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Outcomes for Today. To gain clarification and create a shared image of C, A, I in SPSD Common terms See how the pieces fit and work together To put our work in perspective with the direction of the State of Maine Proficiency-based Diplomas Multiple pathways to show proficiency

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Outcomes for today
Outcomes for Today

To gain clarification and create a shared image of C, A, I in SPSD

  • Common terms

  • See how the pieces fit and work together

    To put our work in perspective with the direction of the State of Maine

  • Proficiency-based Diplomas

  • Multiple pathways to show proficiency

    To define what we need to do next

  • as a District

  • as a PLLT


Agenda
Agenda

  • 8:00 – 8:15 Welcome, agenda & goals for the day 

  • 8:15 – 8:45 What are the big questions circulating?

  • 8:45 – 9:30 Read part of Chap. 3 of Becoming a Great High School

  • 9:30 – 9:45 Break

  • 9:45 – 10:15 PowerPoint of the “Bigger Picture”

  • 10:15 – 10:45 Review Questions Raised at the Outset

  • 10:45 – 11:15 What’s Going on in ME

  • 11:30 – 12:15 Lunch

  • 12:15 – 1:30 Time with the some documents

  • 1:30 – 2:30 Discuss where we go from here



Confusions
Confusions

  • PBL vs backward design

  • Backward design = B-D units?

  • STEM is the new thing now?

  • Relationship between curriculum maps and backward design unit template

  • Curriculum maps relationship to Guaranteed and Viable curriculum

  • Common core vs “power standards” vs G&V

  • Common assessments require teaching same units

  • 21st century skills vs B-D units

  • What curriculum (i.e., program or textbook) are we going to use for that


Curriculum
Curriculum

  • What we want students to learn … to know and be able to do

    • Knowledge, skills, concepts & processes that we want students to have and be able to use

    • the most Essential Learning

  • Not a text book or a program … those are materials used to help us instruct NOT to define what is to be learned


National state
National & State

  • Common Core State Standards – E/LA and Math (2010)

  • Next Generation Science Standards (perhaps 2012)

  • Maine Learning Results – Parameters of Essential Instructions (2007)

    • Science (until Next Generation Science Standards)

    • Social Studies

    • Health/PE

    • World Languages

    • Visual and Performing Arts

    • Career Preparation/Exploration


National and State Standards

  • 71% longer school year needed (pre-K/K through 21 or 22); Over 200 standards with over 3000 benchmarks for 14 content areas

  • Not all standards are of equal level of importance and what gets tested by the state may not be the most valuable content for students’ future (Dagget (2007) state tests are the beginning point not the end point of learning)

  • Written with too many different mental processes all rolled into one statement … requires that the standard be sorted out for instructional purposes

  • Written in a way that allows too much interpretation within the classroom


Guaranteed viable curriculum
Guaranteed & Viable Curriculum

  • Clearly the Common Core and Learning Results propose something that is not VIABLE (do-able) and there we cannot GUARANTEE that all students will learn all of this.

  • The challenge becomes identifying what we in SPSD feels is the most important, essential, foundational things for students to learn to be successful.


Backward design process
Backward Design Process

  • Backward Design is an approach to organizing the knowledge, skills, concepts & processes we want students to learn so that they are in a meaningful and logical order


Backward design process tools terms
Backward Design Process Tools/Terms

  • Curriculum Maps – outlines what students need to learn and in what order

    • Meant to focus planning with the end in mind

    • Include

      • the Essential Learning

      • In an order that is logical

      • the methods of assessment that the teacher and students will be working on throughout the year (e.g., major writing assignments, projects, performances)

      • the major content resources


Backward Design Process

National and State Standards

G&V Curriculum of Essential Learning (a.ka. Curriculum Maps)


Rigor relevance framework
Rigor/Relevance Framework

  • When it comes to instruction, South Portland believes that students learn best when the learning of facts, knowledge, skills, concepts, and processes, or what we call Essential Learnings, are integrated and woven together in meaningful ways.

  • The International Center for Leadership in Education provides a framework that allows us to categorize and define our instruction in terms of student learning of facts, knowledge, skills, concepts, and processes.

  • This framework is visually represented in 4 quadrants (A, B, C, D).



Rigor relevance defined
Rigor/Relevance Defined

  • Rigor refers to learning in which

    • students demonstrate a thorough, in-depth mastery of challenging tasks to develop cognitive skills through reflective thought, analysis, problem-solving, evaluation (a.k.a. critical thinking) or creativity.

  • Relevance refers to learning which

    • has students apply core skills, knowledge, concepts, or processes to solve problems using collaboration and communication as is done in the real-world

    • is interdisciplinary and contextual

    • is created through authentic tasks, simulations, service learning, connecting concepts to current issues/interests, and teaching others Authentic tasks defined: http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/students/atrisk/at4lk3.htm

      Taken from a white paper which uses excerpts from Daggett & Jones (2008). Leading Change in High Schools. International Center for Leadership in Education.


Rigorous relevant 21 st century instruction
Rigorous/Relevant 21st Century Instruction

  • Instruction that exists in the D quadrant, or is moving the learning to the D quadrant, is inclusive, by the nature of what quadrant D learning is, of 21st century skills and learning.

