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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

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

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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.

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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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Outcomes
Schools Continuous Improvement
Professional Development
Leadership System Capacity
Community Support Implementation
Leadership - Community - Schools 1. Leadership
System Capacity 2. Community Support
Implementation 3. Schools Continuous Improvement
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Outcomes
Professional Development
Community
Alignment
Instruction
  • Content - Instruction Assessment
  • Alignment of Content, Instruction and Assessment
  • Professional Development to improve Content,
    Instruction, and Assessment
  • Instruction Effective Practices in
    Instruction/Assessment Student Engagement

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Leadership System Capacity
Outcome 1
  • 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.

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Leaders
  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • School Board

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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

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Community Support Implementation
Outcome 2
Partners Parents School Boards Business
Industry Supporting agencies Community
Organizations
  • 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.

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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

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Schools Continuous Improvement
Outcome 3
  • 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.

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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

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Alignment to the Iowa Core Curriculum
Outcome 4
  • 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.

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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

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Professional Development
Outcome 5
  • 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.

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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

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Effective Instruction
Outcome 6
  • 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.

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

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Leadership
  • Given these six outcomes, where does a leadership
    team in your school need to start with its
    planning to get to the kind of instruction and
    assessment based on the content of the core that
    was evident at the beginning of this presentation?

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

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Timeframe
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What Can You Do?
  • www.iowamodelcore.org
  • Essential Skills and Concepts
  • Technical Assistance
  • http//www.iowa.gov/educate/content/view/674/714/
  • FAQs
  • http//www.iowa.gov/educate/content/view/1446/916/
  • AEA Leaders
  • http//www.iowa.gov/educate/content/view/1365/1157
    /
  • Judy Jeffreys Podcast
  • http//www.iowa.gov/educate/content/view/854/1006/
  • School Leader Updates

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