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AP Vertical TeamingBear Creek K-8 Carmody Middle Bear Creek High School
The primary goal of the vertical team strategy is to enhance all students achievement.
The Pre-AP Vertical Team GoalsTo develop an understanding of math and respective roles to ensure growthTo explore/share approaches to instill analytical thinking and communication skills necessary for academic successTo create assessments and identify evidence of understandingTo find ways to ensure that each student is being challenged
EffectsFoster grade-level participation that bridges the middle school grades and high school gradesIncrease the quality of instruction by improving communication between teachers and updating their knowledge of math curriculum, instructional strategies and assessment techniquesAll students can perform at high academic levelsEarly development of skills and acquisition of knowledge will prepare students for higher level engagement in advanced mathematics
Identify external curricular forcesExplore concept developmentFocus on content across the (math) curriculumBig picture view of the curriculumFocus on assessment (Acuity, CSAP, ACT)Focus on literacy (iRead, iWrite, iLearn) Focus on difficult topics to teach or learnNotation coordinationFocus on student understanding of content across the curriculumVocabulary across the curriculumPeriodic review of team goals
Teaming and CollaborationBear Creek High School
Bear Creek K-8 +Carmody Middle School+All Students prepared for College, Careers, and Citizenship
The ProblemIsolation!Teachers working aloneSchools working independentlyAssumptions:If only they would have taught students toConfusionStudents learning new terms, encountering disjointed practices, and uneven expectations
HowRe-thinkingVertical Alignment & TransitionsExisting Instructional Practices Support StructuresCommunity ResourcesTechnologyAssessments
Acuity is a computer-based test that measures how students are progressing throughout the year in meeting the expectations of the Colorado State Standards.CSAP is designed to provide a picture of how students in the state of Colorado are progressing toward meeting academic standards and how schools are doing to ensure learning success of students. The Colorado ACT is an assessment of 11th grade students to determine their level of college readiness.Assessment Tools
Looking at Our Own Schools DataWhat trends do you see in ACT scores?What trends do you see in ACUITY scores?What trends do you see in CSAP scores?What trends do you see in AP?
Data Drives PracticeThe vertical team uses a continuous improvement model based on results.The team reviews achievement data.The team reviews personal successes of both staff & studentsThe team identifies areas of growth and helps students keep focused on their academic goals.
Standardized Testing Curriculum Alignment Vertical Teaming TIGHT FIT (no slack)Requires
Guaranteed Viable CurriculumGather data for incoming students to develop profileForm study groups to look at curriculum alignment (vertical and horizontal) to identify gapsAlign current courses to content standards
iLearnWhat is curriculum all about?iSolve
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Tammy MaccalousBC Calculus teacher At Bear Creek High SchoolBC Calculus Enrollment in 1997: 5 studentsEnrollment in 2007: 90 students
Joe Otero Differential Equations teacher At Bear Creek High SchoolDifferential Equations Enrollment in 2005: 7 studentsEnrollment in 2007: 15 students
Tammy has stated vertical teaming has been the key component to increasing the number of students enrolling and succeeding in BC Calculus.
What we liked best was . . . Group activities, i.e., opportunity to share experiences; ask questions; discover areas that need more attention; challenging each other; synthesizing.
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