SDE: Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

The Connecticut State Department of Education supports its school districts with the development of rigorous and relevant curriculum, PK-12. Curricular development takes place at the district level through meaningful, ongoing, data-informed discussions involving districtwide educators.

Supporting district-based curriculum development, the state provides resources to include frameworks with standards and grade-level expectations, templates for curriculum, and sample lessons and assessments. State-provided professional development, supplementary resources, and Bureau of Teaching and Learning staff are also available to assist.

COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS


CURRICULAR CONTENT AREAS
 
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ARTS
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MATHEMATICS
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CAREER & TECHNICAL
EDUCATION
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION 
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HEALTH
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SCIENCE 
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INFORMATION
& COMMUNICATION
TECHNOLOGIES
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SOCIAL STUDIES 
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LITERACY/
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 
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WORLD LANGUAGES
 
 

PK-16 CONTENT AREA SUPPORT PROGRAMS

Advanced Placement * Carl D. Perkins * Connecticut Virtual High School

College Credit Opportunities * Early Childhood * English Language Learners

Know How to Go * Gifted and Talented * Special Education


INSTRUCTIONAL INITIATIVES

Career Pathways, an approach to secondary education and postsecondary planning, is designed to engage each student in the creation of a flexible, individualized Student Success Plan that includes rigorous academic coursework, credit-bearing college courses, related electives, and structured external work-based learning experiences within the context of a chosen career pathway.

Connecticut Career Pathways - Seasons of Change and Transition [PDF] This guide serves as a resource for educators and provides important links to in-depth information. It provides students with direction as active informed participants in the development of their personalized roadmaps to future career success.

Early Literacy initiatives provide support to districts and schools toward creating optimal early learning environments in kindergarten through third grade to ensure that every child is reading at or above grade level.

Literacy Across the Content Areas offers resources for grades 4-12 to support Connecticut’s literacy goal that each student becomes an independent, skilled, lifelong reader, writer, listener, speaker, viewer, and presenter.

Homeschooling as an Option to Public School Education.

Scientific Research-Based Intervention (SRBI) is Connecticut’s framework for improving education for all students based on a three-tier response to interven-tion model (Executive Summary).

Early Childhood SRBI

Connecticut's Framework for RTI Using Scientific Research-Based Interventions-SRBI: Improving Education for All Students (Full Publication).

Family Guide to SRBI

Secondary School Reform is Connecticut’s initiative to improve education in its middle and high schools, so that students are prepared for life and work in the 21st century.


Dianna Roberge-Wentzell, Ed.D.

Chief Academic Officer





Content Last Modified on 1/13/2014 11:00:59 AM