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Curriculum and Instruction
The Curriculum and Instruction Department serves the needs of the teachers and administrators of the Northwest Community School District by providing the services and support to enable schools to provide the best educational program possible for all students.  Every possible effort is made to provide support, resources, and professional development to assist teachers and principals to provide quality top notch education for all children.

Instructional Content for Northwest Community Schools
The primary sources of instructional objectives for the Northwest Community Schools are the Common Core State Standards and the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations from the State of Michigan Department of Education.  These documents guide all instructional content, grades Kindergarten through twelfth.  They are utilized throughout the instructional process:  lesson planning, implementation, presentation, and evaluation. 
All subject areas are aligned to these content standards and paced according to the length of the school year or course. Common Assessments are designed by the teachers for each grade and or course. Technology is a major mode of instruction in the secondary classrooms with the usage of SMART interactive white boards in all high school classrooms and in most of the middle school classrooms. Document cameras and sound systems are a major support as well. Teachers utilize data as a part of their common collaboration time to make informed decisions in their instruction. Data Director is the data management system that is used by Northwest Community School teachers for this process.

 2014-2015 Priorities:
1)  Increase the percent proficient in all content areas on the MME/ACT and MEAP.
2)  Implement Standards Based Grading and Reporting K-5.
3)  Provide a challenging curricula aligned to the Common Core State Standards for all students at all levels.
4)  Provide multipled tiered system of support with systematic interventions for all struggling students.
5)  Provide a professional learning structure to support teachers implementing best practices K-12.
6)  Implement 5 + Dimensions of Teaching Learning Teacher Evaluation System District-wide.
Videos and Podcasts
Cari Bushinski : Northwest Community SchoolsPosted: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 12:15 PM Discuss
Northwest Technology is highlighted. All Northwest classrooms K-12 are equipted with SMART boards, document cameras and audio systems. All NW teachers are highly trained in providing quality instruction utilizing technology.
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Department Tasks
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Discussion Topics
Podcast Cari Bushinski : Northwest Community Schools Posted: Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 12:15 PM Discuss
Slideshow Cari Bushinski : NW Schools Get Healthy! Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Discuss
Blog Entry Cari Bushinski : Flip Camera Contest Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 1:49 PM Discuss
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Curriculum Leaders
+ Bushinski, Cari
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Important Curriculum Documents
 District School Improvement
Northwest Community School's Building School Improvement Plans
 Flipped Classroom
Dan Spencer's Flipped Classroom Resources
 Homeless
Information regarding Homeless.
 Personal Curriculum
This folder contains many documents regarding Personal Curriulcum. Please see your Middle School or High School Counselor for more details.
Curriculum Announcements
Homeless

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Public Law 100-77), which was enacted by Congress in 1987, is the primary federal legislation addressing the problem of homelessness in the United States. The McKinney-Vento Act deals with a variety of assistance for the homeless, including emergency shelter and food, housing, health and mental health care, education, and job training. The McKinney-Vento Act has been amended four times, and the amendments have, for the most part, expanded the scope and strengthened the provisions of the original legislation.

THe 1994 amendments were part of the reauthorization of the Improving America's Schools Act. This legislation provided continued support for previous policies and increased legal protections of homeless children and youth to ensure that they had greater access to a free, appropriate public education.

The law says that a child or youth without a fixed, regular and adequate residence is homeless. It does not matter how long the child or youth has been without a home. It also does not matter if the child or youth is living with a parent or is separated from parents. Under the Act, students are homeless if they are:

  • Living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home or can't afford a home
  • Staying in a hotel or motel
  • Living in an emergency or transitional shelter or a domestic violence shelter
  • Staying in substandard housing
  • Living in a car, park, public place, abandoned building or bus or train station
  • Awaiting foster care placement
  • Living in a campground or an inadequate trailer home
  • Abandoned in a hospital; or living in a runaway or homeless youth shelter.
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