Curriculum and Instruction

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D140's Educational Plan

District 140 recognizes the responsibility of providing our students with the most current research and best practices available in the field of education. Our instruction is designed to provide all students with a rigorous and relevant curriculum and to ensure that every student has access to knowledge and skills that challenges him or her to reach mastery.

A curriculum cycle has been developed to review, evaluate, and update all subject areas on a regular basis. This process involves alignment to Illinois Learning Standards and Performance Descriptors, ongoing analysis of data, focus on student learning, and a mindset of continuous improvement.

The department also emphasizes preparation and continuing professional development for educators at all grade levels. Institute days, START days, guest speakers, committee work, academic workshops, and state conferences are just some of the opportunities available our teachers.