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Common Core and Essential Standards Curriculum Overview 2012-2013. Davis Drive Middle School. What is Common Core Curriculum?. 43 states have adopted common core curriculum for reading, writing and math Defines what knowledge and skills are needed at each grade level

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what is common core curriculum
What is Common Core Curriculum?
  • 43 states have adopted common core curriculum for reading, writing and math
  • Defines what knowledge and skills are needed at each grade level
  • Fosters a more equitable learning experience and consistent expectations for students
  • Standards move from a broad scope to a more narrow scope
  • Standards are robust, relevant and reflect real-world applications
what is essential standards curriculum
What is Essential Standards Curriculum?
  • NC adopted new Essential Standards in all other subject areas to include:
what is essential standards curriculum1
What is Essential Standards Curriculum?
  • Students will have a greater understanding of what they are learning
  • Classroom instruction will concentrate on these skills:
    • Collaboration
    • Critical-Thinking
    • Research
    • Problem-Solving
    • Technology
presentation of curriculum
Presentation of Curriculum

Electives:

  • CTE
  • Visual Arts
  • Instrumental Music
  • Dance
  • World Languages

Healthful Living:

Core Classes:

  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
cte career technical education

CTECareer & Technical Education

North Carolina Essential Standards

business finance information tech bfit
Business, Finance, & Information Tech (BFIT)

OLD

NEW

  • Keyboarding
  • BCT I
  • BCT II
  • Business & Marketing
  • Computer Skills and Application (CSA) I
  • Computer Skills and Application (CSA) II
  • Computer Skills and Application (CSA) III
  • Exploring Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurship
family consumer science facs
Family & Consumer Science (FACS)
  • Life Skills I offered to 6th, 7th and 8th grade
  • Life Skills II offered to 8th graders
  • Additions to Curriculum:
    • Interior Design Unit
    • Red Cross Babysitting Certification
    • Kitchen Safety Standardized test
    • New sewing projects
    • New fashion unit
technology engineering and design
Technology, Engineering and Design

Technology Design & Innovation:

  • Class for 6th, 7th and 8th graders
  • applying the design process in the invention of a new product, process, or system through hands-on computer based projects

Technological Systems

  • Class for 7th and 8th graders
  • understanding how technological systems work together to solve problems through hands-on computer based projects
other cte information
Other CTE Information
  • Elective Classes are semester long
  • No longer offering Career Decisions Class
  • Continuing to provide CSA-I (formerly Keyboarding) to year-long band and orchestra students in 6th grade through A/B schedule
visual arts

Visual Arts

North Carolina Essential Standards

visual arts will focus on
Visual Arts will focus on:
  • Art vocabulary
  • Principles and Elements of Design
  • Evaluating work
  • Analyzing work and work of others
  • Understanding how art history plays a role
  • How other disciplines and global art connect
  • Embeds literacy and writing
instrumental music

Instrumental Music

North Carolina Essential Standards

band orchestra will look like
Band & Orchestra will look like…

Students will be encouraged to think “outside of the box” in new and exciting ways!

Some examples:

  • Doing Tai Chi and breathing exercises as warm-up’s
  • Creating an online timeline of music history
  • Performing music from various cultures that align with core curriculum
students will be assessed
Students will be assessed…
  • Individually (written tests, playing tests, presentations, research, reflection)
  • Ensemble (concert performances, MPA, etc.)
  • New State-Wide “End of Course” assessment for instrumental music called MSLs (Measures of Student Learning)
    • TBA for implementation
    • Will be performance-based and teacher-executed
dance

Dance

North Carolina Essential Standards

new essential standards
New Essential Standards…

Class Offerings:

  • 6th Grade: Introduction to Dance
  • 7th Grade: Dance I
  • 8th Grade: Dance II

Based on Four Strands:

    • Creation and Performance
    • Dance Movement Skills
    • Responding
    • Connecting
what dance will look like
What Dance will look like…
  • Evening dance performances
  • Focus on dance technique and choreography
  • Assessments: written tests, movement tests, and written reflections
  • New State-Wide “End of Course” assessment for instrumental music called MSLs (Measures of Student Learning)
      • TBA for implementation
      • Will be performance-based and teacher-executed
world languages

World Languages

North Carolina Essential Standards

philosophy behind wl
Philosophy behind WL
  • Communication is central to human nature
  • Technology brings the world closer together
  • Language learning is essential for global citizens in order to:

–Lead to insights into culture

–Make interdisciplinary connections

–Build proficiency for a multilingual world

healthful living

Healthful Living

North Carolina Essential Standards

science

Science

North Carolina Essential Standards

social studies

Social Studies

North Carolina Essential Standards

6 th grade social studies
6th Grade Social Studies

Old

New

Regional focus:

South America

Europe

Russia

Timeline:

Ancient World History

7 th grade social studies
7th Grade Social Studies

Old

New

Regional focus:

Africa

Asia

Australia

Timeline:

Age of Exploration

to

Current Events

8 th grade social studies
8th Grade Social Studies

Old

New

North Carolina focus:

Pre-Colonial

North America

to

Modern Age

North Carolina & US focus:

Pre-Colonial

North America

to

Modern Age

english language arts

English Language Arts

Common Core State Standards

thematic units
Thematic Units
  • The units in ELA Common Core are thematic, whereas they used to be a plethora of topics thrown together
  • In each grade level, there are six units which each last for six weeks
  • In each unit, students will be exposed to all four strands (Reading, Writing, Speaking/Listening, and Language) of the ELA Standards
ela units by grade level 6 th grade
ELA Units by Grade Level6th Grade
  • Unit 1: Who Am I?
  • Unit 2: Where Am I?
  • Unit 3: Belonging
  • Unit 4: Survival
  • Unit 5: Making Choices
  • Unit 6: What’s Your Point?
ela units by grade level 7th grade
ELA Units by Grade Level7th Grade
  • Unit 1: Life is Not Fair
  • Unit 2: Extraordinary in the Ordinary
  • Unit 3: Quest for Perfection
  • Unit 4: You Say You Want a Revolution
  • Unit 5: Singled Out
  • Unit 6: My Voice, My World
ela units by grade level 8 th grade
ELA Units by Grade Level8th Grade
  • Units 1 & 2: The Genre Odyssey
  • Unit 3: Social Justice
  • Unit 4: Risking it All
  • Unit 5: Interdependence
  • Unit 6: Out of Time
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Math

Common Core State Standards

math changes
Math Changes
  • Triangle High 5 designed the scope and sequence for math
  • Names of math classes have changed
  • All math curriculum has changed
  • Math instruction will shift from direct instruction to hands-on and inquiry based
rising 6 th grade recommendations
Rising 6th Grade Recommendations

Recommendations made by the elementary schools

rising 7 th grade recommendations
Rising 7th Grade Recommendations
  • CC Math 7: EVAAS score below 70%
  • CC Math 7+: EVAAS score above 70%
  • CC Math I: EVAAS score above 70% & Grades of A, B or C in Pre- Algebra
rising 8 th grade recommendation sheets
Rising 8th Grade Recommendation Sheets
  • CC Math 8: EVAAS score below 70%
  • CC Math I: EVAAS score above 70% & Grades of A, B or C in Pre-Algebra
  • Geometry: 70 or higher in Algebra
math placement for 12 13
Math Placement for 12-13
  • Math placements will not be finalized until June
    • EOG scores are used for placement
    • Parents will be notified of any placement changes
  • If a parent wishes for their child to be placed in a lower math class, please contact administration in writing
  • If a parent wishes for their child to be placed in a higher math class, a school based review team will meet with the parent