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Curriculum Overview Resources

These resources provide curriculum overview writers and/or users more information about the curriculum project and overview templates. The first video is a general overview of the sample curriculum project and the essential components of the overview templates that may be referenced in future presentations. The presentations that will follow are content specific to illustrate the unique attributes applied in each content area.

A Process Guide for Translating the Colorado Academic Standards into Curriculum (May 16, 2013)

This Process Guide reflects an amalgamation of the processes used by the SIS team and Colorado educators during the fall 2012 workshops to translate the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) into curriculum (unit overview) samples. We hope this guide will deepen understandings of the CAS and spark conversations about creating curriculum, for all content areas and grades, that truly embodies CDE’s mantra of “all student, all standards.”

For the highest quality, please watch these presentations at full screen and in HD where possible.

A closer look at Colorado’s District Sample Curriculum Project
and the teacher-created curriculum samples

This 30-minute video provides an overview of Colorado’s District Sample Curriculum Project and explores the curriculum template and key aspects of the teacher-created curriculum samples. For viewer convenience, and to enhance the video, both the PowerPoint presentation utilized in the video and the curriculum template (with explanations of terms and components) are available for download.

The video may be viewed in its entirety, but to facilitate strategic or targeted use the following table highlights the specific topics included in the video (bolded topics indicate major sections of the video) along with their associated time locations and segment lengths.

Documents referenced in the video:

Sample Curriculum Project Overview from eNetColorado on Vimeo.

Video Topic

Video Timestamp

Segment Length

Project Overview00:003 minutes, 30 seconds
 Project Introduction 00:00 20 seconds
 Project Goals 00:20 45 seconds
 Project Phases 01:09 58 seconds
 Phase I Highlights 02:29 1 minute, 20 seconds
Sample Overview - Course at a Glance03:305 minutes, 49 seconds
 Course at a Glance Introduction 03:30 1 minute, 42 seconds
 Planning for a year/course 05:12 4 minutes, 7 seconds
Sample Overview - Unit Planning09:2018 minutes, 10 seconds
 Unit planning Introduction 9:20 50 seconds
 Generalizations (Understandings) 10:10 5 minutes, 7 seconds
 Content and Skills 15:20 2 minutes, 54 seconds
 Concepts, Unit Strands and Focusing Lens 18:15 5 minutes, 25 seconds
 Critical Language 23:41 2 minutes, 38 seconds
Next Steps27:331 minute, 58 seconds
 Next Steps Introduction 27:33 45 seconds
 Phase 3 Goals 28:18 1 minute 13 seconds

 

Content Specific Presentations and Resources

Click the name of the content area to jump directly to its curriculum resources.

Comprehensive Health

Dance

Drama and Theatre Arts

Mathematics

Music

 

Reading, Writing, and Communicating

Science

Social Studies

Visual Arts

World Languages

Comprehensive Health

Dance

Dance Sample Curriculum Unique Attributes from eNetColorado on Vimeo.

Drama and Theatre Arts

Drama and Theatre Sample Curriculum Unique Attributes from eNetColorado on Vimeo.

Mathematics

Mathematics Sample Curriculum Unique Attributes from eNetColorado on Vimeo.

Music

Music Sample Curriculum Unique Attributes from eNetColorado on Vimeo.

Reading, Writing, and Communicating

High school

Elementary

Science

Social Studies

High School

Grades 6-8

 

Visual Arts

VisualArts Sample Curriculum Unique Attributes from eNetColorado on Vimeo.

World Languages

Video PowerPoint

World Languages Sample Curriculum Unique Attributes from eNetColorado on Vimeo.

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