District Seeks Curriculum Committee Volunteers

The Colville School District is soliciting parent and community volunteers for several curriculum teams. The committees work with school representatives to review standards, content and scope and sequence of subject areas. They also make recommendations regarding professional development and look for ways to improve student learning. The teams review state learning standards and curriculum at each grade level from kindergarten through high school, and they provide input about assessments and school improvement plans.

This is the district's second year of having Content Leadership Teams. Members of the Leadership Teams will be appointed to make up the Curriculum and Instructional Materials Committee, which will recommend textbooks and other instructional materials for school board approval and district adoption.

Content-specific Leadership Teams have members from district schools, administrators and parents or community members. Teams represent the following areas: English language arts, world languages, mathematics, science, social studies, health and physical education, fine arts, career and technical education, and technology.

“Last year our teams made good progress toward increasing communication from grade level to grade level,” said Sherry Clark, Director of Curriculum and Assessment. “I'm looking forward to focusing more intently this year on identifying curriculum goals and providing input for school and district improvement plans.”

 “The work of our Content Leadership Teams and the Curriculum and Instructional Materials Committee will help us deliver a comprehensive, well-articulated curriculum to our students,” said Superintendent Pete Lewis. “By consciously connecting curriculum, instruction and assessment, we believe student achievement will improve. Having a system for us to work together and communicate with all our stakeholders will help us promote better learning environments for students and allow us to collaborate and train staff accordingly,” Lewis said.

“We value the input our community members provide as we move forward with improving student learning at all levels and creating long-term plans for our students' educational needs,” said Lewis.

Selected volunteers will serve a one-year term and represent a variety of experiences, professions and interests.

Content teams will meet at least quarterly during the school year, with some teams meeting more often according to specific content needs. For more information about the application process, contact Sherry Clark, Director of Curriculum and Assessment for the Colville district, at 509-685-2106.

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