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The Future-Focused Learning Series supports Indiana educators in the implementation of the streamlined and prioritized 2023 Indiana Academic Standards, Early Learning Standards, and Integrated STEM Standards by providing professional learning opportunities and collaboration with other educators.

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About the Future-Focused Learning Series

The streamlined and prioritized Indiana Academic Standards and Early Learning Standards released in 2023 by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) complement Indiana’s ongoing work to ensure every student is prepared with the knowledge and skills needed for long-term success. The standards were streamlined by at least 25% at each grade level and content area, and the new standards will be evaluated on state assessments beginning with science assessments in the 2023-2024 school year. Early Learning Standards were also adopted and aligned during the prioritization process. The implementation of these updated standards will allow educators to build capacity and focus their impact in the classroom.

The Future-Focused Learning Series, a collaborative effort with IDOE and the Educational Service Centers of Indiana (ESCI), will support Indiana educators in the implementation of the streamlined and prioritized 2023 Indiana Academic Standards, Early Learning Standards, and Integrated STEM Standards. The series will help educators assess how standards impact curriculum maps, inform various assessments, and help shape curricular resources. It will also help educators strategize how best to support focused student populations through the delivery of specialized professional learning opportunities.

Professional Learning Opportunities

Professional learning opportunities will be available through in-person regional summits hosted by educational service centers across the state in September 2023, workshop-style school year support workshops hosted between November 2023 and March 2024, and online courses available in the Indiana Learning Lab.

In-Person Regional Summits
In-person Regional Summits were held across the state—in Fort Wayne, Merrillville, Indianapolis, Huntingburg, Columbus, and virtually—from September 12, 2023, through September 21, 2023, with workshops dedicated to helping Indiana educators, school leaders, and instructional coaches successfully implement the 2023 Indiana Academic Standards, Early Learning Standards, and Integrated STEM Standards. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us and for your dedication as we work together to bring high-quality, standards-aligned learning experiences to Indiana students. All summit slide decks and resources can be accessed via this Google Drive folder.
Access the entire collection of virtual and live Future-Focused Learning Summit workshops in the Indiana Learning Lab.
School Year Support Workshops

Throughout the school year, five live in-person professional development workshops will be hosted in regions across the state to support the 2023 Indiana Academic Standards (IAS) and Early Learning Standards implementation. An innovative approach to simultaneous learning across the state, a virtual presenter will share content and lead activities for regional groups during each full-day session, with local facilitators supporting the in-person learning experience on-site each day (9 AM – 3 PM ET).

These workshops will focus on a hands-on exploration of the 2023 IAS and related documents. Attendees will leave with clarity on how the 2023 IAS are structured as well as how to use the standards, frameworks, blueprints, and all other related documents to make adaptations to grade-level content, organization, and development.

All educators are welcome to attend these sessions.

Date

Focus

Date

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
9 AM – 3 PM EST

Focus

Elementary Support for Implementation of the 2023 Indiana Academic Standards

Participants will engage in activities to:

  • Identify connections among subject areas within the 2023 IAS.
  • Utilize ILEARN Blueprint Checkpoints to determine current local pacing and curricular alignment.
  • Navigate 2023 IAS Blueprints to clarify what Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction should look like within a specific standard.

 

  • AM: English Language Arts/Social Studies
  • PM: Science/Mathematics

Audience: Instructional Coaches, Grade Level Leaders, Special Education & Title Teachers

Access the agenda for links and resources from the December 5 School Year Support Workshop.

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
9 AM – 3 PM EST

Elementary Support for Implementation of the 2023 Indiana Academic Standards

Participants will engage in activities to:

  • Identify connections among subject areas within the 2023 IAS.
  • Utilize ILEARN Blueprint Checkpoints to determine current local pacing and curricular alignment.
  • Navigate 2023 IAS Blueprints to clarify what Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction should look like within a specific standard.
  • AM: English Language Arts/Social Studies
  • PM: Science/Mathematics

Audience: Instructional Coaches, Grade Level Leaders, Special Education & Title Teachers

Access the agenda for links and resources from the December 5 School Year Support Workshop.

Date

Thursday, December 7, 2023
AM: 9 AM – 12PM EST
PM: 12PM – 3 PM EST

Focus

Secondary Support for Implementation of the 2023 Indiana Academic Standards (Grades 6-8)

Participants will engage in activities to:

  • Identify connections among subject areas within the 2023 IAS.
  • Utilize ILEARN Blueprint Checkpoints to determine current local pacing and curricular alignment.
  • Navigate 2023 IAS Blueprints to clarify what Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction should look like within a specific standard.

 

  • AM: English Language Arts/Social Studies
  • PM: Science/Mathematics

Audience: Instructional Coaches, Department Leaders, Special Education, Secondary Teachers

Access the agenda for links and resources from the December 7 School Year Support Workshop.

