Intermediate School Practical Living - Vocational Studies Curriculum Maps

Published: 10/2/2012 7:45 AM

​Intermediate School Practical Living - Vocational Studies Curriculum Maps

 

Fayette County 4th and 5th Grade Vocational Studies Curriculum Map
Fayette County Schools shared their 4th and 5th grade vocational studies curriculum map and the description below.

Fayette County Schools
Vocational Studies
FCPS began a curriculum mapping project after conducting a needs assessment with school-level leadership teams across the district. In addition to assistance with curriculum development, school leaders identified a need for additional assistance in development of assessment items, instructional strategies, resources, etc. Thus the two-part format for the FCPS Recommended Curriculum Map and Framework was developed.
Building on existing curriculum development documents, district curriculum content specialists began "layering" content areas beginning with assessment years. For example, Math curriculum was mapped at the 8th grade level first, then backed down through 7th, 6th, eventually to Kindergarten. To work "horizontally," content-area specialists used the identical process, but within grade levels adjusted the "maps" to include adequate opportunities for interdisciplinary teams to develop Standards-Based Units of Study.
 
Most schools in Fayette County have adopted the recommended product as a beginning point, and have begun adjusting timelines and content "selections" to meet the needs of individual school and/or classroom populations. While the original product was completed for K-8th grades, beginning in 2004-2005 staff will collaborate with high schools to develop 9th-12th grade products as well.
 
In addition, FCPS is putting emphasis on development of assessment items (in collaboration with the helpful staff of the Jefferson County Public Schools) to be matched to the "map" to better allow teachers to use strong assessment items within the flow of their teaching. A more distant part of that work will be to develop benchmark student work samples, tied again to the curriculum map product. Finally, FCPS will begin assisting schools in the development of sample, high-quality standards-based units of study.
 
In the end FCPS hopes to have a product that fully puts in place content and performance standards that established a rigorous, interesting curriculum with which our students may work.

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, then choose Word's Save As command to save it locally.

VS 4-5 Fayette Weeks 34-35.docVS 4-5 Fayette Weeks 34-35.doc
VS 4-5 Fayette Week 36.docVS 4-5 Fayette Week 36.doc



Fayette County Schools Intermediate Health and Physical Education Curriculum Maps

Fayette County Schools shared their intermediate school health and PE curriculum maps and the description below. Each grade includes a sequencing document (in Excel).

Fayette County Schools
Health and PE

FCPS began a curriculum mapping project after conducting a needs assessment with school-level leadership teams across the district. In addition to assistance with curriculum development, school leaders identified a need for additional assistance in development of assessment items, instructional strategies, resources, etc. Thus the two-part format for the FCPS Recommended Curriculum Map and Framework was developed.
 
Building on existing curriculum development documents, district curriculum content specialists began "layering" content areas beginning with assessment years. For example, Math curriculum was mapped at the 8th grade level first, then backed down through 7th, 6th, eventually to Kindergarten. To work "horizontally," content-area specialists used the identical process, but within grade levels adjusted the "maps" to include adequate opportunities for interdisciplinary teams to develop Standards-Based Units of Study.
 
Most schools in Fayette County have adopted the recommended product as a beginning point, and have begun adjusting timelines and content "selections" to meet the needs of individual school and/or classroom populations. While the original product was completed for K-8th grades, beginning in 2004-2005 staff will collaborate with high schools to develop 9th-12th grade products as well.
 
In addition, FCPS is putting emphasis on development of assessment items (in collaboration with the helpful staff of the Jefferson County Public Schools) to be matched to the "map" to better allow teachers to use strong assessment items within the flow of their teaching. A more distant part of that work will be to develop benchmark student work samples, tied again to the curriculum map product. Finally, FCPS will begin assisting schools in the development of sample, high-quality standards-based units of study.
 
In the end FCPS hopes to have a product that fully puts in place content and performance standards that established a rigorous, interesting curriculum with which our students may work.

For more information about these maps, please contact Jack Hayes at Fayette County Schools.
 
Note: If you'd like to use these maps or amend them to suit your needs, please click on the Word icons to open them on your computer, then choose Word's Save As command to save them locally.

4th Grade Sequencing
CM FCPS 4 SS Sequence.xlsCM FCPS 4 SS Sequence.xls

5th Grade Sequencing
CM FCPS 5 SS Sequence.xlsCM FCPS 5 SS Sequence.xls

4th and 5th Grade Health
CM FCPS 4-5 Health.docCM FCPS 4-5 Health.doc

4th and 5th Grade PE
CM FCPS 4-5 PE.docCM FCPS 4-5 PE.doc
Sean Elkins
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
500 Mero Street, 18th Floor CPT

Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-2106
Fax (502) 564-9848