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Curriculum Implementation An Overview. December 2004. Grade-Level Expectations. Developed by committees of educators Released in February, 2004 Distributed to all schools in various formats. Model Curriculum Framework (MCF). GLE-based, organizational units

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grade level expectations
Grade-Level Expectations
  • Developed by committees of educators
  • Released in February, 2004
  • Distributed to all schools in various formats
model curriculum framework mcf
Model Curriculum Framework(MCF)
  • GLE-based, organizational units
  • One way to align instruction with standards, benchmarks, and grade-level expectations
  • Not a comprehensive curriculum
  • Each GLE addressed at least ONCE in each grade level and content area
mcf intended uses
MCF – Intended Uses
  • Dependent upon district option chosen for developing a GLE-based curriculum
option i
Option I

Develop a GLE-based curriculumusing the Model Curriculum Framework as a guide

mcf option i uses
MCF – Option I Uses
  • Identify required components for districts’ curricula
  • Serve as the basis for evaluation criteria for locally-developed curricula
  • Provide samples of activities to indicate the type of classroom instruction desired
option ii
Option II

Expand the Model Curriculum Framework into a comprehensive guide based on local needs

mcf option ii uses
MCF – Option II Uses
  • Provide districts with a outline for a curriculum
  • Districts expand the framework into a comprehensive curriculum by
    • Modifying/adding activities
    • Identifying everything to be taught at each grade level
    • Providing a sequential order for activities
option iii
Option III

Prepare for implementation ofthe state’s comprehensive curriculum

mcf option iii uses
MCF – Option III Uses
  • Help districts identify resource gaps
    • Do textbooks adequately address GLEs?
    • Is equipment available to use in activities?
    • Where/how can resources for gaps be secured?
  • Provide sample activities to try
comprehensive curriculum
Comprehensive Curriculum
  • Same structure as Model Curriculum Framework
    • More student-centered activities based on GLEs
    • More examples of assessments
    • What is to be taught at each grade level
  • Activities are not lesson plans
  • Will replace Model Curriculum Framework
  • Release date – April 1, 2005
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Comprehensive Curriculum
  • Instructions to Writers
    • Write the activities of each unit as writer would teach them and in sequential order.
    • Make sure that all content of the unit is addressed.
    • Allow adequate time for mastery of content.
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Comprehensive Curriculum
  • Important Changes
    • GLEs addressed enough times to allow for mastery.
    • When possible, GLEs addressed in last six week time period are also addressed in earlier units.
    • Minimal reordering of units has been made to address as many GLEs as possible prior to state tests.
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Comprehensive Curriculum
  • Assessment Sections
    • Focus on classroom assessment activities
    • At least 3 examples of assessments appropriate for unit content
    • At least 3 examples of activity-specific assessments
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Comprehensive Curriculum
  • The following courses will be added
    • Science – Earth Science, Physics
    • Math – Algebra II, Advanced Math I, Advanced Math II, Financial Math
    • ELA – Business English
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Comprehensive Curriculum

Examples of ways to use textbooks as a resource for developing lesson plans

  • locate introductory information
  • identify reading material
  • provide practice/homework for students
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Comprehensive Curriculum

Districts may decide to

  • Reorder units
    • Caution: Reordering may affect coverage of GLEs prior to state testing
  • Replace activities with equivalent activities.
comprehensive curriculum7
Comprehensive Curriculum