This course will guide Kindergarten through Eighth Grade teachers through the process of aligning curricula to the Grade Level Expectations/Grade Span Expectations. Teachers will learn how read the GLES/GSEs, how to identify GLEs not currently addressed, and how to adjust lesson plans to incorporate them. The importance of the GLEs in the NECAP assessments will be addressed.

For a final project, students will choose 1 Cluster/Strand of the GLEs and align their existing curricula to it. Participants will use the Backward Design Process to set new learning goals and create or modify curriculum.

This course is meant to be the first step in an ongoing process for teachers in aligning curriculum to the GLEs.