The full day of professional development introduced teachers to new curriculum, teaching strategies, classroom management skills and more.
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.
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.
Thirty girls from fifth to eighth grade designed, built and programmed robots and drones.
Colonial has more than 120 students who are learning English as a second language, and classroom teachers learned tools and strategies to support them.
Congratulations to Susan Burns, Amy Campbell, Brooke Carpenter, Rich Madel, Tom Ortlieb, Erin Powers, Jennifer Ramsden and Josh Rothstein!
One of the largest aquaponics systems in the northeast United States has found a home at Colonial Middle School.
Did you know that by raising fish in a tank, you can have everything you need to nurture a garden? Two new aquaponics systems at PWHS bring the process to life.
While you may have heard of "Hour of Code," elementary students as young as kindergarten recently completed a "Unit of Code" in the Colonial School District.
Dr. Liz McKeaney
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
610-834-1670, ext. 2155
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Dr. Katy Giovanisci
610-834-1670, ext. 2225
Click here to email Dr. Giovanisci
610-834-1670, ext. 2164
Click here to email Mr. Merk
610-834-1670, ext. 2149
Click here to email Ms. Wileczek
610-834-1670, ext. 2154
Click here to email Ms. Aiken
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