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Kathy Howe [ Kathy_S_Howe@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us ], Deputy Superintendent
Morcease Beasley [ email@example.com ], Executive Director
1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Staff Directory [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/teaching-and-learning/index/staff-directory ]
The Division of Curriculum & Instruction consists of elementary school, middle school, and high school programs, as well as special services, professional learning, educational media, career technology, assessment and accountability, and school improvement.
Diverse comprehensive educational services are provided system-wide to over 100,000 students. Our mission is to give each of these children an excellent education. Special service centers meet instructional needs ranging from world language, science, and special education, to performing arts and career technology, and the schools operate on a semester system. In 2012—2013, DeKalb County Schools debuted the Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Professional Learning (CIAPL) K–12 curriculum. This was created by more than 600 teachers and administrators, and aligns with the Common Core standards.
Curriculum & Instruction provides updates to the Board of Education regarding its educational initiatives. The presentations for these updates are listed below—the date corresponds to the date of the Board of Education meeting at which the presentation was presented.
DeKalb County Schools is committed to the development of a systemwide curriculum that promotes high expectations for its teachers and students and results in meaningful student learning. The district-wide curriculum can best be described as a thinking curriculum, one that integrates content and process, typifying real world situations. The strategies and practices [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/teaching-and-learning/framework-for-practice-and-evidence ] supporting the alignment of the written, taught, and tested curriculum are rooted in internal and external research critical to providing optimum learning opportunities for all students.
The purpose of the K–12 curriculum is to ensure that all students will learn the same core of significant content at a specific instructional level, from teacher to teacher, and school to school. Although the curricular objectives are aligned with the national education goals of the Goals 2000: Education America Act, Georgia standards, and state-mandated tests, the overriding goal is to design, teach, and assess a curriculum that is academically rich, holistic, student-centered, and culturally diverse, honoring input and contributions from all of DeKalb County School District's stakeholders.