Teaching & Learning

Department Mission Statement

To promote the use of instructional technology and communication that cultivates learning growth, collaboration, and expertise in a rapidly changing global society.

Department Overview

Harvey School District 152 is committed to providing our students with a positive learning experience to prepare them for the 21st Century. Our curriculum emphasizes life and career skills; learning and innovation skills; information, media and technology skills, as well as cognitive and social skills that will enable them to deal with complex challenges and succeed in the 21st century. Our curriculum also incorporates state of the art technology tools and instruction to support the learning process and meet the unique learning styles of all students. Through technology investment we are developing new programs that support teaching and learning and connecting with students in ways that are more meaningful and familiar to them.

The Technology Department serves as an extension to the district’s instructional program that is responsible for providing effective and timely technology support and assistance to staff and students. It is the goal of the department to provide innovative, 21st century digital resources that enhance the deliverance of curriculum and instruction to students. This is made possible through the effective oversight of instructional and information technology systems, network administration, communications, and user support services.

As a district, Harvey School District 152 is committed to an educational program that recognizes the importance of technology in our society. Every one of our classrooms at District 152 is digitally equipped to meet the needs of the 21st century learner, offering SMART Boards, Chromebooks, computers, and a wide-variety of Digital Learning Platforms centered around increasing student collaboration and engagement. Each of our buildings is also equipped with a computer lab and a Learning Resource Center for student and teacher access. Our Middle School will be equipped with a brand new, state-of-the-art, STEM lab, and a broadcast studio for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Department of Teaching and Learning is committed to providing exceptional technology services to students, staff, administration, parents, and the community-at-large.

Department Responsibilities

  • -Develop curriculum aligned to Illinois Learning Standards.

  • -Design, implement and evaluate research-based programs.

  • -Oversee instruction-related services and work collaboratively with staff members to support student learning.

  • -Coordinate the efficient operation of local and state testing.

  • -Analyze student learning data as a critical component of instructional decision making.

  • -Guide principals and staff in creating, implementing, and sustaining high quality school improvement plans.

  • -Coordinate Summer Enrichment and After School Tutorial programs.

  • -Provide staff with ongoing professional development opportunities to enhance their practice.

  • -Integrate 21st century technology tools and resources into the curriculum

  • -Manage district-wide new teacher induction and mentoring program.

  • -Manage Federal and State programs, including Title I, Title II, ELL and Pre-K for All

Department Meeting Dates

(First Wednesday of each month.)

Assessment Information

Assessment Dates for the 2016 - 2017 School Year

Begining of the year (BOY): 9/26/2016 - 10/14/2016
Middle of the year (MOY): 1/23/2017 - 02/12/2017
End of the Year (EOY): 04/24/2017 - 05/19/2017

January 9, 2017 - February 10, 2017

30 day window between March 7, 2017 - April 13, 2017

March 15, 2017 - May 1, 2017
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Common Core State Standards

Appendix A:

Research Supporting Key Elements of the Standards