As part of the Strategic Plan for District 39, the process of curriculum mapping is now used to communicate our curriculum. Mapping provides a two-fold look at the curriculum in District 39: a single grade level for a student and a student's K-8 educational curriculum program. For each subject at each grade level, "master maps," the core of curriculum for all students in Wilmette Public Schools, have been created and agreed to by teachers and administrators. The maps are organized in a calendar-based format, but the actual timing and sequence of each unit of study is determined by the individual teacher based on the needs of the students in his/her particular class. Classroom teachers may address some goals separately and may integrate others into broader, thematic units of study. Curriculum topics may also be covered in a different sequence than they are listed.
Additionally, the classroom teacher will adapt the curriculum creatively during the year to meet the needs of each child. Opportunities to enhance the social and emotional growth of students will be offered as well.
District 39 Curriculum Maps
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