WHD 147
 
Curriculum and Instruction 
 
 
 
 
Department Overview
West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147 is committed to providing our students with a positive learning experience to prepare them for the 21st Century. Our curriculum emphasizes life and career skills; learning and innovation skills; information, media and technology skills; as well as cognitive and social skills that will enable them to deal with complex challenges and succeed in the 21st century. Our curriculum also incorporates state of the art technology tools and instruction to support the learning process and meet the unique learning styles of all students. Through technology investment we are developing new programs that support teaching and learning and connecting with students in ways that are more meaningful and familiar to them.

Department Responsibilities
• Develop curriculum aligned to Illinois Learning Standards.
• Design, implement and evaluate research based programs.
• Oversee instruction-related services and work collaboratively with staff members to support student learning.
• Coordinate efficient operation of local and state testing.
• Analyze student learning data as a critical component of instructional decision making.
• Guide principals and staff in creating, implementing, and sustaining high quality school improvement plans.
• Coordinate Summer Enrichment and After School Tutorial programs.
• Provide staff with ongoing professional development opportunities to enhance their practice.
• Integrate 21st century technology tools and resources into the curriculum
• Manage district-wide new teacher induction and mentoring program.
• Manage Federal and State programs, including Title I, Title II, ELL and Pre-K for All
West Harvey-Dixmoor SD 147
191 W. 155th Place
Harvey, IL 60426
Ph: 708-339-9500
Fax: 708-596-7020
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