Curriculum & Instruction, K-8


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We exist to provide students with an education that affords them limitless opportunities for the future.

We will be the best at creating learners who can adapt to the future world and live lives of hope and purpose.

Knowledge

StandardsCTE Global CompetenceApplied Knowledge

Skills

Critical ThinkingCollaboration CommunicationCreativityCivic-Mindedness

Dispositions

CuriosityInitiativeRisk-takingPerseveranceSelf-ControlLeadershipAdaptability

It's the goal of student-driven learning to focus our teaching on the needs of our students and create learning environments where students are empowered to have ownership of learning.

Evidence Informed - Student Driven


Active Learning - students solve problems, answer questions, formulate questions of their own, discuss, explain, debate, and brainstorm during class.

Cooperative Learning - students work in teams under conditions that assure both positive interdependence and individual accountability.

Design-Thinking - students are presented with challenges (questions or problems) and learn the standards/objectives in the context of addressing the challenges. Empathy - Define - Ideate - Prototype - Test - Iterate

Balanced Literacy Overview

Math Overview

VUSD C&I Visioning - Literacy
VUSD C&I Visioning - Math