Power Standards Introduction. Millbury Public Schools August 26, 2008. Why are we here? Have you ever…. been overwhelmed by the demands of too many standards and too few classroom hours? said to yourself, “I just don’t have the time to teach everything I am expected to teach?”
Millbury Public Schools
August 26, 2008
Picture this scenario..
“You pack your family into the car for a family vacation… you stop at the gas station and fill up the tank (it costs $65.00 to fill the tank)… you get on the Mass Pike to start your trip with your children already beginning to ask, “are we there yet?”… You look at your spouse and the two of you simultaneously ask, “Where are we going anyways?” --- Does this make sense?
Important to know
Wiggins and McTighe, 2000
English and Steffy, 2001
Power standards are… “prioritized standards that are derived from a systematic and balanced approach to distinguishing which standards are absolutely essential for student success from those that are nice to know.”
Marzano (2001) found that…
Source: (Marzano and Kendall;MACREL, Awash in a Sea of Standards ,1999)
LESS is more!!!!
What do your students need for success – in school this year, next year, and so on (leverage; readiness for next levels of learning), in life (endurance), and on your state tests?
Let’s take a trip to MSP Township in Indianapolis, Indiana… home to a variety of cultural events… and of course to the…
As we go through this process, always remember…
“It is a process, not an event; a marathon, not a sprint.”
(Larry Ainsworth, 2004)