Explore your passions. Create your success. That is our hope for each and every student. We live this through a commitment to provide our learners with broad, relevant, and engaging learning experiences. Our educational programs are designed around the knowledge, competencies, and skills students will need as they prepare for life, work, and service beyond the classroom.
The ISD 110 Department of Teaching & Learning is responsible for development and ongoing improvement in the following areas:
In collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and other professional educators, we review and revise the curriculum for all courses of study on a regular cycle. We ensure the curriculum in each course is grounded in research and best practice, and meets expected standards.
We work together with teachers and building administrators to continually examine and improve instructional practices. The district supports developmentally appropriate strategies designed to foster student engagement in the learning process.
A balanced system of assessment provides feedback to students and guides instructional practices for teachers. The district uses achievement data from state and national assessments, as well as locally developed assessments that are aligned with district curriculum. Additionally, opportunities for students to “show what they know” are encouraged through the use of authentic or performance-based evaluation.
Continuous professional learning is an essential component in maintaining excellence in teaching and learning. District 110 works with building administrators, teachers, and other experts in the field to provide opportunities for staff to work collaboratively in a culture of continuous improvement.