Curriculum Leadership


Finding the Common Ground: Study Island and 21st Century Learning/Schools 2.0


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Overview
  • Web-based skills and knowledge software aligned with state's academic standards.
  • Accessible from any computer with internet access (not operating system specific)
  • Fairly extensive real-time data that could/should be used to enhance instruction and student learning.

Research
USDOE's Research on Software's Effectiveness
http://www.studyisland.com/

"The only way out, he insists, is 'to learn the tools of innovation' and forge entirely new, knowledge-based industries in energy technology, biotechnology and other science-based sectors (Curtis Carlson, head of California's Stanford Research Institute, quoted in "The Age of Mass Innovation" appearing in The Economist, October 13, 2007).

Literacy today is more than reading, writing, and math...it involves gathering, processing, analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting information as well as communicating and collaboration (web 2.0, 2007)

"With manufacturing now barely a fifth of economic activity in rich countries, the 'knowledge economy' is becoming more important" (The Economist, October 13, 2007)

Standards-Focus
Alignment to State Standards

Instructional Adoption
  • Whole Group
  • Small Group
  • Learning Centers
  • Individual Students

Beliefs of Teaching
  • Teacher-Centered
  • Student-Centered
  • Constructivist

Curriculum

wargo-tradition-standards-approach.pdf

wargo-commonground.pdf

wargo-studyisland-commonground.pdf

Professional Development
Study Island Implementation (from www.studyisland.com)
SI-Year-Implementation.pdf

n-Tiered
  • Orientation
  • Data Analysis/Instruction Adoption
  • Experience/Coaching (Day Two Support)
  • Personal Learning Communities


Cost
Cost