The term curriculum refers to the lessons and academic content taught in a specific course as well as the series of courses students take to learn a subject.
The curriculum in our schools is research-based, student-centered and addresses the standards outlined in the:
- Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
- College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS)
- English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
Curriculum is written at the district-level and then provided as a guide for individual classroom teachers to use when planning their lessons.
Currently, curriculum staff and teachers are working on rewriting core content in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, based on the goals from the district Strategic Plan. An important aspect of this rewriting process is to include more engaging and technology-based activities to support the GISD Ready initiative.