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Implementing the New Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks: What You Need to Know About Changes in the Standards

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August 3, 2017 - 9:00am
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, 181 Boston Post Rd W, Marlborough, MA 01752

Join educators from around the state and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for a day of learning about the revised Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Collaborate and learn practical ways to implement the new standards with tools and supports from the Department. 

The day will begin with an introduction and overview discussion of some of the cross discipline instructional implications of the keys shifts in the Frameworks. 

The breakout sessions, based on your grade span or content area, will have two main components: first, an overview of the most recent Massachusetts ELA/Literacy, Mathematics or STE Framework, including key shifts from previous versions; and second, highlights of anticipated resources designed to help districts and schools support full implementation of these Frameworks.  

Agenda
Date: Thursday, August 3
Time: 9:00 a.m. –  3:00 p.m., breakfast and lunch provided
 
8:00-9:00: Breakfast and Registration

9:00-9:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15-10:45 Plenary: Key Shifts and Supports for Massachusetts’s ELA/Literacy, Mathematics, and STE Frameworks

11:00-12:00 Keynote: Equity in Teaching to High Quality Standards

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:45 Breakout Session 1

  • Option A: Elementary Math (PreK–5): Transitioning to the 2017 Mathematics Framework, PK-5
  • Option B: Secondary ELA/Literacy (Grades 6-12): Transitioning to the 2017 English Language Arts and Literacy Framework, 6-12
  • Option C: Science and Technology/Engineering (K-12): Implementing the 2016 Science and Technology/Engineering Framework
  • Option D: Secondary Math (Grades 6-12): Planning for Implementation of the Key Shifts in Secondary Math Classrooms

1:55-2:55 Breakout Session 2

  • Option A: Secondary Math (Grades 6-12): Transitioning to the 2017 Mathematics Framework, 6-12
  • Option B: Elementary ELA/Literacy (PreK–5): Transitioning to the 2017 English Language Arts and Literacy Framework, PK-5
  • Option C: Science and Technology/Engineering (K-12): Implementing the 2016 Science and Technology/Engineering Framework
  • Option D: Secondary ELA/Literacy (Grades 6-12): Planning for Implementation of the Key Shifts in Secondary ELA/Literacy Classrooms

3:00 Closing

Please contact Sasha Zuflacht, Regional Program Manager, at szuflacht@teachplus.org with any questions.