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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Hopkinton District Curriculum
To support the curriculum, classroom environments should be safe, allow for academic risk-taking, and consider the diverse needs of each student. Students’ understanding is measured by their ability to apply what they learn in the classroom to authentic and real-life situations. The Curriculum Team is comprised of the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development; Director of Technology; Director of Elementary Education; District Subject Matter Leaders (K-12) (Music, Wellness, Visual Arts, and Foreign Languages); Curriculum Teacher Leaders (Grades 6-8) (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and History & Social Studies); and High School Subject Matter Leaders (same content areas as the middle school leaders).
The district uses a balanced system of assessment. District-level assessments measure all domains of student learning. At the school or grade level, multiple assessments must be used in order to gain a true picture of students’ abilities; these include standardized tests, classroom tests, and informal observations.
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Hopkinton District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Hopkinton Public Schools contain five schools and 3,453 students. There is a primary school with grades K-1, an elementary school with grades 2-3, an intermediate school with grades 4-5, a middle school, and a high school. The district also offers an integrated preschool that runs four days per week for children at least three years of age. Hopkinton Public Schools’ Philosophy of Learning states that the main goal of learning is understanding. This is accomplished through a curriculum that incorporates inquiry, exploration, discovery, application of learning, and reflection. At the top of the curriculum should be clear learning goals, which are embedded in engaging activities.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Hopkinton Educational News
- Hopkinton Middle School Working to Open Courtyard to Students - Hopkinton Middle School is working on a project to turn its unused courtyard into an outdoor classroom and safe after-school meeting place with new trees, a performance stage, a movie screen, a gazebo, and benches. The project, titled “The Sky Is the Limit,” was the idea of the assistant principal. She is working with teachers, students, parents, and community members to help fundraise the project.
- Hopkinton Students Get “Real Life” Experience - A new project requires that all Hopkinton High juniors dedicate at least five hours working on an internship, job shadowing, or volunteering. The Junior Experience Program allows students to apply their classroom learning in the real world through a specific interest, a career path they may choose to pursue, or an academic avenue. The students design the project (which must first be approved), carry it out, and complete and turn in a report at the end.
- Hopkinton Schools Develop New Strategic Plan - Hopkinton Schools recently developed a new Strategic Plan that lays out a vision and action plan for improvement of the school district. A 17-member committee consisting of School Committee members, faculty, and parents used data from surveys and focus groups to drive the development of the Strategic Plan. The plan, which will be regularly reviewed and evaluated, includes the categories of school leadership, aligned curriculum, effective instruction, student assessment, and governance and communication.
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Chalk Talk: Anecdotal Records
Anecdotal records are notes that teachers keep about the academic behaviors and progress of their students. It is important that teachers take notes so that they remember vital information they may have forgotten after a busy school day. The teacher decides how he/she would like to keep anecdotal records—whether it be in a notebook, in a Word document, etc.—but they should be organized. It is a good idea to try to organize the notes by student’s names. It is also beneficial to write the dates of the recorded observations so that a timeframe can be put on the child’s progress. Anecdotal records are important tools for teachers in making adjustments to instruction and individualizing each student’s education. These notes can also serve as a basis for communicating specifically to parents what their child has improved on and needs work on. Although anecdotal records may seem informal and not too important, they are essential pieces of data that drive instruction.