Welcome to the district webpages for the Tewksbury Township School District!
This section of our site will provide you with details concerning our vision, goals, curriculum writing process and related curriculum guides for our two schools: Tewksbury Elementary School (K-4) and Old Turnpike Middle School (Pre K and 5-8).
21st Century New Paradigm Goals:
Curriculum provides an important and valued leadership opportunity and service. We look to knowledgeable and skilled faculty to design curriculum that provides high quality learning experiences for students and supports our collective goals and aspirations for student achievement.
The process of designing curriculum by mapping backwards (using the UbD Model) from standards to assessments, and finally to the design of learning experiences represents a significant shift from the traditional model of curriculum development. Further, the curriculum development process is designed to be recursive: a document is developed, used, refined and improved based on performance data arising from an analysis of student work and feedback from faculty and students. In this way, curriculum documents are almost always a “work in progress.” The written curriculum will be revised on an ongoing basis as a result of faculty, student, and parent feedback.
District Expectations for Curriculum Development:
A curriculum guide is a structured document that delineates the philosophy, goals, objectives, learning experiences, instructional resources and assessments that comprise a specific educational program. Additionally, it represents an articulation of what students should know and be able to do and supports teachers in knowing how to achieve these goals.
Accordingly, an exemplary guide is a tool that assists in planning and implementing a high quality instructional program. It:
For additional information feel free to contact:
Lisa L Schneider
Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Integration
Voice (908) 439-2010 ext. 4226