Curriculum & Instruction Office

Departments

Advanced Academics

Career & Technology Department

Data Processing Department

Dyslexia

Educational Opportunities

Elementary Intervention

Fine Arts Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Support

Mr. Adolfo Peña Jr.

e-mail: adolfop103lu@yahoo.com

 

Secretary: Dianira G. Villarreal

Phone: (956) 716-6737 / 716-6738

Fax: (956) 716-6744

 

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Curriculum Initiatives and Priorities

Expectations

  • Develop central office, campus administrators and classroom teacher expectations
  • Visitation of high performing schools
  • Ensure that data sheets are posted at every campus and every classroom
  • Conduct central office walk-throughs/ensure proper documentation is in order (DMAC)
  • Continuous communication and collaboration on all district initiatives with administrators, principals, teachers and students
  • Create a District Leadership Task Force for Bilingual Education, Special Education, Advanced Academics and Response to Intervention (RTI) Model

Instructional Goals

  • Research the development of aligning core area concept timelines to the district scope and sequence/implement the revised concept timelines and scope and sequence in all core areas and grade levels
  • Develop, implement, and monitor a district action plan for all programs in the Curriculum and Instruction Department
  • Conduct a survey of instructional programs being implemented at each campus and grade levels
  • Develop and implement a district Response to Intervention (RTI) Model
  • Research and develop an instructional and curriculum framework
  • Research different models of effective teaching

Assessment Goals

  • Conduct district and campus data meetings:
    • Display assessment data at the Staff Development Center (SDC)
    • Analyze test data
    • Discuss plan for intervention
    • Share successful programs
  • Ensure that every campus has a student intervention tracking form which should include student name, prior STAAR scores, common assessments and district benchmark scores
  • Meet with the campus dean of instruction and instructional leader at the end of every six weeks to analyze data and develop intervention plans
  • Ensure that data sheets are posted at every campus and every classroom
  • Initiate campus academic competitions based on the average scores of each subject on the common assessments/high performing campuses will receive traveling academic trophies

Professional Development

  • Provide professional training on: Professional Learning Communities (PLC's), Kilgo Model, and Teacher Expectation and Student Achievement (TESA)
  • Research and develop an instructional and curriculum framework
  • Research different models of effective teaching
  • Utilize the resources available through Lead4ward and provide staff development for those resources
  • Training will be provided by successful administrators
  • Ensure teachers attend coordinator's meetings in the core areas at Region 1 and any other professional development that will promote professional growth for student achievement
  • Initiate book review sessions with central office and campus administrators (topics: PLC's, Response to Intervention (RTI) Model and differentiation of intsruction)

                    

Student-Centered Activities

  • Initiate a Writing/ELA essay contest for grades 4th, 7th, 9th and 10th grade
  • Initiate Science Bowls for 5th, 8th and 9th grade
  • Initiate Reading Challenges for Middle School
  • Initiate Social Studies Challenge for 8th Grade