A key responsibility of the Curriculum and Instruction Department is to facilitate the review and implementation of new and/or updated curriculum within the district. Best practice is to reveiw each subject area every seven years. .
The intent is to review and complete identified tasks during the cycle year. On-going alignment to core, assessment, data review and adjustments will be made as needed.
|All teachers will use district-adopted materials.||Assessment plan: 1) Formative 2) Summative|
|Professional development will be provided and strategies will be used in the classroom.||Curriculum map and/or instructional plan or template for each course/grade level content area|
|Common assessments will be developed and used by all teachers to drive teaching and ultimately student learning||Identification of instructional strategies to support curriculum|
|On-going review of data will be commonplace to impact teaching and learning||Plan for acceleration and intervention|
|Our students will have access to similar experiences in their education across our school district||Development of a K-12 vision, mission and goals for curricular area|
|Align curriculum to Iowa Core, develop benchmarks and cross-curricular benchmarks, align to report card|
|Review research, achievement data, schools of best practice|
|Develop common vocabulary|
|Present materials to board for adoption|