Drug Prevention Instructional Sample Curriculum Project
Beginning in 2012, 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, 121 school districts have participated (DOC) 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:
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 the process of translating Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) into curriculum overview samples.
(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).
Instructional Unit Samples (Fall 2013 - Winter 2015) 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.
These drug prevention units have were developed based on the work of the initial Instructional Unit Samples. A team of Colorado Educators convened to update the Instructional Unit Samples and in some grades create new Instructional Unit Samples to align current standards, trends, and district needs.