Do you feel like a deer caught in the headlights when it comes to teaching a standards based curriculum mandated by your State or local school board? A collaborative partnership of more than 1,000 classroom teachers in Colorado have contributed to a partnership internet site that has been made by-teachers-for-teachers to help do two things: 1) 'add value to a teacher's time'; 2) 'add value to a mandated standards-based curriculum'. The site is full of resources to help individual classroom teachers in grades Pre-K through grade 12 teach standards easier in reading, writing, math, and science. There are also great resources in social studies. Over the past 12 years,the teachers have interconnected four (4) vital resources: 1) aligned curriculum both vertically and horizontally; 2) done longitudinal test data analysis of State test results for 12 consecutive years; 3) identified the 'highest-point, highest-value' test items that tend to keep coming up year after year on the State's mandated test; 4) attached specific, world-class, relevant resources to each specific high-point, high value ciritical, essential learning target and attached sample test items to each critical learning target. This is an awesome resource for classroom teachers. If you want a free tour of the site go to www.smetpartnership.org or contact me for a courtesy log-in and password -- be sure to put the word SMET in the email title. firstname.lastname@example.org
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