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1 ELA / Math Units of Study Roll Out

2 Excerpt: The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

3 TODAY’S AGENDA Purpose of Today Unit of Study Vision/Expectations
Guiding Documents/Research Assessment Plan Unit of Study Overview Next Step/Planning



6 Guiding Principles Vision Collaboration Accountability

7 District Vision/Goals
Create collaborative culture Successfully implement and support CCSS K-12 (UOS) Use CCSS as the vehicle to make district-wide culture changes

8 Collaborative Culture
Education Services Committee Create CCSS Steering Committee Secondary Math Committee School Data Teams

9 CCSS Steering committee
Make Up - Teachers from all ...grades/subjects - Principal Reps - Ed. Service Leadership Function Key Actions - Deep dive into standards - Redwood 2-day planning retreat

10 Priority Standards Readiness Endurance High Stakes Assessments
(for next level of learning) Endurance (concepts and skills that last over time) High Stakes Assessments (SBAC) Leverage (crossover application to other areas)

11 Units of Study Model A series of specific lessons, learning experiences, and related assessments — based on targeted Priority Standards & supporting standards — for an instructional focus that may last anywhere from two to six weeks.

12 Common Core Standards: Insufficient By themselves
“To be effective in improving education and getting all students ready for college, workforce training, and life, the Common Core State Standards must be partnered with a content-rich curriculum and robust assessments, both aligned to the Standards.” CCSSI Webinar, 2010

13 JUSD Units of Study Implementation
Standards Instruction Assessment Data Analysis “Unwrapped” Priority Standards Matched SBAC Thinking Skill & DOK Big Ideas Essential Questions Engaging Learning Experiences *Authentic Performance Tasks Scoring Guides/Rubrics *Differentiation * Future Common Formative Assessments Variety of Formats (e.g., SBAC) Frequent Progress Monitoring Data Teams or PLCs Focus on Student Needs & Work Targeted Strategies Results Indicators Priority Standards are carefully placed, paced, taught, assessed, re-taught, re-assessed throughout the year.

14 Units of Study Research Base (Effect Size, Hattie, VLFT, 2012)
Formative & Frequency of Assessment Teacher Clarity Teacher & Student Feedback Spaced/ Distributed Practice Mastery Learning Teacher Expectation Effect Size .90 .75 .73 .71 .58 .43 UOS CFAs Unwrap, CFAs & SG/Rubrics CFAs and Data Teams Standard Placement Buffer Days DOK, Unwrap, CFA 90 – 90 – 90 Study (Reeves, 2000) Laser-like focus on achievement Curriculum choices Non-fiction writing Collaborative scoring Multiple opportunities for success

15 JUSD Assessment Plan New District Benchmarks
Administered by all teachers Details TBD No Rogue : )

16 Next Steps: Implementation and Accountability
Roll out PD Ongoing Monitoring Feedback/Revision Support/Coaching

17 Unit of Study Defined A series of specific lessons, learning experiences, and related assessments—based on designated Priority Standards and related supporting standards—for a topical, skills-based, or thematic focus that may last anywhere from two to six weeks. 17

18 Units of Study A rigorous curriculum is an inclusive set of intentionally aligned components—clear learning outcomes with matching assessments, engaging learning experiences, and instructional strategies—organized into sequenced units of study. 18

19 Unit of Study… A rigorous curriculum serves as both the detailed road map and the high-quality delivery system for ensuring that all students achieve the desired end: the attainment of their designated grade- or course-specific standards within a particular content area. . 19

20 Defined Priority Standards
Priority Standards are “those standards that, once mastered, give a student the ability to use reasoning and thinking skills to learn and understand other curriculum objectives.” - Dr. Douglas Reeves 20

21 Defined Supporting Standards
Supporting standards are those standards that support, connect to, or enhance the Priority Standards. They are taught within the context the Priority Standards, but do not receive the same degree of instruction and assessment emphasis as do the Priority Standards. 21

22 Prioritization, Not Elimination!
An Important Message Prioritization, Not Elimination!

23 Let’s Look at Our Units!

24 One of the GOALS for today is to answer this Essential Question:
How will Units of Study support teachers in maximizing achievement for ALL students?

25 Assigning the Standards
Distribute Priority Standards across multiple units as long as it makes instructional sense to do so. Distribute Supporting Standards across multiple units.

