PreK-12 Curriculum Work Process
One of the key components of a Professional
Learning Community is ongoing teacher collaboration and reflection centered on
the goal of increasing student achievement. To continuously refine district
curriculum, instruction and assessment practices, Dublin City Schools utilizes
Content Area Councils. Councils are comprised of teachers from each building and
represent district grade levels and courses.
Course of Study: Dublin operates on a five-year curriculum review cycle to ensure that
each content area is continuously updated. Using the State of Ohio Content
Standards and other nationally recognized resources, teachers in collaboration
with Learning and Teaching Department Administrators, develop courses of study
that define the content for each grade level or course offered at Dublin City
Schools. The Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent,
adopts each graded course of study.
To provide guidance for instruction and
learning, Dublin City Schools has developed Big Ideas, Essential Learning’s,
Target Statements and I Can Statements from the Graded Course of Study.
Big Ideas anchor the field of
Essential Learning’s focus instruction and
assessment by identifying core concepts.
Targets Statements identify the concepts and
applications to be assessed within the intended learning.
I Can Statements are written in parent and
student friendly language. They are designed to help increase the understanding
grade level or course content as they apply to your child.