The CIML team provides vision, leadership, and expertise in the development of curriculum resources, instructional strategies and educational technologies to ensure that every student thrives and every school is high performing. Please select an image below to learn more.
Teaching and learning is the backbone of a school district, and it constantly evolves in response to the changing needs of the student population, as well as newly acquired best practices in education, district initiatives, and state directives. The curriculum development process is ongoing, working through stages of planning, development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and revision. Our district curriculum is aligned to the Connecticut Core Standards (Common Core Standards) for English Language Arts and Mathematics and content area standards including:
- Connecticut Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Frameworks
- Next Generation Science Standards
- World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
- National Core Arts Standards
- SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) National Standards
- AASL (American Association of School Librarians) Standards for the 21st-Century Learner
The Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Literacy (CIML) department is committed to preparing our students throughout their Pre–K through Grade 12 years to graduate and to be college and career ready. CIML team members are professional learners, designers, integrators, and coaches of curriculum and educational technology to inform instruction and assessment literacy in the district. Utilizing best practice and research-based strategies, CIML supports formative assessment to inform Tier I instruction. Our team develops instruction and assessment literacy by using inquiry for ongoing reflective practice, supporting instructional strategies to drive differentiated Tier I instruction. Through reflecting on the instructional core and developing demonstration classrooms as a professional learning system, CIML is a learning community that learns by reflective doing to ensure every student thrives and every school is high performing.
The Curriculum Development and Instructional Improvement Plan is designed to provide a structure and process that will guide sustained review and improvement of existing curricula and drive the creation, review, and implementation of future curricula.
Teaching is a lifelong journey of learning about new strategies to continuously increase effectiveness and maximize learning for every student. Hartford schools seek to enrich the learning environment for its students by actively pursuing new strategies that will contribute to student engagement and achievement. It is only through the support and hard work of teachers that we can continue to experience the improved results that we have throughout the district.
The HPS Program of Studies embodies the vision for our students’ futures as we seek to inspire and prepare each student to create his or her own success in and beyond school. Click here to view or download the document.
|KRISTINE WOODS||Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Media Literacy||860-695-8744||Kristine.Woods@hartfordschools.org|
|KHARY FLETCHER||Director of Humanities||860-695-8754||Khary.Fletcher@hartfordschools.org|
|TRACY AVICOLLI||Director of the Arts & Wellness||860-695-8818||Tracy.Avicolli@hartfordschools.org|
|KARA ARNOLD||Curriculum Specialist – ELA and Arts||860-695-8792||GAGLK001@hartfordschools.org|
|VANESSA S. DIAZ-VALENCIA||Assistant Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Programs||860-695-8459|
|JACLYN NARDI||Curriculum Specialist – Literacy|
|MARY VALLERA||Instructional Coach – Literacy||DACUM001@hartfordschools.org|
|STACEY YOUMATZ||Lead Teacher of Early Childhood||YOUMS001@hartfordschools.org|
|LORE MINICH||Early Childhood Coach||KEARL001@hartfordschools.org|
|DR. SANDRA INGA||STEM Director||860-695-8733||INGAS001@hartfordschools.org|
|MARIO CARULLO||Director of Mathematics||860-695-8685||Mario.Carullo@hartfordschools.org|
|MICHELLE KELLOGG||Curriculum Specialist- Mathematics||860-695-8663||Michelle.Kellogg@hartfordschools.org|
|SARAH DIGGS||Director of Professional Learning||860-695-8671||WHITS007@hartfordschools.org|
|PAUL GRISWOLD||Blended Learning Coach, Centers of Innovation||860-695-8421||GRISP001@hartfordschools.org|
|ANASTASIA DIFEDELE-DUTTON||Teacher-in-Residence for Mastery-based Learning, Centers of Innovationfirstname.lastname@example.org|