Curriculum & Instruction Newsletter

October 2015


Early Childhood has begun implementing their new Opening the World of Learning (O.W.L.) curriculum, and continue to modify and adjust their practice to accommodate ROCORI's youngest learners.

Elementary Buildings are in full force implementing Daily 5/Cafe models into their LbD curriculum. An article was shared discussing small group reading that really hits the fundamental principles for a successful guided reading program. Sadlier - identified on their website as "The Perfect Companion to any Core ELA Program" - was implemented as a supplemental program to help foster students' higher-order thinking skills.

Secondary School has been focusing on implementing new enrichment programs like Naviance, connecting with community businesses to develop an academy-type atmosphere at the high school, reorganizing EL and support staff, and honing in on RtI initiatives.

RtI Resources at the CORE level.

Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventionists may assist students in need of an extra boost, but what is being done in the CORE classroom? Interventions can (and should) happen throughout the building in every learning environment. Click on any of the links below to access ideas for interventions.

ELA Interventions (focused on elementary)

Comprehensive resource site for behavior, reading, and math

Curriculum and Instruction Office

Mindi Jenson - Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Stef Rothstein - Curriculum and Instruction Support