600-601 Curriculum and Instruction Goals


SERIES: 600 Education Programs
SUBJECT: 601 Curriculum and Instruction Goals

General Statement of Policy

It is the policy of the school district to establish learner results toward which all learning in the school district should be directed and for which all school district learners should be held accountable.


A. “Instruction” means methods of providing learning experiences to enable students to meet graduation standards.
B. “Curriculum” means written plans for providing students learning experiences that lead to knowledge, skills and positive attitudes.

Student Performance Goals

A. All students will be instructed in the essential skills necessary to effectively participate in lifelong learning.  These skills include:
     1. reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing in the English language;
     2. mathematical and scientific concepts;
     3. locating, organizing, communicating, and evaluating information and developing methods of inquiry (i.e. problem solving);
     4. creative and critical thinking, decision making and study skills;
     5. work readiness skills;
     6. global and cultural understanding.

B. Each student will have the opportunity and will be expected to develop and apply essential knowledge that enables that student to live as a responsible, productive citizen and consumer within local, state, national and global political, social, and economic systems.

C. Students will have the opportunity to develop creativity and self-expression through visual and verbal images, music, literature, world languages, movement and the performing arts.

D. School practices and instruction will be directed toward developing within each student a positive self-image and a sense of personal responsibility for:
     1. establishing and achieving personal and career goals;
     2. adapting to change;
     3. leading a healthy and fulfilling life, both physically and mentally;
     4. living a life that will contribute to the well-being of society;
     5. becoming a self-directed learner;
     6. exercising ethical behavior.

Legal References:
Minn. Rule Parts 3501-0010 to 3501.0180
Minn. Rule Parts 3501.0200 to 3501.0270
M.S. 120B.11 (School District Policy)

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