Presentation on theme: "Texas and Louisiana: Similarities and Differences."— Presentation transcript:
Texas and Louisiana: Similarities and Differences
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
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.
Content Areas Reviewed English Language Arts (ELA) Mathematics Special Education English Language Learners Social Studies Pre-Kindergarten Science
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).
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.
Table Groups ELA - Kathleen Theodore ESL - Maggie Rivas Math - Como Molina Pre-K - Mary Lou Meadows Science - Haidee Williams
Break - 15 Minutes
Review of Selected Quick Guides Please note significant differences in assigned Quick Guide.
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