Timeless Practice #1

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

In the Priority Standards keynote, Larry presents both the rationale and the process for identifying those standards that require the greatest emphasis. In the one-day workshop, participants experience the Priority Standards process with one section of a targeted content area. Using the selection criteria, grade-level teams share out their initial choices with the large group and then together vertically align all selections, K-12.

WHAT WILL LARRY COVER?

In this interactive session, Larry will:

  • Address the most compelling reasons why prioritizing the standards is needed
  • Provide clear definitions of Priority Standards and supporting standards
  • Present clear and objective criteria for prioritizing the standards in any content area
  • Engage participants in a mini-prioritization exercise
  • Preview a process for vertically aligning Priority Standards K-12
  • Respond to the most frequently asked questions about Priority Standards
  • Showcase Priority Standards as the foundational first step to quality curriculum and assessment design and related daily instruction.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • K-12 classroom educators
  • Instructional specialists
  • Curriculum and assessment coordinators
  • School and district leaders

WHAT WILL YOU LEAVE WITH?

  • First-draft selections of grade-specific Priority Standards in one section of targeted content area, vertically aligned, K-12
  • Next steps action plan to complete prioritization and vertical alignment of remaining sections in targeted content area

WORKSHOP TESTIMONIALS:

What are Tacoma Public Schools Prioritization Teams Saying?

Click on the Tacoma K-12 Prioritization of Standards button to view the following three videos that summarize what TPS educators had to say about their experience prioritizing the Washington State Learning Standards:

English Language Arts Team
World Language Team
Health & PE Teams