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 K-6 Curriculum Expectations Brochures for 2016-17
During the summer, áa áteam of middle school áteachers worked átogether to expand the grade level curriculum expectations ábrochures to include Grade 6. á Last summer, teams of teachers created the grades K-5 brochures. áThe brochures reflect the essential skills students will learn by the end of the school year based on the district curriculum and grade level benchmarks. áThe brochures can be found in the ábelow áUseful Information and Documentsásection of this website in a file entitledáCurriculum Expectations Brochures. áá
 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 áAugust 23-25, 2016.. áThe scheduleá and details for the program, along with TheáGlen Rock School District Mentoring Handbook 2016-17, á can be found in the below Useful Information and Documentsá sectioná of this website áin theá Mentoring and New Teacher Resources áfile folder.

Welcome aboard!
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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Glen Rock Teachers of the Year 2016
Congratulations to the Glen Rock Teachers of the Year - 2016!

Byrd School - Andrea Groszew - Grade 1
Central School - Heather Frank - Grade 1
Coleman School - Jennifer DiLoreto - ESL
​Hamilton School - Katy Lau - Kindergarten
Glen Rock Middle School - Amanda Carullo - Grade 6
Glen Rock High School - Kelly Miller
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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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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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New Math Website for Teachers, Students and Parents
Stanford University's Graduate School of Education has developed a new mathematics website for students, teachers and parents. The website includes math apps, videos, games, lesson plans, free on-line courses for students, etc. Click on the link https://www.youcubed.org to access the website.


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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.
Summer 2016
The Office of Curriculum and Instruction will be in full operation between 9 AM-4 PM 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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2015-16 Professional Development Offerings

The 2015-16 professional development course offerings can be found in the below Useful Information and Documents file. The Glen Rock Professional Development Academy offers a variety of instructional technology and curriculum related course offerings, including opportunities for horizontal and vertical articulation. Details for registration can be found on the Glen Rock Community School website.

As the district continues to move forward with the integration of emerging technologies in the classroom, workshop participants will be provided with opportunities to engage in hands-on training projects and leave the sessions with a complete or near complete product for classroom use. Sessions will include in-depth training on how different digital resources can be incorporated into the classroom.

The in-district New Teacher Orientation 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.

Finally, the district is growing professional development opportunities
using online modules and webinars to support teachers as digital learners.

Curriculum Mapping Plan for 2015-16
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
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.
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In The News
Useful Information and Documents
 Curriculum Mapping Plan 2015-16
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 2015-16
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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