Common Core Transition Plan

Step #

Action Step

Person(s) Responsible

Time Line

Indicators of Accomplishment

Budget/
Resources

1.
Identify educators to participate in the Study of the Standards

Clare Arnold, Carolyn Frayne

November 2010
Review September 2011

Participant List

Time

2.
Specify names and invite participants

Clare Arnold, Carolyn Frayne

November 2010

Participant List

Time

3.
Coordinate schedule with RIDE for all participants

Clare Arnold, Carolyn Frayne

Feb 2011

Schedule of Study of Standards

Time

4.
Complete planned educator training and review feedback results

Clare Arnold, Carolyn Frayne

March 2011

Training agenda/follow-up survey

Time

5.
Conduct analyses of each core curricula to ensure that each is aligned to standards, guaranteed and viable

Clare Arnold, Carolyn Frayne

Fall 2011

Chart/analysis

Time

6.
Identify which, if any, curriculum development is needed

Clare Arnold, Carolyn Frayne

Fall 2011

Chart/Analysis

Time

7.
Identify potential LEA partners for curriculum work

Clare Arnold, Carolyn Frayne

Fall 2011

Meeting Notes

Time

8.

Pass out Common Core Standards to faculty and show the Doug Reeves Video Summary of CCSS
http://www.leadandlearn.com/multimedia-resource-center/video-library

All Principals

September 2011

Faculty meeting agendas

Time

9.

Inform teachers how to access the Common Core Standards App

Clare Arnold

September 11

Website

Time

10.

Introduce the new CCSS Math fact standards (precision/ automaticity) to elementary teachers and modify math instructional minutes to reflect an additional 15 minutes of “Fact Instruction”

Carolyn Frayne/Clare Arnold

September 11

Elementary Instructional Minutes

Time

11.

Post CCSS link on Infinite Campus to for teachers to access the standards with the appendix (not included in hard copy.) Inform teachers the importance of the appendix (samples of work, book lists, etc…)

Clare Arnold

September 11

IC District Notices

Time

12.

Post an overview on Curriculum Website (with bulleted list) of the standards with highlighting important information (ie. The standards will be assessed using the PARCC Assessment (2014-2015)

Clare Arnold

September 11

Overview

Time

13.

Post informational videos on the Curriculum website about the CCSS (David Coleman etc…)

Clare Arnold

October 11

Videos

Time

14.

Invite all K-12 ELA/English/Reading/Classroom teachers to review CCSS writing samples

Carolyn Frayne/Clare Arnold

October 26, 2011

Agenda

Time

15.

Plan and implement a whole district roll-out of CCSS including information on shifts of instructional focus, resources and implementation plan

Clare Arnold

February 17, 2012
(District PD day)

Presentation, resources and materials Posted on Curriculum Website

Time/ PD day

16.

Interview Mathematics Content/Curriculum Specialists

Clare Arnold
 

February 2012

Meeting Notes

Time/Coverage for teacher

17.

Explore any funding sources/grant opportunities to assist with intensive study of the Mathematics Standards

Clare Arnold

Ongoing

Grant applications

Time

18.

Form partnership with Bryant University, plan Mathematical Practices Summit for summer 2012

Clare Arnold

Summer 2012

Agendas

$25.00 per teacher fee

19.

Write ELA and Math curriculum to align to the CCSS using the RTTT IMS supports and Content consultant. Completed products will include:
·       Units of Study
·       Scope and Sequence
·       Assessment Resources
·       Benchmarks
·       Teacher made video support resources
·       On-line and hard copy curriculum
·       Monthly parent/community newsletter/website posts providing information and progress updates
 

Clare Arnold, Carolyn Frayne, 25 teachers

 
ELA: To be completed Fall 2012
 
 
Math: To be completed Spring 2013
 
 

Curriculum with all identified components

Time/Consultant
Cost, Teacher Replacement Costs, Materials
 
Estimated total cost (ELA and Math) $55,000

20.

Organize all curriculum documents (curriculum guide, curriculum map, units of study, teaching resources, rubrics) into electronic Live Binders, upload to District Curriculum website and embed into Instructional Management System

Clare Arnold

Ongoing beginning January 2012

Live Binders

Time

21.

Recommend to the School Committee hiring 1.0 Elementary Math Specialist to develop and implement math intervention system and program

District Strategic Plan Team #2
Clare Arnold

Recommended December 2012

Budget Proposal

$64,000

22.

Develop a K-12 Mathematics Common Core Task Force to research common core standards, best practices and ensure curriculum is aligned and articulated K-12. The Math CCSS Task Force will meet monthly after school.

Clare Arnold
Math CCSS Task Force

Ongoing beginning December 2012

Agendas

Time

23.

Plan and implement four “Curriculum Implementation Days” per subject and grade for teachers to meet in grade level/department teams to plan full implementation of common core standards

Clare Arnold
Grade Level/Department Teams

On going beginning Fall 2012

Agendas

Grant Funded Title IIA

24.

Develop a team of Mathematics ‘Resident Experts’ to study shifts within the common core standards and prepare/present professional development to all faculty on district-wide professional development days

Clare Arnold
Dave Mellor (Gr. 11)
Deb Downs (Gr. 7)
Lisa Murphy (Gr. 5)
Ginny Swanson (Gr. 2)

Established December 2012

PD Agendas

Grant Funded Title IIA

25.

Develop unit assessments based on PARCC content frameworks and the Common Core Standards aligned to units of study created to help clarify the level of rigor expected from the standards and allow for measuring student proficiency of those target skills as the year of instruction progresses.

Clare Arnold
Math Common Core Task Force

Beginning Spring 2013

Assessments, Rubrics

 
 
Funding TBD
Math- grant funded

26.

Fully Implement Common Core Standards in ELA and Math

All District

Fall 2013

Units of study, lessons, assessments

Time

27.

Devise K-12 Social Studies curriculum writing teams and Social Studies Common Core Task Force

Clare Arnold
Grade Level/Department Teams

Beginning in Fall 2013

Curriculum, Agendas

Funding TBD
(grant funded)

28.

Write Social Studies curriculum to align to the CCSS using the RTTT IMS supports and Content consultant. Completed products will include:
·       Units of Study
·       Scope and Sequence
·       Assessment Resources
·       Benchmarks
·       Teacher made video support resources
·       On-line and hard copy curriculum
·       Monthly parent/community newsletter/website posts providing information and progress updates
 

Clare Arnold
Grade Level/Department Teams

Curriculum Writing January 2014

Curriculum, Units of Study

Grant Funded

29.

Meet with Grade Levels/Departments to develop protocols, systems to analyze implementation of standards

Clare Arnold
Grade Level teams/ Departments

On-going

protocols

TBD

30.

Develop and implement ‘Data Teams’ to analyze assessment data based on Common Core Standards and make recommendations for instructional focus

Clare Arnold
Grade Level Teams/ Departments

January 2014

Data Analysis Reports

Grant Funded