2 LEADERS Trailblazer Roles BECOME: LEADERS for the use of Forethought LEADERS of teacher ongoing supportLEADERS and advocates for the District Mission and Vision of an aligned curriculum systemLEADERS who will build campus capacityLEADERS
4 Why are we changing From Curriculum Central Online (CCO)?
5 FORETHOUGHT A Curriculum Management System a computer-based system that seamlesslylinks and aligns all teaching, learning and assessment componentsso that teachers and administrators are able to focus on teaching and meeting the needs of each and every student.
6 But what does that REALLY mean? FORETHOUGHTBut what does that REALLY mean?A TRUE CURRICULUM ONLINE where now:ALL curriculum documentsResourcesCalendarsScope and SequenceYear at a GlanceEVERYTHING curriculum…is online, in the same place, with your lesson planner built right in so that all of the above is at your fingertips, based on you and your teaching assignment
7 FORETHOUGHT USER-FRIENDLY! Everything is web-based and ACCESSIBLE 24/7 All curriculum documents, resources, your lesson planner in ONE SYSTEMAll Content Area curriculum in a CONSISTENT FORMATEverything is web-based and ACCESSIBLE 24/7EVERYTHING ALIGNED: Standards, Resources,AssessmentsCOLLABORATION features: share lesson plans and Team PlannersUSER-FRIENDLY!
10 Forethought: a common lesson planning template Planning for LearningForethought: a common lesson planning templateMISCONCEPTIONS
11 Misconceptions Truths Collaboration and creativity will be encouraged.1. This new system is going to take away all of my creativity.Forethought will provide teachers an easier way to access lessons that have proven successful.2. I am not going to be able to use any of the lessons that I have created over the years.Teachers still have the autonomy to determine the most appropriate way to present the content to students.3. I am going to have to say and do exactly what every other teacher in the district will be doing.
12 Misconceptions Truths Forethought is designed with the teacher in mind. The standards, unit maps, student data, resources, assessments and other components of lesson design are right at your fingertips.4. This new system is going to make lesson planning very difficult.It is assumed that you would stay relatively close to the pace so that your students would arrive at the finish line at the appropriate time. However, there is no expectation that every teacher in the same content area will be on the same page on the same day.5. I am not going to be able to move ahead or fall behind even one day with this new system.6. I am going to have a very limited number of resources to use with this new system.All of the resources that are currently included in CCO will be available in Forethought.The system is intuitive and very user-friendly. Even the least tech-savvy among BISD teachers will easily be able to maneuver through the entire system.7. I am going to have to be very tech savvy to navigate this new system.
14 Objectives for today’s training Planning for Learning: review the elements of a good lesson plan (Checkpoints)Getting into Forethought: learn how to Log into the system(Key in the Ignition)Creating Your Schedule: set up your schedule according to your teaching day (Roadmap)Using the Lesson Planner: learn how to use the simple, user-friendly, web-based lesson planner (Engine Start-up)
15 Objectives for today’s training Planning for Learning: review the elements of a good lesson plan (Checkpoints)Getting into Forethought: learn how to Log into the system(the Key to Ignition)Creating Your Schedule: set up your schedule according to your teaching day (Roadmap)Using the Lesson Planner: learn how to use simple, user-friendly web-based lesson planner (Engine Start-up)
16 FRONTWARD DESIGN = LOOSELY ALIGNED Planning for TeachingFRONTWARD DESIGN = LOOSELY ALIGNEDThe Teacher…1. Topic:Identifies a topic of study from the Scope and Sequence2. Learning ActivitiesDevelops lessons and activities to help students learn about the topic3. AssessmentCreates an assessment for the end of the unit (based on what has been taught)
17 Performance Standards: Evidences of Learning: Planning for learningBACKWARD DESIGN= DEEP ALIGNMENTThe Teacher…Performance Standards:Closely examines curriculum and then designs lessons that are tightly aligned to the Standards (TEKS): what students must know and be able to doEvidences of Learning:Gathers formative and summative assessments and/or rubrics that accurately measure student mastery of unit learning objectives (evidence gathered throughout the learning)Learning Activities:Selects strategies that will actively engage students leading them to master the learning: what they should know and be able to doLook at the end result first. Then decide how students will provide evidence of their learning, and finally design instructional activities to help kids learn what is needed to be successful.