26 Defined Units Pacing Guide
A pacing calendar is a yearlong (or course-long) schedule for delivering all of the planned units of study for a designated grade level or course, not the daily lessons to be used within units. 26

27 Buffer Days Pacing calendar is different than the past. Buffer time is now included between units.

28 Unit One – Review and Discuss
Priority Standards Distributing Priority Standards Pacing Guide Buffer Days How is this pacing different than in the past? How is this beneficial for teachers?

29 “Unwrapping” “Unwrapping” the Priority Standards Skills (verbs)
Concepts (nouns – noun phrases) Graphic Organizer Bloom’s DOK (we will go over this later)

30 “Unwrapping” the Standards
Identifying What Students Must Know and Be Able To Do in the Wording of the Standards

31 “Unwrap” Selected Priority Standards
Identify the key concepts (important nouns or noun phrases) by underlining them. Identify the skills (verbs) by circling them or writing them in CAPS.


33 Unit One – Review and Discuss
“Unwrapped” Standards Bloom’s Taxonomy ELA – Scaffolding How can “unwrapped” standards benefit teachers?

34 What Do You Think Is More Engaging for Students?
Option 1 Option 2 Good readers compare and contrast characters, settings, and events by looking back at specific details in the text. How do I compare and contrast characters, settings, or events?

35 The Big Ideas Foundational understandings students will remember long after instruction ends What you want students to discover as a result of the learning experience The larger concepts or main ideas The student’s answer or response to a related Essential Question

36 Big Ideas Good readers compare and contrast characters, settings, and events to better understand the text.

37 Essential Questions Questions, not statements,
stimulate student curiosity to find the answers!

38 Characteristics of Essential Questions
Cannot be answered with a “yes” or “no” Have no single obvious right answer Cannot be answered from rote memory Match the rigor of the “unwrapped” standard Go beyond who, what, when, and where to how and why

39 Essential Questions Why should I compare and contrast characters, settings, or events.

40 Unit One – Review and Discuss
The Big Ideas The Essential Questions How will this change Instruction?

41 Designing Quality Assessments
Identify purpose Select best type for purpose Make inferences Guide instruction

42 Webb’s Depth of Knowledge… DOK is about the test item
NOT the student. DOK: Adapted from the model used by Norman Webb, University of Wisconsin, to align standards with assessments

43 DOK DOK 1: Recall and Reproduction DOK 2: Skills and Concepts
Recall facts, information; reproduce simple process/procedure DOK 2: Skills and Concepts Make decisions about a question or problem; more than one step DOK 3: Strategic Thinking Develop a plan, use evidence, choose more than one answer, justify response DOK 4: Extended Thinking Apply conceptual understanding, investigate connections, relate ideas, devise an approach among alternatives—needs extended time

44 80% of the test was Bloom’s Level 1.
DOK and State Testing… On the old STAR test, 80% of the test was Bloom’s Level 1. On the old STAR Test, 0% of the test was DOK 4 On the new SBAC test, 68% of the test is DOK 3 and 4.

45 Summative Assessments FORMATS
Selected response Short constructed response Extended constructed response Technology enhanced Performance tasks (ELA only)

46 Pre & Post Assessment Included with every unit
Mirrored, aligned, blended Administered by all teachers Formative and summative use

47 Pre & Post Assessment Selected-Response questions
Answer key provided (teacher copy) Constructed-Response questions Rubric provided (teacher/student copy) Aligned to SBAC type questions

48 Scoring Guides for Assessments
The scoring guide is a specific criteria describing different levels of student proficiency relative to assessments. Ainsworth, L., 2011

49 Rubric – an example Exemplary Proficient Progressing Emerging
Meets all of the proficient criteria PLUS Meets 3 or 4 of the proficient criteria Meets 2 or fewer of the proficient criteria

50 Unit One – Review and Discuss
Pre-Assessment Post-Assessment Student Copy Teacher Copy Rubrics Notice how they are aligned to the priority standards

51 The Art and Science of Teaching, 2007
Robert Marzano “Levels of student performance improve when instruction focuses on: active learning, real-world contexts, higher-level thinking skills, extended writing, and demonstration.” The Art and Science of Teaching, 2007

52 Math Different Here Next 7 slides ELA only

53 Performance Task Defined
“Performance tasks provide an opportunity to challenge students to apply their knowledge and skills to respond to complex, real-world problems. They can best be described as collections of questions and tasks presented to students that are coherently connected to a single theme or scenario.”

