SEDL Area of Expertise - Aligning Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment to Implement College. Home | Expertise | Aligning Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment to Implement College- and Career- Ready Standards. We work with educators to improve the quality of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to help ensure students graduate ready for college or a career. Our expertise in this area includes building teachers’ content and pedagogical knowledge, developing professional collaboration and job- embedded learning, and aligning instruction, curriculum, and assessment to standards. Success Story. High- Flying Leaders and Teachers. Clinton Elementary, South Carolina. SEDL’s 2- year partnership to implement professional learning teams in Lancaster County School District, South Carolina, paid off for Clinton Elementary.
2015-2016 Professional Development Calendar; Curriculum. Hatboro-Horsham School District is comprised of a cohesive. Effectively prepares and utilizes all support staff. We believe exemplary curriculum is. . the South Harrison Township Elementary School District worked. All five individuals service the districts in a variety of ways including curriculum development. Aligning curricula, programs and instruction K.
English- language arts and math scores are up, and the school’s third- grade team received an award for excellence. Read more. See a video of Clinton Elementary using SEDL's Professional Teaching and Learning Cycle. Significant Work. Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC): The SECC provides professional development and technical assistance to the state education agencies of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina to build their capacity to support districts and schools engaged in improvement efforts, including support for high- quality teachers and instruction. Work varies by state. Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC): The TXCC provides professional development and technical assistance to the Texas Education Agency and the state’s 2. Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest: The REL Southwest assists the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas in using data and research evidence to address high- priority education needs in the region.
And Staff Development. • institutional staff development programmes for curriculum leaders that focus on the. D.C.: Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University. Retrieved 15 July. Curriculum, Instruction, Professional Development & Assessment. curriculum development. development needed to support staff in effective implementation. Attribution to ISBE for Curriculum Alignment Module. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Mooney, N. J. technical assistance to local districts and regional staff to support quality CCR programs.
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The project addresses the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment through its eight research alliances. Center for High- Performing Schools: Through the Center for High- Performing Schools, SEDL builds the capacity of district and school leaders and educators to improve teaching and align curriculum, instruction, and assessment to national and state standards. Fort Worth Independent School District: In Texas, SEDL has been providing training and support for the implementation of professional learning communities in Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD). Center staff provided ongoing training for district network leaders, network specialists, principals, teacher leaders and curriculum staff in using PLCs as a continuous improvement approach. Staff have also provided training and coaching at 1.
FWISD to support the implementation of PLCs at these schools. Hide. More Work. Past Work.
Georgetown County School District: Through the Center for High- Performing Schools, SEDL provided professional development and support on content- area literacy strategies at two high schools in South Carolina to boost student achievement. The work involved developing professional learning communities and aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to standards. Pecos Valley Regional Education Cooperative: In New Mexico, SEDL's Center for High- Performing Schools provided one year of support to districts in the Pecos Valley Regional Education Cooperative in implementing the Common Core State Standards. This support included professional development and technical assistance on the use of SEDL's Professional Teaching and Learning Cycle, a job- embedded process for developing professional learning communities; strengthening staff development; and aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment to state standards.
Race to the Top Reform Support Network: SEDL worked with ICF International and other partners to advance education innovation and reform. The work involved assisting with Communities of Practice addressing stakeholder engagement, school turnaround, and teacher and leader effectiveness. Southeast Comprehensive Center (2. The Southeast Comprehensive Center provided technical assistance and professional development to the state education agencies of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina to build their capacity to support districts and schools engaged in improvement efforts, including support for high- quality teachers and instruction.
Work varied by state. For example, staff provided Alabama with support for the Instructional Coaching Design Team; provided Georgia with professional development for Teacher and Leader Keys Coaches and for Title II Coordinators to promote equitable distribution of teachers; and provided Mississippi with support for the development of a new Teacher Evaluation Instrument.
Texas Comprehensive Center (2. The Texas Comprehensive Center provided technical assistance and professional development to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the state’s 2.
For example, staff worked with TEA to develop a multifaceted process to evaluate and improve educator preparation programs. Regional Educational Laboratory (1. Much of SEDL’s past work in improving school performance was conducted through Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) contracts. SEDL's REL contracts covered the southwestern region of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, and was 1 of 1.
U. S. Department of Education to help underperforming schools and districts improve student achievement, especially in reading and mathematics. The REL’s work involved an ambitious agenda of research, development, and dissemination initiatives. Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement: Housed at Learning Point Associates, the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement helps schools and districts organize, plan, implement, and sustain school improvement. SEDL assisted the center by identifying research- based strategies and translating them into positive change.
Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) Awards Database (1. SEDL hosted and maintained the CSR Awards Database, which provided information on schools receiving CSR funds.
Resources. SEDL Insights, Vol. No. 3: Implementing Effective Professional Learning Communities“Professional learning communities,” the name given to teachers’ collaborative professional learning—or PLCs, as they are often called—has become so overused that we often don’t think about the term’s meaning.
Only when teachers reflect on their instructional practice, consider the impact instruction has on students, and implement insights gained from a meeting to improve their teaching performance, can this process be called a professional learning community. This issue of SEDL Insights explores ways that education leaders can guide their staff in the implementation of effective PLCs.
Using Formative Assessment to Improve Student Achievement in the Core Content Areas: Southeast Comprehensive Center Briefing Paper, January 2. Since 2. 00. 1, federal laws such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2. Consequently, educators have increasingly turned their attention to exploring the potential of formative assessments as one approach to increasing student outcomes in order to meet federal and state accountability requirements. Professional Learning Communities Assessment- Revised (PLCA- R) Online. The Professional Learning Communities Assessment- Revised is a questionnaire that measures staff perceptions of school practices related to six dimensions of a professional learning community and its related attributes.
Engaging Families in the Assessment Process and the Use of Data: An Early Childhood Example (Webinar)This webinar examines the strategies the Research Program Partnership at the University of Kansas employs to foster the use of early childhood data at multiple levels, particularly with families. Focus is placed on family engagement in the assessment process and the strategies used to share child assessment data with families. College- and Career- Readiness Standards and Assessment Resource List. This biannual update provides a list of resources that focus on college- and career- readiness standards and assessment. It includes materials from the federal content centers, comprehensive centers, and regional educational laboratories, as well as other organizations with expertise in education policy, research, and technical assistance. Beyond Adoption—Implementing Rigorous College- and Career- Readiness Standards: Southeast Comprehensive Center Briefing Paper, December 2. This briefing paper provides details on the meaning of college- and career- readiness standards, effective implementation of these standards, next steps in the implementation process, and progress being made by state departments of education in the Southeast toward this crucial goal.
Common Core State Standards Video Series: Mathematics. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) videos are designed to support states, schools, and teachers in the implementation of selected math standards. Each video is an audiovisual resource that focuses on one specific standard through examples and illustrations geared to enhancing understanding. Common Core State Standards Video Series: ELAThe Common Core State Standards (CCSS) videos are designed to support states, schools, and teachers in the implementation of the CCSS. Each video is an audiovisual resource that focuses on one or more specific standards and usually includes examples and illustrations geared to enhancing understanding. Teaching Math to Young Children: Introduction (Webinar)This webinar provides an overview of the five evidence- based recommendations in the Teaching Math to Young Children practice guide, with a focus on Recommendation 4: Teach children to view and describe their world mathematically. Presenting is Sharon M.
Carver, director of Carnegie Mellon's Children's School and one of the practice guide's panelists. SEDL Insights, Vol.
No. 1: Teaching Content- Area Literacy and Disciplinary Literacy.