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Curriculum Implementation An Overview. December 2004. Grade-Level Expectations. Developed by committees of educators Released in February, 2004 Distributed to all schools in various formats. Model Curriculum Framework (MCF). GLE-based, organizational units

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Curriculum implementation an overview
Curriculum ImplementationAn Overview

December 2004

Grade level expectations
Grade-Level Expectations

  • Developed by committees of educators

  • Released in February, 2004

  • Distributed to all schools in various formats

Model curriculum framework mcf
Model Curriculum Framework(MCF)

  • GLE-based, organizational units

  • One way to align instruction with standards, benchmarks, and grade-level expectations

  • Not a comprehensive curriculum

  • Each GLE addressed at least ONCE in each grade level and content area

Mcf intended uses
MCF – Intended Uses

  • Dependent upon district option chosen for developing a GLE-based curriculum

Option i
Option I

Develop a GLE-based curriculumusing the Model Curriculum Framework as a guide

Mcf option i uses
MCF – Option I Uses

  • Identify required components for districts’ curricula

  • Serve as the basis for evaluation criteria for locally-developed curricula

  • Provide samples of activities to indicate the type of classroom instruction desired

Option ii
Option II

Expand the Model Curriculum Framework into a comprehensive guide based on local needs

Mcf option ii uses
MCF – Option II Uses

  • Provide districts with a outline for a curriculum

  • Districts expand the framework into a comprehensive curriculum by

    • Modifying/adding activities

    • Identifying everything to be taught at each grade level

    • Providing a sequential order for activities

Option iii
Option III

Prepare for implementation ofthe state’s comprehensive curriculum

Mcf option iii uses
MCF – Option III Uses

  • Help districts identify resource gaps

    • Do textbooks adequately address GLEs?

    • Is equipment available to use in activities?

    • Where/how can resources for gaps be secured?

  • Provide sample activities to try

Comprehensive curriculum
Comprehensive Curriculum

  • Same structure as Model Curriculum Framework

    • More student-centered activities based on GLEs

    • More examples of assessments

    • What is to be taught at each grade level

  • Activities are not lesson plans

  • Will replace Model Curriculum Framework

  • Release date – April 1, 2005

Comprehensive curriculum1
Comprehensive Curriculum

  • Instructions to Writers

    • Write the activities of each unit as writer would teach them and in sequential order.

    • Make sure that all content of the unit is addressed.

    • Allow adequate time for mastery of content.

Comprehensive curriculum2
Comprehensive Curriculum

  • Important Changes

    • GLEs addressed enough times to allow for mastery.

    • When possible, GLEs addressed in last six week time period are also addressed in earlier units.

    • Minimal reordering of units has been made to address as many GLEs as possible prior to state tests.

Comprehensive curriculum3
Comprehensive Curriculum

  • Assessment Sections

    • Focus on classroom assessment activities

    • At least 3 examples of assessments appropriate for unit content

    • At least 3 examples of activity-specific assessments

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Comprehensive Curriculum

  • The following courses will be added

    • Science – Earth Science, Physics

    • Math – Algebra II, Advanced Math I, Advanced Math II, Financial Math

    • ELA – Business English

Comprehensive curriculum5
Comprehensive Curriculum

Examples of ways to use textbooks as a resource for developing lesson plans

  • locate introductory information

  • identify reading material

  • provide practice/homework for students

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Comprehensive Curriculum

Districts may decide to

  • Reorder units

    • Caution: Reordering may affect coverage of GLEs prior to state testing

  • Replace activities with equivalent activities.

Comprehensive curriculum7
Comprehensive Curriculum