The goals for 2018-19 will be to monitor and sustain the new curriculums, ensure that the new curriculums are implemented uniformly and equitably across all Prek-12 schools, reinvent and refine the professional learning community culture, delve deeper into data analysis to inform instruction, and continue to push 21st century teaching and learning with a high focus PBL (Project based Learning) and short focused research.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction will continue to focus on aligning the Instructional System. The elements of a Standard’s Based Instructional System includes: research based, valid and reliable assessments, safety nets, high quality instruction, instructional materials, technology, and ongoing research on the new national standards. Alignment of these elements are essential in order to continue to see student growth and to stabilize the curriculums across all content areas. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction will also continue to focus on providing teachers with high quality and focused professional learning.
During 2018-19, we will implement a new K-8 writing curriculum, 6-12 social studies curriculum, 6-12 science curriculum, high school English curriculum, and a new K-12 world language curriculum. We will also roll out a one to one device initiative for students in grades 9-12. Each student will receive a new Chromebook and the device will be used to support teaching and learning across content areas.
Lastly, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will continue to provide the Board of Education, parents and community with regular updates regarding our instructional programs, curriculum, and assessment efforts.
- Duane R. Meighan, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction