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Curriculum & Instruction
Dr.á Kathleen áRegan
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 ácontinues to coordinateá and advanceá all districtá instructional programs.á The office works with curriculum committeesáconsisting of teachers and administrators to evaluate and revitalize curricula based on student needs, research-based best practice,ástate and national standards, and standardized assessment results.á Further,á the office facilitates the work of theáGlen Rock Professional Development Committee to ácreateá meaningfuláprofessional ádevelopment opportunitiesá to enhance student learning and áinstructional practices. Professional development for teachers is offered across the schools,ágrades, and disciplines focusing onárigorous standards and curricula. á The integration of instructional átechnology in the classroom is supported by the ácurriculum and professional development.á A multi-prong professional development model has been planned, embraced and implemented in Glen Rock.á The model áoffers teachersá a variety of álearning opportunitiesá offered through: in and out -of -district workshops,á webinars, on-line workshops, ácommittees, ásummer curriculum writingá initiatives, graduate courses, mentoring, program visitations, shadowing, etc.

Announcements
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New Teacher Orientation - August 22-24, 2017
The Glen Rock School District looks forward to warmly welcoming our new teachers during the annual New Teacher Orientation Program scheduled for August 22, 23 and 24, 2017. The schedule and details for the program, along with The Glen Rock School District Mentoring Handbook 2017-18, can be found in the below Useful Information and Documents section of this website in the Mentoring and New Teacher Resources file folder.
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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 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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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.
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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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The Arts Throughout the Schools
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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NJDOE Website for Parents on PARCC
The NJDOE has created a 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 also 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-7Curriculum Expectations Brochures for 2017-18
During the summer, a team of middle school teachers developed a grade 7 curriculum expectations brochure. A team of teachers updated the previously developed grades K-6 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 2017-18
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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Professional Development Plan 2017-18
Professional development and mentoring 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.
Videos and Podcasts
In The News
Useful Information and Documents
 Curriculum Mapping Plan 2017-18
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 2017-18
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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