Curriculum and Instruction Mathematics Vision We are committed to improving mathematics teaching and learning for all. Mission Provide leadership to empower teachers to deliver instruction that develops mathematical competence and confidence in students, and provide effective strategies for improving mathematical literacy for all.
Curriculum and Instruction Goals Empower teachers to deliver high-quality instruction utilizing standards-based curriculum. Provide District-wide mathematics curriculum leadership. Ensure mathematical competence and confidence in students. Provide effective strategies for improving mathematical literacy. Encourage mathematics’ rich classroom environments. Build school-site mathematics leadership capacity. Promote rigor, relevance, and relationships in mathematics’ classrooms. Involve the community, businesses, universities, and parents in supporting mathematics throughout the District.
Curriculum and Instruction Underlying Principles Instructional programs and teaching strategies must accommodate diverse learning styles and needs Excellence in mathematics teaching and learning grows from a commitment shared by teachers, students, parents, administrators, and the community at large Learning is a lifelong process. Successful learners are lifelong learners.
Curriculum and Instruction Verbally Making Connections 6 Numerically Graphically Algebraically
Curriculum and Instruction K- 1 utilize the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics K- 1 Kindergarten students focus on two critical areas Representing, relating, and operating on whole numbers Describing shapes and space
Curriculum and Instruction K- 1 First grade students focus on four critical areas Developing an understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction with 20 Developing an understanding of whole number relationships and place value Developing understanding of linear measurement and measuring lengths as iterating length units Reasoning about attributes of, and composing and decomposing geometric shapes
Curriculum and Instruction Common Core Development Initially 48 states and three territories signed on Currently, 45 states have officially adopted Adoption was required for Race to the Top funding
Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (2007) Benchmarks are grouped within standards (Big Ideas in 3-8) and according to eight Bodies of Knowledge (9-12): – Algebra - Discrete – Calculus - Financial Literacy – Geometry - Probability – Statistics - Trigonometry Benchmarks identify the knowledge, the skills, and cognitive complexity level that students are expected to acquire at each grade level.
Curriculum and Instruction Grades 3 – 5 utilize the Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Mathematics Standards (NGSSS) Grades 3-5 Grade 3 - 5 students Focus on grade level standards consisting of 3 Big Ideas and 2 Supporting Ideas Are provided one hour (60 minutes) of uninterrupted, daily instruction
Curriculum and Instruction Grades 6 - 8 Grades 6-8 utilize the Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Mathematics Standards Grade 6 – 8 students Focus on grade level standards consisting of 3 Big Ideas and 2 Supporting Ideas Enroll in three annual courses May enroll in high school courses for the purpose of pursuing a more challenging mathematics program of study
Curriculum and Instruction Grades 9 -12 High School courses Focus on standards organized into Bodies of Knowledge Include offerings for all students Regular Program: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Advanced Topics in Math Honors/Gifted Program: Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra 2, PreCalculus, Advanced Placement Calculus and Statistics and/or Dual Enrollment
Curriculum and Instruction ASSESSMENTS MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM
Curriculum and Instruction Aligned to Pacing Guides Aligned to Go Math! Grades K and 1 Aligned to CCSS Grade 2 aligned to NGSSS Grades K – 2: Standards assessed each Spring Kindergarten first-time assessment Spring 2012 Provide predictability for performance on the SAT-10 Quarterly Mathematics Benchmark Assessments Grades K-2
Curriculum and Instruction Grades 3 - 8 2007 standards are assessed each Spring Interim Assessments, provided by the District, are administered in the Fall and Winter to assist teachers in monitoring the student’s progress during the course of the year
Curriculum and Instruction Algebra 1 and Geometry End-of-Course Assessments Computer-based Items assessing the benchmarks in the Algebra 1 Course Description or Geometry Course Description, respectively Interim Assessments, provided by the District, are administered in the Fall and Winter to assist teachers in monitoring the student’s progress during the course of the year
Curriculum and Instruction TEACHER RESOURCES MATHEMATICS CURRICULUM
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Curriculum and Instruction Science VISION The vision of the science department is to be at the forefront of STEM education creating a community of scientifically literate lifelong learners who are globally competitive. MISSION Our mission is to provide a high quality science program and a world-class education to all students.
Curriculum and Instruction The Science Curriculum Instruction – Labs – Reading and Writing – Resources Assessments – FCAT (2.0 and EOC) – IA and QSBA Professional Development Competitions and other community engagements
Curriculum and Instruction The Format The science curriculum is delineated by the grade-level and course level descriptions set forth by the state of Florida Each course description lists the benchmarks that students must learn in order to achieve mastery of the course
Curriculum and Instruction Next Generation Sunshine State Standards K-12 (2008) Benchmarks are grouped within standards (Big Idea in K-8) according to their Bodies of Knowledge: – Nature of Science – Earth and Space Science – Life Science – Physical Science Benchmarks identify the knowledge, the skills, and cognitive complexity level that students are expected to acquire at each grade level.
