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The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) has built over 100 Model Curriculum Units as part of a Race to the Top grant (MCUs.) The aim of these units is to assist educators in implementing the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.
With the help of ESE curriculum and content specialists, teams of teachers from throughout the Commonwealth developed these MCUs. Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe established the Understanding by Design method, which is used by all MCUs.
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The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education introduced new Math, English Language Arts, and Literacy structures in March 2011 that implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The Teaching and Learning System will house model curriculum units with embedded success evaluations and curriculum maps that are structured to:
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is committed to ensuring that the new Frameworks that integrate the (CCSS) are implemented effectively, and is doing so with federal Race to the Top grant funds. Model curriculum units, embedded performance assessments, and curriculum maps are being developed by ESE for districts to adopt, adapt, or download as models to build their own. The Department is collaborating with Race to the Top districts to create model curriculum units, which will include WGBH’s creative digital tools, embedded performance tests, and curriculum maps. All of this will be located in the Teaching and Learning System, which will be connected to standards, student tests, and digital tools.
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Curriculum growth, though necessary, can seem daunting as teachers plan and interact with students on a daily basis. This video illustrates the backward design process used to develop MCUs and explains how teachers use first-hand knowledge of student needs in the process, as well as providing background information on the Model Curriculum Unit Project and demonstrating how they’re made.
WGBH, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, wants you to know that the DESE has resources to help you adapt or adopt the MCU Model or create your own curriculum materials locally:
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Professional resources related to the creation and implementation of enhanced curricula in state schools are provided by the curriculum services portion. The unit is responsible for a wide variety of activities, including curricular materials production and dissemination, in-service training for trained staff members in curriculum development and relevant subject areas, and consultative assistance in solving instructional problems. Citizenship education, fitness and physical education, fine arts, reading, writing, mathematics, social sciences, science, and library/media consultants offer resources on demand. The Missouri School Improvement Program and the Outstanding Schools Act put a special focus on assisting schools in aligning instruction with the Show-Me Standards and developing written curriculum guides.
The Missouri Department of Education’s Office of College and Career Readiness has scheduled free professional development programs in the arts, English language arts, English language development, health/physical education, math, science, and social studies for Missouri K-12 educators. Use the links below to sign up.