Professional Development for Curriculum enables the District to accelerate the State’s 17-year curriculum adoption timeline and purchase new text and materials at 7-10 year intervals, ensuring our students learn from relevant materials that align with state and national standards.
It's hard to identify a career that doesn't involve some form of written communication, but nationwide our students are underprepared as writers.
"Writing is tricky to teach," says Emilie Hard, the Issaquah School District's curriculum director. "Unlike some other subjects, there is not just one right answer."
A new comprehensive writing curriculum supported by the Issaquah Schools Foundation equips students with first-rate writing skills. Implemented throughout the district, the curriculum breaks writing into manageable steps and helps students identify and master specific strategies.
Foundation funding provides residencies to help K-8 teachers strengthen their writing instruction. Working with nationally renowned consultants, teachers experience instruction from a student’s perspective and practicing the strategies they will bring to their classrooms.
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