CURRICULUM: ONLINE VENDORS
Where do you start to select curriculum from our numerous school resources? We recommend that you begin by writing out your personal philosophy of education. Think about," What is the purpose of education? What are your educational goals for your child?" Refer to the following educational approaches:
- Classical Approach
- Delayed Academic Approach
- Great Books
- International Baccalaureate
- Living Books
- Traditional Approach
- Unit Study Approach
Ask yourself, "How does my child learn best? What is my role as the teacher? What goals do I have for my child's education and life?" Have your child take a Learning Styles Assessment. Then, select curriculum and activities that answers these questions, and supports your child’s Learning Style using the planning tool, Course of Study template. While waiting for your curriculum to arrive, look through and become familiar with the concepts covered for your child’s grade level by referring to the Current State Standards. Then, get started by using the links listed below.
- Read about the Learning Styles
- Review the Current State Standards
- Use the Course of Study templates below to develop your child's plan:
- Access Free Educational Websites:
- Conduct Monthly Science Experiments
- Complete Cross-Curricular History Lessons
- Participate in Educational Activities and Virtual Field Trips
- Use Free iPad Resources
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
- Next Generation Science Standards - Official Website
- Search the Standards
- Standards by Grade Level and Topic (with Evidences)
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
- Grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
- Grades 6-8 Physical Sciences Standards
- Grades 6-8 Life Sciences Standards
- Grades 6-8 Earth and Space Sciences Standards
- Grades 6-8 Engineering Design Standards
- Grades 9-12 Physical Sciences Standards
- Grades 9-12 Life Sciences Standards
- Grades 9-12 Earth and Space Sciences Standards
- Grades 9-12 Engineering Design Standards
- NGSS App (free)
NSTA, in partnership with MasteryConnect, announces a free app for the Next Generation Science Standards. The Next Generation Science Standards app gives you multiple ways to view the standards, including DCI and Topic arrangements, and also includes convenient search functionality. The app also makes referencing standards in the Common Core simple by providing a linkage between the NGSS App and MasteryConnect's Common Core App.
You can download the Next Generation Science Standards app (as well as MasteryConnect's other free apps) by searching "MasteryConnect" or "Next Generation Science Standards" in your app store or visiting the iOS Store or Android Marketplace, and soon in the Windows Store.
- A Framework for K-12 Science Education
- Download the Framework (pdf) here.
- Read the Framework online here.
- Common Core Overview
- Rationale & Development
- Common Core State Standards (National) & California Common Core State Standards
- ELA Resources
- Math Resources
- Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
- "Crosswalk Analyses"
- Parent Resources
- 21st Century Skills
- Research Reports
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (CDE)
Mathematics Framework (Revised 2013)
The purpose of the Mathematics Framework is to support implementation of California’s standards for mathematics. Grade-level and course-level chapters provide examples of what standards-based instruction and learning look like; other chapters focus on access, instructional strategies, assessment, and supporting high quality instruction.
ELA/ELD Framework (Revised 2014)
The purpose of the ELA/ELD Framework is to support implementation of California’s standards for English-language arts and English-language development. Grade-level and course-level chapters provide examples of what standards-based instruction and learning look like; other chapters focus on access, instructional strategies, assessment, and supporting high quality instruction.
WRITING ASSIGNMENT (prior years)
- 2014 Writing Assignment: Persuasive
- 2013 Writing Assignment: Narrative Writing
- 2012 Writing Assignment: Compare and Contrast Writing
- 2011 Writing Assignment: Expository
- 2010 Writing Assignment: Persuasive
- 2009 Writing Assignment: Response to Literature
- 2008 Writing Assignment: Summary
- 2007 Writing Assignment: Narrative