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Curriculum Evaluation JZT2 — JZT TASK 1: CURRICULUM EVALUATION Julia Landon Student ID: #001222056 Date: 8/13/2019 A. Evaluate the effectiveness of your chosen curriculum in a specific content area (e.g., ninth-grade mathematics, fifth-grade reading, human resources onboarding) by doing the following: 1. Describe the intended outcomes of the curriculum. a. Justify whether the curriculum is effective in addressing the intended outcomes described in part A1, including specific examples to support your claims. 2. Evaluate the degree to which the curriculum adheres to curriculum design principles, including specific support for your claims. My chosen curriculum is the one that I am currently using in my instructional setting of kindergarten at Cordata Elementary School in Bellingham, Washington. We currently use Bridges In Mathematics , or Bridges for short. I believe that this curriculum is comprehensive and spirally design to align with the Common Core standards for grade PreK-5. We believe that using this curriculum provides a solid and comprehensive scope and sequence for math for all grades at the elementary school level and support critical thinking in the areas of counting and cardinality, operations and algebraic thinking, numbers and operations, measurement and data, and geometry. Bridges is effective for a variety of reasons that align with my beliefs about teaching and our districts intended outcomes. First each unit and lesson they are outlined with the learning objectives for the unit and how they align with common core. This allows the teacher to keep the perspective of goals of each unit and each lesson in mind while they are teaching. Secondly, each lesson provides detailed instructions about how to carry out the lesson so that
teachers don’t have to worry about forgetting something and they can be productive with their time. Third, each unit provides many opportunities for the students to practice the skill independent or with guided practice with informal and formal assessment imbedded to each unit. This gives you feedback at how you are doing and what your next steps might be.

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