DataWORKS Pacing Calendars are easy-to-use

These standards-based, online calendars inform teachers what to teach, what to skip, and how much time is suggested for each lesson! They combine multiple resources, including your adopted textbooks and our own Educeri online lessons, into a year-long, digital calendar that can be accessed from any device or downloaded and printed.

Check out a sample of our Pacing Calendar. Click on the image to the right to view the sample.

DataWORKS Pacing Calendars are easy-to-use

There standards-based, online calendars inform teachers what to teach, what to skip, and how much time is suggested for each lesson! They combine multiple resources including your adopted textbooks and our own Educeri online lessons, into a year-long, digital calendar that can be accessed from any device or downloaded and printed.

Check out a sample of our Pacing Calendar. Click on the image below to view the sample.

Do your textbooks align to Common Core?

It’s no secret that most Common Core textbooks were not written expressly for Common Core State Standards, but there is a solution. Our curriculum specialists can calibrate each page in your adopted textbook to the Common Core standards, omit assignments that no longer align to the standards, locate any gaps where supplemental content is needed, and completely take the guesswork out of pacing for your teachers!

Pacing Calendars

Fitting it all in

No need to worry about timing! All of the Common Core-aligned content is paced over a 180-day school year. We leave every fifth day on your calendar empty to allow for re-teaching, for catching up on an assignment that took longer than expected, or to give teachers wiggle room in case something unexpected comes up like a fire drill or an assembly that week. DataWORKS can even schedule in your quizzes and assessments.

Fitting it all in

No need to worry about timing! All of the Common Core-aligned content is paced over a 180-day school year. We leave every fifth day on your calendar empty to allow for re-teaching, for catching up on an assignment that took longer than expected, or to give teachers wiggle room in case something unexpected comes up like a fire drill or an assembly that week. DataWORKS can even schedule in your quizzes and assessments.

Making it easier for teachers

If there is any vital content missing from your textbooks, we will find supplemental material for you and link it right to your digital pacing calendar. We also label every assignment in the calendar with the components of Explicit Direct Instruction – so teachers can instantly see if the book is missing a good Learning Objective or Independent Practice activity – and they can add it in!

3 steps of the Pacing Calendar process:

DataWORKS meets with site leaders to discuss the preferred organization of the pacing calendar, picks up and reviews the resources to be incorporated into the calendar, and gives leaders an overview of the process from start to finish.

DataWORKS begins reviewing and analyzing the resources page-by-page to determine alignment to standards and to EDI components (i.e., Learning Objective, Concept Development, etc.). Lessons that align to standards are placed in the calendar, while lessons that do not align are omitted. For any standards that are not covered by the adopted materials other resources are located and placed in the calendar. A secure website is set up for your school, so teachers have access to their calendars 24-hours-a-day from any device with an Internet connection.

A DataWORKS consultant visits your site to present the new Pacing Calendars to your staff. Teachers are asked to bring their laptops or tablets so that they can participate in the interactive training. Training includes: An overview of how the calendars were developed; a review of all of the features of the calendar; and, a review of the components of EDI which are noted on the calendar.

Please allow 12-16 weeks for completion of this service.

  • EDI keeps students engaged throughout the lesson! It gives students the opportunity to speak and listen to each other during the lesson. Students discuss vocabulary and read aloud during EDI which gives them practice in Reading, Speaking, Listening, and Writing. Students do all the work during a lesson! Pair-Share is a great strategy to help English Learners with speaking and practicing the vocabulary!

    Yvette Mezzanatto
    5th Grade Teacher, Crestmore ES, Bloomington, CA
  • It took about five or six years to get to the innovative level with EDI. We had to go beyond professional development and provide support, accountability, and a new norm. Once teachers experienced EDI, they saw the value. Many teachers have told me they can’t remember how they taught before.

    Wes Severs
    Principal, Washington ES, Sanger, CA
  • My struggle with EDI has simply been changing my controlling teaching behaviors. This is especially true with the pair-share model. Giving kids the control to share with a partner and actually talk in class has been an adjustment. It is a powerful experience to see students actually engaging in academic discussion. In addition to this, they are like little teachers in the process.

    Wendy Stull
    8th Grade ELA Teacher, Menifee Valley MS, Menifee, CA
  • EDI has been a huge part of our success. We took Silvia’s ideas and training and took ownership of them and continued to build teacher competence. EDI provided a common language for instruction and very clear steps for students to learn. EDI is our instructional method, but also the base of our PLCs and RTIs.

    Tim Lopez
    Principal, Fairmont ES, Sanger, CA
  • Fast-paced, interactive, and highly useful! Thanks!

    Tami Francis
    Francis ELD Categorical Programs, Downey, CA

Questions about Pacing Calendars?

Do you have questions about this service? Or are you ready to schedule a conference call to discuss Pacing Calendars for your school or district?

Call us now and we'll show you how DataWORKS will:

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–  Customize a professional development experience that meets the needs of your school or district.

–  Help your teachers improve lesson design and delivery and increase student engagement
so your students learn more the FIRST time they are taught.

–  Design and develop curriculum resources that your teachers will LOVE to use!

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