Curriculum and Instructional Materials

Welcome to Juneau School District's Teaching and Learning Support! Whether you are interested in reviewing the curriculum in Juneau or you are a current employee looking for a particular instructional resource, we hope you will take a few minutes to browse the site and help yourself to the information offered here. Each member of this department is happy to be of assistance to you. If you do not find what you need, please feel free to phone or e-mail.  We are committed to offering high quality, consistent services to the students and staff of Juneau School District's schools. 
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Are you a KINDERGARTEN PARENT?  
What should your child know and be able to do to enter kindergarten ready?  Here are some great ideas to make sure your child is ready for the big day!  Have fun, and don't forget... READ AND TALK - EVERY DAY!  
I AM READY!   
IS YOUR CHILD READY - QUIZ?

CURRICULUM NEWS!  

ELEMENTARY ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS UPDATE:  Our elementary language arts committee has begun the work to align our curriculum and instructional materials to our new higher standards.  We have a group of 26 committed teachers, parents, community members and administrators working to ensure our Juneau students succeed as readers and writers!  Stay tuned for updates.
Meeting One:  October 22, 2013  Powerpoint           
Meeting Two:  December 3, 2013, Rubric Review and Selection          
Meeting Three:  Various dates, Grade level materials screening.  Journeys, Reach for Reading, Reading Wonders selected for further review.
January, 2014:  Instructional materials arrive at the schools.  (Journeys, Reach for Reading, Reading Wonders)
Meeting Four:  February 4, 2014  Publisher Presentations
PLEASE VIEW SHORT VIDEO INTRODUCTIONS TO OUR THREE DIFFERENT SETS OF MATERIALS...  Thanks to the State of Idaho for posting these videos online for all to view.
1.  JOURNEYS
2.  REACH FOR READING
3.  READING WONDERS

 
SECONDARY MATHEMATICS UPDATE:  Our secondary mathematics committee begins their work to align our curriculum and instructional materials to our new higher standards.  The committee's first meeting was January 17, 2014.  We have experienced professional learning around the new standards.  We have been told by teachers our old materials do not align to the new standards.  So, our process of looking deeply at materials for standard alignment has begun.  Stay tuned for updates!  Our renewal team of teachers are working hard and take their job very seriously.
 
K-12 MUSIC UPDATE:  We will begin the curriculum renewal process with teams beginning in February, 2014.
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CORE STANDARDS
THREE MINUTE VIDEO EXPLAINING THE STANDARDS!
High Academic standards are an important first step in ensuring our Juneau students have all the tools they need for success. Rigorous standards in english/language arts and mathematics build a foundation for our students, to prepare them for postsecondary education and careers after high school.
Standards are broken up into three different categories.  Please click the links below to find out more, and go straight to the Common Core State Standards.  Alaska adopted new standards in June of 2012.  They are very similar to the Common Core State Standards.
 Alaska Standards
Common Core State Standards
1. Reading Foundational Skills (Kinder through Grade 5)
2. English/Language Arts
3. Mathematics
 
Parent Brochures:
CORE STANDARDS: (Secondary math to be updated, 2014)
CURRICULUM:

MATH IN FOCUS CURRICULUM MAPS:  Our work with Elementary Math is well under way and continues into year two of implementation.

 

SPRINGBOARD SECONDARY ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM:  Adopted June 2013 The curriculum renewal team selected SpringBoard for the grade 6-12 instructional materials.  SpringBoard is a college and career readiness program for ALL students from College Board.  SpringBoard provides a research-based and research-proven path to college or career readiness, including Advanced Placement courses.  SpringBoard makes rigor accessible to ALL learners through a framework that integrates instructional materials, performance-based assessments and professional development. 

Other Resources:


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