    • Communication

    • Collaboration

    • Creativity, Innovation & Problem-solving

    • Critical thinking


R r 21 st century instruction
R/R 21st Century Instruction

Communication – Moving from A to B - i.e., applying skills across domains requires communicating either by representation of science concepts through statistical representations or communicating results either in speaking or writing

Collaboration – Moving from A to B - i.e., working in real contexts and on real-word problems requires students to interact as the people in those real contexts … teams of engineers, medical diagnosticians, …

Critical thinking – Moving from A to C – i.e., analyzing situations, collecting info and data and synthesizing it into creating new understanding about role of women in US society over time or technological innovations and their impact on the economy

Creativity, Innovation & Problem-solving – Moving from C to D - i.e., having a new understanding and using it to answer a question in a real context such as how to make styluses for iPads

21st century skills are the vehicle that moves student learning from one quadrant to the next.


Rigorous relevant instruction
Rigorous/Relevant Instruction

… is integrated instruction and learning

integrated content, integrated skills across domains & contexts

… meaningful and matters to students

real contexts, connects to their interest

… achieved through promotion of

collaboration, communication, critical thinking & creativity, …


Backward Design Process

National and State Standards

G&V Curriculum of Essential Learning (a.ka. Curriculum Maps)

Rigorous/Relevant …. Integrated Instruction


Backward design process tool supporting r r instruction
Backward Design Process/Tool: Supporting R/R Instruction

  • Unit Template– just a tool to support planning units of instruction that are Rigorous and Relevant

  • Well suited to planning from clear expectations of learning as in an articulated G & V curriculum

  • Includes everything from the Curriculum Map plus

    • more detailed notes on the formative and summative assessments to be used throughout the unit

    • the strategies and best practices used to explicitly teach the standards-based essential skills and concepts

    • a list of the resources and activities that will be used throughout the unit


Backward Design Process

National and State Standards

G&V Curriculum of Essential Learning (a.ka. Curriculum Maps)

Backward Design Process

Rigorous/Relevant …. Integrated Instruction


Instructional strategies
Instructional Strategies

  • South Portland embraces a variety of instructional strategies for ensuring that students learn the essential knowledge, skills, concepts & processes in an integrated and meaningful way

  • The Backward Design process provides a systematic way of preparing for implementation of any of these strategies and other integrated learning strategies.

    • STEM

    • PBL

    • Service Learning

    • Internships

    • Interdisciplinary Units

    • Writing Across the Curriculum

    • and others …


Backward Design Process

National and State Standards

G&V Curriculum of Essential Learning (a.ka. Curriculum Maps)

Writing Across the Curriculum

Interdisciplinary Units

Backward Design Process

STEM

Service Learning

Rigorous/Relevant …. Integrated Instruction

other

PBL

Internships

other


Assessment
Assessment

  • Assessment allows students to show what they know and can do

    • Allows us to provide feedback to promote learning

      • Formative Assessment

  • Allows us to know when students have the key learning and are ready for the next level in the progression of learning

    • Formative & Summative Assessment

  • Allows us to intervene and support

    • RTI

  • Allows us to evaluate our choices of materials and teaching approaches

    • Instructional approaches evaluation


  • Backward Design Process

    National and State Standards

    G&V Curriculum of Essential Learning

    Writing Across the Curriculum

    Service Learning

    Backward Design Process

    Interdisciplinary Units

    STEM

    Rigorous/Relevant …. Integrated Instruction

    other

    PBL

    Internships

    other

    Classroom Assessments


    Common assessment
    Common Assessment

    • Common Assessments provide us a way to ensure that regardless of school or classroom students are learning those things that we have identified as the most essential to learn.

    • Common Assessments are a systematic way to measure and document proficiency.

    • Common Assessments document and ensure what we at SPSD guarantee for student learning and that which is viable for all students to learn.


    Backward Design Process

    National and State Standards

    G&V Curriculum of Essential Learning

    Program Evaluation

    Writing Across the Curriculum

    Service Learning

    Backward Design Process

    Interdisciplinary Units

    STEM

    Essential Learning

    Rigorous/Relevant …. Integrated Instruction

    Readiness & RTI

    other

    PBL

    Internships

    other

    Proficiency Reporting

    Classroom Assessments

    Common Assessments


    So ideally
    So, ideally …

    • … our curriculum maps document the Essential Learning and have articulated the levels of learning needed to achieve each objective within the year and from year to year

    • … teachers are fleshing-out units of instruction (perhaps using Backward Design) that are Rigorous/Relevant and implementing their units with one of the many research-based instructional strategies the District supports

    • … there are common assessments that measure the Essential Learnings and that are processed by teachers to evaluate student needs for intervention and reflection on instructional practice

    • … we are communicating to students and parents progress toward the Essential Learnings


    Backward Design Process

    National and State Standards

    G&V Curriculum of Essential Learning

    Program Evaluation

    Writing Across the Curriculum

    Service Learning

    Backward Design Process

    Interdisciplinary Units

    STEM

    Essential Learning

    Rigorous/Relevant …. Integrated Instruction

    Readiness & RTI

    other

    PBL

    Internships

    other

    Proficiency Reporting

    Common Assessments


    But is this happening
    But is this happening?

