NTSD has written Know, Understand, and Do (KUD) Organizers and Student Learning Maps (SLM). We refer to these as our Power Curriculum.  The curriculum writing process that was used is as follows:

Prioritize the standards as essential, important, or compact for the grade level or course

Write KUD’s based on this.  It is also helpful to think of topics or units that course can be broken into.

Write SLM’s from the KUD’s

Review the KUD’s and SLM’s making editions and revisions

Once complete KUD’s and SLM’s are completed for the year and we will revisit them annually in district wide department and grade level meetings to review and revise them to ensure that they are up to date. They will also be revised, if needed, during the two year curriculum cycle.


Northern Tioga School District uses a 2 year cycle for data/instructional analysis, curriculum review, and program purchase. The graphic below depicts the two year cycle.



Curriculum Revision Cycle Click on the link to view the curriculum revision cycle.

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