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The Glen Rock School District is preparing to launch a series of surveys of key stakeholders. Parents of students in grades 4-12 are reminded that permission slips must be returned ASAP in order for students to participate. Surveys will open Monday, May 18, 2015!
Curriculum & Instruction
Dr.  Kathleen  Regan
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
201-445-7700 x8949

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Barbara Shanley
Administrative Assistant
201-445-7700 x8949

Paul Cusack
District Coordinator of Special Projects
201-445-7700 x6266

Welcome to the Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Technology Department

The Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Technology Department 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;  technology is integrated throughout the curricula.  A multi-prong professional development model has been planned, embraced and implemented in Glen Rock.  The model  offers teachers  a variety of  learning opportunties through in and out -of -district workshops,  webinars, summer curriculum writing  initiatives, graduate courses, mentoring, program visitations, shadowing, etc.

Announcing a Workshop for Elementary Parents on Literacy - February 19th
10 Literacy Tips for Parents of Elementary Students
Dr. Gravity Goldberg
February 19, 2015 (Thursday)
6:30-8 PM
Coleman School Media Center

Parents who were not able to attend the workshop can view the presentation in the below Parent Workshop file under the 'Useful Information' section of this website.

December 15th In-Service Plans
The district faculty will participate in a professional development in-service program on December 15th from 1:45- 4:30PM. Specific details and the schedule of events can be viewed in the Professional Development file in the below documents section of this fusion page.
On-line Games and Practice Tests Prepare Students for the PARCC
A relatively new website offers games for students in grades K-6 to hone their technical and academic skills for the upcoming PARCC. The website is Enjoy!

Additionally, PARCC recently announced the weekly posting of a practice test for PARCC. The weekly practice tests can be accessed at

2015 PARCC Testing Dates
Performance-Based Component
Grades 3 through 8 March 2, 2015 through March 27, 2015

High School February 20, 2015 through April 2, 2015
(10 day break for HSPA testing – no PARCC )
March 2, 2015 through March 16, 2015)

End-of-Year Component
All grade levels April 27, 2015 through May 22, 2015
Professional Development Day Scheduled for November 4th
District faculty will have an opportunity to learn and articulate about a variety of important topics in education. Professional development topics are identified by a district Professional Development Committee comprised of teachers and administrators. Some topics include:
  • The Assessment Standard for Teacher Evaluation
  • Dyslexia
  • Curriculum Mapping - Instructional Strategies
  • Elementary - Science Program
  • Google Drive
  • Addressing Student Stress
  • Interdisciplinary Planning
  • Helping All Students to Succeed
  • Eating Disorders
A detailed schedule can be found below under Useful Information and Documents in the Professional Development file.
K-5 Math Workshop for Parents-Rescheduled for November 19th
This workshop for elementary parents will provide information on:
  • Accessing the Everyday Math (EDM) on-line resources;
  • Preparing our students for the new PARCC (state standardized testing); and
  • Strategies to help your child master fact fluency.

The District Mathematics Committee invites and welcomes parents and guardians with students in grades K-5 to this informative session.

Since this program is geared for parents and guardians, children may not attend. The Coleman School Media Center Room has limited seating; therefore, please R.S.V.P. by completing and returning a registration form to your classroom teacher by November 12th. The registration form can be found in the below Useful Information and Documents section of the website.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on November 19th !

2014-15 Institute for Educators Course Offerings

The 2014-15 Institute for Educators workshop offerings can be found in the below useful information and documents file. The Institute for Educators, formerly known as the Teacher Institute, was launched in October of 2012 as an opportunity for teachers and administrators to attend in-district Professional Development with a focus on Instructional Technology. Over the past two years, the Institute has provided a wide variety of training opportunities for the professional staff of the Glen Rock Public Schools, including horizontal and vertical articulation. As with all initiatives, the Institute has emerged and expanded to meet professional development needs of the District’s professional staff. As the District moves forward with the integration of technology in the classroom, participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on training in which they will leave the sessions with a complete or near complete product. Sessions will include in-depth training on how different resources can be incorporated into the classroom. The in-district new teacher training program provides an important opportunity for novice teachers to learn about the academic culture and expectations of the Glen Rock learning community. Novice teachers will have multiple opportunities to engage in professional development workshops with their mentors on a district and building level. The workshop sessions will be conducted by consultants, teachers, and administrators on a variety of topics. Also, the district is growing professional development opportunities using specially designed online modules and webinars.

New Teacher Orientation Scheduled for August 26-28, 2014
The Glen Rock School District Board of Education and Administration will welcome new teachers during its annual New Teacher Orientation Program. A schedule of activities and pertinent documents for review can be accessed in the below New Teacher and Mentoring Resources file. The orientation will take place in the Glen Rock High School Media Center.
Curriculum Mapping Plan for 2014-15
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.
Glen Rock Mentoring Plan (2014-17) and Professional Development Plan (2014-15)
These plans can be found in the below USEFUL INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS
section of this website.
Videos and Podcasts
PodcastDr. Kathleen Regan: Welcome to the Curriculum and Instruction WebsitePosted: Sunday, September 22, 2013

PodcastDr. Kathleen Regan: New Teacher Mentoring HandbookPosted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11:42 AM

PodcastDr. Kathleen Regan: Mandated TopicsPosted: Friday, August 23, 2013 at 3:10 PM
This mandated topics presentation will be reviewed by staff members at the beginning of the school year. Adminstrators will engage in further discussion with their staff on these topics during faculty and staff meetings.
New Teacher Orientation and Art in the Schools
Dr. Kathleen Regan: New Teacher OrientationPosted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dr. Kathleen Regan: Art In Our SchoolsPosted: Monday, May 21, 2012
In The News
Useful Information and Documents
 Curriculum Mapping Plan 2014-15
Annually, the district Curriculum Mapping Committee meets and develops a plan for the upcoming year to advance the district's curriculum mapping initiative.
FDK Curriculum Presentation - March 2015
 Mandated Topics Presentation for 2014-15
Annually, all teachers and administrators are to review this presentation for updated information on requirements and policies.
 Presentations on Curriculum Initiatives for 2014-15
Updates on various 5 Year Program Review Initiatives are available by viewing the attached PowerPoint presentations.

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