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Westwood District and Curriculum
Westwood Public Schools serve seven schools and 3,100 students. There are five elementary schools with grades K-5, a middle school, and a high school. The district also includes a preschool, early childhood center, and extended day program. Westwood’s slogans are to honor tradition, inspire excellence, and shape the future. Westwood Public Schools place great emphasize on weaving instructional technology throughout the curriculum to support student engagement, collaboration, critical thinking, and inquiry.
We currently cover the following Westwood-area school district: Westwood Public Schools.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Westwood District Curriculum
Every teacher at Westwood has the mindset and skills to provide students with the 21st century learning they need to succeed in an ever-changing global society. The district’s Instructional Technology Department is comprised of the Director of Technology, Learning & Innovation; three Westwood High School Instructional Technology Coaches; one middle school Instructional Technology Coach; and three elementary Instructional Technology Coaches.
Furthermore, the district has strongly integrated 21st century skills into its English language arts curriculum. For its efforts, Westwood High School has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The high school’s English language arts program consists of Level 1 (honors), Level 2 (college prep), and Level 3 (college prep with increased support) courses. AP courses are available for juniors and seniors as well. Grammar and vocabulary are integrated into the English courses.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Westwood Educational News
- Westwood Schools See Positive Changes - There were many changes at Westwood for the start of the 2014 school year, including two new principals and 26 new teachers. New courses Mandarin 2 and Global Engagement were added, and many teachers were altering their curricula to keep up with the changing world. The high school continues to use Google Chrome Books, which has been very successful.
- New Principals Bring Teaching Experience, Collaboration - Recently, two new principals were hired in the Westwood district. Although they are first-time principals, they both bring years of experience as classroom teachers. They also both believe in collaborating and supporting the teachers and have made an effort to establish a relationship with the community.
- WHS History Teacher Receives Teaching Award - WHS social studies teacher David Doré was awarded the 2014 Wolverine Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was nominated by his students, who said their teacher values their learning much more than their letter grades, gets students interested in history, and recognizes each student’s strengths and weaknesses.
Westwood Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: What Are Elkonin Boxes?
Elkonin boxes are often helpful when students are learning sounds. Students receive a piece of paper or card with boxes as well as markers or chips. They are to mark a box for each sound that they hear in a word their teacher pronounces. They are not marking the number of letters in a word but the number of sounds. Therefore, in the word c-a-t, they would identify three sounds, and in the word sh-i-p—although it has four letters—they would mark three sounds as well. The teacher should say the word slowly at first, stretching out each sound. Corresponding pictures often accompany the Elkonin Boxes. This is a simple yet effective activity that can aid in teaching phonological awareness.