From the Office of Curriculum
Welcome Parents and Community Members!
During the 2016-2017 school year, the Holland Central School District is continuing to focus on four main areas when it comes to professional development and goal setting. These include integrating literacy skills across all content areas, utilizing technology in a way that redefines learning experiences, implementing instructional practices that engage students, and monitoring and responding to student achievement data. I would encourage you to take a look at our district professional development, technology, and RTI plans to learn more about these initiatives.
As a district, we place great importance on providing teachers with the type of professional development and support that will ensure that they are equipped to provide our students with the best possible education. Time to collaborate with colleagues is a necessity, and I am pleased to say that we provide many opportunitites for that throughout the year. Some examples of this include professional learning clubs, a new teacher mentoring program, release time to observe lessons and create curriculum, and team meetings. Michelle Krieger, our technology integration specialist, continues to play an integral role in teachers' professional learning by coaching them through a variety of technology projects. We have also partnered with the East Aurora Union Free School District this year to share work with a national consultant, Dr. Harvey Silver. Since Holland is such a small district, having the opportunity to collaborate around instructional strategies with teachers in another district has benefited our faculty immensely.
Holland is a great school, but we are committed to continually improving. If you are interested in learning more about our instructional programs or have questions and concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to continuing to work with the school community to ensure our students are successful.
Director of Curriculum