Thursday, December 7, 2023
AM: 9 AM – 12PM EST
PM: 12PM – 3 PM EST

Secondary Support for Implementation of the 2023 Indiana Academic Standards (Grades 6-8)

Participants will engage in activities to:

  • Identify connections among subject areas within the 2023 IAS.
  • Utilize ILEARN Blueprint Checkpoints to determine current local pacing and curricular alignment.
  • Navigate 2023 IAS Blueprints to clarify what Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction should look like within a specific standard.
  • AM: English Language Arts/Social Studies
  • PM: Science/Mathematics

Audience: Instructional Coaches, Department Leaders, Special Education, Secondary Teachers

Access the agenda for links and resources from the December 7 School Year Support Workshop.

Date

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
9 AM – 3 PM EST

Focus

Integrated STEM Standards – Application Across Content Areas

Participants will engage in activities to:

  • Explore Integrated STEM concepts across content areas
  • Evaluate hands-on activities for deeper academic impact using the 2023 Integrated STEM Standards

Audience: Building Level Leadership, STEM Teacher/Coaches, Instructional Coaches, Grade Level Leaders

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
9 AM – 3 PM EST

Integrated STEM Standards – Application Across Content Areas

Participants will engage in activities to:

  • Explore Integrated STEM concepts across content areas
  • Evaluate hands-on activities for deeper academic impact using the 2023 Integrated STEM Standards

Audience: Building Level Leadership, STEM Teacher/Coaches, Instructional Coaches, Grade Level Leaders

Date

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
9 AM – 3 PM EST

Focus

Leadership, Coaching, and Effective Teaming – Helping Teachers Translate Standards into Practice

Participants will engage in activities to:

  • Identify and access the 2023 IAS and related documents and explore how they intersect to create a web of references.
  • Establish a plan for utilizing the 2023 IAS and related documents that consider time challenges and structures for change.
  • Explore how data can inform and impact the implementation of the 2023 IAS.
  • Examine the 2023 IAS as a component of a connected framework of family partnerships and community engagement.

Audience: District Curriculum Leadership, Building Level Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Content Area Leaders

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
9 AM – 3 PM EST

Leadership, Coaching, and Effective Teaming – Helping Teachers Translate Standards into Practice

Participants will engage in activities to:

  • Identify and access the 2023 IAS and related documents and explore how they intersect to create a web of references.
  • Establish a plan for utilizing the 2023 IAS and related documents that consider time challenges and structures for change.
  • Explore how data can inform and impact the implementation of the 2023 IAS.
  • Examine the 2023 IAS as a component of a connected framework of family partnerships and community engagement.

Audience: District Curriculum Leadership, Building Level Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Content Area Leaders

Date

Thursday, March 7, 2024
9 AM – 3 PM EST

Focus

Early Learning – Support for Implementation of the 2023 Early Learning Standards

Participants will engage in activities to:

  • Explore the 2023 Early Learning Standards and related documents
  • Evaluate current practices for alignment to the 2023 Early Learning Standards
  • Develop strategies to implement the 2023 Early Learning Standards

Audience: Elementary Building Level Leadership, Early Learning Educators, Special Education & Title Teachers

Thursday, March 7, 2024
9 AM – 3 PM EST

Early Learning – Support for Implementation of the 2023 Early Learning Standards

Participants will engage in activities to:

  • Explore the 2023 Early Learning Standards and related documents
  • Evaluate current practices for alignment to the 2023 Early Learning Standards
  • Develop strategies to implement the 2023 Early Learning Standards

Audience: Elementary Building Level Leadership, Early Learning Educators, Special Education & Title Teachers

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IAS Professional Learning Online Courses

The Future-Focused Learning Series will offer a variety of online content courses that will be made available in the Indiana Learning Lab. The subject matter includes:

Six asynchronous courses:

  • Mathematics
  • English/Language Arts (ELA)
  • Science, including Computer Science
  • Social Studies
  • Integrated STEM
  • Early Learning

Module integrations within asynchronous courses:

  • Course User Guide
  • Universal Supports for All Learners (in the content area)
  • Elementary
  • Secondary

Module integrations within asynchronous Early Learning Course:

  • Course User Guide
  • Leadership for Early Learning
  • Teaching and Assessing in Developmentally Appropriate Ways
  • ELA & Social Studies
  • Mathematics & Science
  • Approaches to Play and Learning / Student Wellbeing
  • Creative Arts and Physical Health and Growth

More information about these courses, along with enrollment details, will be available in the winter of 2023.

Successfully Implement the Newly Streamlined and Prioritized Indiana Academic Standards and Early Learning Standards

Engage in professional learning with other Indiana educators, instructional coaches, and school leaders to learn more about successfully implementing the newly streamlined and prioritized Indiana Academic Standards and Early Learning Standards through the Future-Focused Learning Series. Learn alongside your peers and collaborate on ideas to make an impact in the classroom.