High School Science Curriculum Maps

Published: 10/1/2012 3:25 PM

​High School Science Curriculum Maps

 

Knox Co. shared this exemplary High School Science Curriculum Map and description.
Knox Co. Curriculum Map
High School Science
During school year 1999-2000, the faculty of Knox Co. Schools responded to a district wide survey, which was used to help the administration assess and prioritize the needs of our district. The development of a district curriculum for preschool through grade twelve, aligned with Kentucky Core Content, Program of Studies and Academic Expectations was identified as a priority need.
The superintendent gave the charge to begin the work. District instructional program directors, under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent, began research and planning. Task one was to study various approaches and formats from other school districts. Once we decided on the elements to be included and the format to be used, the instructional program directors were appointed to serve as content facilitators. Teachers from every school were appointed to content committees according to their area of expertise.
The committee work began in the summer of 2000. The first phase was the development of a curriculum matrix for P-12 in each of the core content areas. The matrix contains the "Key Concepts" to be taught and the grade level at which each Key Concept is "I" (Introduced), "R" (Reinforced), "M" (Mastered), and "E" (Extended). The second phase of work included the development of "Descriptors/Activities" teachers could use to teach each of the "Key Concepts". Another item added to the document during this phase was the critical vocabulary lists for each sub-domain. The third phase was the development of curriculum maps, which include clusters of key concepts that are to be taught in identified time periods of the school year.
Each year since the development of the district curriculum document, content committees reassemble to review and make refinements as needed. We have posted the curriculum on our district web page and have provided each school with a hard copy.
We are currently focusing on the use of effective instructional strategies through the structure of "Instructional Team Leaders" or "I Teams". We are beginning the second year of training on the use of Silver, Strong and Marzano's "Thoughtful Education". The development of units of study that will include the recommended strategies is in the plans for the 2004-05 school year.
Knox County Schools
Curriculum Mapping Project
(Assessment at Grade 11)
Spring 2002 Revision-Physical Science—Lynn Camp High School
Note: If you'd like to use this map or amend it to suit your needs, please check below for a handy Microsoft Word version. Just click on the Word icon to open it on your computer, and then choose Word's Save As command to save it locally.

Knox Co HS Map Phy Science.docKnox Co HS Map Phy Science.doc


Knox County 10th Grade Science Curriculum Map
Knox Co. shared this exemplary High School Science Curriculum Map and description.
 
Knox Co. Curriculum Map
High School Science
 
During school year 1999-2000, the faculty of Knox Co. Schools responded to a district wide survey, which was used to help the administration assess and prioritize the needs of our district. The development of a district curriculum for preschool through grade twelve, aligned with Kentucky Core Content, Program of Studies and Academic Expectations was identified as a priority need.
 
The superintendent gave the charge to begin the work. District instructional program directors, under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent, began research and planning. Task one was to study various approaches and formats from other school districts. Once we decided on the elements to be included and the format to be used, the instructional program directors were appointed to serve as content facilitators. Teachers from every school were appointed to content committees according to their area of expertise.
 
The committee work began in the summer of 2000. The first phase was the development of a curriculum matrix for P-12 in each of the core content areas. The matrix contains the "Key Concepts" to be taught and the grade level at which each Key Concept is "I" (Introduced), "R" (Reinforced), "M" (Mastered), and "E" (Extended). The second phase of work included the development of "Descriptors/Activities" teachers could use to teach each of the "Key Concepts". Another item added to the document during this phase was the critical vocabulary lists for each sub-domain. The third phase was the development of curriculum maps, which include clusters of key concepts that are to be taught in identified time periods of the school year.
 
Each year since the development of the district curriculum document, content committees reassemble to review and make refinements as needed. We have posted the curriculum on our district web page and have provided each school with a hard copy.
 
We are currently focusing on the use of effective instructional strategies through the structure of "Instructional Team Leaders" or "I Teams". We are beginning the second year of training on the use of Silver, Strong and Marzano's "Thoughtful Education". The development of units of study that will include the recommended strategies is in the plans for the 2004-05 school year.

Knox County Schools
Curriculum Mapping Project
(Assessment at Grade 11)
Spring 2002 Revision-Biology (Life Science)—Lynn Camp High School
Note: If you'd like to use this map or amend it to suit your needs, please check below for a handy Microsoft Word version. Just click on the Word icon to open it on your computer, and then choose Word's Save As command to save it locally.

CM Knox Science Grade 10.docCM Knox Science Grade 10.doc



Knox County 11th Grade Earth and Space Science Curriculum Map
Knox Co. shared this exemplary High School Science Curriculum Map and description.
 
Knox Co. Curriculum Map
High School Science
 
During school year 1999-2000, the faculty of Knox Co. Schools responded to a district wide survey, which was used to help the administration assess and prioritize the needs of our district. The development of a district curriculum for preschool through grade twelve, aligned with Kentucky Core Content, Program of Studies and Academic Expectations was identified as a priority need.
 
The superintendent gave the charge to begin the work. District instructional program directors, under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent, began research and planning. Task one was to study various approaches and formats from other school districts. Once we decided on the elements to be included and the format to be used, the instructional program directors were appointed to serve as content facilitators. Teachers from every school were appointed to content committees according to their area of expertise.
 
The committee work began in the summer of 2000. The first phase was the development of a curriculum matrix for P-12 in each of the core content areas. The matrix contains the "Key Concepts" to be taught and the grade level at which each Key Concept is "I" (Introduced), "R" (Reinforced), "M" (Mastered), and "E" (Extended). The second phase of work included the development of "Descriptors/Activities" teachers could use to teach each of the "Key Concepts". Another item added to the document during this phase was the critical vocabulary lists for each sub-domain. The third phase was the development of curriculum maps, which include clusters of key concepts that are to be taught in identified time periods of the school year.
 
Each year since the development of the district curriculum document, content committees reassemble to review and make refinements as needed. We have posted the curriculum on our district web page and have provided each school with a hard copy.

We are currently focusing on the use of effective instructional strategies through the structure of "Instructional Team Leaders" or "I Teams". We are beginning the second year of training on the use of Silver, Strong and Marzano's "Thoughtful Education". The development of units of study that will include the recommended strategies is in the plans for the 2004-05 school year.

Knox County Schools
Curriculum Mapping Project
(Assessment at Grade 11)
Spring 2002 Revision--Earth and Space Science (Lynn Camp)
Note: If you'd like to use this map or amend it to suit your needs, please check below for a handy Microsoft Word version. Just click on the Word icon to open it on your computer, and then choose Word's Save As command to save it locally.

CM Knox Science Grade 11.docCM Knox Science Grade 11.doc
Sean Elkins
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
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Frankfort, KY 40601
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