New Teacher Orientation. Christina School District 2011-2012 Melissa Brady, Social Studies Curriculum Specialist Kathy Kelly, ELA Curriculum Specialist. LFS Overview. What does it stand for? Learning Focused Solutions
Christina School District 2011-2012
Melissa Brady, Social Studies Curriculum Specialist
Kathy Kelly, ELA Curriculum Specialist
Christina School District
ELA Curriculum Specialist
Delaware Department of Education Resources
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS MUST BE POSTED
Response to Intervention (RtI) is a federal and state mandated initiative for providing early intervening services & instructional supports for struggling students not identified as needing special education services (as well as those who are identified). Current RtI regulations stipulate that students identified as needing additional interventions in reading and/or math will receive the following supplemental instructional support:
Strategic: Reading OR Math -90 minutes of intervention
Reading AND Math-120 minutes of intervention with instructional focus proportionate to student’s identified weakness in the content area (Reading or Math).
Intensive: Reading OR Math -150 minutes of intervention
Reading AND Math-180 minutes of intervention with instructional focus proportionate to student’s identified
weakness in the content area (Reading or Math).
All students shall receive universal instructional screenings for reading (DIBELS, DCAS, classroom assessments, etc.) at the elementary level at least 3 times each regular school year at routine and fairly spaced intervals.
4. Christina Model Units
All can be found on the DDOE website at http://www.doe.k12.de.us/ss
1. Prioritized Standards
3. Model Instructional Units
Standard 1: Maps
Standard 2: Environment
Standard 3: Places
Standard 4: Regions
Standard 1: Chronology
Standard 2: Analysis
Standard 3: Interpretation
Standard 4: Content
Standard 1: Government
Standard 2: Politics
Standard 3: Citizenship
Standard 4: Participation
Standard 1: Microeconomics
Standard 2: Macroeconomics
Standard 3: Economic Systems
Standard 4: International Trade
Geography Standard Four: Students will develop an understanding of the character and use of regions and the connections between and among them [REGIONS].
Regions are areas containing places with common characteristics. They are a major way we simplify a geographically-complex world. Regions can be used for analysis and synthesis. They have practical applications as in political administration or organizing economic behavior. Understanding regions and their use will allow students to better analyze and predict patterns and connections between and among people, places, and environments.
The complexity of the standard will increase at each succeeding grade cluster:
K-3a: Students will use the concepts of place and region to explain simple patterns of connections between and among places across the country and the world. Essential for Grade 3
Standards-Based Units that are “recommended” for teachers in grades K-5
DRC Model Units
*Not all units are complete.
*Training will be done during school year.
*Units may or may not be printed for you.