TEA Social Studies Curriculum Update

Report
TEA Social Studies Curriculum
Update
Texas Social Studies Supervisors
Association Spring Conference
March 24, 2011
Rosemary Morrow, PhD and Julie Brelsford
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College and Career
Readiness Standards
“If America is to remain competitive in
tomorrow's global workforce, our students
must first be able to successfully complete the
first year of college without the need for
remedial or developmental education.”
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, www.thecb.state.tx.us
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Higher Expectations
• Graduation Requirements
• Revised Social Studies TEKS
• College and Career Readiness Standards
• End-of-Course Tests
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Graduation Requirements
Minimum High School Program
Social Studies Requirements
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U.S. History Since 1877
World History OR World Geography
U.S. Government (one semester)
Economics (one semester)
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Graduation Requirements
Recommended High School Program (RHSP)
Social Studies Requirements
– U.S. History Since 1877
– World History
– World Geography
– U.S. Government
– Economics
Neither the State Board of Education (SBOE) nor the Texas Education
Agency (TEA) make specific sequence recommendations for social studies
courses.
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Graduation Requirements
Distinguished Achievement Program
(DAP)
Social Studies Requirements
– U.S. History
– World History
– World Geography
– U.S. Government
– Economics
Advanced measures include any combination of four from original
research/project, test data, and college academic courses.
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Classes in 2010-2011
• Twelfth Graders
First class to have 4 X 4 RHSP
• Eleventh Graders
First 8th grade class affected by SSI grade
advancement requirements
• Eighth graders
First class to have end-of-course assessments as a
graduation requirement
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Graduation Requirements
The latest information regarding
graduation requirements can be found at
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/graduation.aspx.
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Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and
Skills (TEKS)
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Elementary Social Studies Content
Kindergarten - self, home, family, and classroom
Grade 1 - classroom, school, and community
Grade 2 - local community
Grade 3 - communities
Grade 4 - Texas history from early beginnings to the
present
Grade 5 - United States history from 1565 to the
present
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Middle School Social Studies Content
Grade 6 - Contemporary world
Grade 7 - Texas history from early times to the present
Grade 8 - U. S. History from early colonial period
through Reconstruction
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High School Social Studies Courses
U.S. History Since 1877
World History
World Geography
U.S. Government
Economics with emphasis on Free Enterprise
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High School Social Studies Electives
Psychology
Sociology
Special Topics in Social Studies
Research
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Revised Social Studies TEKS
• Longer introduction
• More specific
• More student expectations
• More historical figures
• Written with assessment in mind
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Longer Introduction
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Greater specificity
“Including” and “such as” statement
Role of U.S. free enterprise system
Definition of Constitutional republic
Celebrate Freedom Week and Constitution
Day
• Statement regarding actions and the ideals
in the founding documents
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More specific – U.S. History
example
(2)(D) explain the significance of the following dates years as
turning points: 1898, (Spanish-American War), 1914-1918,
(World War I), 1929, 1941 (the Great Depression begins),
1939-1945, (World War II), 1957 (Sputnik launch ignites
U.S.-Soviet space race), 1968-1969 (Martin Luther King Jr.
assassination and 1957.U.S. lands on the moon), 1991
(Cold War ends), 2001 (terrorist attacks on World Trade
Center and the Pentagon), and 2008 (election of first black
president, Barack Obama).
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More Student
Expectations
Grade
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WG
Gov
Psy
Soc
Sp Topics
1
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Research
Eco
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More Historical Figures –
grade 5 example
• 1997 TEKS – 4 “including,” 19 “such as”
historical figures
• Revised 2010 TEKS – 23 “including,” 12 “such
as” historical figures
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Written with assessment in
mind – world history
(6)(A) The student is expected to:
summarizecompare the major political,
economic, social, and cultural developments of
the Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations
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Social Studies TEKS
• Revised social studies and economics TEKS
second reading and final adoption – May 21,
2010
• Effective date of revised social studies and
economics TEKS – August 23, 2010
• Implementation of social studies and
economics TEKS – 2011-2012 School Year
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Social Studies TEKS
• Revised social studies TEKS
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter113
/index.html
• Revised economics TEKS
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter118
/index.html
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Celebrate Freedom Week
The purpose of Celebrate Freedom Week is to
educate students about the sacrifices made in
the founding of the United States and the
values on which the United States was
founded. The week of September 17 is
designated as Celebrate Freedom Week in
public schools in Texas unless the local board
of trustees designates another week.
