Take a look at what curriculum planning looks like in the digital age.
The Foreign Languages Curriculum Review by the Holliston Public Schools in Holliston, MA. is an all-electronic “document” with more content than many school districts’ websites.
The material is available online for school personnel, students, parents, and the public.
The Curriculum Review contains:
- an overview of the curriculum review process,
- statement of goals and philosophy,
- list of desired learning outcomes,
- articles, bibliographies, doctoral dissertations dealing with foreign language teaching
- position papers on diverse learning styles,
- papers on keeping instruction in the target language,
- a budget showing required funding for foreign language instruction.
Each section is hyperlinked. You can move around easily with a click of a mouse.
The review was prepared by a school committee comprised of people working at the building level and the district level. Their goal was a complete the alignment of the district’s current curriculum practices with state and national standards for PreK-12 students with best practices in foreign language education. Holliston offers instruction in Spanish, French, Mandarin and Latin.
The entire project took three years. It was time well-spent.
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