This page contains supports designed to assist in the development of standards based curriculum resources for reading, writing, communicating. Supportive resources are separated in two sections:
- Colorado's District Sample Curriculum Project
- Curriculum Design Tools available on our Standards Implementation Toolkit
For the past two years, the Standards and Instructional support team has been working with educators across the state of Colorado to build curriculum support resources for the successful implementation of the Colorado Academic Standards. To date, 116 school districts have participated in the authoring and/or refining of the processes and products of the Colorado District Sample Curriculum Project.
The Project, whose origins and goals are firmly grounded in standards-support requests from Colorado educators, has three main phases:
Phase I – Curriculum Overview Samples (Fall 2012) Colorado educators worked with fellow educators and the Standards and Instructional Support team in grade level and content area teams to engage in process of translating Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) into curriculum overview samples.
Phase II – (Area) Refining Workshops (Spring 2013) Colorado educators, in area workshops across the state, provided feedback on the Project, the curriculum overview samples, and the future work of the Project (i.e., Phase III).
Phase III – Instructional Unit Samples (Fall 2013-Winter 2014) Colorado educators worked with fellow educators and the Standards and Instructional Support team to build units based on select curriculum overview samples. In three-day workshops, district-teams of general education, special education, ELL, and gifted and talented educators/specialists worked together to plan for the instruction of all students.