Welcome to the USD 365 Curriculum & Instruction Information Site:
Whether you are a parent, patron or faculty member, this site can be beneficial for you to access information and resources about the College and Career Ready State Standards implemented in USD 365. This site can also give you information about the assessments given and instructional strategies used in the classroms. Below are some resources that you might find beneficial at home.
Build Your Own Curriculum (BYOC) Information:
Build Your Own Curriculum is a Web-based curriculum development program that allows district curriculum to be live and accessible to everyone at any time. BYOC was specifically designed by educators to meet the needs of students, parents, administrators and teachers. Parents have the opportunity to view curriculum, assignments, and standards from home, work or library. Students can look at the standards they're expected to learn and master, see class activities, and retrieve the resources they'll need to complete their work. Teachers can locate current curriculum requirements and resources, to easily update and customize their lesson plans in alignment with district standards and expectations. Administrators can gain instant access to the learning paths in each building, grade, and classroom—and view this information by standards, by teaching objective, and by key concept.
Below is the Public Site for you to view the district curriculum/courses:
Common Core Standards Website - this site if the official cite for the common core standards and has quality information for parents and teachers to learn more about the standards.
http://www.commoncoreworks.org/ is a website for parents to look at and get familiar with what common core is. These two links below are "Roadmaps" for parents to help explain what each grade will be doing in ELA and Math with regards to common core.
Math Parent Guides: http://community.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=5651.
The Kansas State Department of Education is excited to announce the release of our Parent Guides created for Kansas parents by Kansas educators!
These documents help provide a clearer understanding of what students will learn at a specific grade level in parent friendly language. Furthermore, these documents provide a few activities parents can do at home with their child to further support their learning of mathematics. The Guides are simple yet precise one page documents that are perfect for distribution during parent teacher conferences or any other school related event.
College And Career Ready Standards (CCRS)
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort to establish a shared set of clear educational standards for English language arts and mathematics that states can voluntarily adopt. These standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to go to college or enter the workforce and that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. The standards are benchmarked to international standards to guarantee that our students are competitive in the emerging global marketplace. The Kansas State Board of Education adopted the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards in English language arts and mathematics in October 2010. Kansas has had educational standards for many years. The standards provide clear goals for student learning in different subject areas and help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful.
This initiative is important because it helps ensure all children across the country are given the tools they need to succeed. High standards that are consistent across states provide teachers, parents, and students with a set of clear expectations that everyone can work toward together. This will ensure that we maintain America’s competitive edge, so that all of our students are well prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary to compete with not only their peers here at home, but with students from around the world. These standards are a common sense first step toward ensuring our children are getting the best possible education no matter where they live. Above is a link to the informational guide for parents.