January 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

What will you be teaching? – Content Standard

As teachers, we don’t really choose what we are going to teach. This is mandated at the local, state, and national levels. In the state of Georgia, curriculum standards are called “Georgia Performance Standards” and they are written for every grade level K-12 and most subject areas.

You can view the Georgia Performance Standards, or GPS, by clicking on the link in the right navigation bar on this blog or go to: http://www.georgiastandards.org . Click on the Georgia Performance Standards tab and then select your subject and grade level.

If you don’t see your subject area listed (subjects such as health, family and consumer science, character education, technology education, and a few others), you can click on the link right below the Georgia Performance Standards tab to view the QCC standards (Quality Core Curriculum) – the predecessor to the GPS (not all subjects have made the conversion yet).

If you’re interested in Mathematics or English/Language Arts, you might refer to the Common Core Standards.

Here are some possible standards to use if you are interested in speech therapy and special education.

It’s time to decide your focus for the rest of the semester. You’ve already decided on the grade. What/subject do you want to teach? View the GPS (or QCC) for that grade and subject. Send me an email if you’re having trouble choosing something or can’t find what you are looking for: leee@uga.edu.

More Standards

It’s not just content standards that need to be addressed while teaching. There are national educational technology standards (NETS) for K-12. In my opinion, these standards focus on good teaching and learning – not simply on technology use. Our class is divided into the three: 1, 2, and 4 in terms of projects. Also, we’ll talk about 3, 5 and 6 all semester:

  1. Creativity and Innovation
  2. Communication and Collaboration
  3. Research and Information Fluency
  4. Critical thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  5. Digital Citizenship
  6. Technology Operations and Concepts

Now Apply: After watching this video, work with your table to figure out how these siftables can be used to address which subject and which standards.

  • Grade:
  • Subject:
  • Content standard:
  • NETS standard:
  • Description of learning activity:


Work on a Google Document together with your team members and insert your Google Doc in your portfolio.

Be sure to change your sharing setting as “Anyone with the link.”

. In your portfolio, create a new page and name “What I will be teaching.”

– Turn on the edit mode and “insert” google Doc.

For Tuesday:

Read Bray, B., & McClaskey, K. (2013). A step-by-step guide to personalized learning. Learning & Leading with Technology40(7), 12-19.



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