Joliet Public Schools | District 86

 

Curriculum and Instruction

 

Elizabeth A. Yacobi, Ed.D.,
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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Cunningham Students Receive Awards

Congratulations to the M.J. Cunningham students who received awards at a recent Board of School Inspectors meeting.

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New Playground Opens at Farragut

The Brenton Wadsworth Playground officially opened at Farragut School.

Events

Oct

22

School Improvement Day - No PM Class for Students
Event's details
October 22, 2014

All Day Event

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

Oct

31

Parent/Teacher Conference Day - No School for Students
Event's details
October 31, 2014

All Day Event

Parent/Teacher Conference Day - No School for Students
 
(All Day Event)

Nov

10

Institute Day - No School for Students
Event's details
November 10, 2014

All Day Event

Institute Day - No School for Students
 
(All Day Event)

Nov

11

Veterans Day - No School
Event's details
November 11, 2014

All Day Event

Veterans Day - No School
 
(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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