Wisconsin ASCD New Directors of Curriculum Program

img2Is This Program for You?

Are you a new cur­ricu­lum direc­tor or do you have some of the respon­si­bil­i­ties tra­di­tion­ally included in this role? The Wis­con­sin ASCD New Direc­tors Pro­gram is designed to sup­port any instruc­tional leader who may (just to name a few…):

  • Be respon­si­ble for the over­all devel­op­ment, exper­i­men­ta­tion, imple­men­ta­tion and eval­u­a­tion of all cur­ric­u­lar programs.
  • Pro­vide lead­er­ship to teach­ers in the proper imple­men­ta­tion of the cur­ric­ula through the devel­op­ment of cur­ric­u­lar guides, resource units and appro­pri­ate teach­ing techniques.
  • Be respon­si­ble for artic­u­la­tion to ensure K-​12 con­ti­nu­ity of edu­ca­tional programs.
  • Super­vise the district’s:
    • Read­ing Coordinator,
    • Gifted and Tal­ented Program/​Instructional Resource Coordinators,
    • Human Growth and Devel­op­ment Program,
    • Men­tor­ing Program,
    • Pro­fes­sional Devel­op­ment Program,
    • Teacher Evaluation/​Educator Effec­tive­ness Program.
  • Over­see district-​wide assess­ment practices.
  • Direct the district’s Title I, Title II, and Title III pro­grams, and serve as the liai­son with the non-​public schools.
  • Assist in the devel­op­ment of in-​service and pro­fes­sional growth pro­grams for cer­ti­fied staff.
  • Review and pro­pose dis­trict poli­cies and admin­is­tra­tive rules.
  • Ensure align­ment and coor­di­na­tion of state and fed­eral account­abil­ity requirements.

Cur­ricu­lum direc­tors play a piv­otal role in every dis­trict. The Direc­tor of Cur­ricu­lum and Instruc­tion (or Direc­tor of Teach­ing and Learn­ing, or Chief Aca­d­e­mic Offi­cer, etc.) assumes respon­si­bil­ity for and pro­vides lead­er­ship to dis­trict teams in the ongo­ing devel­op­ment and improve­ment of the entire instruc­tional pro­gram of the dis­trict. Broad areas of lead­er­ship and over­sight include cur­ricu­lum, instruc­tion, assess­ment, tech­nol­ogy, fed­eral title grants, RtI steer­ing team, gifted & tal­ented edu­ca­tion, teacher induction/​mentor pro­gram, and pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment program.

A new or rel­a­tively new direc­tor of instruc­tion or per­son recently assigned with cur­ricu­lum and instruc­tion duties may find the tasks and respon­si­bil­i­ties over­whelm­ing. Whether you are new to the role or have taken on new lead­er­ship respon­si­bil­i­ties, we invite you to join the WASCD New Direc­tors pro­gram to become part of the net­work of pro­fes­sion­als ded­i­cated to improv­ing cur­ricu­lum, instruc­tion and assess­ment in the state of Wis­con­sin. We have designed the pro­gram with ele­ments that make it just-​in-​time, mean­ing­ful and personal.

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The fee to par­tic­i­pate is $100.


You must be a WASCD member in order to par­tic­i­pate in the New Direc­tors Pro­gram. If you are not already a mem­ber, you can join today.

What is included in the WASCD New Directors Program?

  1. WASCD Men­tors: Par­tic­i­pants will have a sup­port men­tor from WASCD. Every WASCD men­tor holds the State of Wis­con­sin License for Direc­tor of Cur­ricu­lum and Instruc­tion and is cur­rently or recently (within the last two years) a Direc­tor of Cur­ricu­lum or has/​had exten­sive cur­ricu­lum respon­si­bil­i­ties. Most men­tors are on the WASCD Board of Directors.
  2. Sup­port Sem­i­nars & Services:
    • Octo­ber 6, 2016 WASCD Con­fer­ence Break­out Ses­sion (Thurs­day morning):
      • Get­ting Acquainted by Build­ing Rela­tion­ships, Find­ing Leverage:
      • C&I Cross­cut­ting Con­cepts, Facil­i­tat­ing Cur­ricu­lum Teams
    • Novem­ber Date TBD by Par­tic­i­pants Per­sonal Fall Site Visit by your Mentor
      • Imple­men­ta­tion chal­lenges, ques­tions and sup­port; Fed­eral funding
    • Jan­u­ary Date TBD by Par­tic­i­pants 1:303:00 Webinar
      • Net­work­ing and exchang­ing ideas, Coach­ing for Learning!
    • March Date TBD by Par­tic­i­pants Per­sonal Spring Site Visit by your Mentor
      • Imple­men­ta­tion chal­lenges, ques­tions and sup­port, Focus on the “big pic­ture” to pre­pare for the next year
    • May Date TBD by Par­tic­i­pants 1:303:00 Webinar
      • Net­work­ing and exchang­ing ideas, School Board/​District Pol­icy and your Role
  3. Other Sup­port Structures:
    • Monthly emails to “check-​in” and other rel­e­vant learn­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion by your mentor.
    • The “kick-​off” meet­ing will be at the WASCD Fall Con­fer­ence on Thurs­day morning.
    • Access to a broad estab­lished net­work of pro­fes­sion­als in a vari­ety of edu­ca­tional roles: prin­ci­pals, Cur­ricu­lum Direc­tors, Pupil Ser­vice Direc­tors, Super­in­ten­dents, Tech­nol­ogy spe­cial­ists, College/​University Staff, CESA admin­is­tra­tors, Con­sul­tants – all with a spe­cial inter­est in teach­ing and learning.

Register now

The fee to par­tic­i­pate is $100.

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