Curriculum & Instruction
The Bellevue School District is committed to obtaining, developing, and delivering high quality curriculum in all subject areas that supports each of our students’ unique needs. Working collaboratively, we strive to develop a curriculum that raises the achievement of all students, narrows the gap between the highest and lowest performing students, and eliminates the racial predictability and disproportionality of which student groups occupy the highest and lowest achievement categories.
The expertise, insight, and creativity of our teachers are essential to the development and delivery of curriculum that meets these diverse needs. The teachers, administrators, and curriculum department share an interest in ensuring that course goals, unit goals, objectives, lessons, assessments, and materials are developed in a collaborative manner to continually improve and maintain the integrity of a high quality district curriculum
One-to-One Laptop Program
One-to-One computing offers many benefits to our modern day classroom and learner. The laptop will allow students to access learning materials and engage in real-time inquiry as their questions arise.
Curriculum is evaluated, adapted and developed on a continuing basis with reviews taking place at least once every seven years. Adoption committees, consisting of district staff and community members, are formed to review curriculum.
Supporting the Classroom
Curriculum Developers collaborate with teachers to develop courses, improve and refine curriculum and assessments and anchor to the standards. Additionally, Developers stay abreast of new developments and instructional approaches in their subject area, including instructional technology and innovative instructional strategies and materials.
Instructional Technology Curriculum Leaders (ITCLs) are assigned to each school to provide training and support in the implementation of curriculum and instructional technology programs, including Brightspace, OneNote, SmartBoards, Aspen GradeBook, and other electronic resources.
Research Technology Specialists (RTS)
Research Technology Specialists collaborate with each classroom teacher working to integrate digital literacy skills and research strategies along with appropriate technology applications in assignments, reports, and generally within their curriculum. Both teacher and RTS work to empower students’ confidence in applying knowledge enterprise as strategic researchers accessing and synthesizing information. The RTS works with students and teachers to model through pedagogy culturally responsive and equitable teaching practices, access to information, and digital ethics contributing to our learning society as responsible digital citizens.
- Advanced Level Courses
- Common Core State Standards
- Elementary Curriculum
- World Language
- Curriculum Adoption
- Honors 7th Grade Literature & Composition Committee
- Life Skills Curriculum
- Special Education Direct Instruction Reading Curriculum
- Algebra 1 – Geometry – Algebra 2 (AGA) Math Adoption
- Honors Freshman Literature & Composition Adoption Committee
- Elementary Science Adoption
- Middle School Science Adoption
- French 4 Textbook Adoption
- ISA Middle School Textbook Adoption
- Japanese Textbook Adoption
- World History Textbook Adoption
All phone numbers begin (425) 456-####
|Position||Last Name||First Name||Extension|
|Director of Curriculum and Instruction||Ritz||Lizfirstname.lastname@example.org||4108|
|Director of Educational Technology||Duenwald||Tomemail@example.com||4042|
|Director of Instructional Technology||Ferguson||Ericfirstname.lastname@example.org||4226|
|English Language Learner Curriculum||Shimizu||Nicoleemail@example.com||4742|
|Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction||Kautz||Sharonfirstname.lastname@example.org||4109|
|Gifted Elementary School Program||Brandt||Debbieemail@example.com||4279|
|Gifted High School Program||Boness||Katyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gifted High School Program||Becker||Danielemail@example.com|
|Gifted High School Program||Rahlfs||Ryanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Language Arts 6-12||Wellington||Cathyemail@example.com||4158|
|Social and Emotional Learning||Powell||Wendyfirstname.lastname@example.org||4165|
|Social and Emotional Learning||Peterson||Randiemail@example.com||4049|
|Social Studies K-12||Shelton||Pattyfirstname.lastname@example.org||4275|
|Special Education K-12||Mayes||Rebeccaemail@example.com||4623|
|Visual and Performing Arts||Wilbert||Markfirstname.lastname@example.org||4203|