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District Curriculum Review Process

posted Nov 22, 2017, 3:16 PM by kdaniels@isd911.org

In early 2017, the District Curriculum Committee (with teacher, coach, and administrator representation from across the district) was formed and charged with creating and implementing a Curriculum Review Process. This process contains two main “tracks” for reviewing curricular/instructional resources:

Continuous Improvement Process: This process is an ongoing review of standards, practices, assessments, and resources. This process results in updating practices, assessments, or supplementary resources.

Formal Study: This process is a formal review of standards, practices, assessments, and resources, generally facilitated after an MDE standards revision. This process results in updating practices, assessments, or core resources.

Ahead of each review process, the Teaching & Learning Department will work with teachers and building administration to assemble a Content Area Team. The Content Area Teams will span both communities and will consist of teacher leaders who will review existing programs, create recommendations, and will work to implement the changes within the district.

After reviewing a number of data sources, the District Curriculum Committee needed to choose a manageable number of content areas to focus on for 2017-2018. The committee approved a  Curriculum Review Forecast to tentatively plan for future years.

The following areas began the Continuous Improvement Process during Summer 2017:

Math 6-12

Science K-5

We will concentrate our efforts in the following content areas during the 2017-2018 school year:

World Language 9-12

Literacy Supplemental Review K-5

Phys Ed SHAPE Review

If you have any specific questions, please feel free to email the Curriculum Coordinators Michelle Glasgow or Dave Blanchard.