Deadlines Districts and accredited nonpublic schools must: Respond to all outcomes and targets of the Implementation Plan · Due July 1, 2010, for grades 9-12 · Due July 1, 2012, for grades K-8 Complete an initial alignment of local content with Core Curriculum essential concepts and skills in Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and 21 st Century Skills (Civic Literacy, Health Literacy, Financial Literacy, Technology Literacy, and Employability Skills) and steps to address any gaps · Due July 1, 2012, for grades 9-12 · Due 2013-2014, for grades K-8 Complete initial analysis of professional development needs in the areas of instruction and assessment and integrate into the District Professional Development Plans (following CSIP procedures) · Due July 1, 2012, for 9-12 · Due 2013-2014, for K-8
Definition of Full Implementation: District is able to provide evidence that an ongoing process is in place to ensure that each and every student is learning the Essential Concepts and Skill Sets of the Iowa Core Curriculum. A district that has fully implemented the Iowa Core Curriculum is engaged in an ongoing process of data gathering and analysis, decision making, identifying actions, and assessing impact around alignment and professional development focused on content, instruction, and assessment. The district is fully engaged in a continuous improvement process that specifically targets improved student learning and performance. In working towards full implementation each plan will address and show evidence of the alignment among the six outcomes. Current and planned activities, resources, evidence of progress will show how that alignment will be established and maintained.
At your tables, read through pages 8-13 of the Blueprint. As a district, answer the following questions as they relate to your implementation of Iowa Core:
Identify what ways the Blueprint seeks to improve and expand the Iowa Core Identify what ways the Blueprint seeks to improve and expand the Iowa Core How does it change what assessment and measuring student’s academic success? How does it change what assessment and measuring student’s academic success? How do the “Iowa Education Goals” compare with your district’s mission, vision and goals? How do the “Iowa Education Goals” compare with your district’s mission, vision and goals? Does the Blueprint change the timeline for Iowa Core’s full implementation? Does the Blueprint change the timeline for Iowa Core’s full implementation? On a scale of 1 to 3 (3 = fully implemented), where is your district for: On a scale of 1 to 3 (3 = fully implemented), where is your district for: Outcome 1 – School Leadership Outcome 1 – School Leadership Outcome 2 – Community Outcome 2 – Community Outcome 3 – Continuous Improvement Outcome 3 – Continuous Improvement Outcome 4 – Alignment Outcome 4 – Alignment Outcome 5 – Professional Development Outcome 5 – Professional Development Outcome 6 – Effective Instructional Practices Outcome 6 – Effective Instructional Practices
Legislated Deadlines: District and accredited nonpublic districts must: Establish the initial version of the Implementation Plan addressing each of the six outcomes Due July 1, 2010, for grades 9-12 Due July 1, 2012, for grades K-8 Full implementation of the Iowa Core Curriculum Due July 1, 2012, for grades 9-12 Due 2014-2015, for grades K-8
Four Major Claims for Math 1. Students can explain and apply mathematical concepts and carry out mathematical procedure with precision and fluency. 2. Students can frame and solve a range of complex problems in pure and applied mathematics. 3. Students can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others. 4. Students can analyze complex, real world scenarios and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.
View Assessments Assessment packets contain a reading, writing and math example. As you view these please discuss these points: 1. What do you see that is the same with the way you are assessing now? 2. What do you see that is different with the way you are assessing now? 3. What will you do to start closing the gap between same and different?
Reflect……. Please use the 3-2-1 Summarizer to record your learning today 3* Provide three key things you learned in the session today or three things you need help with in your district. 2*Provide two things you heard today that you could use to enhance your current implementation plan 1*What is your next vital step in working with your Iowa Core Plan? *** Please leave at your table Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com 24
Interested? Please use the BACK of 3-2-1 Summarizer to record your interest in: Having teachers attend the Spring 2012 Math Investigations Having teachers attend the Math Deeper Investigations Having teachers attend the Fall 2012 Literacy Investigations *** Please leave at your table Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com 25
Free powerpoint template: www.brainybetty.com 26 Let’s Collaborate Use this time to collaborate with an assigned school. Talking points examples: Share ideas in your implementation plans Ask what they are doing with their Iowa Core plan How are they addressing the characteristics of effective instruction? Talk about successes with the Core or barriers you are having as a district