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

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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 Participate in Hour of Code

In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, over 300 District 86 students participated in Hour of Code.

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Visitation & Aid Society Provides Food for Families

Thank you to the Visitation & Aid Society of Joliet for providing groceries for several District 86 families for Thanksgiving.​

Events

Dec

19

Last Day Classes Before Winter Break
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December 19, 2014

All Day Event

Last Day Classes Before Winter Break
 
(All Day Event)

Dec

20

Winter Break
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December 20, 2014-January 04, 2015

All Day Event

Winter Break
 
(All Day Event)

Jan

05

Classes Resume
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January 05, 2015

All Day Event

Students and Staff Return to School.
 
(All Day Event)

Jan

19

Martin Luther King's Birthday - No School
Event's details
January 19, 2015

All Day Event

Martin Luther King's Birthday - 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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