the details of the plan o Advise regarding logistical aspects o Connect with staff who can teach specific sessions (TBD) o Help disaggregate data post waiver day o Assist again with the February waiver day PD Needs Survey - We will be contacting principals to set up times to visit or phone conference regarding the survey information. This visit can range from 20-30 minutes up to an hour. However, I will adjust to your schedule and we can creatively find time that works for you. o Basic components of the meeting: ƒ Review survey results ƒ Discuss if the results are aligned to the building focus ƒ Identify potential staff members who can be a support/instructor for the area of focus HALS - HALS groups will be coming soon. We are making sure that all procedural pieces are in place before setting up the class in PDExpress. I have definitely considered the feedback from this summer’s meetings and hopefully we will have a format that will more directly meet your needs.

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