As educators in New York get closer to full implementation of the Next Generation Learning Standards, many parents may begin to question: Why were the standards revised? What revisions were made? How will the revised standards affect my child’s education?
Office of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
A consistent, comprehensive, and balanced curriculum aligned across grade levels and from one grade level to the next so all students in Dansville reach their highest potential is the goal of Curriculum and Instruction. Careful assessment of student learning through formative assessment is used to continuously adjust instruction.
At the elementary level, balanced literacy is the foundation of all curriculum and instruction. This involves instruction in reading (decoding, phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, and vocabulary) and writing (we are integrating Units of Study in writing K-8).
At the secondary level, we have been developing and refining interim assessments to drive curriculum and instruction as well as department collaboration around student learning.
Professional Learning is at the heart of effective teaching and learning. We seek to support the learning of our staff through grade level and district collaboration, in-house provided professional development, and attendance at outside professional seminars, conferences, meetings and collaboration around the region.
A Parent’s Guide to the Next Generation Learning Standards
To help parents prepare for the transition to the Next Generation Learning Standards, NYSED collaborated with multiple partners, including parents, to develop a resource that facilitates and promotes parental involvement and engagement. This resource provides the following:
- A description of the instructional cycle and the role of learning standards in the cycle
- An FAQ for the Next Generation Learning Standards
- Links and resources to support classroom learning at home
This parent resources page on the NYS Education Department website: http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/next-generation-learning-standards-parent-resources provides a description of the instructional cycle and the role of learning standards in the cycle, an FAQ for the Next Generation Learning Standards, and links and resources to support classroom learning at home.