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					    Curriculum and Literacy Update
Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists

      38th Annual Fall Director’s Institute

                 November 12, 2007
                Grand Traverse Resort
                                     ELA                          Science
 Reading First                  •HS Parent Guide              •K – 7 GLCE
  •168 Schools              •K-8 Genre Document           •MSLA Clarification
  •Annual RF
  Conference
                                                                            Math
                   Social Studies                                    •MMLA Clarification
                   •K-12 Content                Core                  •HSCE & Course
                    Expectations               Content              •Credit Requirements
                                                                            •Revised

 High School
   Content                                         Arts
 Expectations                                •Governor’s Arts
                                            Integration project      Instructional Examples
•World Languages
 •Social Studies                              •VPAA GLCEs           •Challenging ELA GLCE
                           PC                                        •Effective Instruction




Curriculum & Literacy
    High School Content Expectations
                              Mathematics
                              Course/Credit: Algebra I, II, Geometry,
   High School                Pre-Calculus, Statistics, and Integrated
     Content
   Expectations               ELA: 16 Model Units; 4/year
  •World Language
   •Social Studies            No sequence suggested
                      PC
                              Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

                              Visual/Performing/Applied Arts, Online
                              Experience, World Languages, Personal
                              Curriculum, Physical Education
www.michigan.gov/highschool
                              Social Studies: Course/Credit: U.S. History
                              and Geography, Civics, Economics, World
                              History and Geography
  Guidelines for World Languages
       Michigan Merit Curriculum Requirement
• 2016 Requirement      (3rd grade class of 2006):

  – 2 credits in high school
  OR
  – Course work or other learning experiences prior
    to/during high school (K-12)
• American Sign Language (ASL) and Heritage
  Languages qualify toward LOTE requirement
• Requirement may be met on-line
   Guidelines for World Languages

Students and school districts may choose to
meet this requirement through a variety of
languages and instructional options.
  • Languages that are both written and spoken
  • Languages that are no longer spoken
  • Languages without formally accepted orthographies
  • Languages that are signed (i.e. ASL)
            World Languages
       Standards and Benchmarks
Specifically, the standards and benchmarks describe:

• The communicative functions, or tasks, that students
  should be able to carry out in the new language
• The contexts or situations in which students can
  understand and use listening, speaking reading and
  writing and/or signed language to carry out these tasks
• The level of accuracy and appropriateness of the
  language students use
    Social Studies Sequence of Study
H   WORLD         UNITED STATES   CIVICS AND   ECONOMICS
I   HISTORY AND   HISTORY AND     GOVERNMENT
G
    GEOGRAPHY     GEOGRAPHY
H



M   8 – INTEGRATED UNITED STATES HISTORY
I
D   7 – EASTERN HEMISPHERE STUDIES
D   6 – WESTERN HEMISPHERE STUDIES
L
E
E   5 – INTEGRATED UNITED STATES HISTORY
L
E   4 – UNITED STATES STUDIES
M   3 – MICHIGAN STUDIES
E
N   2 – THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
T   1 – FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS
A
R   K – MYSELF AND OTHERS
Y
           Social Studies
     K-5 Grade-Specific Context

Kindergarten – Myself and Others
1st Grade – Families and Schools
2nd Grade – The Local Community
3rd Grade – Michigan Studies
4th Grade – United States Studies
5th Grade – Integrated United States History
            Social Studies
      K-5 Grade-Specific Context
K – 8 Social Studies GLCEs approved with the
   stipulation of adding additional expectations to
   Grade 4 to address Michigan History beyond
   statehood
Extends history studies in 3rd Grade
Link to contemporary geography, civics, and
   economics in Grade 4 expectations
Support districts to continue Michigan history focus
   in Grade 4
             Social Studies
       6-8 Grade-Specific Context
6th Grade – Western Hemisphere Studies
7th Grade – Eastern Hemisphere Studies
Grades 6 and 7
• Focus on the study of Western and Eastern Hemispheres
  during ancient and modern times
• Include study of World History and Geography Eras 1-3
• Include specified and embedded geography, economics, and
  government
• Global Issues Past and Present End-of-Year Project
• Expectations may be arranged over two years
8th Grade – Integrated United States History
          High School Revision

