Curriculum Development Cycle
Curriculum development and review is an ongoing process. Redesign and revision of the K-12 curriculum follow a three-phase process through which different content areas receive priority attention in alternating years. View the current Five-Year Curriculum Adoption Calendar.
PHASE ONE: WRITE OR REVISE CURRICULUM
- Curriculum coordinator convenes a committee of professional staff to develop or revise the curriculum. The curriculum produced by the committee is reviewed by the curriculum coordinator and the Director of Curriculum for necessary revisions.
- Once the curriculum is written, the curriculum coordinator presents the curriculum to the Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC), a committee comprised of educators representing all content areas and grade levels. The CAC provides feedback, suggestions, and recommendations regarding the curriculum. The coordinator makes revisions as appropriate.
- The curriculum coordinator presents the curriculum to the Curriculum Diversity Review Committee (CDRC). The CDRC is comprised of staff, parents, and other community stakeholders. This committee reviews the curriculum through the lens of cultural diversity and provides feedback, suggestions, and recommendations regarding the cultural responsiveness of the curriculum and resources included. Curriculum coordinator makes revisions as appropriate.
- The final draft of the curriculum is presented to the Board of Education for approval.
- Once the curriculum is approved by the Board it is published.
PHASE TWO: CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION
- The school year following board approval of the curriculum, the curriculum is implemented by teachers in the classroom. The curriculum department provides professional development and ongoing support to teachers for successful implementation of the curriculum.
PHASE THREE: FULL IMPLEMENTATION
- During the full implementation phase of the curriculum, the curriculum department continues to support teacher and monitors and adjust the curriculum as necessary.
Curriculum Advisory Committee
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