Welcome to the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment site! I will continue to build out this site with updated information on all CIA and proficiency-based happenings here at RSU #10. Thanks for dropping by.
Howdy! I am excited to be working at RSU #10 as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. I started my teaching career as an English teacher at the high school level. I joined a Master’s degree cohort at University of Maine and then took a job as curriculum coordinator in 2008, and I’ve been… Continue reading About
In Part 1 of How is My Child Doing? I explained the process for breaking learning into goals in a proficiency-based education (PBE) system. This is part of clearly articulating the learning. In RSU 10 during the 2017-18 school year we created graduation standards, reporting standards, and learning targets for all content areas K-12. I’ll… Continue reading How is My Child Doing? Part 2
In presenting information about PBE, a comment was made to the effect of — “I used to know how my child was doing when I saw the grade [on an assignment or test].” In a traditional education setting, the image here might be a “quiz” and the score would probably be 80% meaning the student… Continue reading How is My Child Doing? Part 1.
Continuing with the PBE thread, let’s talk about the differences between a traditional system and a proficiency-based system. Traditional Created in 1840 by Horace Mann. The goal of education was to turn out loyal citizens to join the workforce. This has changed; the goal is now that all students graduate college ready. Focus on four… Continue reading Traditional Vs. PBE
Proficiency based defined for the parent, board member, or worrier. Through in standards & learning targets for good measure, and how about reporting? Yup, all things PBE.
director of curriculum does not go on vacation; it’s a busy grant-writing, report-filing time of year. MDOE keeps us hopping.
Your Director of Curriculum page is great. Aesthetically pleasing and informative — you struck just the right balance!
When this website is published, you may actually have a few, real testimonials!