• Six Year Curriculum Review Cycle

     

    Purpose of Cycle

     

    1)       Provides a logical sequence of activities for revising and updating curricula

    2)       Assures a consistent, scheduled examination of all areas in a six year cycle

    3)       Facilitates a K-12 perspective

    4)       Allows for controlled budgeting, limiting large adoptions to different years

    5)       Provides consistent input to the Board regarding curriculum renewal

    6)       Allows professional development to interface with the implementation of new curricula

     

     

                                                 Overview of Cycles

     

    Year 1

    Awareness/Research

    Year 2

    Development/Piloting

    Year 3

    Integration/Revision

    Years 4-6

    Implementation

     

    Year

    Focus

     

    Year 1

     

     

    Year of Awareness: This year focuses on the research of best practices, review of existing programs, examination of vendor materials/presentations and site visitations. Specifically, this step allows the curriculum committee:

    • to cross-reference the existing program with current best practices, standards and the use of technology
    • to investigate how other districts are meeting the needs of students through visitations and/or conferences
    • to create a shared vision for the future of the curricular area
    • to identify potential programs and invite vendors to present materials
    • to develop a needs assessment

     

     

    Year 2

     

     

     

    Year of Development:  This year focuses on providing the committee with a closer look at programs determined to have potential for implementation. Specifically, this step involves: 

    • reviewing the findings of the research year
    • piloting programs
    • monitoring how these programs interface with student needs, best practices, and the strategic plan
    • formally evaluating the pilot
    • recommending program/material adoption to the School Board
    • planning staff development
    • purchasing new materials
    • writing curriculum (spring/summer) 

     

     

    Year 3

     

     

    Year of Integration:  This step focuses on formally integrating the selected program into the targeted grades/areas. Specifically, this step focuses on: 

    • continued revision, augmentation and diversification of the curriculum 
    • development of common assessments and rubrics 
    • professional development

     

     

    Years 4-6

     

     

    Year of Implementation:  The program is fully implemented with continued focus on student performance, best practices, state standards and common assessments. Renewal is an ongoing, dynamic process that creates opportunities for teachers, under the supervision of the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, to make appropriate changes and revisions if necessary and appropriate.

      


     

Last Modified on January 18, 2017