Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department

Welcome to the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) Department. The CIA Department is organized to support districts in school improvement needs. Professional growth is supported by the three pillars of the department. The first pillar supports educators in curriculum, instruction and assessment. The second pillar supports gifted students and district programs in schools. The final pillar promotes learning through the use of technology.

Graphic that illustrates the three pillars of the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department - Gifted Services; Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment; and Distance Learning

 

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment


Curriculum: Standards and Content

  • Understanding current grade-level indicators

  • Curriculum Mapping of indicators with quarterly assessments

  • Using item analysis with quarterly assessments

  • Consultant on best practices in curriculum development

  • Developing Standards-based Curriculum Tools to plan for instruction

Instruction: Effective Teaching and Best Practices

  • Differentiated Instruction using the MVESC Indicator Ladders

  • Building teams and teacher leaders

  • Best practices for teaching and learning -- research-based

  • Professional development on high yield strategies

  • Use of technology to promote 21st Century skills

  • Developing teacher mentor knowledge and skills

Assessment and Data

  • Effective questioning

  • Standards-based assessment development (including formative assessments)

  • Rubric development and use (2- and 4-point constructed response)

  • What does the data say? Facilitating teacher analysis of student data
  • School process cycle and time frame for teachers reviewing data

Ohio Improvement Process

  • External facilitator
  • Data-based decisions
  • CCIP development

Gifted Services


Coordinator of Gifted Services

  • Testing and identification
  • Placement of gifted students
  • Communication
  • Written Educational Plans (WEP) assistance
  • Gifted program evaluation
  • Compliance and accountability requirements

Professional Development

  • Gifted teacher collaboration
  • Clustering
  • Differentiating
  • Meeting the needs of the advanced reader
  • Other identified needs

Distance Learning

Student Sessions

  • A variety of K-8 sessions developed around the Academic Content Standards
  • Foreign languages: Mandarin Chinese I and II and American Sign Language I and II
  • Interactive Student Lessons K-8: a variety of standards-based, interdisciplinary lessons to engage all learners

Professional Development for Administrators and Teachers

  • Teacher Tuesday and What Works Wednesday: a variety of professional development offerings for all educators (e.g., high yield strategies, formative assessments, integrating technology in the classroom, etc.)
  • Specialized Instruction – Content specific by request