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Computer Science K-12 Learning Standards
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Effective and relevant computer science education is essential to achieving our vision that “every student is ready for college, career, and life.” While attention to computer science education has increased in recent years, a lack of awareness about its content and potential impact is widespread. The Washington State Computer Science K–12 Learning Standards are designed to enhance teacher understanding and improve student learning so that students are better equipped for college, career, and life.

Washington is committed to implementing high-quality computer science instruction to:

* Increase the opportunity for all students to gain knowledge of computer science.
* Introduce the fundamental concepts and applications of computer science to all students, beginning at the elementary school level.
* Make computer science at the secondary level accessible, worthy of a computer science credit, and/or equivalent to math and science courses as a required graduation credit (see Level 3B of computer science standards).
* Offer additional secondary-level computer science instruction that allows interested students to study facets of computer science in depth and prepare them for entry into a career or college.

Learning standards describe what students need to know and be able to do. Standards are worded broadly to allow flexibility at the district, building, and classroom levels.

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Computer Science
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
01/07/2019
Financial Education K-12 Learning Standards
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Washington’s Basic Education Act requires that school districts provide opportunities for every student to “understand the importance of work and finance and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.”

Legislative mandates include:

RCW 28A.655.070: The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) will “develop and periodically revise essential academic learning requirements that identify the knowledge and skills all public school students need to know and be able to do.”
RCW 28A.300.460 (2)(d): The Financial Education Public Private Partnership will “work with the office of the superintendent to integrate financial education skills and content knowledge into the state learning standards.”
RCW 28A.300.462: School districts are encouraged to “voluntarily adopt the jumpstart coalition national standards in K-12 personal financial education and provide students with an opportunity to master the standards.”
The Financial Education Public-Private Partnership, The Center for Economic and Financial Education at Western Washington University, the Council for Economic Education, and OSPI Learning and Teaching and Career and College Readiness will collaborate on implementing these mandates

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Finance
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
03/25/2019
Modeling our World with Mathematics
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These instructional resources are intended to support locally determined course(s) in Washington. This release will provide teachers with an opportunity to pilot the materials and provide feedback. We will continue to develop and refine the materials, including embedding classroom instructional tasks and formative assessments.

This course contains five thematic units where students use high school mathematics to analyze everyday life experiences and to support informed life choices. The math applications support student interest and career connections and can be sequenced in any order.

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Mathematics
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Unit of Study
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
10/07/2018
OSPI-Developed Assessments for Social Studies
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Washington state has developed a set of civics assessments that are multi‐stepped tasks or projects aligned to specific state standards, which target skills and knowledge necessary for engaged, informed citizenship.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
09/28/2018
OSPI Mathematics Menu of Best Practices and Strategies
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The math menu offers best practices for Learning Assistance Program (LAP) students in grades K–12. Districts providing LAP behavior services must use a practice or strategy from the math menu. Under certain conditions described in the OSPI guidelines, districts may use a practice not on the menu as long as data shows the practice is effective.

Visit the website: http://www.k12.wa.us/SSEO/MathMenuBestPractice.aspx

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
12/12/2018
US – Indian Encounter, Colonization, and Devastation
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Student will:
-Create their own sacred space to understand the impacts of colonization to
tribal people.
-Use maps to show and analyze information about Northeastern Tribes and the
thirteen colonies.
-Read and discuss text about the impacts colonization had on lifeways of tribal
people.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
04/10/2019