TIMELESS PRACTICE #1

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:

In the one-day Priority Standards workshop, Larry presents the rationale and an overview of the proven method for identifying those rigorous standards that require the greatest instruction and assessment emphasis. Standards not identified as priorities are termed supporting standards. “Prioritization, not elimination,” is an important cautionary phrase repeated in the workshop to reassure educators and leaders that the process does not overlook any standards.

WHAT WILL LARRY PRESENT?

During this interactive workshop, Larry will:

  • Address the most compelling reasons why prioritizing the standards is a critical first step in planning effective instruction, assessments, and use of curricula
  • Provide clear definitions of Priority Standards and supporting standards
  • Present clear and objective criteria for prioritizing standards in any content area, K-12
  • Lead participants through the dynamic process of prioritizing and vertically aligning standards, K-12 in content area(s) of choice

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Experience the Priority Standards process in one or more sections of any selected content area(s)
  • Use specific selection criteria for identifying the Priority Standards at each grade-level, K-12
  • Vertically align all grade-level selections from kindergarten through grade 12

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

What are Tacoma Public Schools Prioritization Teams Saying?

Click on the links to the following three videos to see what Tacoma, Washington educators had to say about their experience prioritizing the Washington State Learning Standards:

Click here to receive more information about the Priority Standards Workshop

Prioritizing the Common Core- Power Standards Book