What is one of your favorite things about being a teacher?
The sparkle in the eye of the student when they grasp a concept!
How has Curriculum Crafter influenced your planning process?
Alignment of content expectations for my grade level, releasing me to my passion of teaching. CC is the bases for which I have been able to develop my own approach and style of teaching, using suggestions and links provided, matching the state content expectations.
What suggestions would you give to new users of Curriculum Crafter?
In the elementary, I would encourage teachers to look at misunderstanding and concepts students have in science for a clear understanding of material.
Any Additional Comments?
CC has been an instrument for me to stay updated with state bench marks and content expectations during our seven year review process. Staying current with state changes and requirements has been helpful.
CC has been a part of the Blissfield Elementary Science Curriculum since the mid 1990's when it was KC4! Our test scores averages in science have been above Michigan State MEAP test scores almost annually since adoption; as high as 17 points above the state average! CC has released and reinforced our elementary teaching staff's commitment to excellence. Our staff's teaching passion and teaching style has been strengthened as we endeavor to touch the learning palate of all students with varying abilities and strengths.
Kim Norton, Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator; Blissfield Public Schools