Slide 1 - Curriculum _amp; Instruction - Social Sciences - Miami-Dade by ewghwehws

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									  News from the District and
     the Florida D.O.E.
• Next Generation Sunshine State
  Standards- Social Studies
• Overview:
• By school year 2012-2013 the new Next
  Generation Sunshine State Standards
  for Social Studies will be in full effect.
  What does this mean?
           NGSSS-SS
• Grade Level Themes/Courses
• Elementary:
• K: Living, Learning, and Working
  Together
• 1st Grade: Our Community and Beyond
• 2nd Grade: Who We Are As Americans
• 3rd Grade: The U.S. Regions and Its
  Neighbors
• 4th Grade: Florida Studies
• 5th Grade: U.S. History- up to 1850
             NGSSS-SS
• Grade Level Themes/Courses
• Middle School
• 6th Grade: World History- Early
  Civilizations to the Ancient and
  Classical Civilizations of Africa, Asia,
  and Europe.
• 7th Grade: Civics
• 8th Grade: U.S. History- Exploration to
  Reconstruction
                  NGSSS-SS
• Grade Level Themes/Courses
• High School
• American History (9-12): Reconstruction to the
  Present Day (typically taught in 11th grade)
• World History (9-12): Middle Ages to the Present
  (typically taught in the 9th grade)
• American Government (9-12): Study of the American
  System of Government (typically taught for ½ year in
  12th grade)
• Economics (9-12): Study of Macro and Micro
  Economics (typically taught for ½ year in 12th grade).
             NGSSS-SS
• Comparison to CBC
• See the next slide for a chart for a
  comparison between the format of the
  CBC and the NGSSS-SS,
                    CBC                                            NGSSS-SS
           Components in CBC                                  Strands in NGSSS-SS
          Geographic Understanding                                    Geography
             Historical Awareness                   History (United States/American and/or World)
              Civic Responsibility                                    Economics
           Economic Understanding                              Civics and Government
             Cultural Awareness                              Humanities (high school only)
           No Specific Standard                      Standard- general learning objective
                                                                          th
                                                      e.g. Standard 2- 8 grade: Examine the
                                                    causes, course, and consequences of British
                                                        settlement in the American colonies.
            Objectives in CBC                              Benchmarks in NGSSS-SS
         (performance objective)                            (performance objective)
e.g. II.A.1. Analyze the political and economic      e.g., SS.8.A.2.1 Compare the relationships
 reasons for the exploration of the New World       among the British, French, Spanish, and Dutch
 and its consequences; e.g., impact on native         in their struggle for colonization of North
     cultures, increase in travel and trade,                           America.
      development of wealth and power.
  No Access Points for Students with                NGSSS-SS Access Point for Students
   Significant Cognitive Disabilities                with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
                                                                    e.g. Independent
                                                         SS.8.A.2.In.a Recognize the important
                                                       differences among the European nations
                                                    struggling for control over colonization of North
                                                                        American.
                                                                     e.g. Supported
                                                        SS.8.A.2.Su.a Recognize an important
                                                      difference of each of the European nations
                                                    struggling for control over colonization of North
                                                                         America.
                                                                    e.g. Participatory
                                                    SS.8.A.2.Pa.a Recognize that different groups
                                                         fought for ownership of the same land.
                Competency                                       No Competencies
e.g., II.A.1. After studying important periods in    (Note: When pacing guides are developed,
   United States and Florida history, and the            existing CBS competencies will be
   individuals and groups who contributed to            matched/aligned with the NGSSS-SS
them, the students will create a live newscast,                    Benchmarks)
  video program, or newspaper for a selected
               period of history by:
a. Writing news stories about significant events
and personalities of the selected time periods.
 b. (see CBC for the complete Competency).
  Format of the NGSSS-SS
• Strands
   – Geography
   – History (United States/American and/or
     World)
   – Economics
   – Civics and Government
     Humanities (high school only)
• Standards (general learning objectives)
• Benchmark (specific performance objectives)
• Access Points for Students with Significant
  Cognitive Disabilities (Independent, Supported,
  Participatory)
        Sample NGSSS-SS

            How to Read

• Elementary School

• Middle School

• Senior High School
Sample Elementary
Sample Middle School
Sample Middle School
    Continued
Sample Senior High School
Sample Senior High School Continued…
What do I write on my lesson
           plans?
• Benchmarks



• Example:
• SS.912.A.2.1: Review causes and
  consequences of the Civil War.
    Where can I access the
        NGSSS-SS?
• Go to the Division of Social Sciences
  Website
• http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/

• Look under “Curriculum Documents”
• Click on the title: “Next Generation
  Sunshine State Standards for Social
  Studies K-12” and download the PDF.
     Grade Level Descriptions
       Course Descriptions
•   Samples
•   Elementary School
•   Middle School
•   Senior High School
Elementary Example of Grade Level
           Description
Middle School Example of Course Description
Senior High School Course Description Example
Senior High School Course Description
        Example Continued…
      Where can I access the
       course/grade level
         descriptions?
•   Go to the Social Studies website
•   http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/
•   Look under “Curriculum Documents”
•   Click on the title: “NGSSS-SS
    Course/Grade Level Descriptions:
Links to Grade Level/Course Descriptions
New Social Studies Textbook
    Adoptions Timeline

Timeline: Textbook Adoption
• Local District Textbook Selection Committee
  will be formed: Summer 2011 and selections
  made per grade level/course.
• Textbooks ordered 2011-2012.
• New materials in schools for fall 2012.
• NOTE: Contingent upon funding from
  FL.DOE
11th   Grade U.S. History End of
          Course Exam
• Timeline
• Field Tested: May- 2012
• Base Line (the whole state tested): May-
  2013
• Full Implementation: Spring- 2014
• Legislation- unclear as to the ramifications of
  the results of the American History end of
  course exam in terms of pupil progression,
  graduation, and school accountability.
                   Civics- Update on Legislation HB 105
                   Governor signed into law on 5-13-10.


