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The above link provides more information about the Department of Curriculum & Instruction's Key Priorities & Professional Learning Opportunities for the 2016-2017 school year. 
 
The above link provides more information about the Department of Curriculum & Instruction's Key Priorities & Professional Learning Opportunities
 
The above link provides more information in powerpoint format about the Department of Curriculum & Instruction's Curriculum & Instruction Initiatives.  
 
The above links provides a mid-year update on the progress and instructional priorities of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction so far during the 2015-2016 school year.
 

 
The goal for 2016-17 is to develop or identify clear, consistent, coherent and well-articulated curriculums that are implemented uniformly and equitably across all schools in the Freeport School District. These curriculums will be driven by the national standards, and will reflect the skills and habits of mind needed for 21st century learners to be globally competitive.
 
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction will continue to focus on aligning the Instructional System. The elements of a Standard’s Based Instructional System includes: research based and reliable assessments, safety nets, high quality instruction, instructional materials, technology, and ongoing research on the new national standards. Alignment of these elements are essential in order to continue to see student growth and to stabilize the curriculums across all content areas. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction will continue to focus on providing teachers with high quality and focused professional learning.
 
During 2016-17, we will continue to build on the curriculum initiatives from 2015-16. We will implement the new Matrix for 21st Century Teaching and Learning. The Matrix for 21st Century Teaching and Learning clearly defines what a 21st century classroom should look like and will serve as a framework for teachers and administrators. We will also move into year two of the elementary reading curriculum review and begin reviewing K-5 elementary mathematics, 6-12 science, 6-12 Social Studies, and continue to focus on our assessment practices and the implementation of NWEA MAP. We will ensure that there is a laser-like focus on data to inform instructional decisions and measure student growth. All curriculum initiatives will continue to be aligned with the district’s instructional priorities and the strategic plan.
 
Lastly, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction will continue to provide the Board of Education, parents and community with regular updates regarding our instructional programs, curriculum, and assessment efforts.
 
Sincerely yours,
 
- Duane R. Meighan, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction
 
Last Modified on September 22, 2016
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