MANVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development
Barbara A. Popp, Ed.D.
September 15, 2017
Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Community Members,
With the start of a new school year, it time once again to establish a District Curriculum Committee composed of parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. This year we are expanding our stakeholders to include student representatives. The purpose of this committee is to provide input into district curricula and to assure the alignment of our curricula to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. With development and implementation of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards including the Next Generation Science Standards and the 21st Century Teaching and Learning Initiative, we have a big job ahead of us.
The curriculum process is composed of three steps: Evaluation and Development, Implementation, and Implementation Review and Revision. Additional information on this process is available under the Curriculum Department on the district website. The committee is responsible for the Evaluation and Development component of this process, which includes researching potential programs, resources, and materials and making recommendations. The committee will also share best practices and recently revised Units of Study.
Due to the recently released New Jersey Student Learning Standards including the Next Generation Science Standards the district will be focusing on multiple content areas for the 2017 – 2018 school years. Our first meeting will be held on October 10, 2017 at 3:15 PM in the ABIS Media Center. We encourage any newcomers as well as those who have participated previously to join us in this endeavor.
If you wish to serve on this committee, please email Lorraine Calvo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Curriculum Office at 908-231-8542.
Thank you. I look forward to working with you in the review and development of district curricula.
Barbara Popp, Ed.D.
Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development
Manville School District