Administrator Kick Off Tuesday, August 13, 2013 8:00 – 12:00 Seascape Golf Club
Transition to the Common Core Piloting the Smarter Balanced Online Exams Logistics: Scheduling and Technology Glitches and Goofs What does the test look like? Student Issues: Keyboarding and Technology Skills, Intellectual Stamina
Impact on Students/Implementation Tips Piloting the Smarter Balanced Online Exams Multi-step, in-depth, problem practice: Must build up their intellectual stamina Tech skills: they can text, but can they type? Test-Specific skills: Not all students have them. Not all teachers have them. Test Directions need to be taught/shown to both. There are helpful instructions on the screen, but they are hidden, not obvious.
Transition to the Common Core Decision to Implement Common Core Math Curriculum K-12 this year Studying and Understanding the changes in Grade Level Content Standards Getting up close and personal with the Standards New Curriculum Maps and Benchmark Exams Which Math Pathway are you going to choose? Traditional vs. Integrated/International Resources and Parent Education
Impact on Students/Implementation Tips Decision to Implement Common Core Math Curriculum K-12 this year Integrated Pathway seems to fit new standards better How are you going to Accelerate? Math 6, Math 7, Accelerated Math 7, Math 8, HS Math 1, HS Math 2? Placement Issues: Transition Year and the Algebra Problem Parent Educaton: Get out in front of it with Parent Meetings because change creates worry and lots of questions
Contact Information Jeff Calden Principal, SLV Middle School firstname.lastname@example.org Hollie Becker Asst. Superintendent/Curriculum and Instruction, SLVUSD email@example.com Jennifer Lahey Math Department Chair, SLV Middle School firstname.lastname@example.org