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Teaching and Learning
The Teaching and Learning department partners with teacher, administrators and parents to design and deliver 21st century instruction to every child, every day.
New English Language Arts Curriculum
Auburn-Washburn has used a Balanced Literacy model for teaching English Language Arts for several years. Last spring the Board of Education adopted new English Language Arts curriculum and textbooks to deliver that instruction. This is a part of our normal process; curriculum revision is ongoing and new materials are purchased regularly. Our district process involves every English Language Arts teacher in the district and our Board of Education approves all decisions.
Teachers were trained and are using the new materials this fall. Parents may see some differences in the instruction students are receiving and we want to put those changes into perspective. This new set of materials is much more comprehensive than the last language arts program we used. The new materials, called Journeys, provides teachers with student learning data they need to make informed instructional decisions and guide students on the path to be successful in all areas of literacy.
Benefits for parents, students and teachers include:
We are excited about the opportunities this change will bring for our students. Teaching literacy is a complex process and this set of learning targets and materials will provide a solid framework for instruction.
Questions regarding the new curriculum or materials can be addressed by teachers or may be directed to Teaching and Learning at 339-4039.
Student handbooks are available for students of all grades. These handbooks outline district policies and what is expected of students.
A parental rights handbook regarding procedural safeguards is available to exceptional students and their parents, and the local education agency responsibilities is available in each building and at the USD 437 Shuler Education Center.
Elementary Handbook (PDF)
WRMS Handbook (PDF)
WRHS Handbook (PDF)
TSLC Handbook (PDF)
WRAHS Handbook (PDF)
Special Education Resources for Parents (KSDE Website)
Contact information for the Teaching & Learning Department.