18 Planning for TEACHING is: Planning for Learning is: FRONTWARD DESIGNTeacher:Chooses TopicPlans LessonsPlans Assessment at the end of Unit.a Methodology OrientationPlanning for Learning is:BACKWARD DESIGNTeacher:Studies the Standards for assessment and performance requirementsPlans the formative and summative assessmentDesigns lessons with the end result in mind.a Results OrientationNot aligned to Standards/Student Performance ObjectivesEmphasis is on the teacher and teaching, not the standard and what student should know and be able to do.Deeply aligned to curriculumBased upon what students need to know and be able to doEmphasis is on what students are doing to meet the performance standards (formative and summative assessments) instead of what the teacher is doing
19 Planning for learningWhat would be the components of a quality lesson plan where the goal isPLANNING FOR LEARNING?
20 ON THE RIGHT TRACK: Planning for learning Curricular StandardsStructures to enhance learningStrategies to engage studentsQuality work products for studentsAligned ResourcesEvidence of learning
22 the bisd forethought Lesson Plan Template The Standards/TEKSStructures, Strategies, Resources, AssessmentsClarifying Statements, Procedures, Accommodations / Notes/ReflectionsHandout 8
23 3 Levels of Curriculum Alignment Written CurriculumTaught CurriculumTested CurriculumDeliveryDesignSchool SystemSchoolClassroomArticulationCoordination
24 Content Standard(s)/Process Standards Planning for learning: the components of effective lesson designContent Standard(s)/Process StandardsThe Standards are our Focus. These are our rail tracks. A defined course and the ride controls the pace. The Standards are the ‘what’
25 Planning for learning: the components of effective lesson design Procedure, Strategies, and StructuresYou steer your car and make decisions about how you will make your way around the track. You can steer left to right or look at street signs and the landscape. However, you must make sure that your steering appropriately addresses the destination and doesn’t jump the rail tracks (the Standards). The HOW.
26 Planning for learning: the components of effective lesson design Accommodations,Modifications,ExtensionsYou consider the destination and who is in the car with you. You make decisions about your passengers’ needs during the trip and what you will do to accommodate those needs.
27 Planning for learning: the components of effective lesson design ResourcesYour teaching tools. Consistent across the district and are aligned to your Standards.
28 Evidence of Learning (Assessment) Planning for learning: the components of effective lesson designEvidence of Learning (Assessment)Regular Maintenance and State Inspections to make sure all parts of your car are functioning properly. Our Forethought curriculum will contain sample assessment items, both formative and summative. Assessment items ensure that your level of instruction matches the cognitive rigor of the Standards.
29 Planning for learning: the components of effective lesson design Notes/ReflectionsYour road trip photos and travel journal. You can add important information before departure or reflect on your trip. What parts of your trip with your passengers went well and what might you do differently next year to make your journey even better?Our Road Trip
30 Objective 1: points to remember In planning for learning, we deeply align lessons based on performance/assessment standards. Planning for learning is critical to the alignment of the full teaching and learning process. Forethought is the intuitively powerful tool we will use to plan deeply aligned learning.Objective 1: Planning for Learning (Checkpoints We Use Along the Way)
31 Objectives for today’s training Planning for Learning: review the elements of a good lesson plan (the Checkpoints)Getting into Forethought: learn how to Log into the system(the Ignition Key)Creating Your Schedule: set up your schedule according to your teaching day (the Roadmap)Using the Lesson Planner: learn how to use simple, user-friendly web-based lesson planner (the Engine Start-up)
32 Objective 2: LOGGING INTO FORETHOUGHT (the Key to Ignition)
33 Logging into eduphoria! 1. Birdville Homepage: Click on “Staff”2. Click on “Eduphoria”3. Log in with your BISD Credentials (how you login to your school computer)
34 CLICK ON “My Profile” Click “My Profile”. Go through each screen and enter all of your information, or, make sure it is correct
35 Notes: If you teach at more than one campus, check both campuses. If you change campuses, be sure to update your profile.
41 Objective 2: points to remember Very Important! Anytime you change roles, campuses, grade levels, or subject areas: YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR PROFILE.Objective 2: LOGGING INTO FORETHOUGHT (the Key to Ignition)
42 Objectives for today’s training Planning for Learning: review the elements of a good lesson plan (the Checkpoints)Getting into Forethought: learn how to Log into the system(the Ignition Key)Creating Your Schedule: set up your schedule according to your teaching day (Roadmap)Using the Lesson Planner: learn how to use simple, user-friendly web-based lesson planner (the Engine Start-up)
43 Objective 3: Creating Your Daily Schedule (our Roadmap)
44 Objective 3: Creating Your Schedule Note: Handout #10 contains tips for creating your Forethought lesson planner schedule.What is a Forethought Lesson Planner“Schedule” ?Includes: Events, Classes/Courses for Which You Need to Plan Each Day.
45 Daily Schedule Examples PrimarySecondaryCalendar Reading Workshop Writing Workshop Recess Math Lunch Science Social Studies SpecialsEnglish 1 Homeroom Lunch Conference English 2Daily Event Not Tied to StandardsContent Area Subject/Course Tied to Standards
46 Let’s Get StartedBegin setting up your schedule
58 Finishing your lesson planner Use the spaces in Handout #10 to jot down the entries you need for your lesson planner schedule and make note of the entry type for eachWhen you are ready, begin adding the entries
59 Learn how to get organized Organize your entries and complete your scheduleLearn how to get organizedThis screen allows you to add, edit and organize the entries in your schedule.Add Entry: Create a course with learning standards, mirrored course, or special entryEdit Entry: Modify information about a selected entryMove Up/Move Down: Change the order of a selected entry in your scheduleRemove Entry: Removes a course from your schedule
60 Complete the wizard and save your work Finishing your lesson plannerComplete the wizard and save your workWhen prompted, to add another SCHEDULE, choose “NO”Click “Begin Using Forethought”
62 Objective 3: points to remember Add entries to your schedule to build a planner that reflects the parts of your day for which you need to plan.Objective 3: Creating Your Daily Schedule (our Roadmap)
63 Objectives for today’s training Planning for Learning: review the elements of a good lesson plan (the Checkpoints)Getting into Forethought: learn how to Log into the system(the Ignition Key)Creating Your Schedule: set up your schedule according to your teaching day (the Roadmap)Using the Lesson Planner: learn how to use simple, user-friendly web-based lesson planner (the Engine Start-up)
64 Using the Lesson Planner Video: Part OneVideo: Part Two
65 Creating a lesson in Forethought – The Components (See handout 12)
66 Objective 4: points to remember Double-click to add standardsOpen attached files in the lower right-hand corner Resources Box and add to plannerCustomize by typing into the lesson planObjective 4: USING THE LESSON PLANNER (Engine Start-up)
67 Finding Help and How-To Resources (our Owner’s Manual)
68 Resources, help documents, and videos Within Forethought 1.Open the Lesson PlannerClick the Help button (top right)
69 Resources, help documents, and videos Within Forethought 2.Click “My Lesson Plans”Click “Forethought”Click “Forethought for Teachers”Click to choose your help topicWhen the Help topic opens, you will see detailed instructions. Video Help is also an option: Click the “Play Video” button on the top right.
70 Curriculum and Instruction Resources Eduphoria Birdville Resources, documents, PowerPoint, AND VIDEO Help on the eduphoria Birdville websiteBISD HomepageDepartmentsCurriculum and InstructionResourcesEduphoria Birdville
71 Trailblazer FeedbackUse the Trailblazer blog to provide feedback about the training and your experiences as you get into the system.From Birdville Home Page, select Departments > Curriculum and Instruction > Resources > Eduphoria Birdville > Trailblazers
72 Congratulations! You Have Now earned your Forethought driver’s License!