Curriculum Council Meeting
May 7, 2013
What We've Accomplished
- Teams completed 3-4 map reviews
- Provided add'l work with Jeanne Tribuzzi (for ELA) and Betty Barrett (for Math)
- Core Team Members supported mapping projects and Atlas software
- Over 260 hours used outside of the classroom for paid curriculum work, K-12
- Used Oct. 22nd Supt. Conf Day for Curriculum Work
- Arranged October Webinar for Curriculum Review Process
- Outlined ways to conduct Curriculum Reviews
DISCUSSION TOPICS FOR MAY MEETING
- Show exemplar tab in Atlas
- Integrated areas of focus (with APPR): Assessment, Technology Integration
- Reader's/Writer's Workshop
- Math Curriculum/Redesign
- Summer Curriculum Hours Available
- Curriculum Modules from Engage NY (purchase through BOCES)
- Support needed from Core Team
- Other Ideas/Needs/Feedback from Council
CHECK OUT VIDEO BELOW AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF THE BOOK: Upgrade Your Curriculum: Practical Ways To Transform Units And Engage Students by Michael Fisher and Janet Hale
CORE TEAM MEMBERS
3-5 Stacia Sheehan
Specials - Carol Cutler
MS - Pat Siano
HS - Greg Baker, Liz O'Connell
Districtwide - Lisa Meade
ROLES CLARIFIED (From January Meeting)
Simply put – coordinate.
- · Create roll out plan for year based on prior year input.
- · Lead Curriculum Council in district plan for the year (as based on curriculum roll out plan).
- · Collaborate with principals to arrange for requested pd in curriculum related areas.
- · Oversee Curriculum Core Team for district.
- · Provide technical support for Atlas software.
- · Help maintain Atlas software and related paperwork.
- · Attend monthly, regional BOCES meetings as curriculum representative from district. Share out details with admin team as appropriate.
- · Recommend curriculum resources.
- · Help review maps districtwide.
- · Identify need areas for Title II A grant consideration and final admin approval.
As Instructional Leaders, we…
- · Work with teachers to assist them in the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of building specific curriculum.
- · Coordinate and oversee the selection of textbooks.
- · Coordinate compliance with federal and state standards and legislated mandates related to curriculum.
- · Develop budget for curriculum development and evaluation, textbook purchases and staff training in their respective building
- · Decide pedagogy and/or instructional approaches to be used by building
- · Help review maps districtwide
- · Compare actual instructional practice against the written curriculum
- · Determine courses to be offered
- · Organize building wide assessments
- · Identify best teaching practices (through APPR process)
- · See p. 4 of Marshall Rubric http://usny.nysed.gov/rttt/teachers-leaders/practicerubrics/Docs/MarshallPrincipalRubric.pdf