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Current Curriculum-Related Strategic Plan Initiatives
The Curriculum Team is currently involved with several exciting district initiatives focusing on improving curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The following outlines our current and upcoming projects.
  •  Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
    • Align English language arts and mathematics to common core standards
    • Study and adjust grade to grade articulation in English language arts, mathematics, and science
    • Conduct peer review of curriculum units
  • K-12 Writing
    • Align writing practices with the English language arts common core
    • Establish common protocols and tools for instructing and assessing writing
    • Develop writing rubrics in student friendly language
    • Provide professional development in writing instruction
  • Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering (STEM)
    • Align K-12 math curriculum with the common core standards
    • Align science curriculum with the next generation science standards
    • Investigate meaningful connection between the science, mathematics, and
      technology/ engineering program.
    • Develop additional STEM student experiences K-12.
  • World Languages
    • Expand current critical languages program (Mandarin Chinese)
    • Investigate program options for expanding the world languages program into middle and elementary grades
  • Balanced Assessments
    • Develop district Assessment Framework
    • Acquire tool to facilitate benchmark and common online assessment
    • Provide professional development in assessment (purpose, types, development, analysis, etc.)
    • Select and purchase a screening and progress monitoring math assessment
    • Create common assessments for each K-12 unit, including Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessments (CEPA)
    • Analyze assessments within online curriculum units for effectiveness and balance
    • Develop quality benchmark assessments
  • Interventions for Students
    • Adopt a district pyramid of interventions
    • Determine in each school what interventions are offered for each tier for struggling and students who need enrichment/extension
    • Select and purchase a screening and progress monitoring math assessment
  • Research Based Instructional Practices
    • Analyze current instructional practices across the district
    • Carry out regularly scheduled walk-throughs
    • Offer on-going professional development in research-based instructional practices and instruction related to the Educator Evaluation System
    • Create a multi-year professional learning plan
Resources for Current Initiatives
Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Technology Gantt Chart