General Implementation Timeline:
• July 1, 2010 : The act becomes effective.
• 2011-2012 school year : The reading portion of the language arts
  curriculum within the Sunshine State Standards to include civics
  education content.
• 2012-2013 school year: For students entering grade 6 requires the
  successful completion of at least one-semester civics education course
  at middle grades. A statewide, standardized end-of-course assessment
  in civics education must be administered as a field test at the middle
  school level.
• 2013-2014 school year: A student’s performance on the end-of-course
  assessment in civics education must constitute 30 percent of the
  student’s final course grade.
• 2014-2015 school year: A student must earn a passing score on the end-
  of-course assessment in civics education in order to pass the course
  and receive course credit.
 Social Studies Pacing Guides that Support
         Instruction with NGSSS-SS
• New Social Studies Pacing Guides are now available for the
  following grade levels/courses and should be used to guide
  instruction as the official District Curriculum:
• 4th Grade- Florida Studies
• 5th Grade- U.S. History (Exploration through 1850)
• 7th Grade- Civics
• 8th Grade- U.S. History (Exploration through the Civil War)
• 12th Grade- U.S. Government
• 12th Grade- Economics
• New Guides: can be downloaded from the Division of Social
  Sciences and Life Skills website,
  http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under “Curricular Document-
  NGSSS-SS Pacing Guides.”
    NGSSS-SS Pacing Guide Implementation Instructions:

•   Please note the following important general information regarding the NGSSS-SS Pacing
    Guides:
•   The Pacing Guides outline the required curriculum for social studies, grades K-12, in Miami-Dade
    County Public Schools.
•   Social Studies Pacing Guides have been developed for all elementary grade levels (K-5) and for
    each of the required social studies courses at the middle and senior high school levels.
•   The Social Studies Pacing Guides are to be utilized by all teachers, grades K-12, when planning
    for social studies instruction when full implementation and adoption of the NGSSS-SS goes into
    full implementation during the 2012-2013 academic year.
•   During the 2010-2011, 2011-2012 academic years, the following grade levels should adhere to the
    new pacing guides: grade 4, 5, 7, 8, and 12 (Economics and Government).
•   During the 2010-2011, 2011-2012 academic years, the following grade levels should attempt to
    infuse the NGSSS-SS where appropriate into their social studies instruction: Kindergarten, 1st
    grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 6th grade, 9th grade, and 11th grade. Benchmarks associated with
    these grade levels/course can be downloaded from the Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills
    website under “Curricular Documents- NGSSS-SS Course Descriptions.”
•   The Pacing Guides outline the required sequence in which the grade level or course objectives
    are to be taught.
•   The Pacing Guides outline the pacing in which instruction should occur. Specifically, the Pacing
    Guides are divided into 9 week segments and provide an estimate of the number of traditional or
    block days needed to complete instruction on a given topic. Teachers should make every effort to
    stay on pace and to complete the topics in a given nine weeks. Slight variations in pacing may
    occur due to professional decisions made by the teacher or because of changes in school
    schedules.
           NGSSS-SS Pacing Guide
                 Format
•   Each Social Studies Pacing Guide is divided into the following headings/categories to assist teachers in
    developing lesson plans:
•   Grade Level or Course Title - The grade level and course title are listed in the heading of each page.
•   Course Code - The Florida Department of Education Course Code is listed for the course.
•   Topic - The general topic for instruction is listed; e.g., Westward Expansion.
•   Pacing - An estimated number of traditional or block instructional days needed to complete instruction on the topic
    is provided.
•   Strands and Standards – Strands and Standards from the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS)
    are provided for each topic.
•   Nine Week Grading Period - Grading periods (1-4) are identified.
•   Essential Content – This critically important column provides a detailed list of content/topics and sub topics to be
    addressed during instruction.
•   NGSSS-SS Benchmarks – This critically important column lists the required instructional Benchmarks that are
    related to the particular topic. The Benchmarks are divided into Content Benchmarks and Skill Benchmarks.
    These benchmarks should be identified in the teacher’s lesson plans.
•   Instructional Tools - This column provides suggested resources and activities to assist the teacher in developing
    engaging lessons and pedagogically sound instructional practices. The Instructional Tools column is divided into
    the following subparts: Core Text Book, Key Vocabulary, Technology (Internet resources related to a particular
    topic), Suggested Activities, Assessment, English Language Learner (ELL) Instructional Strategies, Related
    Programs (National, State, and/or District programs as they relate to a particular topic), and SPED (A link to the
    NGSSS-SS Access Points for Students with Cognitive Disabilities).
      Course Descriptions and
      NGSSS-SS Benchmarks
• The following social studies courses and grade level
  course descriptions can be downloaded from the
  Division of Social Sciences and Life Skills website,
  http://socialsciences.dadeschools.net/, under
  “Curriculum Documents- NGSSS-SS Course
  Descriptions.”
• Grades K-3;
• Grade 6- World History;
• Grade 9- World History; and
• Grade 11- U.S. History.
• Teachers teaching these grade levels/courses should
  access the new benchmarks to begin infusing them into
  their social studies instruction where appropriate.

								
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