BCHE Presentation- Standards and Textbook

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  • 1. New Ohio Academic Content Standards and Online Textbook Roundtable Help us help you! Megan Wood Ohio Historical Society

2. Standards Revision Process

  • Board of Education adopted revised standards in 2010
  • Over the summer, teams of teachers will be working on Model Curriculum
  • Model curriculum needs to be approved by the Board of Education in March 2011
  • New assessments to be tested (tentatively) during the 2012-2013 school year

3. Biggest Changes

  • Vocabulary:
  • StrandsTopicsContent Statements
  • Four Strands:
  • History, Geography, Government, Economics
  • High School Courses as Syllabi

4. 4 thGrade Example 5. Biggest Changes

  • Fourth Grade- Ohio in the United States
  • Fifth Grade- Regions and People of the Western Hemisphere
  • Sixth Grade- Regions and People of the Eastern Hemisphere

6. 7. Model Curriculum

  • Content elaborations
  • Expectations for learning
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Differentiated Classroom Ideas
  • Instructional Resources
  • Connections

8. 9. 10. Reactions?

  • When do you think your school will begin to use the new standards?
  • What has been your reaction or the reaction of your colleagues to the changes?
  • What are the opportunities/challenges for classroom teachers?
  • What do you need to make the transition?

11. 4 thGrade Online Textbook Project

  • eTech and OHS
  • Due for release in Fall 2011
  • Free to all schools in the first year and then available for a nominal subscription fee
  • Material will update annually
  • Include: readings, instructional materials, video, audio, primary sources
  • OHS will be hiring teachers to help write instructional pieces

12. The Current Challenge

  • What is the best way to organize information for teachers based on the new standards?
    • Chronological
    • Thematic
    • A combination

13. Proposed Units

  • Chronological:
  • 1- Ohios Place and First Ohioans
  • 2- Early America and the Ohio Country
  • 3- A Growing Country: Northwest Ordinance and Ohio Statehood
  • 4- A Nation Evolving: American Sectionalism and Development of Ohio

14. Proposed Units

  • Thematic
  • 1- First Ohioans
  • 2- History: Early America-Early Ohio
  • 3- Government: American and Ohio Government
  • 4- Geography: Ohio in the United States: Resources, Places, Environment
  • 5- Economics: Entrepreneurs, Innovations, Financial Literacy

15. Feedback

  • Does the draft outline seem reasonable for classroom teachers?
  • Looking at the fourth grade content statements- do our groupings make sense?
  • Other comments?

16. Thanks!

  • Megan Wood
  • Ohio Historical Society
  • [email_address]
  • 614.297.2343
  • www.slideshare.net/meganwood