CSCOPE Curriculum Support System
Canyon Independent School District is excited to participate in the Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC) and to use CSCOPE as a curriculum support system with our students. CSCOPE provides curriculum for core area subjects K-12. It is aligned with state standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and the state assessment, Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). CSCOPE is a concept-based curriculum that provides a common language, structure and process for students and teachers.
Exemplar lessons are included for teacher study and/or use; these lessons are based on the highly effective and research based 5-E model of instruction (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.) Other resources are available for student and teacher use as well.
Below, you will find more information about CSCOPE. For parent perusal, CISD has posted a summary of each grade level unit of instruction, so that parents can partner with their children and their children's teachers in our educational journey from K-12.
Parents are highly encouraged and welcomed to contact teachers and administrators for more detailed information about district curriculum and classroom instructional practices. There is also a link to the CSCOPE website for more information on this curriculum support system.
The Texas Education Service Center Curriculum Collaborative (TESCCC) includes a team of Education Service Centers that represents all areas of the state. The collaborative’s goal is to provide a quality curriculum support system to Texas K-12 schools. TESCCC has developed CSCOPE, a comprehensive, customized, user-friendly curriculum support system. In addition to the curriculum, CSCOPE encompasses resources for the implementation, monitors the curriculum and establishes an accountability process to ensure a quality implementation.
At the heart of the CSCOPE process is a guaranteed & viable curriculum. Content area experts ensure quality through a process of continual review. The key components of the CSCOPE curriculum are:
A K-12 systemic model in the four core content areas
Common language, structure, and process for curriculum delivery
Aligned written, taught, and tested curriculum
Clarified and specified TEKS/TAKS expectations assembled in a vertical alignment format
Customizable instructional plans that allow district resources to be integrated into the system
Lessons in both English and Spanish
CSCOPE Professional Development
Administrators and teachers are supported with sustained, intensive staff development to ensure systemic change district wide. CSCOPE provides timely and pertinent training including:
Leadership professional development
Onsite modeling of instructional delivery
Video conferencing & Web casting
Modeling of researched-based, best practice lessons, strategies, and interventions
Ongoing support by content area specialists in a variety of delivery modes