Andrea Fraser Mundo, [email protected] Jeanne Cook Yenco, [email protected] Objectives What is rigorous curriculum? Steps for Building a Strong Curriculum Foundation Steps for Designing a RCD unit of study Examples of RCD units in math for grades 6, 7, and 8. Where to find more RCD units. Rigorous Curriculum An inclusive set of intentionally aligned components – clear learning outcomes with matching assessments, engaging learning experiences, and instructional strategies – organized into sequenced units of study that serves both the detailed road map and the highquality delivery system for ensuring that all students achieve the desired end: the attainment of the designated grade – or course specific standards within a particular content area. Rigorous Curriculum Design A process, Not an event Multi years to complete (cohort) – incremental steps over time Need to see the big picture Each year modify, adjust, and improve the units of study Building a Strong Curricular Foundation Step 1 : Prioritize the Standards Step 2: Name the Units of Study Step 3: Assign Priority Standards and Supporting Standards Step 4: Prepare a Pacing Calendar Step 5: Construct the Unit Planning Organizer Designing the Curricular Unit of Study Twelve Steps 1) “Unwrap” the unit priority standard 2) Create a graphic organizer 3) Decide the big ideas and essential questions 4) Create the end-of-unit assessment 5) Create the unit pre-assessment 6) Identify additional vocabulary terms, interdisciplinary connections, and 21st-century learning skills. (Profile of South Carolina Graduate) Profile of the South Carolina Graduate Designing the Curricular Unit of Study Twelve Steps - continued 7) Plan engaging learning experiences 8) Gather instructional resource materials 9) Recommend effective instruction, differentiation, intervention, special education, and English Language Learner Strategies 10) Detail the unit planning organizer 11) Create informal progress-monitoring checks 12) Write the weekly plan; design the daily lesson RCD unit for 8th Grade - Functions RCD Unit planning organizer – Green Thumb – 8th math Performance Task Details Task 1 Task 2 and Rubric Task 3 Task 4 Task 5 Assessments 1, 2, 3 RCD unit for 6th grade – Expressions and Equations and Geometry RCD Unit planning organizer – Mystery of the Unknown – 6th Task – Calendar Project Task – Four Square Report and Example Pre- Test and Answer Key Post Test and Answer Key RCD unit for 7th grade – Expressions and Equations RCD Unit planning organizer – Census – 7th math Tasks Resources pg. 527-528 Pre-Test and Answer Key Post Test and Answer Key Questions and Resources Contact Information Andrea Fraser Mundo, [email protected] Jeanne Cook Yenco, [email protected] To get additional RCD units or for copies of everything from today go to our district website www.lex2.org Select for Faculty and Staff Select Instruction Select Mathematics (here you will find RCD units for all grade levels) CODE for today’s session: References Ainsworth, Larry. Rigorous Curriculum Design: How to Create Curricular Units of Study That Align Standards, Instruction, and Assessment. Englewood, Colo.: Lead Learn, 2010. Print. Carter, John A. Glencoe Math. Your Common Core ed. Bothell, WA: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2013. Print. Fulton, Brad S., and Bill Lombard. The Pattern and Function Connection. Emeryville, CA: Key Curriculum, 2001. Print.