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NEW YORK STATE STAFF/CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT NETWORK. SCDN December 1, 2005. Updates. Mathematics Science Social Studies Career & Technical Education Instructional Resource Cabinet Staffing. Mathematics. Toolkit Crosswalks Curriculum Committee High School Transition.

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  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Career & Technical Education
  • Instructional Resource Cabinet
  • Staffing
  • Toolkit
  • Crosswalks
  • Curriculum Committee
  • High School Transition
mathematics resource center
Mathematics Resource Center
  • Purpose

There is a statewide need to support comprehensive and long-term changes in the instructional practices in classrooms that are aligned with scientifically based or evidence-based mathematics research

  • Status
mathematics resource center1
Mathematics Resource Center
  • Goals

Centralized source for ongoing dissemination of the NYSED’s message regarding standards-based mathematics programs

Identify program successes and areas in need of improvement and provide guidance on utilizing successful model programs.

Sharing best practices, content knowledge and pedagogy within the mathematics field, informed by scientifically based or evidence-based research.

Implementing and promoting professional development models for developing and sustaining a cadre of state/regional leaders responsible for improving teaching and learning of mathematics in New York State.

new york state science initiative
New York State Science Initiative


Ensure the learning of science for all Pre-K-12 students by providing equitable access to exemplary teachers, inquiry-centered curriculum and instruction, standards-based assessments, and a wealth of resources and community support.

the science initiative is designed to
The Science Initiative is Designed to:
  • Improve student achievement in science for all students Pre-K-12
  • Provide leadership and assistance in science education
national science foundation
National Science Foundation
  • Focus on Building Awareness & Capacity

Leadership in science

Stakeholders in science education

  • Achievement Gap

Address learning standards in science

Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

  • High Needs School Districts

Target large urban centers

national science resources center
National Science Resources Center
  • Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER)

Curriculum, Professional Development,

Assessment, Materials Support, Administrative and Community Support

  • Systemic ChangeApproach

Strategic planning and implementation

Incorporate standards and resources

new york state mathematics science partnership
New York StateMathematics & Science Partnership
  • No Child Left Behind Act - Title II, Part B
  • Grant Awards for 2004-2007

Awards total over $13 million - 12 Projects

  • Partnerships & Purpose

High-need school districts, higher education

Increase academic achievement

Enhance content knowledge and pedagogy

new york state virtual learning system vls
New York StateVirtual Learning System (VLS)
  • Access and navigate the New York State Learning Standards

7 Content Areas including

Mathematics, Science and Technology

  • Populate and provide curriculum and instructionalresources for teachers

Elementary, Intermediate, Commencement Levels

public broadcasting system
Public Broadcasting System
  • Office of Cultural Education

Cultivate relationship between the New York State Education Department, and Regional Public Broadcasting Stations

  • Alignment and Development of PBS resources

Support teaching and learning of standards

for ongoing information
For ongoing information:

State Science Initiative:

Statewide Strategic Plan for Science:

curriculum resources
Curriculum Resources
  • NYSED Social Studies Leaders’ Guide: Prekindergarten – Grade 12
  • World Communities: What Is a Culture?(an online teacher resource guide for grade 3 social studies)
  • Global History and Geography Online Resource
nysed social studies leaders guide
NYSED Social Studies Leaders’ Guide
  • Overview and Rationale for the

NYS PreK – Grade 12 Social Studies Program

  • Developing and Implementing a

Standards-Based Program

  • NYS Social Studies Assessments
  • Intervention, Acceleration, and

Special Education

  • Tools for Social Studies Supervisors
  • NYSED’s Resources & Publications
nysed social studies leaders guide1
NYSED Social Studies Leaders’ Guide
  • Appendices: Part 100

Commissioner’s Regulations and

Frequently-Asked Questions

  • Background information /

reference material

  • Visual diagrams / graphic organizers
  • Case studies
  • PowerPoint presentations
world communities what is a culture
World Communities: What Is a Culture?

2 papers:

  • “What Is a Culture?” by an anthropologist
  • “Culture: A Geographical Perspective” by a geographer
  • Crosswalks to NYS Learning Standards
  • Crosswalks to Grade 3 Content Understandings
  • “Studying Cultures” templates

Curriculum Resources:

  • How to Select World


  • Factors to Consider When

Selecting World Communities

  • Planning Templates for Units
  • Selected Resources
world communities what is a culture1
World Communities: What Is a Culture?

Additional Features:

  • Glossary
  • Call For Content (lessons, units, learning experiences developed based on use of this online resource guide)
social studies on the web
Social Studies on the Web
  • New laws and regulations that affect your instructional program
  • News, upcoming events, and frequently-asked questions
  • Calls For Expertise and Content
  • Assessment information: changes, scoring rubrics, past exams
  • Curriculum and assessment publications
  • Learning standards and core curricula in multiple format
  • Related links and professional resources

Please note: The Web site is updated monthly

new state and federal legislation
New State and Federal Legislation
  • Shirley Chisholm Day: November 30
  • Amistad Commission established
  • National Constitution Day: September 17 * Educational institutions receiving Federal funding are required "to hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year.”

* Link to curriculum resources will be posted annually by SED

what s next
What’s Next?
  • Continued partnerships with professional associations
  • Publication of curriculum resources on VLS
  • Review and updating of other existing publications
  • Continued updating of social studies Web site (news, teaching resources & publications, related links)
  • Supplemental Rating Guides
  • Q & A on assessment topics and issues
assessment web links
Assessment Web Links

New Revised Generic Rubrics

Examination Schedule

Item Writer Application

Grade 5 Test

Graduation Standard

Department-Approved Alternative Assessments

Regents Exam FT Strand List



Room 320 EB

Albany, NY 12234

(518) 474-5922

Jo Ann Larson


Lawrence Paska




Room 769 EBA

Albany, NY 12234

(518) 474-3860

Donna Merlau


Gary Warren



career technical education
Career & Technical Education
  • Resource Center

Web site:

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Instructional Resource Cabinet
  • Systems Integration
  • Primary Audience
  • Level Playing Field
  • Content - Rich System
  • Partners
  • Barriers
  • Evidence
contact information
Contact Information

Or E-mail

Jean C. Stevens, Assistant Commissioner

Office of Curriculum & Instructional Support



Office Mailbox: