Three Ways to Integrate the SAS Framework in Atlas
Schools and districts are using Atlas to support their use of the curriculum in the Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards Aligned System (PDE SAS). Examine three strategies for integrating the SAS portal into your curriculum units—adopt, adapt or reflect, and review how schools are using the PDE SAS as a tool to write quality curriculum.
Adopt the PDE SAS framework into unit plans
For those of you that have logged on and looked at the SAS portal, you know that there are a lot of resources there. You can adopt these into your curriculum. In this approach, full SAS modules can be used as the building blocks for units of instruction, or components of the framework from the SAS portal can be integrated into units of instruction.
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Adapt PDE SAS to meet your curricular goals
Schools also adapt elements to meet your curricular goals and support teachers by integrating components of the framework into curriculum with the ability to add teacher created content.
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Reflect while creating & reviewing curriculum
Schools can also use the portal as a reflective piece as teachers are writing curriculum. If your curriculum is strong, the framework can be a resource for reflection with guiding questions and as a basis for discussion in grade-level of PLC meetings.
- How do you currently use the SAS Framework?
- What do you want to be able to see from the Framework in your curriculum?
- What professional development do teachers need to meet your goal?
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