First Principal Coffee: September 8, 2015



Dear Parents,

The picture above is of grade 5 students experiencing their “launch” of their “super unit” at the beginning of this school year.  I share this picture as we introduce the first Elementary Principal Coffee of this school year, which will be held September 8, 2015 from 8:15-9:15 in the Multi-Purpose Room of the High School Building C (same location as last year).  The title of the presentation will be Frameworks, Super Units, and Beyond…  This presentation is a full extension of the Curriculum Night presentation on Tuesday, August 18, 2015.  During that evening, I shared a presentation entitled From Framework to Super Units: Understanding the exciting developments of the SSIS Elementary Curriculum.  As I promised parents during that presentation, I am sharing the slideshow with you electronically (see the link below).

During the Principal Coffee presentation, we will be exploring the following topics:

  • What is the Curriculum Framework?
    • What are the implications for our taught, written, and assessed curriculum?
  • What is a Super Unit?
    • How do super units change the experience for my child?
    • How do super units change the experience for me as a parent?
  • What is the timeline for implementation?
    • When will my child start to experience these improvements to their curriculum?

I look forward to seeing you at the coffee, where I hope you find our extended time together to be valuable.

Kind regards,

Dan Keller, PhD

 Curriculum Night 2015-2016