MVSD Curriculum

Welcome to the MVSD Curriculum site!

This site houses our Social Studies, SEL, Math, Literacy, Science, and Music Curriculum. You will also find MVU's Proficiency-based Graduation Requirements here.

In August 2020, we rolled out our PK-12 SEL Competencies that were developed by a team of dedicated teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors. These competencies were created in collaboration with experts from CASEL in 2019- 2020. We know that these non-academic essential skills are absolutely critical in laying the foundation for student success not just in school but in life. This year we have added self-paced professional development modules for MVSD staff based on our SEL competencies guide.

We continue to refine our math and literacy curriculums in response to teacher feedback. We streamlined the units so that skills and concepts can be taught in depth and to give teachers time to address the needs of all students. New this year are Best Practices in Reading, Writing, and Word Study developed by our literacy coaches in collaboration with Partnerships for Literacy and Learning.

Our science curriculum team will be putting together resource kits for our K-6 units of study for each school. Additionally, they will begin the work of creating common assessments across the district.

Our creative music teachers developed a music curriculum to provide a well-rounded education for all our students. The hope is to inculcate in children a love of music that begins in the early years and lasts a lifetime!

You will also find our continuous improvement plans from 2020-2021 on this site. They will be revised this year.

Marzano's Instructional Framework continues to guide our instructional practices across the district. We do this by providing our staff with professional development from national and local consultants as well as our very own district experts.

We approach this new school year with a renewed sense of purpose to provide our students with the best possible learning experiences and instruction we possible can. So, some of our teachers will be working with local naturalist, Kurt Valenta, to incorporate nature-based outdoor learning into the curriculum.

I wish all our teachers, administrators, families, and staff members the very best.

With thanks and gratitude,

Kosha Patel, Ph.D.

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

August 12, 2021

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