Curriculum & Instruction Updates
September 2015

Important Dates

September 21 - BOE Meeting

October 6 - CCSS ELA

October 14 - MAF/LAF Meeting

October 15 - IIC

October 16 - Proposals due for Mini-Conference

October 19 - PLC Monday

October 22 - CCSS Math

November 10th Institute Day and Mini-Conference

Planning for our upcoming District Institute Day on November 10th is underway!  Once again, we will be having a Mini-Conference in the morning, which will include a variety of sessions on an assortment of topics, supporting teachers across all content areas.  The afternoon will provide department specific professional development and collaboration time.   Proposals are due October 16.

Click here to submit a D62 Mini-Conference proposal

Unit Planning and Common Assessments

Currently, District 62 has Curriculum Maps for all grade levels and content areas.  Although new standards have been incorporated into ELA and Math, Social Studies will require some updates with the recent adoption of new standards.  In addition to that, a few content areas, mostly in Fine Arts and P.E. will require updating in the near future.

At this time, most departments are in the process of creating Unit Plans and Common Assessments.  The Common Assessments will allow for meaningful PLC conversations to analyze student progress in order to provide feedback on lessons and unit plans to improve student learning.

Coaches’ Corner

Our coaches are back and in full swing in supporting teacher instruction!  We welcome Ashley Stopa to the team and welcome back Melissa Llano and Carrie Schurr.  Be sure to visit the Coaches’ Corner Website for great resources and ideas to support classroom instruction.