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NEW YORK STATE STAFF/CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT NETWORK. SCDN December 1, 2005. Updates. Mathematics Science Social Studies Career & Technical Education Instructional Resource Cabinet Staffing. Mathematics. Toolkit Crosswalks Curriculum Committee High School Transition.

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New york state staff curriculum development network



December 1, 2005



  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Career & Technical Education

  • Instructional Resource Cabinet

  • Staffing



  • Toolkit

  • Crosswalks

  • Curriculum Committee

  • High School Transition

Mathematics resource center

Mathematics Resource Center

  • Purpose

    There is a statewide need to support comprehensive and long-term changes in the instructional practices in classrooms that are aligned with scientifically based or evidence-based mathematics research

  • Status

Mathematics resource center1

Mathematics Resource Center

  • Goals

    Centralized source for ongoing dissemination of the NYSED’s message regarding standards-based mathematics programs

    Identify program successes and areas in need of improvement and provide guidance on utilizing successful model programs.

    Sharing best practices, content knowledge and pedagogy within the mathematics field, informed by scientifically based or evidence-based research.

    Implementing and promoting professional development models for developing and sustaining a cadre of state/regional leaders responsible for improving teaching and learning of mathematics in New York State.

New york state science initiative

New York State Science Initiative


Ensure the learning of science for all Pre-K-12 students by providing equitable access to exemplary teachers, inquiry-centered curriculum and instruction, standards-based assessments, and a wealth of resources and community support.

The science initiative is designed to

The Science Initiative is Designed to:

  • Improve student achievement in science for all students Pre-K-12

  • Provide leadership and assistance in science education

National science foundation

National Science Foundation

  • Focus on Building Awareness & Capacity

    Leadership in science

    Stakeholders in science education

  • Achievement Gap

    Address learning standards in science

    Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

  • High Needs School Districts

    Target large urban centers

National science resources center

National Science Resources Center

  • Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER)

    Curriculum, Professional Development,

    Assessment, Materials Support, Administrative and Community Support

  • Systemic ChangeApproach

    Strategic planning and implementation

    Incorporate standards and resources

New york state mathematics science partnership

New York StateMathematics & Science Partnership

  • No Child Left Behind Act - Title II, Part B

  • Grant Awards for 2004-2007

    Awards total over $13 million - 12 Projects

  • Partnerships & Purpose

    High-need school districts, higher education

    Increase academic achievement

    Enhance content knowledge and pedagogy

New york state virtual learning system vls

New York StateVirtual Learning System (VLS)

  • Access and navigate the New York State Learning Standards

    7 Content Areas including

    Mathematics, Science and Technology

  • Populate and provide curriculum and instructionalresources for teachers

    Elementary, Intermediate, Commencement Levels

Public broadcasting system

Public Broadcasting System

  • Office of Cultural Education

    Cultivate relationship between the New York State Education Department, and Regional Public Broadcasting Stations

  • Alignment and Development of PBS resources

    Support teaching and learning of standards

For ongoing information

For ongoing information:

State Science Initiative:

Statewide Strategic Plan for Science:

New york state social studies


Curriculum resources

Curriculum Resources

  • NYSED Social Studies Leaders’ Guide: Prekindergarten – Grade 12

  • World Communities: What Is a Culture?(an online teacher resource guide for grade 3 social studies)

  • Global History and Geography Online Resource

Nysed social studies leaders guide

NYSED Social Studies Leaders’ Guide

  • Overview and Rationale for the

    NYS PreK – Grade 12 Social Studies Program

  • Developing and Implementing a

    Standards-Based Program

  • NYS Social Studies Assessments

  • Intervention, Acceleration, and

    Special Education

  • Tools for Social Studies Supervisors

  • NYSED’s Resources & Publications

Nysed social studies leaders guide1

NYSED Social Studies Leaders’ Guide

  • Appendices: Part 100

    Commissioner’s Regulations and

    Frequently-Asked Questions

  • Background information /

    reference material

  • Visual diagrams / graphic organizers

  • Case studies

  • PowerPoint presentations

World communities what is a culture

World Communities: What Is a Culture?

2 papers:

  • “What Is a Culture?” by an anthropologist

  • “Culture: A Geographical Perspective” by a geographer

  • Crosswalks to NYS Learning Standards

  • Crosswalks to Grade 3 Content Understandings

  • “Studying Cultures” templates

    Curriculum Resources:

  • How to Select World


  • Factors to Consider When

    Selecting World Communities

  • Planning Templates for Units

  • Selected Resources

World communities what is a culture1

World Communities: What Is a Culture?

Additional Features:

  • Glossary

  • Call For Content (lessons, units, learning experiences developed based on use of this online resource guide)

Social studies on the web

Social Studies on the Web

  • New laws and regulations that affect your instructional program

  • News, upcoming events, and frequently-asked questions

  • Calls For Expertise and Content

  • Assessment information: changes, scoring rubrics, past exams

  • Curriculum and assessment publications

  • Learning standards and core curricula in multiple format

  • Related links and professional resources

    Please note: The Web site is updated monthly

New state and federal legislation

New State and Federal Legislation

  • Shirley Chisholm Day: November 30

  • Amistad Commission established

  • National Constitution Day: September 17 * Educational institutions receiving Federal funding are required"to hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year.”

    * Link to curriculum resources will be posted annually by SED

What s next

What’s Next?

  • Continued partnerships with professional associations

  • Publication of curriculum resources on VLS

  • Review and updating of other existing publications

  • Continued updating of social studies Web site (news, teaching resources & publications, related links)

  • Supplemental Rating Guides

  • Q & A on assessment topics and issues

Assessment web links

Assessment Web Links

New Revised Generic Rubrics

Examination Schedule

Item Writer Application

Grade 5 Test

Graduation Standard

Department-Approved Alternative Assessments

Regents Exam FT Strand List

New york state staff curriculum development network



Room 320 EB

Albany, NY 12234

(518) 474-5922

Jo Ann Larson


Lawrence Paska




Room 769 EBA

Albany, NY 12234

(518) 474-3860

Donna Merlau


Gary Warren



Career technical education

Career & Technical Education

  • Resource Center

    Web site:

Instructional resource cabinet

Instructional Resource Cabinet

  • Goal

  • Purpose

Instructional resource cabinet1

Instructional Resource Cabinet

  • Systems Integration

  • Primary Audience

  • Level Playing Field

  • Content - Rich System

  • Partners

  • Barriers

  • Evidence



Contact information

Contact Information

Or E-mail

Jean C. Stevens, Assistant Commissioner

Office of Curriculum & Instructional Support



Office Mailbox:

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