Saturday, July 25, 2009

2009 Summer Curriculum Committee Day 8

Day 8 of the 2009 Summer Curriculum Committee marked the end of the second week of meetings for the group. Today 3 units were typed into the new MYP planner format by the Science group.  Units 1-7 were revised and typed to meet the UbD and MYP formats.  All ofthe  previously scanned PDF files were uploaded into their appropriate units for grades 6 - 8.  The 10th Grade MYP assessment criteria rubrics were revised to create generic MYP assessment criteria rubrics for grade 9.  All of the rubrics were typed and organized into appropriate grade folders.  For grades 10 - 12, the grade level folders from the L drive  were cleaned up by removing older versions of the curriculum documents into separate folders in order to make the files user friendly. For the High School, Grade 9 still needs to be revised and updated. 

Today, the World Language group continued to revise, type and convert the planners.  They completed the revisions for the UBD planners for grade12 Standard level and completed the revisions for the UBD and MYP planners for grades 11 and 12 Higher  Level, and began to work on the 12 Standard Level.  Technology continued it's identification of technology integration in the subject areas. 

Supervisors Kate Kermarsky and Howard McKenzie reviewed district assessments and linking of "Big Ideas" and Essential Question in mathematics and social studies. 

The group also took time to celebrate the end of the week with a pizza lunch and refreshments (at no expense to the taxpayers of Hoboken). 

The 2009 Summer Curriculum Committee is currently ahead of schedule and below budget. Details will follow in an upcoming post. -Dr. Petrosino

Disclaimer: The 2009 Summer Curriculum Committee is roughly 50% the size of the 2008 Summer Curriculum Committee (29 teachers vs 60 teachers) and the budget allocated is approximately 2/3 less than the allocation for Summer 2008. Dr. Petrosino has explained numerous times that this represents a significant reduction in both expenditures and faculty involved with the curriculum project.