Teaching & Learning

The mission of the JISD Teaching and Learning department is to continually develop, evaluate, and refine a district curriculum that is aligned to state standards; provides meaningful experiences and differentiation to support engaging learning environments for all students; and incorporates research-based, best practices that lead to increased student learning outcomes.

Foster the development of the knowledge, skills, leadership, and critical thinking that will prepare students for future success.


  • Create and maintain a curriculum that aligns state standards, instruction, and assessment.
  • Ensure equity of high-quality instruction and resources for all students
  • Facilitate student centered classrooms
  • Promote learning experiences that support the development of 21st Century Skills
  • Provide research-based professional development to teachers to support increased learning outcomes for students
  • Provide coaching support to teachers to support effective, research-based strategies
  • Develop campus leadership to support effective instructional practices and build learning cohorts
Best Practices
  • collaborative learning
  • relevant
  • research-based
  • differentiated instruction
  • high expectations
  • problem solving
  • computational thinking
  • communication
  • productive struggle
  • critical thinking
  • student-centered
  • inquiry
  • balanced literacy
  • cross-curricular
  • formative and summative assessment
  • creativity
  • meaningful discourse
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