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Curriculum & Instruction
Dr.  Kathleen  Regan
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
regank@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8949

Fax Number:
201-389-5019

Barbara Shanley
Administrative Assistant
shanleyb@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x8949

Paul Cusack
District Coordinator of Special Projects
cusackp@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x6266

Welcome to the Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Technology Department

The Office of Curriculum and Instruction  continues to coordinate  and advance  all district  instructional programs.  The office works with curriculum committees consisting of teachers and administrators to evaluate and revitalize curricula based on student needs, research-based best practice, state and national standards, and standardized assessment results.  Further,  the office facilitates the work of the Glen Rock Professional Development Committee to  create  meaningful professional  development opportunities  to enhance student learning and  instructional practices. Professional development for teachers is offered across the schools, grades, and disciplines focusing on rigorous standards and curricula.   The integration of instructional  technology in the classroom is supported by the  curriculum and professional development.  A multi-prong professional development model has been planned, embraced and implemented in Glen Rock.  The model  offers teachers  a variety of  learning opportunities  offered through: in and out -of -district workshops,  webinars, on-line workshops,  committees,  summer curriculum writing  initiatives, graduate courses, mentoring, program visitations, shadowing, etc.

Announcements
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Summer Hours for the Office of Curriculum and Instruction
The Office of Curriculum and Instruction will be in full operation between 9 AM-4 PM Monday through Thursday and 9AM-3PM on Friday during the summer as teachers participate in curriculum writing workshops and new faculty orientation in preparation for the new school year. We wish the Glen Rock Community a happy and safe summer!
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Congratulations Glen Rock Teachers of the Year
We are pleased to announce this year's Teachers of the Year. The following teachers were selected by a school committee based on their effective instructional practices and commitment to their students:

Byrd School - Mrs. Jennifer Burke
Central School - Mrs. Effie Kolovos-Lebet
Coleman School - Mrs. Jennifer Lawson
Hamilton School - Ms. Kimberly McCloskey
Glen Rock Middle School - Ms. Susan Wechtler
Glen Rock High School - Mrs. Monica Weisberg

Congratulations to our Glen Rock Teachers of the Year!
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College and Career Readiness- 2.0
A recent presentation on the results of the pilots for a district learning management system (LMS) and laptops to support the 1-1 initiative at the high school can be found and viewed in the 'Presentations on Curriculum Initiative' file in the below Useful Information and Documents Section. The Schoology LMS and HP Elitebook 820 i5 were recommended by faculty and administration through a committee process.

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Information from Literacy Workshop for Elementary Parents
The Parent Literacy Curriculum Presentation, which was conducted by Dr. Gravity Goldberg and held on February 1st., can be viewed by scrolling down to the Useful Information and Documents File and opening up the file on Parent Workshops.
Information from Math Workshop on January 24th
Parents can access the presentation about our elementary math program and materials for playing math games with your children by clicking on this link ​https://goo.gl/mZJGMC.

These games are the simple and perfect way to practice math skills in a fun way as a family (especially on a snowy day) !

Enjoy!
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Workshops for Elementary Parents
Math and Language Arts Evening Workshops for K-5 Parents/Guardians

1st Workshop Title: Everyday Math-4 (EDM4) Workshop for K-5 Parents and Guardians
Date/Time: January 23, 2017 (Monday) - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm (changed to January 24th due to weather)
Where: The Coleman School Media Center, 100 Pinelynn Rd., Glen Rock
Presenters: Ms. Jackie Fox, Mathematics Consultant and Dr. Kathleen Regan, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

2nd Workshop Title: Language Arts Literacy Workshop for K-5 Parents and Guardians
Date/Time: February 1, 2017 (Wednesday) - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: The Coleman School Media Center, 100 Pinelynn Rd., Glen Rock
Presenters: Dr. Gravity Goldberg, Language Arts Literacy Consultant and Dr. Kathleen Regan, Director of Curriculum and Instruction

The mathematics workshop will provide parents with information on accessing the EDM4 on-line math games/resources and strategies to help your child as a mathematician. The language arts literacy workshop will provide parents with an overview of the elementary literacy curriculum and strategies for supporting your child as a reader and writer.
To ensure ample seating, please RSVP by clicking on the following link. Please remember to click on the ‘submit’ button at the bottom of the reservation form https://goo.gl/forms/1fJUfunSbX54Lteb2. In the event of inclement weather on either day, please check the Curriculum & Instruction website for cancellation information by clicking (Ctrl- left click) on this link for cancellation information: http://curriculum--instruction.glenrocknj.org/ Both workshops are geared specifically for parents and guardians; therefore, please note that children may not attend.
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November 9, 2016 - In-service Day
The schedule of professional development workshops for November 9th can be found in the below Useful Information and Documents file.
Superintendent Book Study: Raising Kids to Thrive
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Presentation to the Board of Education on Summer Curriculum Projects
The presentation on the summer curriculum projects, which was presented to the Board of Education on September 26,2016, is posted in the below Useful Information Section of this website in the 2016-17 Summer Curriculum Projects file.
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Glen Rock Professional Development Academy 2016-17
The Community School Glen Rock Professional Development Academy is, again, offering a variety of workshops for in-district and out-of-district teachers and administrators. A copy of the brochure, which provides a schedule and workshop descriptions, can be found in the below Useful Information section of this website in the Professional Development File.
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K-5 Everyday Math Family Login Instructions
Welcome back to school !!

