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Curriculum Guides. Fall 2007. What Is The Purpose Of A Curriculum Guide?. Purpose of Curriculum Guide. Provides direction for teachers Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment Ensures alignment, closes gaps Systemic view of how a student progresses through a system PreK-12

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purpose of curriculum guide
Purpose of Curriculum Guide
  • Provides direction for teachers
    • Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment
  • Ensures alignment, closes gaps
  • Systemic view of how a student progresses through a system PreK-12
  • Accountability for all
four essential questions an curriculum auditor will ask
Four Essential Questions An Curriculum Auditor Will Ask

DESIGN

  • Is it there? (Curricular scope-coverage)
  • Is it any good? (Analysis of the curriculum documents on quality criteria)

DELIVERY

  • Is it used?
  • Did it make a difference?
curriculum guide analysis
Curriculum Guide Analysis
  • 5 Criteria Used in PDK Audits:
    • Clarity and Specificity of Objectives
      • States for each objective the what, when (sequence within course/grade), how actual standard is performed, and amount of time to be spent learning.
    • Congruity of the Curriculum to the Assessment Process
      • Each objective is keyed to district and/or state performance assessments.
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Curriculum Guide Analysis Cont.
  • Criteria Used by PDK
    • Delineation of the Prerequisite Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Attitudes
      • States specific documented prerequisite or description of discrete skills/concepts required prior to this learning (may be a scope and sequence across grades/course if PreK-12)
    • Delineation of the Major Instructional Tools
      • States for each objective the “match” between the basic text/instructional resource(s) and the curriculum objective
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Curriculum Guide Analysis Cont.
  • Criteria Used by PDK
    • Clear Approaches for Classroom Use
      • Provides specific examples on how to approach key concepts/skills in the classroom (strategies)
simply put things within a curriculum guide
Simply Put - Things Within A Curriculum Guide
  • Course Name
  • Standards/Benchmarks/ Indicators/Objectives (Learning Targets)
  • Essential Understandings, Knowledge, Skills & Attitudes To Be Learned
    • Concepts (Declarative Knowledge) & Skills (Procedural Knowledge) To Be Learned
      • Clarification: Intro, Mastery or Extend/Maintain
  • Prerequisites for Course
  • Content Vocabulary
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Simply Put - Things Within A Curriculum Guide Cont.
  • District Reference (Textbook) & Supplementary Materials/Other Resources (Resource Alignment)
  • Instructional or Teaching Activities
  • Method or Models of Instruction to Use
    • Strategy Alignment
  • Context
    • Conditions In Which To Be Learned
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Simply Put - Things Within A Curriculum Guide Cont.
  • Bloom’s Level Targeted
  • Reteach/Remedial Activities
  • Expansion/Extension
  • Interdisciplinary Connections
  • Sample (District) Assessment Item(s); Correlation to State and National Testing
    • District adopted short cycle assessments & rubrics
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Simply Put - Things Within A Curriculum Guide Cont.
  • Teaching Time Allocated (For Unit/Concepts/Skills)
  • Pacing Guide for Year
  • Possible Accommodations for Special Ed Students
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