Led by the appropriate director or curriculum coordinator, each curriculum area in the district's educational program undergoes a five-year cycle of review:
Year 1: Spotlight Year. A comprehensive review of the curriculum takes place, from content to pedagogy. Focus is on unfolding the scope and sequence of the subject, i.e., how a student experiences the curriculum within the educational program and its efficacy as measured by local and state assessments. Recommendations are made based upon teachers answering three key questions: What should we continue doing? What should we stop doing? What should we begin doing?
Years 2-5: Departments conduct an
ongoing review of the recommendations, their implementation, and their
effects. Periodic reports are given to the Board of Education with an eye
to returning to a Spotlight Year when the cycle resets.
to view the Health curriculum Year 1 review led by K-12 Athletic Director Dawn Cerrone and presented to the Board of Education on June 7, 2016.
At the June 9th, 2015 Board of Education Work Session, 6-12 world languages
curriculum coordinator Peter Giacalone
presented a comprehensive review of the district’s world
languages program. Click here to view the presentation. This was Year 3 of the curriculum review for the department.
the June 10th, 2014 Board of Education Work Session, 6-12 social studies curriculum
coordinator Jeannette Balantic presented
a review of the district’s social studies program. This was the
first curriculum review since the district began implementing the new Common
Core Learning Standards (CCLS) in 2011-2012.