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Texas and Louisiana: Similarities and Differences.

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1 Texas and Louisiana: Similarities and Differences

2 Objectives Increase awareness of similarities and differences in : - Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and Louisiana Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) - Texas and Louisiana ESL guidelines

3 Objectives (continued) Increase awareness of the structure of the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum and other relevant regulations; and Utilize references to applicable resources at the Texas and Louisiana Departments of Education websites.

4 Content Areas Reviewed English Language Arts (ELA) Mathematics Special Education English Language Learners Social Studies Pre-Kindergarten Science

5 Louisiana’s Curriculum Curriculum built on concept of rigorous and challenging content standards Frameworks developed in early 1990s: ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, FLA, and the Arts. In 2005, Comprehensive Curriculum developed based on Grade Level Expectations (GLEs).

6 Louisiana’s Curriculum (continued) GLEs: Statements of what students should know and be able to do (Pre-K, ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies) by the end of each grade level Comprehensive Curriculum: Includes instructional units focusing on GLEs with a time frame, sample activities and sample assessments.

7 Table Groups ELA - Kathleen Theodore ESL - Maggie Rivas Math - Como Molina Pre-K - Mary Lou Meadows Science - Haidee Williams

8 Break - 15 Minutes

9 Review of Selected Quick Guides Please note significant differences in assigned Quick Guide.

10 Reflecting on the Process Using the Quick Guides, table groups will discuss, chart, and report on: Major differences between Texas and Louisiana Implications for teachers and students

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