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Curriculum and Instruction

 
Wydown's production of Disney's Moana Jr. Wydown Middle School, (Clayton, MO). Wydown Middle School prides itself on being a top-performing school in Missouri; however, we have struggled with closing the opportunity gaps for our African American students. After we set goals, we evaluated systems and structures, and prioritized immediate actions. We hosted evening fishbowl conversations with parents about their experiences. We Read More

Interactive learning increases student engagement Della Davidson Elementary School, (Oxford, MS). Della Davidson Elementary School (DDES) serves students in third and fourth grades in departmentalized, differentiated classes. Our priority is to focus our instruction to best support and challenge students academically while encouraging students to be resilient in the pursuit of academic success. One of the ways DDES implements academic Read More

Delta Woods Middle School students collaborate in the outdoor garden. Delta Woods Middle School, (Lee’s Summit, MO). Delta Woods Middle School’s mission is to ensure that students leave 8th grade with the knowledge, skills, and habits needed to succeed in college-preparatory high school courses, post-secondary education, and pathways to careers. Students, under the guidance of the school counselors, use Missouri Connections, a comprehensive, online, career Read More

Kindergarten students proudly show their favorite books Lakeshore Elementary School, (Holland, MI). Lakeshore Elementary School values the diverse backgrounds of its students, families, and staff. This school year we implemented a new Diversity Committee. The members of the Diversity Committee work to improve school culture, increase awareness, and create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and welcomed. The committee also created Read More

Twin Lakes Elementary School Twin Lakes Elementary School, (Elk River, MN). Twin Lakes Elementary School has continued to take steps to ensure equity, cultural awareness, and respect in our community and school. For example, upon entering Twin Lakes, all visitors are met with a captivating display of more than 25 flags. These flags represent all of the cultures and Read More

Beach Bling Fashion While Learning About Geology and Invertebrates Soldtona Montessori Charter School, (Soldtona, AK). Soldotna Montessori Charter School has a small population of students with diverse ethnic backgrounds. The school is located on the Kenai Peninsula and within the historic, cultural area of the Kenaitze Native tribe. The school infuses cultural studies throughout all learning. For example, intermediate students spend a great deal Read More

Sundling students complete team building activities during Science class. Walter R. Sundling Junior High School, (Palatine, IL). Walter R. Sundling Junior High is one of the first schools in the district and the state to adopt and implement Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching (CLR). As a racially diverse school, Sundling’s strength is its many cultures as well as the diversity of languages spoken. In Read More

A slice of the Mariemont Experience Mariemont Junior High School, (Cincinnatti, OH). Learning takes many forms at Mariemont Junior High School (MJHS). For example, Expeditions, part of the district-wide award-winning Warriors BEyond program, provide students with exciting, innovative learning opportunities throughout the school year. Warriors BEyond seeks to foster passion exploration through hands-on, interest-based courses that encourage students to investigate new Read More

GECA students pose for a selfie during break Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy, (Gilroy, CA). The Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy (GECA), a school of choice, is located on the Gavilan College campus. In partnership with Gavilan, all students must complete 40 units of transferable college coursework in four years, while simultaneously fulfilling high school graduation requirements. Students fulfill Read More

Daily class change at Dublin Jerome. Dublin Jerome High School, (Dublin OH). College and career readiness is an acquisition trait for Dublin Jerome High School students. During their freshman year, students have the opportunity to complete YouScience, a career discovery tool. That data is then utilized by our school counselors to facilitate discussion about proper course planning and future education. For Read More