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Common Core and Essential Standards Curriculum Overview 2012-2013

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  1. Common Core and Essential Standards Curriculum Overview 2012-2013 Davis Drive Middle School

  2. 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

  3. What is Essential Standards Curriculum? • NC adopted new Essential Standards in all other subject areas to include:

  4. 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

  5. Presentation of Curriculum Electives: • CTE • Visual Arts • Instrumental Music • Dance • World Languages Healthful Living: Core Classes: • Science • Social Studies • English Language Arts • Math

  6. CTECareer & Technical Education North Carolina Essential Standards

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Visual Arts North Carolina Essential Standards

  12. 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

  13. Visual Art Class Offerings

  14. Instrumental Music North Carolina Essential Standards

  15. Instrumental Music

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Dance North Carolina Essential Standards

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. World Languages North Carolina Essential Standards

  22. 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

  23. Healthful Living North Carolina Essential Standards

  24. Physical Education

  25. Health Education

  26. Science North Carolina Essential Standards

  27. 6th Grade Science

  28. 7th Grade Science

  29. 8th Grade Science

  30. Social Studies North Carolina Essential Standards

  31. 6th Grade Social Studies Old New Regional focus: South America Europe Russia Timeline: Ancient World History

  32. 7th Grade Social Studies Old New Regional focus: Africa Asia Australia Timeline: Age of Exploration to Current Events

  33. 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

  34. English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

  35. 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

  36. 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?

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. Math Common Core State Standards

  40. 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

  41. Modeling

  42. Sequence for Rising 5th Graders

  43. Sequence for Rising 6th Graders

  44. Rising 6th Grade Recommendations Recommendations made by the elementary schools

  45. Sequence for Rising 7th Graders

  46. Sequence for Rising 7th Graders

  47. 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

  48. Sequence for Students in 7th Grade

  49. 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