During the 2015-16 school year, curriculum leaders, administrators, and the N-CCS Curriculum Council – comprised of teachers from every school – analyzed a variety of data sources and scoured research-based frameworks and strategies to develop a plan to strengthen instruction across the district. This work resulted in the Newton-Conover City Schools Instructional Core Framework.
Over the summer of 2016, members of the N-CCS Curriculum Council attended an all day training and feedback session where they were able to provide input on the framework, the resources, and the plan for district-wide professional development. All administrators were also trained and provided the opportunity to give feedback. On August 24, all teachers in N-CCS will receive professional development that will explain the impetus for our Instructional Core Framework. Teachers will have an opportunity to review district data points and discuss strengths and areas for improvement. District, school, and teacher leaders will provide an overview of the Instructional Core Framework and communicating learning goals.
Throughout the year, principals, teacher leaders, and district leaders will guide teachers through streamlined, ongoing professional development. We are excited about the Instructional Core Framework, the support documents all teachers will receive, and working to continue to improve the quality of teaching in N-CCS!
Don’t hesitate to contact your administrators, instructional coaches, Curriculum Council members, or district curriculum team with questions.