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District Curriculum:

TEKS Resource System, which was developed by the Texas Curriculum Management Program Cooperative (TCMPC), is the District’s adopted curriculum and will be implemented in the four core areas: math, science, ELA, and social studies.  The core of TEKS Resource System is its vertical alignment.  The curriculum is guided and aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).  The TEKS Resource System provides specificity to the TEKS and is aligned to the Texas College Readiness Standards with embedded English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS). 

TEKS Resource System is an online curricular component that houses the following documents:  Instructional Focus Documents (IFDs), Vertical Alignment Documents (VADs), Year at a Glance Documents (YAGs), TEKS Verification Matrices, and Transitional Alignment Guides (TAGs).  Teachers should develop lessons using the IFD and based on the 5-E Model of Instruction for math, science, and social studies; and based on the Balanced Literacy Model, a word study, reading, and writing framework, for ELAR.

District Curriculum-Related Professional Development:

Learning Keys
            Data Walks (Administrators, Instructional Leaders)
            Deconstructing Standards and Creating Learning Objectives
            Lesson Design, Student Engagement, and Questioning Strategies
            Research-Based Instructional Strategies (Marzano)
            Higher-Level Thinking, Rigor Rate, and Feedback
        
TEKS Resource System

            TEKS Resource System Leadership and Implementation (Administration)
            Vertical Team Training in Math, Science, ELAR, and Social Studies
            5-E Model of Instruction
            Balanced Literacy
            GISD Absolutes

Capturing Kids' Hearts
            Flippen Leadership (Administration)
            CKH
            CKH Momentum

Technology
            Mac Training
            ENO Board/RM Easiteach
            Quia

Other
            GT Training and Updates
            ELL/ELPS Training
            PDAS Update 

 
TEKS Resource System
 
TEKS Resource System is an "aligned, comprehensive, customizable, user-friendly, curriculum management system built on the most current research-based practices in the field."

Learning Keys
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Learning Keys is "to assist instructional leaders and classroom teachers in becoming curriculum and instructional experts where best practices impact classroom instruction."

Capturing Kids Hearts
The Flippen Group
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Capturing Kids' Hearts (CKH) is "to help develop a classroom and campus environment that paves the way for high academic performance." Their motto is "if you have a child's heart, you have his head."