Our teachers encourage families of elementary students to explore and use the digital Everyday Math Student Learning Center. This is a digital resource for students which include interactive lesson activities to access assignments on-line, play virtual math games, collaborate with classmates on math learning activities, access the Student Reference Book (grades 3-6) and Home Links, and view family letters. In the below useful information section, please find the EDM4 file to access the Quick Start Guide for login instructions. Please contact your child's teacher for specific passwords and access codes.
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September 2nd Inservice Day - Welcome back!!
In addition to the September 1st Convocation with the Superintendent, district faculty will participate in a number of staff development workshops on September 2nd. to discuss the completed summer curriculum work and prepare for the new school year. MS and HS Principals will inform their staff of the location of these specific workshops. The schedule can be found in the below 'Useful Information' section of this webpage in the September 2nd. folder.

Best wishes for an exciting new school year!
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The Arts Throughout the Schools - Spring2016
The schools throughout the district have been conducting magical concerts with opportunities for gifted vocalists and musicians to perform solo pieces. Additionally, our fine arts programs have been beautifying the school hallways with artwork by our talented students. Please scroll down this page and you will be treated to a slide show of magnificent student artwork displayed during the art shows.

Enjoy!
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Curriculum and Instruction Update - Presentation
A presentation on the curriculum and instruction accomplishments for 2015-16 and a preview of 2016-17 initiatives was presented at the May 23rd. Board of Education Meeting by Dr. Kathleen Regan, Director of Curriculum and Instruction. The presentation is posted in the Useful Information and Documents section of this website in the Presentations on Curriculum Initiatives file.
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College and Career Readiness Presentation to the Board of Education and Community
Click here to view the presentation to the Board of Education on Monday, January 18, 2016. The presentation includes information on the past, present, and future initiatives at the high school regarding the vision for College and Career Readiness, including technology.
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NJDOE Announces New Website for Parents on PARCC
The NJDOE recently announced the development of a new website designed to help parents and guardians to better understand the PARCC. The website, Be A Learning Hero, provides video clips on how parents can interpret Individual Student Report (ISR) for their child. ISRs are expected to be released within the next several weeks. The website also provides resources for parents to support their child's learning and academic performance. The website can be found at: www.bealearninghero.org

The NJDOE recently launched another new website to help parents understand the results of their child's PARCC results. That website is www.understandthescore.org
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K-6 Curriculum Expectations Brochures for 2016-17
During the summer, a team of middle school teachers worked together to expand the grade level curriculum expectations brochures to include Grade 6. Last summer, teams of teachers created the grades K-5 brochures. The brochures reflect the essential skills students will learn by the end of the school year based on the district curriculum and grade level benchmarks. The brochures can be found in the below Useful Information and Documents section of this website in a file entitled Curriculum Expectations Brochures.
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Curriculum Mapping Plan for 2016-17
The curriculum mapping plan for the upcoming year has been completed recently by the district Curriculum Mapping Committee. The new plan can be viewed in the below Useful Information and Documents Section.
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Glen Rock Mentoring Plan (2014-17) and Professional Development Plan (2015-16)
These plans can be found in the below USEFUL INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS
section of this website. Additionally, a current edition of the Mentoring Handbook for new teachers and their mentors can be found in this section.
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New Teacher Orientation Scheduled for August 23, 24 and 25, 2016
The Glen Rock School District looks forward to warmly welcoming our new teachers during the annual New Teacher Orientation Program scheduled for August 23-25, 2016.. The schedule and details for the program, along with The Glen Rock School District Mentoring Handbook 2016-17, can be found in the below Useful Information and Documents section of this website in the Mentoring and New Teacher Resources file folder.

Welcome aboard!
Videos and Podcasts
In The News
Useful Information and Documents
 Curriculum Mapping Plan 2016-17
Annually, the district Curriculum Mapping Committee meets and develops a plan for the upcoming year to advance the district's curriculum mapping initiative.
 Mandated Topics Presentation for 2016-17
Annually, all teachers and administrators are to review this presentation for updated information on requirements and policies.
 Presentations on Curriculum Initiatives
Updates on various 5 Year Program Review Initiatives are available by viewing the attached PowerPoint presentations.

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