• Expanded introductions (include focus on
  geography and history, connections to NAEP)
• Specific content listed as examples
• Cross-referenced standards
• Civics reorganized to include Civic Participation
• Economics reorganized to align with NAEP
  framework
           Personal Curriculum

• A documented process initiated by:
  – the parent/legal guardian,
  – student over 18 if no appointed guardian, or
  – an emancipated youth
• Modifies certain requirements of the Michigan
  Merit Curriculum

• Allows the board of a LEA or PSA to award a
  high school diploma providing the student
  successfully completes the personal curriculum
           Personal Curriculum

• The personal curriculum is primarily for a student
  who wishes to:
   – Add more math, science, English
    language arts, or world languages

  – Modify the mathematics requirement

  – Modify the credit requirements based on
    student’s disability
              Modifications

• Allowable modifications in the following
  areas:

  –   Mathematics
  –   Social Studies (except Civics)
  –   Health and Physical Education
  –   Visual, Performing and Applied Arts
             Modifications

• No modifications in the following areas:

   – English Language Arts
   – Science
   – World Languages
   – Civics
   – Online Learning Experience
• Exception – Students with a disability
                 Special (k)

• Permits consideration of modifications “not
  otherwise allowed”
  – PC allows some credit “swapping” and some
    content modification
• Modification is subject to “demonstration
  that the modification is necessary because
  the pupil is a child with a disability”
• Permits the modification “to be made to the
  extent necessary”
                   Special (k)
• The modification must be consistent with the
  Educational Development Plan and the
  Individualized Education Program

• This determination is made by at least
      •student
      •parent/guardian
      •counselor/designee
      •school psychologist for students with
       disabilities
             Practicable Content
• The legislative intent of the PC is to increase the
  rigor and relevance of the educational experience.

• In this context, “practicable” is an inclusive term
  meaning as much of the subject area content
  expectations as possible during high school
  instruction for the individual student.

• Students with disabilities operate under this same
  context!
      Putting it All Together

• Personal Curriculum brings individualized
  design for RIGOR
   – IEP brings individualized support to
     achieve at a rigorous level

• Educational Development Plan (EDP)
  brings RELEVANCE to the curriculum
   – Secondary Transition Services
     operationalizes achievement for post-
     school outcomes
            Support Materials

• GLCE & HSCE Clarification
  – Math and Science
• Companion Documents
  – ELA Genre
  – VPAA, Math, Science, ELA Alignment
  – Social Studies and ELA Across the Grades
  – Writing Across the Curriculum
        Supporting Materials

Instructional Examples

• Challenging ELA GLCEs
• Techniques of Effective Instruction
• Math, Science, ELA, Social Studies, Visual
  Performing and Applied Arts
• Panorama of Promising Practice featured at the
  November 26 School Improvement Conference
 MI-MAP: Toolkit
 for School Reform
• Three years of action research
• What systems are missing in high
  priority schools?
• Build strategies around those systems
• Make it “ruthlessly practical”
Tools Clustered into “Tabs”

                              USING TECHNOLOGY
                         SHARED DECISION-MAKING

                     PROFESSIONAL DEV.

                  USING BENCHMARKS

             DELIVERING INSTRUCTION

                 DATA

          SPIRIT/CULTURE

        LEADERSHIP

ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS
          Mi-Map ELL Packets
• Identification, Planning, & Compliance
• Design & Delivery of Instruction
• Creating a Supportive Teaching & Learning
      Environment
• Developing English Language Proficiency
• Supporting English Language Learners in the
  Content Areas
• Linking School, Family, & Community
• Connecting Assessment to Student Achievement
  & Program Improvement
• Coordinating Support Services for English
  Language Learners with Special Needs
         Helpful Web Pages
• Office of School Improvement
       www.michigan.gov/osi
• Grade Level Content Expectations
       www.michigan.gov/glce
• High School
       www.michigan.gov/highschool
• School Improvement Support
       www.michigan.gov/schoolimprovement
    Contact Information
Betty Underwood, Interim Director
Underwoodb@michigan.gov

Deborah Clemmons, Supervisor
Curriculum and Literacy
Clemmonsd@michigan.gov

				
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