Curriculum


Welcome to the 
            Curriculum & Instruction Department
This year at Perkiomen Valley we continue to be dedicated to empowering our students to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally!  What does it mean to engage and empower students?  Why should we think about classroom instruction differently?  These are the critical questions we are discussing with our staff.  Inclusion is also a focus for this coming school year.  Our Curriculum Review and Professional Development are focused on these areas and will be tied to District Goals.  We also continually connect our practices to the Danielson Framework for Teaching.

Viking Voyage '19
On November 5, 2019, Perkiomen Valley held our own professional development conference for our 500+ staff.  The Voyage provided multiple choices for staff to "Chart their Course" to student success.  Thanks to our sponsors ~ AXA Advisors, The Rockland Group, Kades-Margolis, Edmentum, and Link It!  Additional thanks to donations provided by Dunkin, Wawa, Clean Juice, & Barrister's Bagels.  And, to Moccia's Trainstop for providing lunch for all presenters.  Most importantly, thank you to our staff who presented workshops and the external organization presenters.  Check out our video to learn about our day!

Chart Your Course



Monthly Teaching & Learning Updates

October 2019 Teaching & Learning Updates


September 2019 Teaching & Learning Updates


Elementary Special Areas

This year, we are looking forward to providing our elementary students with a new opportunity, an Elementary Wellness course. This course will support instruction in the areas of physical and mental health, as well as social and emotional skills. We are excited about moving ahead with this instruction, which will become part of our special area programming. The full curriculum for this course can be found on the Wellness & Special Area Review webpage, which is linked to the right.


We are also excited about involving parents and guardians in the discussion that will continue this year related to all special area programs. In order to offer Elementary Wellness, we must take some time from other special area programs, such as Art, Music, Explorations, Physical Education, Library and Spanish. We intend to make a careful evaluation of all special area programs in the year to come, and will seek parental input so we can learn what is valued in our community.


A portion of this year will be spent reviewing each of the elementary special areas. District staff will present information and research about each area over several meetings and there will be opportunities for discussion. This review, in conjunction with feedback from the Wellness course implementation, will assist in making decisions for future elementary special area programming. We look forward to some rich discussions in the months to come as we strive to offer meaningful instructional opportunities for our students. You can stay informed regarding the work of this committee by checking the Wellness & Special Area Review webpage, linked to the right.



Our Team
Our team supports teachers across the district with a focus on enriching and supporting teaching and learning opportunities.  We provide professional development for staff on various topics aligned to District Goals and support the Curriculum Review Process.  But most importantly we collaborate with staff on instructional practices.  






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Assistant to the Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

Curriculum & Instruction Specialist ~ English Language Arts  & Social Studies
TBD

Curriculum & Instruction Specialist ~ Mathematics & Science
TBD

Technology Integration Specialist

Technology Integration Specialist