Curriculum maps and guiding documents are more than just artifacts, frozen in amber. When they are developed effectively, they are living documents that invite continuous improvement and become a dynamic record of institutional knowledge. Considerable work in this area has been done at Wilbur and McMahon School in ELA, Math, and Science over the past two years. However, there is always more work to do.
What is listed below is the foundation of our curriculum. New York state hosts EngageNY.org (and EurekaMath), which provides free, open educational resources, including PK-12 ELA and math curriculum modules and professional development resources. Several Rhode Island districts, including the Little Compton School Department, use the EngageNY.org curriculum framework -- and build on it.
The Rhode Island Model Science Curriculum includes Year-at-a-Glance, Scope and Sequence and Units of Study for K-5 grade levels, grades 6-8 grade span and high school biology, chemistry and physics. The eight districts (Beacon School of the Arts Charter, Bristol-Warren, Central Falls, Cranston, Cumberland, Tiverton, Trinity Academy of Performing Arts, and Woonsocket) that were involved in the project began implementing the scope and sequence as their curriculum during the 2014-15 school-year. RIDE encourages districts who are working on revising their science curriculum to align with the Next Generation Science Standads (NGSS) to view the Rhode Island Model Science Curriculum resources as models to guide their work. LCSD is well on its way!
Math Curriculum Overview
PARENT/GUARDIAN MATH RESOURCES
English Language Arts Curriculum Overview
Science Curriculum Overview
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDSKINDERGARTENFIRST GRADETHIRD GRADEFOURTH GRADEFIFTH GRADEMIDDLE SCHOOL GRADE BANDS:PHYSICAL SCIENCELIFE SCIENCE