21st Centure Teaching Tools
The Standards Aligned System (SAS), developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is a comprehensive, researched-based resource to improve student achievement. SAS identifies six elements that impact student achievement: Standards, Assessments, Curriculum Framework, Instruction, Materials & Resources, and Safe and Supportive Schools. Schools and educators across Pennsylvania are supported in their efforts to implement SAS by the development of a state-of-the-art portal.
The SAS portal is designed to organize and deliver educational content carefully aligned to the Pennsylvania Academic and Core Standards and provide educators with integrated classroom tools to enhance their teaching effectiveness. The SAS portal also provides Pennsylvania educators with leading edge networking technologies that create opportunities to communicate and collaborate with peers across the Commonwealth.
Searchable database of all Pennsylvania Academic and Core Standards and Assessment Anchors
An assessment creator, as well as information on state exams and graduation requirements
Long Term Transfer Goals, Big Ideas, Essential Questions, Concepts and Competencies for all content areas
Source for the Educator Effectiveness resources as well as a collection of videos and best practice strategies to meet needs of diverse learners
Searchable, aligned classroom resources, learning progressions, lesson plans, and a Voluntary Model Curriculum
An evidence-based framework for school and student safety, positive educational environment and engagement
Assess students in core content areas (grades 6-12)
Create and share curriculum maps using the Pennsylvania Academic and Core Standards and Curriculum Frameworks
Organize and store digital resources
Communicate and collaborate with peers through threaded discussions and forums
Create lesson plans on SAS portal
Create websites to enhance communications between home and school