The Concept of “Power Standards”. Basic Curriculum Development Information:. Student Learning. One of our challenges is to continue to strive toward making our curricular intentions, instructional activities, and assessment activities all part of an integrated whole.
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One of our challenges is to continue to strive toward making our curricular intentions, instructional activities, and assessment activities all part of an integrated whole.
The most PERVASIVE and SIGNIFICANT type of curriculum planning is…
the daily decisions made by every teacher as he or she converts general state and/or district guidelines into instructional and assessment plans.
Grounded in Sound Practice
The “What” The “How Do We Know” The “How”
Tightly Coupled - Elements of - Elements of
Curriculum development processes/documents that are created and completed with the end intent being….. the end results will be built into the classroom/school building/school district decision-making routine.
“Opportunity to learn[OTL] has the strongest relationship with student achievement of all school-level factors.”
Robert Marzano , What Works In Classroom Instruction? (2000).
“ A viable curriculum is unattainable without the benefit of time. The content that teachers are expected to address must be adequately covered in the instructional time teachers have available”
Robert Marzano, What Works In Schools, (2003).
Over a 13 year, K-12, period of time, 12% of all student available time is involved with teacher lead instruction. Conversely, 88% of all student available time is involved “somewhere else.”
Estimation….. 15,465 hours are needed to adequately address identified standards and benchmarks.
Source, Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
Frantic Coverage of
Every Test Objective
Potential Curriculum and
POWER STANDARDSAVOIDING THE EXTREMES
The COOKBOOK Mentality
The ISLAND Mentality
Who move qualified then… the classroom teacher
Power Standards IdentificationKey Reflective Question…
What is the potential applicability of the concept of Power Standards to the Common Core Initiative?