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    The Office of Curriculum and Education  
     
    ~EDUCATION IS A PATH, NOT  DESTINATION~      
           
    Curriculum and Instruction is...
     
    Rigorous when it is robust enough to challenge all  students to: 
    *think critically
    *perform in an arena of high expectations
    *seek opportunities that expand their potential beyond the standard.
     
     
     
    The Curriculum & Education Office exists to support teaching and learning across the District. Toward that end, this office coordinates and oversees the following:
    • Review and development of District curriculum and instructional practices
    • Review and selection of curricular and instructional resources and materials
    • Research and delivery Professional Development to staff
    • Analyze Standardized Assessment Data as it pertains to student learning outcomes

     

    Additonal Programming

     
    Curriculum & Education Department Staff:
      
    Jennifer Gaudioso, Director of Elementary Education, ext. 1201 jgaudioso@wssd.org

     Jen

    Denise Citarelli Jones, Director of Secondary Education, ext. 1202 dcitarellijones@wssd.org 

      Denise

    Debbie Elias, Executive Secretary,
    ext. 1205  delias@wssd.org

     
     
     
     
     CURRICULUM UPDATES
    • Policy "917" Parental Family Engagement - Click Here
    • Policy "918" Title I Parent and Family Engagement - Click Here
    • Spring 2018 Summary Report of the Math Vertical Team for Equity, Access and Excellence

    The district employs a Curriculum Review Cycle to support continuous improvement and support of a high quality instructional program. As part of this process, over the course of the school year, a representative team of teachers and administrators from K-12 studied existing district practices and best practice recommendations in math. The team focused on improving alignment to the core program and responding to the district goals of equity and excellence for all students. Please see the spring report of the Math Vertical Team for Equity, Access and Excellence for a complete summary of the work and recommendations. Click Here

    • Presentation to School Board on highlights of Math Vertical Team for Equity, Access and Excellence Summary Report

    Please see attached for information about recent recommendations for improvements in instructional design and practices in math to support increased challenge for all students from K to 12. The live recording of this presentation is available in the recorded video of the board meeting on May 14, 2018. Click Here

    •  K-5 Math Parent FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

    Parents may have questions about the impact of changes related to recent instructional improvements, or about the math program itself. Please see the Parent Math FAQ for more information about K-5 math. Click Here

    • K-5 Parent Math Night

    One of the Math Vertical Team recommendations is to increase parent education about our math program and approaches to math instruction. Going forward, please check the calendar for an annual parent math night to support the critical role of parents as partners in supporting student learning. To learn more about the approach of the district's  Math in Focus program, the problem-solving opportunities, and the way the lesson design supports appropriate levels of challenge for all students, the district is hosting a Parent Math Program Information Night on May 30th from 7 to 8PM at Wallingford Elementary School. Click Here

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