Curriculum & Instruction

The Paradise Unified School District Curriculum and Instruction Department strives to provide comprehensive district-wide services to support student learning. This includes providing rigorous curriculum, instruction, and support to both students and staff to meet the requirements of the California State Standards for Literacy and Mathematics (Common Core), as well as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Educational Services supports program development, curriculum and materials adoption, and implementation in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History Social Science, the Arts, Physical Education, World Languages, Career Technical Education (CTE), and English Language Development (ELD). Our educational programs offer a comprehensive and balanced curriculum and provides both enrichment and supports to meet the needs of all students.

The Curriculum and Instruction Department coordinates all district activities related to teaching, learning, assessment and professional development.

We define curriculum as the "what.” Our curriculum outlines represent what we expect students to know and be able to do.

Instruction is the “how." We support student learning and differentiate, based on student needs, in order for all students to meet and exceed expectations.

Assessment is the means by which we determine student mastery and proficiency on our defined expectations. This information is shared with students and parents. Teachers communicate information about classroom instruction, student needs and achievement through electronic tools and conversations. Assessment is frequent so students can demonstrate growing competencies. Ongoing assessment information is shared by sending home materials, offering electronic access, and conducting parent-teacher conferences. Proficiencies are reported quarterly on report cards.

 
Common Core State Standards:
What kinds of things will my child learn in mathematics and English language arts in first grade? In high school? New brochures focused on the California Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy can be found by clicking the the various grade levels below to help answer these questions.
 
English Language Arts Mathematics 
  3-5 3-5
 
Forms:

Useful Web Links:
Common Core State Standards :  http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/index.asp
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP ) System:  http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/
Recommended Literature List: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/cr/rl/ 
 
 
Michelle John, Director, Curriculum & Instruction
(530) 872-6400, ext. 225 
 
Alisha Sant, Administrative Assistant, Curriculum & Instruction
(530) 872-6400, ext. 225
asant@pusdk12.org