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1 Staff & Curriculum Development Network Presentation Anne Schiano, Assistant Director NYS Education Department Curriculum, Instruction and Instructional Technology (CIIT) November 30, 2006

2 USNY Education Summit Aims November Every child will get a good start. 2.Every child will read by second grade. 3.Everyone will complete middle level education ready for high school. 4.Everyone will graduate from high school ready for work, higher education and citizenship. 5.People who begin higher education will complete their programs. 6.People of all ages who seek more knowledge and skill will have the fullest opportunity to continue their education.

3 Education in an Age of Globalization Six Traits of Future UPS ™ Employees Six Traits of Future UPS ™ Employees –Trade literate –Sensitive to foreign cultures –Conversant in different languages –Technologically savvy –Capable of managing complexity –Ethical Michael Eskew Chairman and CEO United Parcel Services December 8, 2005

4 Education for Global Leadership Report Committee for Economic Development Teach International content across the curriculum and at all levels of learning to expand American students’ knowledge of other countries and cultures. Expand the training pipeline at every level of education to address the paucity of Americans fluent in foreign languages, especially critical, less-commonly taught languages. Inform the public through the media of the importance and the need of foreign language instruction and international studies. The Committee for Economic Development actual report can be found at the following website: Education for Global Leadership Report Committee for Economic Development Teach International content across the curriculum and at all levels of learning to expand American students’ knowledge of other countries and cultures. Expand the training pipeline at every level of education to address the paucity of Americans fluent in foreign languages, especially critical, less-commonly taught languages. Inform the public through the media of the importance and the need of foreign language instruction and international studies. The Committee for Economic Development actual report can be found at the following website:

5 Education for a Global Age Richard P. Mills & Linda Sanford Global Awareness Global Awareness –Speak languages, understand and appreciate religious beliefs, and value contributions of cultures to the global population. Economic Impacts Economic Impacts –Know how the economy and global politics are influenced by American corporations. Health and Wellness Awareness Health and Wellness Awareness –Understand the importance of simply washing hands to prevent the spread of Pandemic and Avian Flu, and healthy lifestyles to reduce stress and childhood obesity. Digital & Information Communication Technology literacy Digital & Information Communication Technology literacy –Read, write, listen to, and speak the words on a webpage. Use technology responsibly, communicate efficiently, and promote continued learning. Civic Responsibility Civic Responsibility –Understand how our neighbors live in poverty, and how we can initiate change.

6 The Next Stage of Reform: A P-16 Strategy “The 3 S’s” Students All Students Systems Standards, Assessments, Curriculum, Instruction, Data Structures Regional Education Networks, P-16 Council

7 Systems: Raise the Learning Standards Raise the learning standards to exceed global standards so all students graduate ready for citizenship, work, and continued education. Raise the learning standards to exceed global standards so all students graduate ready for citizenship, work, and continued education. Align standards, assessments, curriculum and instruction across P-16, emphasizing transitions between high school and college, and high school and the workforce. Align standards, assessments, curriculum and instruction across P-16, emphasizing transitions between high school and college, and high school and the workforce.PROBLEM: New York’s learning standards were adopted in 1996 and not renewed in 10 years, with the exception of mathematics. New York’s learning standards were adopted in 1996 and not renewed in 10 years, with the exception of mathematics. Other states and nations have renewed their standards and continue to do so. It’s time to raise New York’s standards to ensure that students have the best education available anywhere. Other states and nations have renewed their standards and continue to do so. It’s time to raise New York’s standards to ensure that students have the best education available anywhere.

8 P-16: A Plan for Action ACTIONS: ACTIONS: Adopt a schedule and process to raise the student learning standards, using expert panels (July 2007–2013). Adopt a schedule and process to raise the student learning standards, using expert panels (July 2007–2013). Revise State assessments based on the higher standards (July ). Revise State assessments based on the higher standards (July ). Make online professional development courses available to all teachers, such as the PBS TeacherLine NY and NYS Virtual Learning System. Create standards-aligned content with teacher guides, extensive online library resources, and interactive flexibility to fit classroom needs (Start July 07). Make online professional development courses available to all teachers, such as the PBS TeacherLine NY and NYS Virtual Learning System. Create standards-aligned content with teacher guides, extensive online library resources, and interactive flexibility to fit classroom needs (Start July 07).

9 Brainstorm! P-16: A Plan for Action ACTION: ACTION: Adopt a schedule and process to raise the student learning standards, using expert panels (July 2007–2013). Adopt a schedule and process to raise the student learning standards, using expert panels (July 2007–2013). –Five year renewal cycle –18 month period of development –One tested area & One non-tested –Process similar to revision of Mathematics Standards Do these parameters seem right? What’s missing?

10 Brainstorm! NYS Learning Standard for Mathematics Mathematics Standards Committee Mathematics Standards Committee –Prek-12 classroom teachers (rural, urban, suburban) –Teachers representing ELL/Bilingual, students with disabilities –Mathematicians –Pre-service Educators –Professors of Mathematics Education –Construction Engineer –Certified Public Accountant –Business Community –District and building level Administrators –Teachers of Alternative Education –Critical Review by Science Educators and Cognitive Psychologists What groups are missing?

11 Brainstorm! Mathematics: Standard 3 MST changed along with the structure and student expectations/performance indicators grade by grade. (ELA : Four Learning Standards remained the same) What should be the charge of the Expert Panels? What areas included in the standards structure need to be revised? What areas need to be carried forward? What areas are missing?

12 Curriculum, Instruction, and Instructional Technology (CIIT) HOLIDAY WISH LIST 1. A compiled list of science leaders in each district. Ann Crotty Anthony “Will” Jaacks 2. A compiled list of mathematics leaders in each district. John Svendsen Judy Fantauzzi

13 Curriculum, Instruction, and Instructional Technology (CIIT) HOLIDAY WISH LIST 3. Read WritingNext and ReadingNext – two publications from the Alliance for Excellent Education that follow ReadingFirst – and consider the Instructional and Infrastructure Improvements that reflect practices the Commissioner has identified as successful from other high performing nations. Christine Levine 4. Read Creating a Culture of Literacy’s 9 Action Steps. Christine Levine 5. Tools for the CIIT Toolkit to assist teachers in integrating educational technologies into classroom instruction for improved student achievement. Connie Centrello 6. Types of professional development needed in the subject areas (Example: online facilitated or short on-demand) Connie Centrello

14 7. Names of culturally competent individuals to potentially serve on future NYSED panels (name, address, phone, , organization/affiliation, position, area of cultural expertise). Christina Pepe 8. Names and contact information of teachers able to participate in the Department's Final-Eyes reviews of State assessments that: 1) must have taught the subject to be reviewed within the last 3 years; and 2) must NOT have involvement in the Education Department's test development process in the last 7 years. Anthony “Will” Jaacks Curriculum, Instruction, and Instructional Technology (CIIT) HOLIDAY WISH LIST

15 Contact Information NYSED EMSC Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Instructional Technology (CIIT) website: Anne Schiano CIIT Assistant Director (518) Office Mailbox


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