Every student, every day — A guaranteed, viable curriculum
Our curriculum is in the process of becoming aligned to the New Hampshire College and Career Readiness Standards (NHCCRS). Standards are statements of essential skills, and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Math and English Language Arts provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in these areas.
The ConVal School District is using a planning model that begins with clearly stated standards; derived from four guiding questions (Dufour and Eaker).
What do we want our students to learn and be able to do? (Learning Outcomes)
How will we know if each student is learning each of the essential skills, concepts, and dispositions we have deemed essential? (Assessment Strategies)
How will we respond when some of our students do not learn? (Tiered Interventions)
How will we enrich and extend the learning for students who are already proficient? (Extended Learning Opportunities)
To best accomplish these tasks, a well defined curriculum revision and renewal cycle has been established; one that meets the demands of rigorous, research-based instructional strategies and curricula. This includes purchasing aligned materials and programs, providing high quality professional development, and support materials for intervention and enrichment.
While we recognize that each of our nine towns and eleven schools are distinctive in their own right, our goal is to ensure that all of our students have access to the same high quality curricular experience.