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CP 2: Mapping Knowledge, Skills, and Habits of Character

From the Core Practices Beta 2017

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EL Education

Topic

  • Core Resources about EL Education

Type

Guidance Documents

In the EL Education model, teachers and school leaders collaborate to ensure that schoolwide, standards-aligned curriculum maps act as the foundation for all planning, instruction, and assessment. Curriculum maps describe a vertical sequence of knowledge, skill, and character targets that are to be addressed at each grade level and within each discipline, and which become increasingly more sophisticated and rigorous as students progress through the grades. They also provide a year-at-a-glance view of what’s being taught and assessed across disciplines. They guard against unnecessary repetition of content across grades and ensure appropriate repetition of knowledge, skills and Habits of Character as students move up through the grades. 

Leaders and teachers map required standards and college readiness skills to document instruction that has already happened and revise annually to plan instruction for the upcoming year. They include learning targets, texts, topics, and tasks in their maps. They articulate the progression of interdisciplinary learning expeditions, case studies, and projects through the school year in a particular grade and spiraling up through the grade levels, as well as the disciplinary content that is taught outside of expeditions.

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Core Resources about EL Education

Type

Guidance Documents

In the EL Education model, teachers and school leaders collaborate to ensure that schoolwide, standards-aligned curriculum maps act as the foundation for all planning, instruction, and assessment. Curriculum maps describe a vertical sequence of knowledge, skill, and character targets that are to be addressed at each grade level and within each discipline, and which become increasingly more sophisticated and rigorous as students progress through the grades. They also provide a year-at-a-glance view of what’s being taught and assessed across disciplines. They guard against unnecessary repetition of content across grades and ensure appropriate repetition of knowledge, skills and Habits of Character as students move up through the grades. 

Leaders and teachers map required standards and college readiness skills to document instruction that has already happened and revise annually to plan instruction for the upcoming year. They include learning targets, texts, topics, and tasks in their maps. They articulate the progression of interdisciplinary learning expeditions, case studies, and projects through the school year in a particular grade and spiraling up through the grade levels, as well as the disciplinary content that is taught outside of expeditions.

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