    • Teachers have expended a lot of time and energy on all of the dynamic parts of the CAI cycle in SPSD

    • There has been a lot coming at educators in the past 6-8 years (NCLB-AYP; CCSS; Proficiency-based Diplomas; “financial cliff” etc.)

    • Without a Director it has been difficult to make the work on all of the dynamic parts coherent and aligned to all that is demanded

      Has the big picture become obscured?


    • Backward Design Curriculum Map Template

    • Backward Design Lesson-Unit Template

    • PBL Template

    Backward Design Process

    • Pilot Template (i.e., TenMarks, Being a Writer K-5)

    National and State Standards

    G&V Curriculum of Essential Learning

    Program Evaluation

    Writing Across the Curriculum

    Interdisciplinary Units

    Backward Design Process

    Framework/Quadrants

    STEM

    Service Learning

    Essential Learning

    Rigorous/Relevant …. Integrated Instruction

    Readiness & RTI

    PBL

    other

    Internships

    other

    • Common Assessment Discussion Guide

    Next Navigator

    Next Navigator

    Proficiency Reporting

    Common Assessment

    Items in red are TOOLS to support teachers’ in the CAI process

    • Common Assessment Planning Template


    • Backward Design Curriculum Map Template

    • Backward Design Lesson-Unit Template

    • PBL Template

    Backward Design Process

    • Pilot Process (i.e., TenMarks, Being a Writer K-5)

    National and State Standards

    G&V Curriculum of Essential Learning

    Program Evaluation

    Writing Across the Curriculum

    Interdisciplinary Units

    PLLT; PLLT Planning Meetings

    Planning Forms; Note-taking Forms

    Department Heads

    Backward Design Process

    Ray McNulty; Model Schools Conferences

    Framework/Quadrants

    STEM

    Service Learning

    Rigorous/Relevant …. Integrated Instruction

    Essential Learning

    Readiness & RTI

    PBL

    other

    Internships

    other

    • Common Assessment Discussion Guide

    Next Navigator

    Next Navigator

    Proficiency Reporting

    Common Assessment

    Common Assessment Calendar Form

    • Common Assessment Planning Template

    Items in blue support the STRUCTURES we have for CAI


    • Backward Design Curriculum Map Template

    • Backward Design Lesson-Unit Template

    • PBL Template

    Backward Design Process

    • Pilot Process (i.e., TenMarks, Being a Writer K-5)

    National and State Standards

    G&V Curriculum of Essential Learning

    Program Evaluation

    Writing Across the Curriculum

    Interdisciplinary Units

    PLLT; PLLT Planning Meetings

    Planning Forms; Note-taking Forms

    Department Heads

    Interdisciplinary Units

    Backward Design Process

    Ray McNulty; Model Schools Conferences

    Framework/Quadrants

    STEM

    Service Learning

    STEM

    Service Learning

    Rigorous/Relevant …. Integrated Instruction

    Essential Learning

    Readiness & RTI

    PBL

    other

    Internships

    other

    • Common Assessment Discussion Guide

    Next Navigator

    Next Navigator

    Proficiency Reporting

    Common Assessment

    Common Assessment Calendar Form

    • Common Assessment Planning Template


    Backward Design Process

    National and State Standards

    G&V Curriculum of Essential Learning

    Program Evaluation

    Writing Across the Curriculum

    Service Learning

    Backward Design Process

    Interdisciplinary Units

    STEM

    Essential Learning

    Rigorous/Relevant …. Integrated Instruction

    Readiness & RTI

    other

    PBL

    Internships

    other

    Proficiency Reporting

    Common Assessments


    Where are we
    Where are we …

    • Is what we have in place viable and coherent enough that teachers can focus on instruction?

    • Do our maps articulate the essential learning and the levels of that learning that are viable? Are they truly essential learning statements?

    • Where Common Assessments exist, what are they assessing?

      • the info on the curriculum map? Assessing big understanding or smaller skills? Balance of both?

    • Where Common Assessments are needed, if there are maps do they clearly outline what should be assessed?

      • If no map, then what will the assessments be assessing?


    Backward Design Process

    National and State Standards

    G&V Curriculum of Essential Learning

    Program Evaluation

    Writing Across the Curriculum

    Service Learning

    Backward Design Process

    Interdisciplinary Units

    STEM

    Essential Learning

    Rigorous/Relevant …. Integrated Instruction

    Readiness & RTI

    other

    PBL

    Internships

    other

    Proficiency Reporting

    Common Assessments


    Mccl cohort work
    MCCL Cohort Work

    • Originally 9 districts, now almost 30

    • Have spent more than 3 years unpacking the Federal and State standards and creating Essential Learnings at up to 12 levels with clearly articulated foundational skills needed to achieve the larger understanding

    • Worked with Marzano Lab and there work has gone through 2 reviews at the lab for Math, E/LA, Soc. St. & Science and in review for the other content areas


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