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CURRICULUM
PATHWAYS
…”Changing” the Role
of the student in the
Instructional Process.”
Richard Elmore
Harvard University
Linda Foote and Brenda Gillies
PUSD
THE NUMBER ONE REQUEST
FROM TEACHERS:
CHANGING THE STUDENT’S ROLE
“There are only 3 ways to improve student learning at scale.
Increase
Teacher
Knowledge and
Skills
Increase Active
Learning by
Students
Raise the Level
of Work in
Classrooms
Improving the Instructional Core by Richard F. Elmore
Harvard University Graduate School of Education
CURRICULUM PATHWAYS
Active Learning Resources for:
ELA, Math, Science, Social Science, and Spanish.
https://www.curriculumpathways.com
ACTIVE LEARNING RESOURCES:
TAKING A CLOSER LOOK
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS,
RESEARCH, AND WRITING SKILLS
Quick Launch # 33
INTERACTIVE TOOLS FOR REFLECTING,
PLANNING, AND SELF-ASSESSMENT
Quick Launch # 1559
SAMPLE TOOL:
READING STRATEGIES SERIES
Link to Series
Quick Launch # : 1265
Each strategy includes a
lesson guide, scoring guides,
and more…
WRITING PROCESS INTERACTIVE TOOLS
Quick Launch #’s 4001, 4002, 4003, and 4004
NEWS FLASH:
We can now add this
tool as an Add-on
that works right in
Google Docs…
see next page
ADDING THE WRITING REVISER TO
GOOGLE DOCS:
EXPLORE PRIMARY SOURCES
Quick Launch # 2600
SEARCH BY STATE STANDARD
RECOMMENDED BY YOUR PEERS
Early Islamic Civilizations: QL #1223
Essential Question: Which empire advanced Islamic civilization more, Umayyad or
Abbasid? Take a position and defend it with evidence from primary-source
documents.
African Kingdoms: Kingdom of Mali: QL #1220
Essential Question: Did the famous traveler, Ibn Battuta admire the kingdom of
Mali?” “We would absolutely recommend this one. It was stronger than the DBQ
on Mansa Musa.- A 7
th
Grade Team at Mesa Verde
Comparing Powerful Medieval Women: QL #1222
Essential Question: “ Was Empress Theodora more powerful than Eleanor of
Aquitaine or Joan of Arc?”
Recommendations: Have the students watch the background videos and
research the first day. The following day they can complete their research using the
source documents and compose their essays.
QUICK TIP 1:
QUICK TIP 2:
Students can use their “non-
working” Google emails:
FirstNameLastInitialLast5of
StudentID@stu.powayusd.com to
create logins that have pre-
approved parent permission. You
must use this link and click on the
Google login option:
https://goo.gl/d7nEMB
* This option lets students save their work to a cloud for the Writing Navigator Tools
QUICK TIP 3:
This can only be done
through the Assignment
Tool in MyConnect. For
directions click here.
* With this option, students need to save their
work to their Google Drive when using the
Writing Navigator tools
QUICK TIP 4:
QUICK TIP 5:
QUICK TIP 6:
Take time to rate your
favorite activities
because they will be
given priority when
they rewrite or
update them for
every platform!
CRITICAL
QUICK TIP 7:
1
2 3 4
When students want to save their work as a PDF, they need to:
1. First, click “Create PDF.”
2. Next, instead of clicking the save icon, they need to click the
printer icon.
3. Third, select a “printer” and choose “save as PDF” as the
printer. The next screen will now say “save” instead of print.
4. Finally, it will ask where to save it and students can put it in
their Google Drives.
QUICK TIP 8:
To open saved PDFs from
Curriculum Pathways on
Chromebooks, students
need to click on the file
in their Google Drives.
Then, at the top of the
screen, click on “Open
with.” Select Kami PDF
because it will let them
continue to edit their
files. If Kami PDF isn’t a
choice, click on “Connect
more apps” and add it.
BE SURE TO EXPLORE:
Apps for Apple or
Google
Interactive Atlas
Data Sources for
Real world Work
GETTING STARTED:
HTTPS://WWW.CURRICULUMPATHWAYS.COM
Teacher Login:
Sign Up for an account
and attach your account
to your school
Student Login:
create individual accounts so
they can save and reopen
work. If they don’t have emails
they can use a generic login
lfoote@powayusd.com
Linda Foote
Digital Learning Specialist
~Advancing Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age