Curriculum

Curriculum is not just about what students learn. Professional development, data-driven assessments, government reporting and dedicated collaboration time for teachers also falls under the department.

The Curriculum Department features a team of content supervisors who have the “big picture” view and can make sure that concepts are covered in a relevant way and that the curriculum builds effectively from year-to-year – offering our students all the academic skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the future.

The curriculum serves as a living document that can continually evolve in response to student and societal needs. With embedded 21st Century Skills (such as communication, collaboration and active participation) and authentic real-world experiences, course offerings foster skills and attitudes that enable children to think critically, creatively and constructively – and gives our students the tools they need to be ready for college and a career.

In addition to monitoring and refining what students learn in the classroom, the Curriculum Department also studies best practices in lesson delivery and design and administers a strategic award-winning professional development program for teachers.

OUR CORE BELIEFS


  • Excellence can be achieved by all students.
  • Instructional and assessment tasks are at the heart of the teaching-learning process. Therefore, ongoing assessment is an integral part of both the curriculum and instruction and assists students in meeting and exceeding the standard.
  • To tap the full intelligence and learning potential of all students, a curriculum must be a coherent organized set of instructional opportunities that allow for tiered student learning.
  • To make learning meaningful for all students, the curriculum must go beyond traditional resources and actively involve students in real-life experiences. With this model, children may find meaning in their learning and connect and apply learning to new situations.
  • Curriculum provides connections with home and community experiences and maximizes students learning conditions.
  • The curriculum must develop independent responsibility as well as a sense of responsibility to others.
  • The curriculum is a process that continually defines and redefines experiences students have in learning situations. Therefore, it is viewed as an on-going process that is every teacher’s responsibility.

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