Coordinator meeting at Central Office where we discussed the joys of Central Office work.
Attended a meeting at Webster U.
Headed over to ERS
- Walked around and chatted with teachers and students
- Answered emails
- Finalized curriculum documents
Record video for Science:
Recorded video for Social Studies:
Put together resources for the executive memo which included:
Timeline: Attached and Here: https://sites.google.com/a/wgcloud.org/wgsd-sciss/timeline
Curriculum Documents: https://sites.google.com/a/wgcloud.org/wgsd-sciss/home/draft-curriculum
Alignment of Content: https://sites.google.com/a/wgcloud.org/wgsd-sciss/home/alignment
CNI Server: portal.webster.k12.mo.us
Resource HUB: hub.wgcloud.org
Science Overview Video: above
Social Studies Overview Video: above
Elementary Science NGSS and MAP standards match: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w1Jhf1hcRja3RlyHLc0RisscNXr1c5n_XLTmJv7EPLI/edit
Middle School Science NGSS and MAP standards match: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1H_2HHJJpPNHGWIwG2LfRLsI_ysGHbnh6DcvdojN0Klg/edit#gid=885320103
OTHER NOTES SCIENCE:
- Remember the conversation about Science and Natural selection, Climate Change and Genetically Modified organisms. There are hot-button topics.
- Science shift in focus from content knowledge to transferrable Cross cutting concepts.
- For science: Why Cross Cutting Concepts? The Framework identifies seven crosscutting concepts that bridge disciplinary boundaries, uniting core ideas throughout the fields of science and engineering. Their purpose is to help students deepen their understanding of the disciplinary core ideas, and develop a coherent and scientifically based view of the world.
- In science items shifted grade levels to best align with : Units of Study in writing, resources to support implementation and local expertise.
OTHER NOTES SOCIAL STUDIES:
- In social studies items shifted grade levels to best align with : Units of Study in writing, resources to support implementation and local expertise.
- Biggest shifts includes 3rd grade emphasis on local community issues, a larger emphasis on Missouri in 4th grade, American history to 5th and 6th and modern studies to 8th grade.
- Why the C3 standards? In the college, career and civic life framework for social studies state standards, the call for students to become more prepared for the challenges of college and career is united with a third critical element: Preparation for civi life. Advocates of citizenship education cross the political spectrum, but they are bound by a common belief that our democratic republic will not sustain unless students are aware of their changing cultural and physical environments; know the past; read, write and think deeply; and act in ways that promote the common good. There will always be differing perspectives on these objectives. The goal of knowledgable, thinking, and active citizens, however, is universal.