Social Studies Virtual Cadre

Grades 09-12 November 16th, 2015

Our 09-12 Social Studies Cadre will be held VIRTUALLY via THIS communication! READ CAREFULLY & Complete the Tasks for Professional Learning Credit.

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QUARTER 2 CHECKPOINT & MIDTERM EXAMS

Please fill out this short form to indicate whether your team would like one assessment for both Q2 Checkpoint and the Midterm (20 questions from Q2 and 8-10 spiraled from Q1).

Quarter 2 Checkpoint Window 12/7-12/18

MATERIALS & RESOURCES

  • Over the next few months Active Classroom will be aligning the courses to better match our scope and sequence.
  • Unit Overviews have been shared with them so they can provide activity sets that align with our Power Standards and Notes & Specificity.
  • Please communicate any specific lessons you would like them to add as they are very responsive.
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Our district has worked to develop a clear Why and that is to Engage, Equip, and Empower each student to reach their full potential. Over the past 4 months we have discuss and discovered our personal Whys. We have talked about why we teach history and why we think it is important for students to learn about society and change and the people and events from the past.

The next step in our work, discovering the WHAT, has already begun. This conversation started when we began to uncover our Power Standards and create Learning Targets. This work continues as we decipher the Power Standards for the remaining units of study and collaborate to create Learning Targets.

Deciding what to teach and to what depth can be very challenging in Social Studies Courses. Finding a clear focus will help us to be successful!

Power Standards: A Proven Process for Prioritizing

This short article emphasizes the importance of Power Standards and reminds us of the key steps in determining them!

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TASK ONE: Uncover remaining Power Standards for your subject area.

PLEASE HAVE THIS COMPLETED BY 12/18.

TASK TWO: Create Learning Targets as a team.

PLEASE HAVE THE NEXT UNIT COMPLETED BY 12/18.

I WILL TOUCH BASE THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 7TH AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON POWER STANDARDS AND LEARNING TARGETS!

Thank you for everything you do!

2015-2016 Social Studies Curriculum Documents

Bookmark this link for easy access to YAGs, Blueprints, Unit Overviews, District Checkpoints, and Social Studies Resources- MORE RESOURCES ADDED DAILY!