In 2014-15, our standards implementation efforts will share a district-wide focus on Rigorous Tasks, Differentiation and Data-Driven Instruction.  This means that all educators, including School Leaders, Teacher Leaders, teachers and central-level staff, will develop a shared picture of what this looks like in our classrooms and schools. These themes will be reinforced in our systems of professional learning, observation, feedback and coaching.

Planning for the 2014-2015 School Year

Listed below are links to key resources that may be beneficial in your planning for the 2014-2015 school year:

What is the Standards Toolkit?

The DPS Standards Toolkit is designed to support teachers and leaders in implementing standards-based instruction. This Toolkit provides resources, articles, and tools for implementing the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS), and the WIDA English Language Development Standards. In addition, the Toolkit supports you in identifying what the new Standards mean for student achievement, rigorous instruction and the role of assessment as part of a data inquiry cycle.

Navigating the Toolkit

The toolkit is organized into six sections related to the Common Core State Standards, the Colorado Academic Standards, and the WIDA English Language Development Standards:

  1. Utilizing the Toolkit (Start here)

  2. Literacy

  3. Math

  4. CAS - Colorado Academic Standards

  5. ELD

  6. Data Inquiry

  7. Assessment