Beginning with the end in mind: World Class Outcomes
The Douglas County School District’s Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC) begins with World Class Outcomes that we want all of our students to reach.
These high-level outcomes are based on the Colorado Academic Standards, which are required items all students must learn. DCSD worked with teachers to increase the rigor, building outcomes that require higher-level thinking, as defined by Bloom’s Taxonomy, a classification of levels of intellectual behavior. Researchers have found that when students utilize the higher levels of thinking, including analyzing, evaluating and creating, they are able to better retain the skills they have learned.
Traditionally, education has focused on the process of memorization and regurgitation of fact, which are lower-levels of thinking, as defined by Benjamin Bloom and his team of educational psychologists.
DCSD’s World Class Outcomes span from preschool to twelfth-grade have been broken out into grade level and subject areas, by the World Class Education department to help guide teachers.
You can read through the entire GVC at https://www.dcsdk12.org/world-class-education/gvcs