NTSD is in the process of writing Know, Understand, and Do (KUD) Organizers and Student Learning Maps (SLM). We are referring to these as our Power Curriculum.   On Oct. 19-20, 2010 the math representatives K-12 gathered in the board room to write NTSD Power Curriculum.  The process follows the following steps:

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

Actualize the curriculum and “publish” it via the Toolbox for everyone to use.

Once complete KUD’s and SLM’s are completed for the year and we will revise them in curriculum revision meetings.


All subject areas will have their own POWER CURRICULUM.    We will begin with the 4 content areas prioritizing those with high stakes testing.

Date Subject Areas
Oct. 19-20, 2010 Math Power Curriculum
November 18-19, 2010 Social Studies Power Curriculum
December 13-15, 2010 Language Arts/English Power Curriculum
January 5-6, 2010 Science Power Curriculum


School Year Subject Area
2011-2012 K-12 Music, Art, PE, Health, and Drivers Education
2011-2012 World Languages: Spanish
2011-2012 Family Consumer Science, Culinary
2011-2012 Business Education
2011-2012 Daily Living Life Skills

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2010 – 2011 Business Education, Health, Physical Education, Culinary Arts / Family Consumer Science, Industrial Arts
2011 – 2012 K-12 Social Studies
2012 – 2013 K-6 Language Arts
2013 – 2014 K-12 Mathematics
2014 – 2015 K-12  Science
2015 – 2016 World Languages, Art, Music
2016 – 2017 7-12 Language Arts