Curriculum Leadership Institute
In 2011, Park County School District 6 began a multi-year partnership with the Curriculum Leadership Institute (CLI), a non-profit organization that works with schools to improve student learning. With guidance from our CLI consultant, we systematically evaluate our current curriculum, revising it as needed to more fully align with Wyoming and national standards and to further our district goal to “prepare all students to be career and college ready."
Curriculum Coordinating Council
The Curriculum Coordinating Council (CCC) is the governing body for our curriculum work. While CLI provides the expertise, a step-by-step process, guidelines, and examples, the district teams make all decisions and choices about what to use and how to use it. The CCC includes teachers, administrators, a counselor, a school board member, and parent/community representatives. Terms last for three years, with one-third of the council replaced annually.
CCC members as individuals and the group as a whole abide by a set of bylaws and procedures that detail their duties and responsibilities. Based on discussion and input from teachers in each of our buildings, the CCC developed a long-range plan regarding priorities for subject area work.
Subject Area Committees (SAC)
A Subject Area Committee (SAC) consists of teachers from each grade level/course and building, a Curriculum Coordinating Council member, and an administrator. We select our teaching staff members based on a district-wide survey about interest in serving on Subject Area Committees (SAC). CCC members receive training in the process the SACs use of their work. CCC members either volunteer to chair the SACs or the district appoints them. The SAC performs the following duties:
- survey current subject area teachers
- analyze the survey results for duplication, gaps, and alignment
- interview subject area teachers
- revise/rewrite district curriculum