Joliet Public Schools | District 86

 

Curriculum and Instruction

 

Ankhe Bradley,
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

420 N. Raynor Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435

Phone: (815) 740-3196
Fax: (815) 740-5957

District Office

Curriculum & Instruction

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Welcome to the Joliet Public Schools District 86 Curriculum Department!

Well-designed curriculum and sound instruction are the hallmarks of a high-quality education.  Much of the work of the Curriculum and Instruction Team addresses the need to tailor both curriculum and instruction for diverse student learners.  Program Coordinators, administrators and teachers collaborate regularly to build curriculum resources that will address the needs of each individual student as we work to achieve our goal of Success For All Students.

Please learn more about each curricular content area by clicking on the links on this page.  In addition to these curricular areas, below is more information regarding various aspects of the Curriculum and Instruction Department:

Assessment

Assessment is an important piece to the vertical and horizontal curricular alignment that is taking place in the district.  The Joliet Public Schools District 86 utilizes a combination of authentic, formative, summative, and standardized assessments to monitor student success. Administrators and teachers within our schools are able to disaggregate assessment data to improve programs and instruction.

Character Education

The character education program in the Joliet Public Schools District 86 is a comprehensive program designed in compliance with the state standards.  Our focus is create an environment that foster ethical, responsible, and caring young people by modeling and teaching good character through an emphasis on universal values that we all share.  

English Language Learners

The Joliet Public Schools District 86 offers two research-based instructional program models designed to support our students’ attainment of social and academic English language proficiency.  Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) and Transitional Program of Instruction (TPI) services are provided to English Language Learners (ELL) in grades K-8 whose native language is not English.  We use the six language levels of English language proficiency as identified by the State of Illinois to help guide placement and instruction in the ELL program.

News

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Students Pitch Products at Expo

Thirty three District 86 students participated in the Joliet Chamber Young Entrepreneurship Club Expo.

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Gompers Speaks for Autism

Thank you to everyone that supported the Gompers 5K Run/1 Mile Walk.

Events

May

11

School Improvement Day – No PM Class for Students
Event's details
May 11, 2016

All Day Event

School Improvement Day – No PM Class for Students
 
(All Day Event)

May

26

Thompson 8th Grade Graduation
Event's details
May 26, 2016

Time:11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Thompson Instructional Center, Joliet, IL -IL


Graduation Ceremony for graduating eighth grade students at Thompson.
 
(11:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

May

26

Junior High 8th Grade Graduation
Event's details
May 26, 2016

Time:01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Location: Dirksen, Gompers, and Hufford Junior High Schools, Joliet, IL -IL


Dirksen, Gompers, and Hufford 8th Grade Graduation
 
(01:30 PM - 03:00 PM)

May

26

Washington 8th Grade Graduation
Event's details
May 26, 2016

Time:02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location: Joliet Central High School, Joliet, IL -IL


Graduation Ceremony for Washington 8th Grade Students will take place at Joliet Central High School.
 
(02:30 PM - 03:30 PM)

May

27

Last Day of School (Tentative)
Event's details
May 27, 2016

All Day Event

Last Day of School (Tentative)
 
(All Day Event)

Welcome to Joliet Public Schools District 86

Our schools, as partners with our children's parents and with the community, will create a safe and positive environment in which all students will learn and develop to their greatest potential. All students will be empowered to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens and caring members of their communities.

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