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter074/ch074
c.html
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Personal Financial
Literacy
• Personal Financial Literacy (PFL) has been
incorporated into the new TEKS for
Economics with an Emphasis on the Free
Enterprise System and its Benefits.
• Nine new sets of instructional materials
have been added by the SBOE to the
approved list.
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Bible Literacy
The text of H.B. 1287 (under “Documents”)
and updated “Frequently Asked Questions”
on the social studies web page:
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=5488
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Bible Literacy
PEIMS Numbers for Bible Literacy:
– 03221830 Independent Study in English: Hebrew
Scripture (Old Testament) (1/2- 1 unit) (HEBSCEN)
– 03221840 Independent Study in English: New
Testament (1/2-1 unit) (NEWTENG)
– 03221850 Independent Study in English: Hebrew
Scriptures and New Testament (1/2-1 unit) (HSNTENG)
– 03380052 Special Topics in Social Studies: Hebrew
Scripture (Old Testament) (1/2 unit) (HEBSCSS)
– 03380062 Special Topics in Social Studies: New
Testament (1/2 unit) (NEWSCSS)
– 03380072 Special Topics in Social Studies: Hebrew
Scriptures and New Testament (1/2 unit) (HSNTSS)
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Professional Development and
Resources
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Professional Development
Summer 2011
Professional development – summer
2011 and ongoing
• Social Studies K-12 Overview
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Grade 8 Social Studies Academy
U.S. History Since 1877 EOC Success
World History EOC Success
World Geography EOC Success
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Instructional Materials
• Social Studies Instructional Materials –
information to be provided as it becomes
available
• TEKS, CRS, and Instructional Materials Working
Document (Updated January 2011)
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=6148
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Social Studies
Webpage
Check out the curriculum social studies
webpage:
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=5488
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An RtI Model
• Tier I – High quality, focused core curriculum
– For all students
• Tier II – Small group intervention
– 10 to 20% of students
• Tier III – Intensive intervention
– 5 to 10% of students
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English Language Proficiency
Standards (ELPS)
Strategies for providing support:
– Learning
– Listening
– Speaking
– Reading
– Writing
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter074/ch0
74a.html#74.4
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Gifted/Talented (G/T)
Performance Standards
• Interdisciplinary learning experiences for
all grade levels
• Aligned to TEKS and CCRS
• Designed to engage learners and allow for
individualized pacing
• Resources available at
http://www.texaspsp.org/
• Training available through ESCs
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ELA/Reading Update
• TEKS
– ELA/Reading TEKS professional development provided through ESCs
– Elective courses adopted March 2010, to be
implemented beginning 2011-2012
• Instructional Materials
– New K - 1 middle school reading and 2-12
literature/reading - 2010-2011
• The Dyslexia Handbook - updated and
SBOE-approved - September 2010
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Math
• Current Professional Development
– Middle-school Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (MSTAR) Math
Academies for grades 5 – 8
– Elementary Students in Texas: Algebra Ready (ESTAR) for grades K – 5
– Geometric Approach to Algebra Readiness (GATAR) for grades 6 – 8
– Algebra I End-of-Course (EOC) Success
• Professional Development
– MSTAR Math Academies Follow-Up: Summer 2011
– Algebra II EOC Success: Summer 2011
– Geometry EOC Success: Summer 2011
• MSTAR Universal Screener for grades 5 – 8
– Focused on skills needed for algebra readiness
– Can be accessed at www.TMSDS.org
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Science
• New K-12 science TEKS implemented in 2010-2011
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter112/index.html
• Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC)
still an option on the Recommended High School Program - FAQ at
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=2147489480&libID=2147489479
• Professional development
• Spring and summer 2011 - Chemistry and Physics EOC Success
• Ongoing - K-12 Overview, 5-8 Science Academy, Biology EOC Success
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Science Instruction Materials
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Proclamation 2012 (Science) postponed
Request for supplemental instructional materials that meet all of the new
and expanded TEKS: Grades 5-8 and Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Physics
and Chemistry (IPC), and Physics
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Other Agency Resources
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Educator Certification
• Live Chat
– Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– Look for the grey chat box located on TEA’s
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• Toll-free number (888) 863-5880
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Email: [email protected]
Toll Free Phone: 1.866.938.9876
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What You Need to Know
• The Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN) provides
additional opportunities and options for Texas students
through online courses for grades 9 - 12.
