Curriculum at Eudora Schools: What We Teach
What is curriculum?
A school district's curriculum refers to what is taught to students in each subject area, every year a student is in school. Curriculum is different from instruction, which is how a subject is taught. With a well-designed curriculum, teachers can select their favorite teaching strategies from a wide range of best practices to teach the students in their classroom. The third piece of the academic equation is assessment, which is how we measure what students have learned and where more work is needed.
How is our school district's curriculum written?
Our district's curriculum is developed through a formal collaboration among teachers across grade levels. Throughout the curriculum writing process, work is done to be sure that our local curriculum supports the Kansas State Standards for all subject areas. Teachers meet in subject area committees, or SACs, to determine what knowledge and skills students need, and in what grade, to meet the state standards.
Once the SAC has developed a curriculum for the subject area, it must be approved by the district's Curriculum Coordinating Council, or CCC, and then by the Eudora Board of Education.
There are SACs for of the district's subject areas -- English/language arts, math, health, P.E., technology, foreign language, fine arts and others. We also have a curriculum that was written and adopted to ensure students build social-emotional skills. The teachers in all subject area committees meet every few years to review and revise curriculum and select classroom resources, as necessary.
Please contact your child's teacher or school principal if you would like more information about a certain subject area or grade level.