CCSS Mapping Project - AMI-EAA

CCSS Mapping Project
a joint project of AMI/USA and AMI-EAA
Common Core State Standards
Adopted by DC and all but five states (AK, TX, VA, NE, MN)
Cover only math/geometry and
reading/writing/mechanics/spoken language
Many states to begin testing based on CCSS as early as next
school year
Long-term future is cloudy; depends on how it goes the next
year or two
Why did AMI need to respond?
Many public sector Montessori programs will need to answer
to the CCSS
Independent schools will increasingly be questioned about
the CCSS by prospective and current parents
Many schools and districts working on their own in-house
Other Montessori training organizations have done or are
doing mappings based on their own curricula – curricula
quite different from our AMI training
Important to AMI’s public advocacy work
Massiveness of task
Defining a representative AMI elementary curriculum
Including the perspectives of a wide range of practitioners
100% volunteer project
Project Approach
Scope: produce a readable, usable document that, for each
CCSS standard, shows the AMI elementary lessons and
activities that address it
Built a team of AMI-trained volunteers, rounded out with
recruitment of some senior practitioners
Divide and conquer – teams of 4-5 assigned to specific parts
of the CCSS
Multiple reviews: team level, steering committee, team of
AMI elementary trainers, AMI Scientific Pedagogy Group
Math Mapping Team
Alison Cheryl
Annabeth Jensen
Samantha Ade
Patrice Britz
Michel Capobianco
Cathe Cencia
Leisla Church
Claudia Gisonda
Annabeth Jensen
Rachel Kimboko
Katy Mattis
Lynn Nehez
Melinda Nielsen
Marcia Perez
Debby Riordan
Jennifer Bowman Ryznar
DiAnn Service
John Snyder
Chris Trostel
Virginia Viscovic
Gayle Waner
Language Mapping Team
Amanda Cade
Michel Capobianco
Christina Copeland
Allyson Creel
Linda Davis
Andrea Fleener
Paula Gibson-Smith
Claudia Gisonda
Nancy Keane
Maryse Lepoutre-Postlewaite
Valerie Olson
Debby Riordan
Jamie Rue
Jackie Silveira-Sater
John Snyder
Chris Trostel
Virginia Viscovic
CCSS Example
4.MD.C.7. Recognize angle measure as additive.
When an angle is decomposed into nonoverlapping parts, the angle measure of the whole
is the sum of the angle measures of the parts.
Solve addition and subtraction problems to find
unknown angles on a diagram in real world and
mathematical problems, e.g., by using an equation
with a symbol for the unknown angle measure.
AMI Mapping
Relevant AMI Lesson/Activities
40408 Measurement of
Angle Degrees
40409 Measurement of
Angle Degrees
40405 Pairs of Angles
40406 Angles Cut by a
Montessori protractor
Standard protractor
Box of Geometry Sticks
Box of Geometry Sticks
AMI Mapping, Continued
C = completely covers
P = partially covers
X = no coverage/ nothing maps
Mapped AMI activities go beyond
standard to cover various types of
angles created by transversals.
The Future
Distribution of math mapping to all AMI/USA members
Completion, review, and distribution of language mapping
(with special attention to the writing standards)
Collection of feedback from users in the field
Distribution of future updates to the mapping, if necessary
Continuing Concerns
Mapping is necessary and can be helpful if properly used, but
it is important that users understand what is at stake
Mapping is not a checklist for students or teachers
AMI vs. CCSS: we must understand the fundamental
differences between these two views of education and the child
To “align” with CCSS would be a dumbing down of AMI
We must help each other as teachers and administrators to do
what we have to do with CCSS and still maintain our AMI
quality and integrity
Phyllis Pottish-Lewis has written a white paper on this
Join our team!
We need you to
learn the mapping
use the mapping
give us feedback
AMI/USA’s website will provide a means to send feedback
to the mapping project
You will be able to sign up to receive future notices and
updates to the mapping

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