• TxVSN courses are teacher-led, highly interactive online
courses that have been reviewed and comply 100%
with the TEKS and with the National Standards of
Quality for online courses.
• All high school courses are taught by Texas certified
teachers who have special professional development
for teaching online.
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What You Need to Know
• Middle schools are now eligible to request
courses for high school credit.
http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/taa/stanprog010711.html
• TxVSN allotment paid for courses offered over
the summer of 2010. Stay tuned for
information regarding 2011.
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TEA Best Practices
Clearinghouse (BPC)
• Examples/summaries collected from highperforming campuses, districts, and charter
schools
• Access to Texas-specific and general best practice
research reports and resources
• Convenient means for schools to share successful
practices
• One-stop shopping web site for Texas-focused
educational best practices
Link: http://www.teabpc.org/
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Texas Education on
iTunes U
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Project Share
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Project Share
• Project Share provides an e-learning platform
to support a community of practitioners
dedicated to improving teaching and learning
through an interactive and engaging
environment.
• Information is available from your education
service center (ESC).
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Project Share
• Option 1: Enter through the Project Share
website at
http://www.projectsharetexas.org
• Option 2: Enter through the Epsilen
website at http://www.epsilen.com
Contact your ESC for account information.
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Project Share
• Complete online professional development
courses
• Collaborate and share resources with other
teachers
– same interests
– same professional development needs
• Access digital content
– Online repositories
– State owned instructional materials
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Project Share
• Project Share provides an elearning platform
to support a community of practitioners
dedicated to improving teaching and learning
through an interactive and engaging
environment.
• Information is available from your education
service center.
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Project Share
• Questions may be sent to the Project Share
mailbox:
[email protected]
• TEA Contact is Kerry Ballast:
[email protected]
• More information is available on the Project
Share website:
http://tea.epsilen.com/Public/Home.asp
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OnTrack for College Readiness
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OnTRACK Overview
• Online learning tools (lessons) for students
in English language arts, mathematics,
science, and social studies developed to
increase student preparedness and
performance on STAAR high school
assessments leading to a higher degree of
College and Career Readiness.
• All learning tools are being developed
within TEA’s Project Share platform and it is
free.
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OnTRACK Purpose
• Help students exceed the minimum score
required on each high school STAAR
assessment in order to meet graduation
requirements.
• Prepare all students to meet the collegereadiness component of the STAAR
assessments.
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OnTRACK Courses
• Should be used as a supplemental resource
• May be used as intervention or acceleration
materials with students
• Include World Geography, World History,
and U.S. History courses
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TEA Curriculum Contacts
Rosemary Morrow, Ph.D.
Director of Social Studies
Julie Brelsford
Assistant Director of Social
Studies
[email protected]
[email protected]
Division of Curriculum
512-463-9581
[email protected]
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Questions?
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The TEA social studies team
appreciates all that you do for
Texas public school children.
Thank you!
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