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Title: Curriculum


1
Curriculum Instruction Information,
Expectations, Support2006 and Beyond
  • Paul G. Vallas, Chief Executive Officer
  • Gregory E. Thornton, Ed.D., Chief Academic
    Officer
  • Cecilia P. Cannon, Associate Superintendent

2
No matter how good the schools are for some
children, they are not good enough for all of the
children. And until they are good enough for all
the children, there is much to do. And it cannot
come soon enough. -Fenwick English, PDK Co
nvention, 2004
3
Systemic Cooperation and Collaboration to Improve
Student Achievement Narrowing the Focus
  • WHO

WHAT
HOW
Core Curriculum
Central Office Staff CAO, CI, OSD, OAAI OLCA,
OSS, OSM, OSE
Curriculum Development Revisions, Companion Docu
ments
Data
Instructional Support Coaching, Modeling
Regional Office Staff Regional Superintendent Di
rector of Instruction
Monitoring Feedback, Support
GOAL
Increased Student Achievement
School Staff Principals, Teachers
Data Analysis Data Informed Decision Making
Community, University, Business Partners
Staff Development Training
4
Systemic Cooperation and Collaboration to Improve
Student Achievement Narrowing the Focus
Objective Measures
Subjective Outcomes
5
Phi Delta KappaCurriculum Management
AuditOverview
  • Purpose
  • Conduct a comprehensive curriculum evaluation
  • Evaluate alignment of written, taught and tested
    curriculum
  • Measure how effectively the school district
    delivers its curriculum
  • Results
  • A Total of 70 Recommended Actions
  • 23 of the 70 recommended actions (33) are being
    addressed by the Office of Curriculum and
    Instruction

6
Phi Delta KappaCurriculum Management Audit
  • Curriculum Instruction
  • Response to Audit Recommendations
  • Projects completed immediately Course of Study,
    Prerequisite Skills, Writing Plan, Curriculum
    Management Policy, and Increased Rigor of
    Benchmarks
  • Current Projects Grade 12 courses,
    Administrators Guide and Constructed Response
    Items (included in revisions to PSTs)
  • Future Projects 5th year curriculum review
    cycle

7
Phi Delta KappaCurriculum Management Audit
Curriculum Instruction
  • Immediate Response
  • Curriculum Management Policy Submitted for
    approval and adoption by the SRC 8/2006
  • Purpose To ensure equity and opportunities for
    all students to learn rigorous content, the
    District requires that teachers use the published
    Core Curriculum
  • Development of Administrators Guide to help
    monitor curriculum implementation
  • To be used in summer professional development for
    principals

8
Putting it all together Preparing for the Future
Narrowing the Focus
Phi Delta Kappa Response
Continuing School Reform
A Plan for Action Evaluate, Improve and Succeed
Enhanced Student Achievement
  • What, Who, When, How

9
Curriculum Implementation with Fidelity Ensuring
Student Achievement
Accountability
Pedagogy
Core Curriculum
10
Written Curriculum
Companion Documents, 12th Grade Courses, World
Languages, African-American History
Core Curriculum
11
Curriculum Support Documents 2006 - 2007
  • Writing Plan
  • Clearly details a vertical alignment from Pre
    K-12
  • States what is expected in proficient writing
  • Includes Grade level map
  • Course of Study
  • Summarizes major teaching objectives at each
    grade level, K-12, for Literacy, Math, and
    Science
  • Helps teachers know exactly what understanding
    students need in order to master the subject
    objectives
  • Prerequisite Skills
  • Outlines what students should know before going
    to a particular grade
  • Describes how a skill or strategy begins, grows
    and/or changes over time

12
Planning and Scheduling Timeline K
8Enhancements and Improvements
  • Dates adjusted to 2006-2007 school calendar
  • 2007 Eligible Content is reflected
  • Preparation for the PSSA is embedded - no
    separate documents
  • The last column on the right side now reflects
    PSSA Connection to What I Will Teach column
  • The PSSA Sample Items and TerraNova Objectives
    are now in one column
  • PSSA Checkpoints

13
Written/Taught Curriculum Improving the Overlap
Taught
Instructional Strategies, Monitoring, Teacher
Feedback
Pedagogy
Core Curriculum
PST Revisions
14
Written and Taught CurriculumThe Need for Overlap
  • Written and Taught curricula reflect the concepts
    and skills required in the standards
  • Teachers must provide evidence that students are
    experiencing those concepts and skills

15
Lack of OverlapPDK Audit EvidenceCognitive
Types Observedin SDP Classrooms
16
Lack of OverlapPDK Audit EvidenceFrequency of
Observed Student Classroom Activities
17
Written/Taught CurriculumMaking the Overlap
Evident
  • Point teachers to the curriculum guides Picture
    Window for different instructional strategies
    based on the situation (needs of students and
    subject matter)
  • Provide this information in a manner that is
    easily accessible to teachers

18
Instructional PlanGrades 6 12
  • High School 9/06
  • Student Ownership of Data
  • students learn about the test and its
    implications
  • students compare their work to the criteria set
    by the assessment
  • students create a personal plan to improve on the
    next assessment
  • Interdisciplinary Teacher Teams
  • Regular meeting of teacher teams support
    coordinated instruction
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Learning in all content areas can be supported by
    using a selected set of strategies to help
    students understand, remember, and apply key
    information and concepts
  • The strategies will be used by teachers of every
    subject to teach students to be better readers of
    their particular content
  • Middle Grades 1/07
  • Select and Identify Pilot Schools

19
Administrators Guide Curriculum Implementation
  • Purpose
  • Provides the tools principals need to guide the
    effective implementation of the Core Curriculum
    in all classrooms
  • Content
  • Information about each content area, literacy,
    math, science, and social studies tools for
    monitoring, expectations
  • Classroom Visitation
  • Quick and easy checklists to capture evidence of
    effective instruction through the lens of student
    engagement
  • Teacher Feedback
  • Detailed list of expectations provides the
    content for thoughtful and helpful feedback

20
Taught/Tested Curriculum
Benchmark Alignment
Pedagogy
21
Tested Curriculum
Accountability
PSSA
22
Office of Curriculum and InstructionPreparing
for the Future
  • Engaging Stakeholders for the 5th Year Curriculum
    Review Cycle
  • Researching National Trends
  • Reviewing and Analyzing Local and National
    Achievement Data
  • Identifying Most Effective Instructional
    Strategies
  • Leveraging Technology
  • Thinking Globally

23
Teacher Supports
  • Webinars hosted by CI staff
  • K-8 Planning and Scheduling Timelines
  • Pre K -8 Coordinating Documents
  • Downloadable Professional Development
    Modules/Powerpoints Presentations
  • K-8 Planning and Scheduling Timelines
  • Benchmark Assessments
  • Coordinating Documents
  • Financial Literacy Module

24
The School District of Philadelphia has the
tools, people, and resources needed to reduce the
achievement gap and to dispel the legacy of
failure, which must be changed for good...We see
no reason not to be optimistic..
PDK Audit
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