Welcome Columbia Heights Staff!

This is a place for us to store documents we are working on together, as well as share websites and meeting agendas in real time.

For one reason or another, the navigation pane is on the right side of the page on this site rather than the top or left.

If you are looking for UbD materials, see page 1 - UbD Identify Desired Results, 2 - UbD Assessment, or 3 - UbD Activities.
Atlas instructions are their own page. See the Atlas heading on the right.

I would be happy to make adjustments or additions to what you see here. Just let me know what you think would be most helpful.

Beth Fawley

If you would like to collaborate using Heights Apps- you'll find the sign in page here:Heights Apps

Username (same as email intro)
Password chps#### (employee id#)

Our Curriculum Development Process

Groups at the Step
Amount of Time
Evaluate current course
Elementary Band
MCA Reading and Writing
Engineering 3-12
Elementary Excel
Pre AP Civics, Pre AP Geography
Pre AP English 9, 10
0-4 hours
Brainstorm future course components
Advanced Women's Choir
Yearlong Media Arts
Elementary Phy Ed
2 hours
Investigate teaching resources
Heritage Spanish
Pre AP English and SS 6-8
Video and Animation
Black Music in America
Pre AP Physics and Engineering
4 hours
Map out course using UBD and Atlas
CMS Drumline
Pre AP Math 6-8
Geo Political Issues
HS Science Course Revisions
8 hours
Course Map Revisions
Environmental Science 9
HS Leadership Academy
Pre AP Science 6-8
2 hours
Generate list of classroom resources

2 hours
Resource ordering

2 hours
Finalize unit planning,
familiarize yourself with the teaching materials

4 hours

  • Is the pace of our science classes too slow for some of our kids?
  • We talk a lot about the failure rate of our high school students. What about the rate of kids not trying? Some don't even choose to enter the game. What can be done to motivate or hook those kids?