Norwood District #63 Curriculum
Officially adopted by the Board of Education at the December 2018 regular meeting.
District 63 has developed a curriculum plan that outlines the district’s efforts to build a rigorous and relevant curriculum, advance teaching and learning, and foster supportive relationships among all stakeholders to ensure success for all students. This curriculum plan encompasses strong accountability and student assessment systems as well as professional development that reflects the six pillars for student success including; student engagement, differentiated instruction, higher order thinking, data-based decision making, tech supported learning and balanced assessments.
Terms everyone needs to know when reviewing the District's curriculum:
Curriculum: District 63 refers to the term “curriculum” as the knowledge and skills students are expected to learn and be able to do with mastery through the academic content taught in a specific grade level or course. The District 63 Curriculum encompass the Essential Skills and Illinois Learning Standards
Instructional Materials: Refers to the resources that teachers use to teach their curriculum. These instructional materials are provided to students through lessons and assignments regardless of its format, such as printed books, readings, representational materials, audio-visual presentations, and materials in electronic or digital format (such as materials accessible through the internet/websites).