54 Terms and Definitions Performance Task = A single assessment
Performance Assessment = A collection of related performance tasks

55 Key Points to Remember When Designing Performance Tasks
What are your desired end results for student learning? Can you “work backwards” – start with a culminating task and then create the lead-up tasks to get there?

56 Relationship between Tasks and Engaging Scenario
Engaging scenario answers question: “Why are we doing it?” Performance tasks answer question: “What are we going to do?”

57 Engaging Scenario How will you “hook” the students?

58 Effective Engaging Scenarios Contain Five Key Elements
S What is the situation? C What is the challenge? R What role(s) does the student assume? A Who is the audience (preferably an external audience)? P What is the product/performance student will demonstrate and/or create?  

59 Is Your Scenario Truly Engaging?
Acid test: If there were no standards driving instruction and assessment, would this scenario be so compelling students and teachers would WANT to work on these tasks?

60 What is Proficiency?

61 Terminology Proficiency
The level of performance students must meet to demonstrate attainment of a particular standards

62 Terminology *Anchor Papers
Student-produced work samples at exemplary and proficient levels of performance on the scoring guide * Coming soon

63 Terminology Scoring Guide (Rubric)
A set of general and/or specific criteria used to evaluate student performance on a given task or item

64 Unit One – Review and Discuss
Performance Assessment Look for the Overview Look at each task Student Copy Teacher Copy Rubrics Notice how they are aligned to the priority standards

65 Range of Effect Sizes for Feedback
0.04 for praise (minimal impact) 0.46 for feedback associated with progress toward stated goals 0.95 for detailed feedback on the specific task and the processes the student is using to master it J. Hattle and H. Timperley, “The Power of Feedback,“ Review of Educational Research, 2007

66 Other items in the organizer
Academic Vocabulary Suggested Resources (some being acquired) Suggested Instructional Strategies *Detailing the Unit * ELA - Math

67 Unit One – Review and Discuss
Review the rest of the unit organizer What else is included?

68 Weekly Lesson Plans How can you start to create lesson plans for unit 1? Review the priority and supporting standards for unit 1. Review the “unwrapped” standards, big ideas and essential questions. Review the post-assessment and the performance tasks.

69 Lesson Planning Guided Practice
Review performance task #1. In your group, brainstorm what you would need to teach to prepare students for task #1. Write these ideas on chart paper. Be ready to share out. Sample list on next slide…

70 Sample lesson plan ideas…
Performance Task 1 Student Directions: In Task 1 you will brainstorm ideas and complete a story outline for your animal adventure narrative. Unit Resources and Technologies: Story outline form; Non-fiction animal books as references Instructional Strategies: Brainstorm for ideas; Small group; Whole group; Book Share

71 “Effective schools have a clear, strong internal focus on issues of instruction, student learning, and expectations for teachers’ and students’ performance.” R. F. Elmore, School Reform from the Inside Out: Policy, Practice, and Performance, 2004

72 Reflections – Table Discussion
72 72

73 Math Units

74 Support for Instructional Design
Critical areas of focus Implications of Mathematical Practices Content-Specific Vocabulary Pre-requisite skills – possible Math Review topics

75 Unit One – Review and Discuss
Critical Areas of Focus Implications of Mathematical Practices Content-Specific Vocabulary Pre-requisite skills – possible Math Review topics How will these components enrich your instruction?

76 Instructional Design Suggested pacing of standards
Priority and supporting standards listed in instructional sequence Priority standards “unwrapped” and in graphic organizer DOK / Bloom’s Identified Interior Slides – Interior Text with Graphics – Photo/Image and Text

77 Instructional Design Components
Suggested lessons/learning experiences that allow students to DISCOVER the Big Ideas Lists of materials and resources Where materials can be obtained Remember, the textbook is a resource not the curriculum Interior Slides – Interior Text with Graphics – Photo/Image and Text

78 Differentiation, Intervention and Extension
Suggest Potential Accommodations Consider How to Meet the Needs of Individual Learners Reflect on Learners with Disabilities and ELL Learners Work in Progress

79 Problem Solving Tasks 2-3 per unit
Included within the sequence of standards Allow students to apply learning from previous week(s) Allow teachers to formatively assess student knowledge Interior Slides – Interior Text with Graphics – Photo/Image and Text

80 Unit One – Review and Discuss
Instructional Design Look at the sequence of standards Resources/materials Problem solving tasks How will students discover the big ideas and use the mathematical practices?

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