Additional Resources for Drafting the Tool(s): http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/itmrlsx/default.aspx http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/itmrlsx/default.aspx Released items from ACT, SAT, others Books from CIA Curriculum Server: Benchmark Assessments Quarterly Assessments NeSA Math Grade Level Reviews Standards Instructional Tool (www.education.ne.gov) Textbook resources Check4Learning Your resources Determine evidence: Question 2
Professional Learning Community “Professionals who get together in community to learn.” Content Pacing Assessments Resources Students
Two Main Points Keep It Simple Trust yourself and your team
Alignment--what is it? When what is Expected is aligned with what is Written is aligned with what is Assessed is aligned with what is Taught is aligned with what is Reported
Stages in Instructional (Backward) Design (KM 1 & 18) Identify desired results: Question 1 Determine evidence: Question 2 Plan learning experiences and instruction: Questions 3/4 Adapted from Understanding by design (p. 9), by G. Wiggins and J. McTighe, 1998, Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.