The Asheboro City Schools Curriculum and Instruction team is dedicated to assisting our teaching staff in preparing each student for success in the 21st Century. We are responsible for the teaching and learning of many content areas such as, literacy skills, mathematics, science and social studies in grades K-12. We also work with building level administrators and staffs to ensure that each student's needs are met, whether they are English Language Learners (ELL), Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) or eligible for Exceptional Children (EC) services. Separate links will take you to various content areas, grade levels, departments and professional development that fall under the Curriculum and Instruction umbrella.
Much of the work done by Curriculum and Instruction is guided by four questions asked by the authors of, "Whatever it Takes: How Professional Learning Communities Respond When Kids Don't Learn" (Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, Gayle Karhanek, 2004):
- Exactly what is it we want each student to know, understand and be able to do?
- What instructional strategies will we use to teach students this knowledge and these skills at high levels?
- How will we know when each student has acquired the essential knowledge and skills?
- What happens in our (district or) school when a student does not learn or when the student already knows what we are preparing to teach.