Curriculum and Instruction

  • The purpose of the Curriculum and Instruction Departments in Columbia Public Schools is to build capacity to improve student performance as defined by district goals.
    Building capacity through:
    • Equity of access to the curriculum
    • Commitment to consistent district – wide learner expectations
    • Clarity of expectations for Instruction
    • Empowerment of teachers to differentiate instruction
    • Integration between content areas as appropriate
    • Dissemination of research-based instructional strategies
    • District-wide assessments that inform instruction and curriculum
    • Professional development