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2 2 Why is the Core important? To set high expectations –for all students –for educators To attend to the learning needs of students To break through the achievement plateau To address global and local challenges

3 3 Essential Concepts and Skill Sets defines the most critical learning for all students. Content Areas –Literacy –Mathematics –Science –Social Studies –21 st Century Skills

4 4 Objectives Identify and describe outcomes, targets and actions that frame the work of the Implementation Plan. Identify initial starting points to each outcome Prepare the leadership team to communicate with other staff and stakeholders on ways to communicate the purpose and key features of the Implementation Plan.

5 5 Core Curriculum Implementation Each district and accredited non-public school is required to have a written plan describing the actions that will be taken to address the six outcomes and related targets and actions. Full implementation is accomplished when the school 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.

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7 7 Outcomes Community: Support Implementation Professional Development Leadership: System Capacity Leadership - Community - Schools 1. Leadership: System Capacity 2. Community: Support Implementation 3. Schools: Continuous Improvement Schools: Continuous Improvement

8 8 Outcomes Content - Instruction – Assessment 4.Alignment of Content, Instruction and Assessment 5.Professional Development to improve Content, Instruction, and Assessment 6.Instruction: Effective Practices in Instruction/Assessment Student Engagement Community Professional Development AlignmentInstruction

9 9 Leadership: System Capacity IF leadership actions are focused and committed to providing the expertise, guidance, and resources needed to build capacity and support teaching and learning, THEN the implementation of the Iowa Core Curriculum will result in increased student learning and performance. Outcome 1

10 10 Leaders Teachers Administrators School Board

11 11 Leadership: System Capacity Target Implementation of leadership behaviors to sustain the Iowa Core Curriculum. Actions Establish a leadership team Clearly communicate a vision of ICC Manage the change process Demonstrate a deep understanding of the Core Establish a collaborative process Deploy needed resources Establish ways to sustain the implementation Model best practice of adult learning Develop the Implementation Plan Engage in discussion with local school board

12 12 Community: Support Implementation IF multiple partners are interdependent, THEN schools will function as an integrated system to provide a coordinated approach, consistent communication, additional opportunities for learning, and the ongoing supports needed for student to be successful. Partners: Parents School Boards Business Industry Supporting agencies Community Organizations Outcome 2

13 13 Community: Support Implementation Target Coordination of community and other systems to support the Iowa Core Curriculum implementation Actions Develop community understanding of Iowa Core Curriculum Involve community members in the development and implementation of the Core Curriculum Plan Coordinate learning supports within the school and the community to support the implementation of the Core Curriculum Plan

14 14 Schools: Continuous Improvement IF the Iowa Core Curriculum and related school improvement processes function as an ongoing continuous improvement processes based on data, THEN the school will constantly adjust and improve to yield positive outcomes for all students. Outcome 3

15 15 Schools: Continuous Improvement Targets: Use data to develop and monitor the Implementation Plan Engage stakeholders in goal setting, developing school improvement plans and integrating various school plans Actions: Complete the Core Curriculum self assessment Continuously document progress Develop a review schedule Develop a way to integrate existing planning processes with the Core Implementation Plan

16 16 Alignment to the Iowa Core Curriculum IF district leaders monitor and increase the degree of alignment among the intended, enacted, and assessed curriculum. THEN the quality of instruction will improve and student learning will increase. Outcome 4

17 17 Alignment Targets Acquire expertise in alignment Prepare and implement alignment processes Conduct alignment beyond curriculum Actions Learn the alignment processes Select those that will be used locally Conduct the alignment process Address each and every students enacted curriculum Address the alignment of instruction to assessment

18 18 Professional Development IF professional development is based on the Iowa Professional Development Model and focused on improved content, instruction, and assessment practices, THEN student learning and performance will increase. Outcome 5

19 19 Professional Development Target Use data to guide professional development Provide effective professional development Actions Use instructional review and student achievement data to guide professional development Engage in professional development that contains all elements of the Iowa Professional Development Model

20 20 Effective Instruction IF content is challenging and relevant and teachers routinely deliver instruction that demonstrates the Characteristics of Effective Instruction, THEN student learning and performance will increase. Outcome 6

21 21 Student Engagement & Learning Rigor & Relevance Assessment for Learning Student- Centered Classroom Teaching for Understanding Teaching for Learner Differences Student Centered Characteristics of Effective Instruction and Assessment

22 22 Effective Instruction Targets Implement the Characteristics of Effective Instruction in classrooms Engaged Students Actions: Select Characteristics of Effective instruction as the initial focus of instructional improvement Select the tools and routinely conduct instructional reviews Incorporate a broad range of strategies and activities that provide each student access and success with the Core Curriculum

23 23 Implementation: Top 10 1.Teachers make the difference 2.It is about the success of all students 3.The expectation is that all students learn at high levels 4.It is about the alignment of teaching, assessment, content AND the desired depth of understanding at the classroom level 5.Evidence of success comes from assessments 6.Implementation of the Core is a continuous process 7.Teacher leadership and involvement is critical 8.Implementation should honor and extend prior work in curriculum and instruction 9.The community should be a part with the school focused on 21 st Century skills 10.The AEA Network is there to help

24 24 Timeframe 2008-20092009-20132014-2015 & Beyond Leadership Capacity Building Planning & Implementation Full Implementation & Continuous Improvement

25 25 Essential Skills and Concepts Technical Assistance FAQs AEA Leaders Judy Jeffrey’s Podcast School Leader Updates What Can You Do?

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