Curriculum and Instruction Cognitive Complexity The cognitive complexity of a Benchmark is based on Dr. Norman L. Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) levels: Low Complexity - 10%–20% Moderate Complexity - 60%–80% High Complexity - 10%–20%
Curriculum and Instruction A marine food web is shown below. Which of the following organisms is a consumer in this food web? A. Seaweed B. Sea Grass C. Clam Worm D. Phytoplankton
Curriculum and Instruction A marine food web is shown below. Which of the following is a long-term effect on the removal of the redfish from the ecosystem represented by this food web? A. The osprey population will increase. B. The amphipod population will increase. C. The clam worm population will increase. D. The phytoplankton population will increase.
Curriculum and Instruction Elementary Curriculum K-1: 60 minutes of instruction per week 2-5: 150 minutes of instruction per week – The science instruction at these grades is integrated within the mathematics and language arts focusing on the conceptual understanding of the process of science and becoming more subject specific, such as life science, earth science, and physical science as students move up in grades.
Curriculum and Instruction Secondary Curriculum Middle School – 6-9: 60 minutes per day focusing on grade level courses – Advanced courses include Earth and Space Honors, Gifted and Biology Honors, Gifted High School – 9-12: average 60 minutes per day – Advanced courses include Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, AICE – Academies
Curriculum and Instruction ASSESSMENTS SCIENCE CURRICULUM
Curriculum and Instruction Assessments Weekly Briefing # 10799 FCAT 2.0 (5 th and 8 th grade) EOC (Biology) Interim Assessments (5 th, 8 th, Biology) QSBAs: 3 rd, 4 th, 6 th, and 7 th grades Earth and Space Science, Chemistry, and Physical Science
Curriculum and Instruction Quarterly Science Benchmark Assessments Aligned to Pacing Guides Pretest / Posttest, and Quarterly (QSBA): – District developed Found on EdusoftEdusoft Grades 3, 4, 6, 7, and SHS subject area Benchmark Exams Tab Assessments Link 2011-2012 District Science Folder 2011-2012 Grade level/subject Science Sub-folder Benchmark Groups
Curriculum and Instruction Biology Interim Assessments Baseline, Fall and Winter Interim – Tool to monitor student progress and to target instruction (page 18 of guide) – All benchmarks are addressed in each test – 70 questions per test, with each question tagged to a specific benchmark – Performance bands tagged to reporting categories – http://oada.dadeschools.net/IAP/IAProgramGuide 2011-2012.pdf http://oada.dadeschools.net/IAP/IAProgramGuide 2011-2012.pdf
Curriculum and Instruction Biology EOC Exam 61 benchmarks in the Biology 1 Course Description Benchmarks have been grouped according to 22 Annually Assessed (AA) benchmarks Nature of Science benchmarks are embedded throughout the AA benchmarks
Curriculum and Instruction Biology EOC Reporting Categories Molecular and Cellular Biology (35%) Classification, Heredity, and Evolution (25% ) Organisms, Populations, and Ecosystems (40%)
Curriculum and Instruction “Fair Game” Weekly Briefing #10819 Previously learned content knowledge from K-8 will be considered “Fair Game” Students could be tested in any previous content knowledge K-8 Teachers must be aware on what knowledge is considered “Fair Game”
Curriculum and Instruction TEACHER RESOURCES SCIENCE CURRICULUM
Curriculum and Instruction Resources Science Website – Pacing guides – HOT Labs – EOC Resources Discovery Education JASON Project Gizmos
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Curriculum and Instruction Competitions STEM Expo – Regional Science and Engineering Fair – SECME – Elementary Fair First Robotics Lemelson-MIT Siemens Competition
Curriculum and Instruction Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) … stop teaching a curriculum that is "a mile wide and an inch deep" and focus on essential content at a deeper level …
Curriculum and Instruction Learning Community Relationships Action in Common Purpose Relationships … Getting to know members of your learning community Purpose … Building vision and time for your learning community Action In Common … Developing action planning steps for your department al learning community Empowering Teachers thru Grade Level/Course-alike Learning Teams
Curriculum and Instruction What Does Success Look Like? TEACHERSSTUDENTS Informal and formal discourse about celebrating the achievements of their course-alike learning teams Teaching strategies that work Active classrooms Teacher teams designing lessons and common assessments Cooperative learning becomes more prevalent Evidence of student reflection Student teams engaged in mathematical investigations requiring students to explore the concept verbally, algebraically, numerically, and graphically/geometrically
Curriculum and Instruction TEACHERSSTUDENTS Evidence of data “exploitation” Teacher initiated intervention strategises Differentiated Instruction to target different learning modalities among diverse student populations Corrective feedback Hands-on activities and laboratory experimentation Teaching scientific concepts through questioning strategies that provide real world connections Writing to demonstrate understanding and application of concepts
Curriculum and Instruction Professional Development Targeted to the leaders of each school who in turn provide specific training to the teachers. Build a leadership learning community and develop the leadership capacity at the school to assist the department in improving student performance.