The district I retired from is talking of moving in that direction. I doubt
they get there with the money crunch in Kansas. With the big push for
Standards and Benchmarks plus the addition of what someone thinks is
possible using technology brings this sort of straight jacket approach.
I posted the standards in my room but always claimed that I was teaching
above them. Some folks just don't understand the minds of creative
people. I suggest you try to ignore them or fuzz the edges so you can
provide a dynamic, rich and lively learning experience for your students.
Good Luck, Woody in Albuquerque
> Thanks for your quick reply, Jackie. I do pretty much as you've described. (Especially the part about teaching in units of study.) What I'm referring to, however, is a computer software package (or program; I don't know the difference), which regiments the input of all courses of study, so that all the syllabi of the county, state, etc. follow the exact same format. I'm wondering if I'm the first teacher at our Getty list to be asked to straightjacket his/her syllabus to fit a columned format such as I described in my original post. I look forward to any and all input. Thanks. J.