About Teaching & Learning

  • Dr. Meg Schnoor

    The assistant superintendent for teaching and learning has administrative responsibility for the instructional services of the district and daily operation of schools. She also supervises the department's directors. In addition, she chairs the Curriculum Advisory Committee, and coordinates and chairs leadership team meetings.

    Instruction

    The Department of Instructional Services is responsible for the development, implementation, instructional technology support, and assessment of the district's instructional program. The department's major goal is to provide support to the schools, enabling staff to implement and refine the district's educational program. This goal is accomplished through service to the buildings with the department acting as a resource and clearinghouse. Services of the department include curriculum development, instructional material development and adoptions, instructional strategies, student assessment, staff development, technology applications, and specialized programs (academically talented and gifted programsecond-language programs, Title I reading services, etc.).

    Our schools offer a variety of educational opportunities and support programs for all students. The basic curriculum is aligned to the new Illinois Learning Standards (incorporating the Common Core Standards) and the District 15 Student Performance Targets


    Starting in 2020 and moving forward, all curricular standards and program resources will follow a Research, Design Implementation Model (RDIM). During this cycle, volunteer teams of teachers, specialists, and administrators review content standards, program resources, professional learning to implement new resources, and also collaborate in discussion on how best to serve our D15 students’ needs and align to our District’s instructional vision.

    In 2021, District 15 is currently engaging in three different pilot projects (K-5 Math, 6-8 Science, and 7-8 English Language Arts), and implementing a new 6th grade math curriculum. 


     

  • COVID-19 Update

    The most current and complete information on District 15’s Return to Learn plans, including Virtual Instruction Plans and Protocols and answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available on a new, dedicated Return to Learn site on the District 15 website. Bookmark the webpage and check back often for updates throughout the 2021-22 school year.


     

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