New Directors of Curriculum Program

Is 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 the artic­u­la­tion to ensure K-​12 con­ti­nu­ity of edu­ca­tional programs

  • over­see district-​wide assess­ment practices

  • super­vise the following district personnel and programs:

    • Read­ing Coordinator

    • Gifted and Tal­ented Coordinator

    • Program/​Instructional Resource Coordinators

    • Human Growth and Devel­op­ment Program

    • Men­tor­ing Program

    • Pro­fes­sional Devel­op­ment Program

    • Teacher Evaluation/​Educator Effec­tive­ness Program

  • 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

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.

We know when you are new, these tasks and respon­si­bil­ities can seem 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.

The WASCD New Direc­tors Pro­gram kicks off at our Fall Con­fer­ence. It is open to all mem­bers for a cost of $100 for a full year of sup­port. Each par­tic­i­pants will have a sup­port men­tor from WASCD. Learn more at wascd​.org or con­tact us at

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The fee to par­tic­i­pate is $100.