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Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Overview

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION OVERVIEW

Mission  
The Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy curriculum and instruction will empower all students to become actively engaged, life-long learners who are academically and socially prepared to excel in the global world. 
 
Philosophy
Curriculum and Instruction should be challenging, exploratory, integrative, and relevant
 
Effective academic instruction provides students with an equal opportunity to learn and deepen his or her understanding of educational concepts
  • All students will maximize his or her fullest potential when the curriculum and instruction is designed to meet the educational diverse needs of every student
  • Teachers recognize and account for students’ learning preference (visual, auditory, and/or kinesthetic) in their instruction, utilizing strategies to enhance a student’s particular learning style, and to deepen students’ understanding of the content
 
An effective academic curriculum is horizontally aligned with common core state standards and vertically aligned through planning across grade levels
  • It provides teachers with specific, measurable learning outcomes that are progressively sequenced for each course
  • It provides teachers with guidance for unit and lesson planning, but also provides teachers with the autonomy to use their own methods to teach the content
  • It provides teachers with assessment materials to monitor the academic progress of their students to identify learning gap and ameliorate their teaching skills
  • It contains assessment materials that measure achievement of the instructional goals and objectives
 
Curriculum plans should be periodically reviewed and revised
  • Teachers, department leaders, education specialists, and administrators refer to the curriculum plans frequently, and assess the curriculum to make any necessary adjustments

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin