Curriculum Maps & Pacing Guides Community Project

noun_map_47766The following link will connect to a shared Google Drive folder allowing you to submit and view curriculum maps and pacing guides aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards for English Language Arts and developed by Oklahoma teachers. They are intended to serve as examples and guidance tools for districts to develop strategic plans for implementing the standards.

A curriculum map is a destination. The paths you take to get there are up to the teacher.

Curriculum maps show the terrain and points of interest to the casual traveler. There are roadways or standards to use to get there, some being more expedient than others. You can take along snacks, travel on foot, or take a train.

Where do you want to go and how do you want to get there?

CLICK HERE to open the shared Google Drive folder!

New Oklahoma Academic Standards- WORDLED

When you “wordle” the new ELAOK Oklahoma Academic Standards,

it is clear that they are “STUDENT-centered” and the focus is on “reading” and “writing.”

(created using: www.wordle.net)

Please post, share, and use these graphics as you plan and teach using the new Oklahoma Academic Standards! Also, if you are one of those teachers “required” to write your objectives or standards on the board, hopefully these graphics will aid in showing what you teach– students (to read and write).

ELAOK standards   ELAOK- std1 speaking&listening   ELAOK- std2 reading&writing process   ELAOK- std3 critical reading&writing   ELAOK- std4 vocabulary   ELAOK- std5 language   ELAOK- std6 research   ELAOK- std7 multimodal   ELAOK- std8 ind reading&writing   ELAOK1 all      ELAOK2 all   ELAOK3 all   ELAOK4 all   ELAOK5 all   ELAOK6 all   ELAOK7 all   ELAOK8 all

 

 

Bundling Standards to Build Curriculum

Chapter 2 intends to provide further guidance for educators to become familiar with the new ELA standards and begin building aligned curriculum and lessons.

LINKS

TMDG Sample Lesson (via Google Drive) – a sample lesson created using the concept of bundling standards. (Still under development, but you can check it out. -JF)

DOWNLOAD

197 kBUnit at a Glance Template 218 kBBundling sample – TMDG – PDF 2 MBReading Foundations 805 kBReading Foundations

Podcast On Your Plan ep 36 with Erin Barnes

IMG_20160504_103441678Erin and I have been wanting to chat over coffee and finally we get our wish! Erin truly models what it means to be a 21st century teacher and is currently the Director of Teacher Development for EPIC. In this episode we chat about the very unique structure of EPIC, successfully teaching in virtual learning environments, SXSW, Voxer, and why she is making an epic (no pun intended) return to teaching!

Follow and learn from Erin on Twitter @Elynnlll!

Thanks for listening and please share with a teacher you love! For more episodes highlighting great educators subscribe via iTunesStitcher for Android, or listen anywhere via SoundCloud. Leave a message for me on Twitter @mrjoshflores, the SoundCloud stream, or at ELAOKTeachers.com!

Podcast On Your Plan ep 35 with Dr. Kajder and Dr. Gerber

Dr Sara Kajder and Dr Hannah GerberFirst, a big SHOUT OUT and a large THANK YOU to our friends at Oklahoma State University (especially Dr. Shelbie Witte) for introducing me to Dr. Hannah Gerber, University of Georgia, and Dr. Sara Kajder, Sam Houston State University. Dr. Gerber and Dr. Kajder were amazing keynote speakers at OSU’s 21st Century Literacies Lecture Series. Each had an amazing amount of knowledge and enthusiasm to share about digital literacies. My aim was to tap into their collective knowledge base for multimodal literacies guidance.

Multimodal literacies is a new aspect of the Oklahoma  Academic Standards for English Language Arts. With Dr. Kajder’s research on adolescent literacy identities, digital tools, and social media, and Dr. Gerber’s research on the ecologies and pedagogies afforded through video-gaming practices, I was sure to walk away with some new ideas. I hope you enjoy this episode and also level-up some ideas of your own for incorporating multimodal literacies into daily practice.

You can continue the learning by following Dr. Gerber and Dr. Kajder on Twitter:

twitter miniDr. Hannah Gerber @HannahGerber

twitter miniDr. Sara Kajder @SKajder

Learn more about the Initiative for 21st Century Literacies Research by clicking here!

Thanks for listening and please share with a teacher you love! For more episodes highlighting great educators subscribe via iTunesStitcher for Android, or listen anywhere via SoundCloud. Leave a message for me on Twitter @mrjoshflores, the SoundCloud stream, or at ELAOKTeachers.com!