The priority of our school district is to promote quality teaching and learning. The primary goal of the Instruction Department is to provide service and support to the schools as they implement the instructional program. In addition, we coordinate and align federal, state, and local initiatives; facilitate research for use in the decision-making process; promote and foster implementation of best educational practice; and empower our administrative team and staff with the tools and support to excel.
The Instruction Department provides guidance and leadership to all curricular areas as well as others related to teaching and learning. From assessments, to grade reporting, to technology, to inservice activities, to school improvement, to ELL (English Language Learner program), the Instruction Department works collaboratively with other departments to meet the educational needs of our students.
If you have questions about the District 59 curriculum, please call our Department of Instruction at: 847.593.4305.
Assessment Calendar Information 2012-13
Common Core Standards
"The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy."
District 59 Parent Letters:
Various CCSS Topics:
ISBE Common Core Professional Development (Click on the Level colored box)
Power Point Presentations:
NEWSLETTERS for 2012-2013
Online Staff Resources
The Instruction Department purchased 50 Rosetta Stone Licenses intended for students and staff.
There are two intended purposes for this purchase:
- To provide older students, especially newcomers, with additional English instruction during the school year, and
- To provide staff with the resources to communicate in the native language of their students and families.
While we have identified two priority staff groups to receive these materials, i.e., Early Childhood staff and administrators who have significant bilingual populations, we will still have additional licenses for other staff members.
If you are interested in using this tool, please send an email to powers.diane that includes:
- Your current position in the district and
- Language you need to learn.