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1 Valparaiso Community Schools Curriculum, Assessment, and Technology Dr. Robert Haworth Assistant Superintendent Mrs. Stacey Schmidt Executive Director of Elementary Education

2 Agenda 1.Strategic Planning & Advisories 2.Curriculum Process 3.Standards-Based Reporting 4.Types of Assessment 5.Technology

3 Strategic Plan  Finished this past November  Three areas of concern  Finances & Facilities  Communications  Student Achievement

4 Student Achievement  Each student will experience challenging and appropriate instruction  Each student will be a contributing citizen in our democratic society

5 Strategic Plan  District Curriculum & Assessment Advisories will meet to create and update curriculum maps starting in 2010 (Curriculum)  A District Literacy Advisory will be established by February of 2011 to develop a comprehensive approach to literacy. (Literacy)  An Experiential Education Academy Advisory will be established in February of 2011 to develop a comprehensive approach for implementing experiential education in grades (Experiential Education)  Alternative school committee representatives will be established in February of 2011 to develop a comprehensive approach to K-12 alternative education. (Alternative School)  The current Wellness Committee will review and revise the current wellness plan by March of (Wellness)  A Character Advisory will be established by April of (Character)  The current Safety Committee will review and revise the current safety plan by March of (Safety)  A Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) plan will be researched by March of 2011 (PBIS)  A School Mentoring Advisory will be established by April of 2011(Mentoring)

6 Strategic Plan Advisories  Wellness  Safety  Literacy  Character  Mentoring  Experiential Education  Alternative Education  Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems (PBIS)  Curriculum

7 How it Works

8 Where are we now?  Advisory Chairs have been identified  Advisories members are been identified and selected  Advisories will begin meeting in late February and March  Advisories will begin reporting out to the School board in the near future

9 Curriculum Process The curriculum process follows the Indiana textbook adoption cycle 2008 – Language Arts / World Languages 2009 – Social Studies 2010 – Mathematics (took a waiver) 2011 – Science / Health 2012 – Art / Music / Business / Technology Education / Family & Consumer Sciences

10 Curriculum Process Year 1 - Before textbook adoption  Revise / develop curriculum  Create curriculum maps Year 2 - During textbook adoption  Begin assessment writing  Review textbook materials  Conduct gap analysis

11 Curriculum Process Year 3 - After textbook adoption  Begin standards-based reporting  Begin using new texts  Implement new assessments  Create resource documents

12 Curriculum Process  Curriculum Work  Mathematics (adopt textbook)  Science (adopt textbook)  Language Arts and Social Studies working on maps (3 weeks/examine Indiana maps)  Elementary Science and Math will begin mapping process this summer  3 week assessment writing

13 Standards-Based Curriculum 1.Standards a)State b)National c)International d)Common Core 2.Measurement categories 3.Learner outcomes

14 Common Core Standards  Adopted by Indiana in August 2010  State-led effort  Establish common standards for language arts and mathematics  Working to provide students a great education no matter where they live

15 Curriculum Transition  teach state standards and common core  2014 teach common core only  test state standards  test state and common core  2014 test common core

16 Curriculum Map Social Studies

17 Curriculum Map Language Arts

18 Curriculum Map Mathematics

19 Types of Assessment 1.Diagnostic  Given before instruction to determine readiness for instruction 2.Formative (3 week assessments)  Given during instruction to determine pace of instruction and develop interventions 3.Summative  Given after instruction to determine success of instruction

20 Assessment Types  NWEA K-2  Acuity 3-8 / Algebra I  STAR Reading and Math  ISTEP+ Grades 3-8  End of Course Assessments  Creating 3 week assessments for pilot

21 Curriculum and Assessment Improvements  Provide webpage for curriculum maps for public access  Pilot 3 week assessments  Balance curriculum maps and assessments between content areas  Explore a online delivery of assessments  Continue to develop a data warehouse  Create a proposal for full day kindergarten

22 Technology  Director of Technology: Bill Moran  A staff of 5  Annual budget of about $1.75 million (includes personnel, benefits, equipment, telephones, software, licensing—more to come on budget and finance next month!)  Provides services to 8 elementary buildings, 2 middle schools, one high school, the Porter County Career Center, and Administration Building

23 Current Equipment  Currently we have:  235 laptops  3,625 desktop computers  175 document cameras  925 netbooks  138 interactive whiteboards  Wireless connectivity in all buildings

24 Systems to Monitor  Snap – Food Services  Transfinder – Transportation  HealthOffice – Nurses  Follett – Library System  Software Systems – Financial/Payroll  Admin+ Student Management System  Assessment Systems  Renaissance Place – Accelerated Reader, Star Math, Star Reader

25 Goals  Provide interactive technology in each classroom  Provide individual pieces of technology for each student  Expand the virtual and online educational support to the learning community across the curriculum

26 Technology Plan  Currently working on a 3 year plan (we are in year 2) which will provide every classroom:  Laptop  Interactive White Board  Projector  Speaker system  Document Camera  Phone system replaced in all buildings

27 Technology Plan Progress  K-2, Science, and Math teachers have laptops (3-4, media center, Language Arts, and Social Studies are on order)  4-5, Language Arts, and Social Studies have interactive white boards/document cameras/speakers (2-3, World Language, Allied Arts will be ordered for summer installation)

28 Technology Curriculum  Curriculum based on National Standards  Goal is integration into each content area  Resource documents to provide resources  Two professional development trainers

29 Technology Improvements  Need to evaluate staffing  Need to evaluate 1 to 1 devices  Need to continue the process of integrating technology into the curriculum

30 EACH STUDENT


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