Presentation on theme: "TRANSITIONS TO COMMON CORE: ONE DISTRICT’S JOURNEY Northwest Mathematics Conference, Portland, Oregon October 11, 2014 Cristina Charney, NBCT, and Janeal."— Presentation transcript:
TRANSITIONS TO COMMON CORE: ONE DISTRICT’S JOURNEY Northwest Mathematics Conference, Portland, Oregon October 11, 2014 Cristina Charney, NBCT, and Janeal Maxfield, NBCT
North Thurston Public Schools What we did Why we did it What was the impact How does our journey connect with yours? Lacey, WA
Three Arenas of Change Curriculum Standards Personal
Curriculum Origo Stepping Stones Year 1: Most of K-2 Year 2: All of K-2, and 3 rd Year 3: 4 th and 5 th New adoption? Retrofit existing? NTPSYour setting www.origoeducation.com
Common Core Math Standards: Shifts in Focus, Rigor and Coherence Familiar or New? Different grade? Models Strategies Connections between Domains Deliberate progression reasoning fluency algorithms Depth over time ContentIntent
How well does the curriculum emulate the standards?
Direct the Rider Find the Bright Spots “Anytime you have a bright spot, your job is to clone it.”
Year 1 User Support: Build Clarity 6-hour initial training Monthly Grade-level Meetings Half-Day Release with team Half-day District PD Building Math Leader support 4 building K-5 meetings 4 New User classes
Direct the Rider Script the Critical Moves “ Uncertainty makes the Elephant anxious…the most familiar path is always the status quo.”
All Users: Create Capacity to Guide Structuring the math block Timing Engagement Differentiation Problem-Solving
Motivate the Elephant Grow Your People “What looks like laziness is often exhaustion.”
All Users: Cultivate Identity Fidelity and Innovation Valued Voice
Shape the Path Rally the Herd “If you want to change the culture of your organization, you’ve got to get the reformers together.”
Shape the Path: Build Leadership Math Leader Cadre 4 Leader Meetings 4 Leader-facilitated Building Meetings
Where we are now… Continuing the work with K-3 Starting over with 4 th and 5th
Reflection 3 Arenas: Curriculum Standards Personal Switch: Rider, Elephant, Path Find the Bright Spots Grow Your People Rally the Herd How does this connect with your journey? What are the implications for your next steps?
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