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    NTSD is in the process of writing Know, Understand, and Do (KUD) Organizers and Student Learning Maps (SLM). We are referring to these as our Power Curriculum.   On Oct. 19-20, 2010 the math representatives K-12 gathered in the board room to write NTSD Power Curriculum.  The process follows the following steps:

    Prioritize the standards as essential, important, or compact for the grade level or course

    Write KUD’s based on this.  It is also helpful to think of topics or units that course can be broken into.

    Write SLM’s from the KUD’s

    Review the KUD’s and SLM’s making editions and revisions

    Actualize the curriculum and “publish” it via the Toolbox for everyone to use.

     Once complete KUD’s and SLM’s are completed for the year and we will revise them in curriculum revision meetings.  


     All subject areas will have their own POWER CURRICULUM.    We will begin with the 4 content areas prioritizing those with high stakes testing.   

    Date Subject Areas
    Oct. 19-20, 2010 Math Power Curriculum
    November 18-19, 2010 Social Studies Power Curriculum
    December 13-15, 2010 Language Arts/English Power Curriculum
    January 5-6, 2010 Science Power Curriculum


    School Year

    Subject Area


    K-12 Music, Art, PE, Health, and Drivers Education


    World Languages: Spanish


    Family Consumer Science, Culinary


    Business Education


    Daily Living Life Skills

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    2010 - 2011

    Business Education, Health, Physical Education, Culinary Arts / Family Consumer Science, Industrial Arts

    2011 - 2012

    K-12 Social Studies

    2012 – 2013

    K-6 Language Arts

    2013 - 2014

    K-12 Mathematics

    2014 - 2015

    K-12  Science

    2015 - 2016

    World Languages, Art, Music

    2016 - 2017

    7-12 Language Arts