Primary School Practical Living-Vocational Studies Curriculum Maps

Published: 10/3/2012 1:37 PM

Primary School Practical Living/Vocational Studies Curriculum Maps

 

Fayette County K-1st Grade Vocational Studies Curriculum Maps
Fayette County Schools shared their kindergarten and 1st grade vocational studies curriculum maps 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 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.

Voc Studies K1 Fayette Weeks 32-34.docVoc Studies K-1 Fayette Weeks 32-34.doc
Voc Studies K-1 Fayette Weeks 35-36.docVoc Studies K-1 Fayette Weeks 35-36.doc


Fayette County 2nd-3rd Grade Vocational Studies Curriculum Maps
Fayette County Schools shared their 2nd and 3rd grade vocational studies curriculum maps 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.
2nd-3rd Grade Vocational Studies
CM FCPS 2-3 VS.docCM FCPS 2-3 VS.doc



Fayette County Schools Primary Health and Physical Education Curriculum Maps
Fayette County Schools shared their primary 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.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Sequencing
CM FCPS K SS Sequence.xlsCM FCPS K SS Sequence.xls
CM FCPS 1 SS Sequence.xlsCM FCPS 1 SS Sequence.xls

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Health and PE
CM FCPS K-1 Health.docCM FCPS K-1 Health.doc
CM FCPS K-1 PE.docCM FCPS K-1 PE.doc

2nd and 3rd Grade Sequencing
CM FCPS 2 SS Sequence.xlsCM FCPS 2 SS Sequence.xls
CM FCPS 3 SS Sequence.xlsCM FCPS 3 SS Sequence.xls
 
2nd and 3rd Grade Health and PE
CM FCPS 2-3 Health.docCM FCPS 2-3 Health.doc
CM FCPS 2-3 PE.docCM FCPS 2-3 PE.doc