The development and delivery of a high-quality curriculum that is aligned to state and national standards is a very complex task. Assembling a great curriculum is like putting together a complicated puzzle. Here at Pinckney Community Schools, we are proud of the work we are doing and the amount of the puzzle that we have completed. Solving the Curriculum puzzle involves several basic types of puzzle pieces:
The development of lessons built around Michigan's Grade Level Content Expectations or High School Content Expectations
The use of high-quality student assessments that accurately reflect the state standards
Acquiring the tools and developing the skills to evaluate the data resulting from assessment, so that we can find where our strengths and weaknesses are in delivering the content
The continuing development of our own skill as professionals to deliver the content to our students in the most effective ways possible
Here are some "Parent Roadmaps" for Common Core in English Language Arts from the Council of the Great City Schools.
Here are some "Parent Roadmaps" for Common Core in Mathematics from the Council of the Great City Schools.