Mount Vernon Community School District Curriculum
“Empowered teams are such a powerful force of integration and productivity that they form the basic building block of any intelligent organization. Given the right context, teams generate passion and engagement. In addition, a team is something to belong to, a support group and political unit with more clout than the individuals in it.”
–Pinchot & Pinchot, The End of Bureaucracy and the Rise of the Intelligent Organization
Curriculum Improvement Process
Mount Vernon Community School District’s K-12 curriculum requires collaborative work in order to align our efforts to ensure its effectiveness. It is to that end that we are willing to examine all practices and their impact on learning.
Collaboration is “a systemic process in which we work together, interdependently, to analyze and impact professional practice in order to improve our individual and collective results”.
–DuFour, DuFour, & Eaker (2002)
Teams will be formed as Professional Learning Communities based on curriculum. Attendance center teams will meet regularly, and vertical teams will meet across attendance centers at least twice a year. Research supports PLC work as our best hope for “sustained, substantive improvement.” –DuFour
PLC Work will be done with
By the end of the:
Administrative Leaders for PLC Subject Groups:
Dr. Batenhorst: Music, Guidance
Mr. Haugse: Family Consumer Science, Social Studies
Mrs. Stanton: Reading, Language Arts, Math
Mr. Brand: World Languages, Industrial Tech, CTE
Mr. Thede: PE/Health Science, Business