Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Curriculum and Assessment Writing Team

"So how did you spend your Spring Break?" 

I wish I could say I took a cruise to the Caribbean or hiked the Appalachian Trail.  Unfortunately, that is not even close to how I spent my spring break.

I was supposed to travel to Orlando and spend several days with my former roommate from graduate school.  She traveled down from North Carolina with her choir to participate in a workshop.  I was so sick, I couldn't get up off the sofa.  Needless to say, I didn't make it.

That "break in the action" was supposed to gear me up for what was looming ahead....writing curriculum guides and test items for elementary music teachers in our district.  I was one of twelve teachers selected for this project.  The amount of work required to meet the deadlines is unbelievable.  Our group spent two entire days together writing during Spring Break.  We will reconvene for two more days next week.  In between, I am supposed to deliver curriculum guides for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 along with a minimum of ten test items for review by our testing expert.

Can you guess how I'll be spending the rest of my Spring Break?

Good times......

Until next time...