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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, 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.

Announcements
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New Teacher Orientation Scheduled for August 25-27, 2015
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 will be available shortly in the below New Teacher and Mentoring Resources file. The orientation will take place in the Glen Rock High School Media Center.
Summer 2015
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 Institute for Educators Course Offerings

The 2015-16 Institute for Educators workshop offerings can be found in the below useful information and documents file. The Institute for Educators 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 three 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. Some training opportunities, as designated in the brochure, are open to teachers and administrators from outside the district. Details for registration can be found on the Glen Rock Community School website.

As with all
initiatives, the Institute has emerged and expanded to primarily meet professional development needs of the Districtís 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.

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 (2015-16)
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.
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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
More...
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.
 Kindergarten
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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