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1 Big ideas and Essential Questions Related to Special Education March 14, 2008

2 Agenda Why repeat Big Ideas and Essential questions? As a result of your survey response many of you indicated not having enough time to finish big Ideas and get to Essential Questions. Why repeat Big Ideas and Essential questions? As a result of your survey response many of you indicated not having enough time to finish big Ideas and get to Essential Questions. 7:30 – 7:45 Coffee7:30 – 7:45 Coffee 7:45 – 9:15 Curriculum Mapping7:45 – 9:15 Curriculum Mapping 9:15 – 9:30 Break9:15 – 9:30 Break 9:30 – 11:00 IEP Collaboration9:30 – 11:00 IEP Collaboration

3 Professional Protocol Be on time and participate for the entire session. Turn off all electronic devices. Be respectful, responsible, and ready to learn Focus your attention and conversation on the content during both the presentation and work time. Be respectful of your presenter and colleagues when they are speaking.

4 Big Idea for Today What’s worth knowing, is worth time, effort, and reflection for all.

5 Essential Questions 1.How does linking knowledge and skills to a greater purpose impact deep understanding of concepts? 2.What do all students need to know and be able to do? 3.How do we teach so that all students will learn? 4.How do members of a professional organization mutually support one another to achieve a common goal of success for all students using Rubicon Atlas as a resource for all learners?

6 Why Stress Mapping? If you do these three things you will achieve improvement in ONE year. 1.Curriculum that makes sense for the kids, strategies are consistent and assessment is consistent and curriculum aligned. (Instructional Coherence) 2.We all understand it in the same way (shared vision) 3. Data driven decision making focused on intentional Acts of Improvement –Guiding principals – created from vision, mission, purpose, values and beliefs of the district –If you do not have this you have Random Acts of Improvement Victoria Bernhardt – Victoria Bernhardt –

7 Focus for today Establish an understanding of using curriculum mapping to support a student’s IEP.Establish an understanding of using curriculum mapping to support a student’s IEP. Why are big ideas and essential questions important for all students.Why are big ideas and essential questions important for all students. Collaboration on writing of IEPs to meet state guidelines.Collaboration on writing of IEPs to meet state guidelines.

8 New supportive features in Rubicon Atlas

9 Hover on Standard and Performance for the definition

10 Hover over Big Idea for definition

11 Hover over Essential Questions for a definition

12 Choose Analyze

13 Choose Scope and Sequence

14 Choose the grades you want to compare Choose the subject you are comparing Choose map type – consensus Submit

15 Select a Report Select a category View report

16 Use this tool to analyze groups of maps for any of the categories in the map.

17 Small Group Discussion 1.Take the next ten minutes and find two different people to talk to about how you currently are effectively using curriculum maps, big ideas and essential questions. 2 Report out and share your effective uses of curriculum maps, big ideas, and essential questions.

18 Summary of Group Report

19 Steps to Implement Effective use of Rubicon and who is Responsible

20 IEP Collaboration 1.Refer to your IEP checklists when creating or revising a compliant IEP available on Pioneer web page 2.Use the following time to collaborate with teachers who provide support for common students. 3.Reference Part 200 at awsandregs/part200.htm awsandregs/part200.htm awsandregs/part200.htm 4.Reference Pat Hoffman’s web site for resources listed Services on the Pioneer Home Page

21 Staff Development Blog View Video:View Video: Technology – blogs, wikis, and podcasts Technology – blogs, wikis, and podcasts Pioneer Home Page Web applications Pioneer Central School District wiki Staff Development March 14 The wrap up and survey of the day will be your response to the staff development blog. Please complete during the last 15 minutes (10:45-11:00) of the morning session. It is located on Pioneer Central School District wiki for Staff Development.The wrap up and survey of the day will be your response to the staff development blog. Please complete during the last 15 minutes (10:45-11:00) of the morning session. It is located on Pioneer Central School District wiki for Staff Development.


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