• District Curriculum Overview
     
    Information provided below comes directly from the SCASD Curriculum for Grades K-6 Homepage.
     
    Curriculum
     
    The State College Area School District utilizes an ongoing curriculum cycle that includes researching current practices; developing curriculum; providing professional development, considering, adopting, and purchasing resources; and evaluating the curriculum.  As we develop curriculum, we utilize an Understanding by Design Framework (Wiggins, G. and McTighe, J., 2007) to create curriculum that supports students in developing understandings as they engage in meaningful learning experiences across all content areas K-12. Curriculum is written using a "backwards-desgin" approach - considering outcomes at the outset as we design curriculum, assessment, and learning experiences.
     
    For more information about each the 5th Grade Curriculum, please click on the different subject area sub-pages found on the left toolbar. The information included is only a brief overview of the curriculum - outlining understands and/or standards for a particular content area.  Curriculum is designed to support students as the "know" content and "do" skills for each subject, but we are working to move students to greater "understanding" about what they are studying through the use of essential questions and inquiry. Teachers utilize the curriculum documents to create lessons and learning experiences that are responsive to their students' needs, interests, and learning profiles.
     
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Last Modified on October 29, 2017