OFFICE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
To ensure success for every student every day as we prepare our students for success in the 21st century, Council Rock School District focuses on teaching and learning that provides our students with a well-rounded and comprehensive education. All curricular areas use state and nationally recognized standards to develop rigorous programs of study for students in kindergarten through twelfth grades.
For general information about state standards, please go to the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System and search under the standards tab. You will be able to search by subject area and grade level.
For more information on specific curricular areas, please select the appropriate curricular area under district curriculum on the left of this page. Here you will find contact information for the curriculum coordinator, an overview of curriculum, core resources, and a list of special events.
We also provide ongoing staff development as our staff continually seek opportunities to refine their practice to help all students succeed. From workshops to job-embedded learning, staff increasing their understanding of best practices.
Council Rock is working to become a Professional Learning Community (PLC). As a PLC, we commit to engaging as collaborative teams focused on answering four critical questions about learning: What is most essential for students to learn? How will we know when they have learned it? How will we respond when they have not learned? How will we respond when they already know it? By engaging as collaborative teams, we empower our teachers to work as teams to ensure all students reach high levels of learning.
If you are interested in learning more about professional learning communities, please go to www.allthingsplc.info to learn how schools across the United States use PLCs to support student and teacher learning.
As part of our district's three-year technology plan, we have hired technology integration specialists to model, coach and support teachers and students with the use of technology as a tool to support learning. In year 2 of our plan currently, our technology integration specialists are focusing on working with elementary and middle school teachers. In 2019-2020, when we increase the number of devices at high schools, our technology integration specialists will support the high school students and staff.
Susan K. Elliott, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning