The goal of the Chittenden South Supervisory Union Curriculum Office is to assist our six schools to provide a learning environment that nurtures the academic development of every student. To achieve this as well as program consistency throughout CSSU, meaningful professional development is planned, coordinated and assessed by the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. As a supervisory union, we regularly update curriculum and assessments to align with research based "best practice." The national Common Core Standards have become a significant focus of our curriculum and instruction work.
Projects underway through the CSSU curriculum office include:
MATH - Coordination of CSSU Math Initiative that includes: implementation of Bridges K-5, coordination of Best Practices math courses and studio work, implementation of Fact Fluency Assessment Toolkit, data analysis, and professional development focused on Best Practices and Studios K-12 as well as implementation of the Common Core Math Standards and continued focus on coaching
LITERACY - Revision and implementation of On Demand Expository Writing Assessment, support for Readers and Writers Workshop instructional model, data analysis, professional development about the Common Core Literacy Standards and ongoing focus on coaching
SCIENCE - Revision and implementation of Inquiry Science Tasks, analysis of data, and ongoing professional development in science
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Coordination of a multifaceted K-12 in-service program that focuses on implementation of the Common Core, Response to Intervention, and Math and Literacy Best Practice
ASSESSMENT - Continued development and refinement of the CSSU Common Assessment Schedule and implementation of VCAT