CSCOPE- thoughts and advice

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  1. iloveschool

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    What are your feelings on CSCOPE? Next year will be my schools first year to use it. If you are in a selfcontained classroom and have 6-8 preps how do you keep up with it all? What if the scope and sequence does not follow your text books?:dizzy:
     
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    If you follow CScope, you will not be using your textbooks often.

    If you have a team, split up the preps. If you are the only grade level teacher, just follow ELAR and math this year.
     
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    We adopted csope this past year. We were told that we would tackle one subject at a time. Last year we did ELA. Now this year our powers that be say we need to do cscope for all subjects. Our team of 7 teachers have divided up the subjects so we aren't all overwhelmed. Our principal was very accommodating in the fact as long as the TEKS were covered and we could prove that we did, cscope was secondary, escpecially since our ELS adoption doesn't go in the same order as Cscope. I teach first grade so we have to go in order of the book because the stories go from easy to hard. This year since we will be taking on the other added subjects we will have to be on the "same" page as cscope for math, science, and social studies. The only thing that is really bothering me is Cscope won't finish putting all the units on the website. It will be time consuming to take our math book apart and figurs out which unit to do first. We will manage.
     
  5. iloveschool

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    Thanks ladies! I am also teaching first grade. This is my first year at this grade level. We have a new principal for next year so I am not sure if we can focus on a couple of subjects the first year or follow it completely. I just got off the cscope web site and I totally agree!! I am frustrated with only a fraction of the information being posted. We had a training on how to use CSCOPE, but it was not helpful at all. They mostly tried to sell us on using it instead of showing us how to use it. We are a small district and the focus seemed to be on the junior high and high school. I am very frustrated. I want to be prepared and do a good job, but not sure how to do that at this point.
     
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    We have had a year of "training" that winds up being a sales pitch. We are very tired of the "cheerleading" role that our specialists from the region have been given. Don't tell us it's a great product, show us how to use it effectively. Basically the last training I couldn't tell you a word she said to us. I tuned her out. She will be coming back in August. UGHHHH Our principals are going to the big cscope conference in August in San Antonio. I wish that they were sending some teachers. It's supposed to me more of what we want.
     
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    Wow!!! You read my mind!!!! Stop trying to get me to use it and show me how to use it!!
     

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