The choosing and/or developing of any curriculum can be a highly political act. It represents the spoken and unspoken values of any educational organization and the extent to which the student’s needs are valued and met. It is important to take what we teach our students and how we teach very seriously.
As an organization, we will continuously seek new ways to improve our instructional programs by developing curriculum and instructional practice that best meet the needs of our current and future students throughout the WSESU.
We understand that the most important event during any school day is the interaction between a student and his or her teachers and peers. As we move into the 21st Century, it is important that we consider the type of world that our students will navigate and live in. We cannot provide a 20th Century model of instruction to our students if we want them to be successful and self-actualized in the 21st Century.
Therefore, it is important that we as educators adapt our practices and systems to meet the needs of our current students, and prepare for the needs of our future students. School and district administration must seek input from teachers, parents, and the community as we attempt to identify and provide high quality professional development for all of our support staff, teachers, and administrators.
Carl Chambers, Curriculum Director
(802) 674-2144, ext. 109