Alignment Announcements

This page has list of announcements related to curriculum alignment. Announcements are categorized as "Heartland Services," "Policy Matters," and "General Information." Please check back here often to get the latest scoop on what's happening with curriculum alignment at Heartland! 
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I-CAT Updated to Include new Literacy and Math General Information As of 4/19/11, the I-CAT now has all of the new Literacy and Math standards in it. This also applies to 6-12 Science, Social Studies, and 21st Century Skills. I-CAT Log In Page May 24, 2011 
Initial Observation and Dialogue Guidance Posted General Information This link will take you to a Google Doc that provides some initial information about the Observation and Dialogue requirements of Iowa Core Outcome 4 - Alignment. Initial Observation and Dialogue Guidance May 18, 2011 
I-CAT Updates Posted General Information Information on upcoming updates to the I-CAT can be found in the Heartland Alignment Services Blog. Check there for more details. I-CAT Update Info in Alignment Services Blog February 11, 2011 
Heartland Alignment Services Blog Added Heartland Services The Heartland Alignment Services blog has been embedded into the Alignment Services Website. Check it out to learn more about alignment, alignment services, and the implications of other happenings in education and how they affect alignment. Alignment Services Blog January 7, 2011 
Summary of Research Findings Page Added Research and Best Practices A page dedicated to a brief summary of the research findings related to curriculum alignment has been added. Summary of Research Findings January 7, 2011 
Policy Consideration Pages Added Policy Matters Key policy considerations that have shaped the Iowa Core to date, and the ties to alignment, has been added. Policy Considerations January 6, 2011 
I-CAT Server Up and Running Heartland Services Just to keep this list recent/accurate, the server I-CAT is on is running and good to go now. It has been since the evening of November 20th. I-CAT November 29, 2010 
I-CAT Server Down Heartland Services The Heartland server that the Iowa Curriculum Alignment Toolkit (I-CAT) is on will be down on Saturday, November 20th from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm. That means you will not be able to access I-CAT during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.  November 16, 2010 
Google Group Temporarily Suspended Heartland Services Rumor has it Google Groups will be integrated into Google Sites. The Alignment Google Group will be temporarily suspended until the matter is resolved. Come back soon. November 12, 2010 
Virtual Office Hours Heartland Services Online office hours with Heartland's Alignment Specialist will take place on 11/23/10, 2:00-3:00. Virtual Office November 9, 2010 
Online Office Hours Coming Soon! Heartland Services The first online office hours for Heartland Alignment Services will be hosted by Heartland's Alignment Specialist 9:00-10:00 am on 11/9/10. Virtual Office November 4, 2010 
Social Studies Updated in I-CAT Heartland Services The updated Social Studies Essential Concept/Skill Sets and Details from the Iowa Core are now in I-CAT. I-CAT November 4, 2010 
Request I-CAT Support Heartland Services Heartland districts can access I-CAT by contacting their Partnership Director. I-CAT Data Entry Services October 13, 2010 
I-CAT/Common Core Integration Focus Group a Success! Heartland Services Today Heartland engaged a focus group of district staff to help us determine the best way to integrate the Common Core State Standards into I-CAT. Check out the Improvement Center for details. Alignment Services Improvement Center September 3, 2010 
I-CAT Still Works Heartland Services Although the IA state Board of Education just approved the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics, I-CAT still works. It will be updated shortly to include the Common Core State Standards K-12 in these two content areas. I-CAT July 29, 2010 
New Heartland Alignment Wiki General Information This is the official launch of Heartland's Alignment Wiki. We hope this is a useful resources for anyone looking to improve their alignment knowledge and skills. Heartland Alignment Website April 2, 2010 
FAQs: I-CAT Heartland Services Frequently asked questions and answers about I-CAT have been posted under "Resources." I-CAT FAQs April 2, 2010 
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