Curriculum Development

  • Lindbergh’s curriculum development process begins with research, identifying each content’s current best practices and providing direction for the future. The Curriculum Advisory Council, comprised of parents and students, advises faculty on community and student needs to guide the curriculum writing process. While revising the curriculum, teachers identify priority standards to ensure focused learning opportunities.

    Upon completion of curriculum revision, selection and implementation of materials and resources ensure fidelity in the learning process. Assessment data informs ongoing needs throughout each cycle.

Curriculum Review Process

  • Year One: Research and Investigation

    • Teaching and Learning Board Advisory Committee provides input
    • Collect relevant data
      • Review current curriculum
      • Research state and national standards
      • Research current trends
      • Perform site visits
      • Conduct survey
    • Compile findings
      • Identify strengths and weaknesses
      • Prioritize growth opportunities
    • Identify members of curriculum writing team

    Year Two: Writing and Revision

    • June-October
      • Develop K-12 core beliefs and essential outcomes
      • Articulate K-12 scope and sequence supported by state and national standards
      • Identify priority standards at each grade level
    • October-July
      • Write curriculum in Google template
    • May-June
      • Review and edit curriculum

    Year Three: Resource Curation and Assessment Development

    • July-October
      • Solicit Board of Education approval
      • Share curriculum revisions with Teaching and Learning Board Advisory Committee
      • Align proficiency scales to priority standards
    • November-January
      • Determine resource needs and contact publishers for sample materials as necessary
      • Select potential pilots to investigate resrouces
      • Develop aligned assessments and support with grading practices
    • February-June
      • Provide time for teachers to review and prioritize resource requests
      • Share pilot results as applicable
      • Finalize purchase or adoption of resources
      • Provide professional learning opportunities for adopted resources

    Year Four: Implementation, Pacing and Planning

    • July-August
      • Distribute resources to teachers
      • Provide summer dates or release time for pacing and planning
      • Update report cards

    Ongoing: Support instructional needs and update pacing plans and assessments

    Yearly: Review annual subscriptions and open education resources to request potential changes through Teaching and Learning.