Curriculum


Welcome to the 
            Curriculum & Instruction Department
This year at Perkiomen Valley we continue to be dedicated to "Doing School Differently"!  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.  Our Curriculum Review and Professional Development are also focused on this area and will be tied to District Goals.  We are also continually connecting our practices to the Danielson Framework for Teaching.

Full Day Kindergarten Review Committee
This year, a study will be conducted under the leadership of our Curriculum and Instruction team to investigate the idea of full day kindergarten for all students. A committee will be formed to understand the purpose, need, potential costs, and planning of such an implementation. The first committee meeting will be held on August 29 @ 6:30 pm.  Would you like to participate on this committee? If so, please inform Mrs. Laurie Smith, lsmith@pvsd.org, of your interest.  You can also stay informed of the progress of the committee by visiting the "Kindergarten" webpage linked to the right.
  
Social Studies Program Review
In the 16/17 school year, an Internal and External committee conducted a review of our K-12 Social Studies programming.  The purpose of the review was to identify the strengths and needs of our Social Studies programming and respond appropriately to improve and/or enhance learning experiences and that students graduate effectively prepared in the subject area.  Commendations and recommendations were identified for the Department to review.  We are currently working to develop an action plan to assist us in moving forward to address the recommendations.  The findings of the review have been shared with the Curriculum Committee and School Board, as well as the Social Studies Department.  The Social Studies Program Review document is linked below for additional information.

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

Curriculum & Instruction Specialist ~ Mathematics & Science

Technology Integration Specialist

Technology Integration Specialist