Curriculum Council


The District Curriculum Council (DCC) is made up of representative teachers from elementary, middle and high school.  In addition, we have site administration from all school levels and central office administrators on the Council.  The DCC is an advisory council which addresses universal and specific issues that either directly or indirectly impact the curriculums offered in the Orange USD schools.  The Curriculum Council is not a decision making committee.  The Council will make recommendations to the Superintendent and Board of Education after thoroughly researching and discussing each issue and potential impact on student achievement.

Meetings for the 2012-13 school year will be the fourth Tuesday of every month, (except for November) and will be held from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Meetings will not be held in December or January.  Agendas and Notes will be posted as available. A list of dates is as follows:

Date Agenda Meeting Notes/Minutes Handouts
September 25, 2012 Click Here Click Here

A Closer Look at the CCSS

CCSS-Academic Language Awareness Training Year 1

Developing Expertise in Communication

Effective Communication Objectives

Designing Communication Objectives


OCDE Common Core Awareness

October 23, 2012 Click Here Click Here Integrated Instructional Design for Common Core

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Response Frames
November 27, 2012 Click Here Click Here

Curriculum Mapping for English Language Arts

Internet Safety

January 22, 2013 Click Here Click Here

Common Core Connection Newsletter - Color

(Common Core Connection Newsletter - Grayscale)

iPad Pilot Project Presentation

February 26, 2013 Click Here Click Here Bring Your Own Device Training
March 26, 2013 Click Here Click Here

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) Levels

OHS DSLT Information

TIP Observation Analysis Template

April 23, 2013 Click Here Click Here

Common Core Math Presentation

Mathematical Practices

Professional Development: Active Engagement

Common Core Connection Newsletter

May 28, 2013 Click Here Click Here

Meeting Dates

Curriculum Council Survey


CCSS Mathematical Practices