Guaranteed & Viable Curriculum Understanding the why and the what within a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum. Intensive. Supplemental. CORE. Guaranteed & Viable Curriculum. Objectives:. Each viewer will:. Know what is meant by guaranteed and viable curriculum.
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Understanding the why and the what within a Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
Each viewer will:
Know what is meant by guaranteed and viable curriculum.
Understand what educational systems, attitudes, and practices support a guaranteed and viable curriculum.
3.Be able to articulate three ways to support the practices that are fundamental to a guaranteed and viable curriculum.
The instructional decision making process begins with all students having access to a guaranteed and viable curriculum provided by the school through CORE instruction.
Assessment data are gathered on a regular basis and each student’s response to instruction is evaluated.
Those students with significant needs are provided intensive instruction in addition to the CORE instruction.
AcceleratedStudentsWorking to Achieve High Expectations for ALL Students
Grade Level Expectation
regarded as constants,
will be the variable.
Time and support become the variables.
The school learning community provides opportunities until essential learning occurs.
guaranteed and viable curriculum,
it means that the learning and skills considered essential are considered essential for ALL students, and the school is set up to ensure that essential learning occurs for ALL.
The entire learning community has a clear understanding of the concept of curriculum.
Curriculum is the standards and benchmarks or learning determined to be essential for ALL students.
the question becomes
“What materials should I use and what instructional opportunities must I provide to ensure that ALLof my students reach the benchmarks set for the course or grade level that I teach?”
The curriculum (standards and benchmarks) for each grade level and course must be:
In a standards driven curriculum, “VIABILITY means ensuring that the articulated curriculum content for a given course or grade level can be adequately addressed in the TIME available.”
What Works in Schools, 2003, p. 25
Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
Data-based Decision Making
“synthesis of research data reveals that a guaranteed and viable curriculum is the school-level factor that has the most impact on student achievement yet it is probably the hardest to implement.”
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