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Secondary Social Studies Department Chairpersons’ Meeting. May 2, 2013 William Turner Technical Senior High School WELCOME!. Updates. Discover Financial Literacy Grant: Target Subject/Grade Level 12 Grade Economics Purpose

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Secondary social studies department chairpersons meeting

Secondary Social Studies Department Chairpersons’ Meeting

May 2, 2013

William Turner Technical Senior High School

WELCOME!


Updates

Updates

Discover Financial Literacy Grant:

Target Subject/Grade Level

12 Grade Economics

Purpose

Infuse/include personal financial literacy benchmarks into existing course; provide teacher training on new instructional materials.


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Updates

Textbooks:

Adopted/purchased for the 2012-13 academic year: 5th grade U.S. History; 6th grade World History, 7th grade Civics, 8th grade U.S. History, and 11th grade U.S. History

To be adopted/purchased for the 2013-14 academic year (unknown): Priorities- the remainder of SHS.


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Updates

Pacing Guides:

Priority editing projects for District Suggested Social Studies Pacing Guides:

11th Grade U.S. History;

6-8 Grade World, Civics, U.S. History;

9th Grade World History;

12th grade Economics

K-3 Elementary Social Studies to embed CCSS


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Pacing Guides:

Quality Partner: NBC Learn- SHS U.S. History

Sample: NBC Learn- Links:

Through the Department of Social Sciences’ partnership with NBC Learn, personnel from NBC Learn have linked both topics and created play lists using videos from the NBC archives that are associated with the content found in the pacing guide. The links/playlists provide teachers/students with news footage from events of historical importance and enable teachers to use primary and secondary sources associated with important historical events. Important: to access the links and/or play lists, you must FIRST log in through the employee portal, click on applications, then click on the bubble for NBC Learn. Then, click on the links embedded in this pacing guide. Note: You must first have the NBC Learn site open to access the links. Otherwise, you will only get the 15 second preview option of each video.


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Updates

Quality Partner:

Discovery Education’s 6th and 8th Grade Social Studies Techbook Beta (pilot in 8 Title I Middle Schools).


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Updates

Remaining Academic Year Programs

2012-13

M.S. Mock Trial- May 15 FIU

Geography/History Bees: May 22-24

(El. Geo- May 22; M.S. & S.H.S. Geo- May 23; El. & M.S. History Bee- May 24- All Held at MDC North)

Program in National Securities Studies Spring Student Simulation- May 28, 2013- FIU

Theodore Gibson Oratorical Project Finals (May 29- Regional Finals; June 5- Finals- MDC North)

Voter Registration- SHS


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Updates

EOC Legislation

11th grade U.S. History = 30% of course grade (no pass fail)

7th grade Civics = 30% of course grade (no pass fail)


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Updates

School Accountability Time Line

U.S. History 11th grade: Summer 2013 FDOE sets cut scores

2013-14 Full Implementation

Civics 7th grade: Summer 2013 FDOE identifies achievement levels; Summer 2013 FDOE sets cut scores; 2014-15 Full Implementation


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School Accountability Time Line


  • Requires using Civics and U.S. History in the School Grade Calculation

  • Will be included as a new component worth 100 points

  • Scheduled to be implemented:

    • 2014-15 Academic Year


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Updates High Schools

School Visits EOC Performance Analysis

U.S. History EOC(only eight schools):

Many principals, APCs and Department Chairs welcomed our feedback.

Concerns: pacing guides and times constraints( time to review).

Examination issues.( computer glitches and security of item).

As a result of the visits, changes have taken place.

One school decided to hire Interventionist.

Data and accountability.

Need for more  training  on data reports and data driven instruction.


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Updates High Schools

School Visits EOC Performance Analysis

Civics EOC:

Overall positive feedback for visiting the schools in person.

Concerns: pacing guides and times constraints( time to review).

Schools which did not have over 91% of students tested took appropriate actions. Extremely concerned.

Principals are taking the process seriously of determining who should teach Civics.

Need for more  training  on data reports and data driven instruction.

General Comment:

Contact with targeted schools should not be limited to Administrators and Department Chairpersons but should also include input from teachers with the highest scores in their schools and throughout the district


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Updates High Schools

Data Analysis


Data key points
Data: Key Points High Schools

  • Overall District Results (US History, Civics)

  • What has the Data revealed?

  • Edusoft Resources

  • Attendance in PD / Institutes / PLC’s correlation

  • Pacing Guide Reform

  • US History – Linking to previous taught concepts

  • Civics Field Test – Item Bank

  • Data Chats / Forms

  • Summer Data Analysis Training

  • Website Documents / Quick Glance Reports


Eoc prep best practices lessons learned discussion
EOC- Prep- Best- Practices- Lessons High SchoolsLearned- Discussion

  • Need to refer to item specifications when not only developing lessons but also formulating questions;

  • Need to edit/tweak pacing guides;

  • Missing piece- student ownership in all of this!

  • Missing piece- a systematic intervention plan;

  • Thematic vs. chronological instruction;

  • Revisit already instructed benchmarks;

  • Allow time for review prior to EOC;

  • Review/Analyze student performance data;

  • Others?


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Updates High Schools

Summer PD

June: New Instructional Materials Training Social Studies, Holocaust Institute

July: Civics Summer Institute, U.S. History Summer Institute

August: New Social Studies Teachers Training, Data Training, History Fair Training, Financial Literacy Training


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Updates High Schools

Summer Programs

July-August: Civics Boot Camp for Rising 7th grade students

Summer Instructional Resources

7th grade Civics Summer Packet

11th grade U.S. History Summer Packet


Common core district updates common core overview common core social sciences activity

Common Core District Updates High Schools

Common Core Overview

Common Core Social Sciences Activity


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