AERO:SBC (Standards-Based Curriculum)
at the Potomac School
English Language Arts Curriculum Design Institute
June 16-21, 2013
The primary audience for this one week Institute is K-12 teachers who would like to gain knowledge and understanding of the newly developed AERO English/Language Arts Framework which is aligned with the Common Core Standards. The professionally validated AERO Framework has been successfully adopted or adapted by many overseas schools. During the Institute, teams of teachers and curriculum coordinators from participating schools will collaborate to review the Framework in depth, see its relationship to the Common Core Standards, and compare it with their schools' curricula. Leadership training will be embedded in the workshop for the purpose of developing plans to share and support the implementation of the Framework in their home schools.
In addition, participants will be introduced to developing aligned assessments for the ELA framework. Institute participants are asked to bring with them samples of student work, rubrics associated with the student work, and an explanation of each task.
Workshop participants will:
- Review the AERO English/Language Arts Framework: Common Core Plus
- Examine the vertical learning progressions in the Framework and how they differ at each grade level
- Compare the AERO English Framework with the Common Core Standards to note the alignment
- Examine assessments aligned with the ELA framework performance indicators
- Plan with team members for work at respective schools for the next school year
Participants may choose to take this course for university credit from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Applications will be available in the spring. For course participants earning university credit, the cost is $500. (For participants who are not earning university credit, there is no charge for the workshop.)
The workshop will be limited to 20 participants. Therefore, registration will be accepted on a space-available basis. Interested schools are asked to commit to sending a team consisting of either: 1) a curriculum coordinator and at least one teacher, 2) or a team of 2-3 teachers.
Please send, email, or fax the completed registration form by March 1, 2013.