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The Office of Curriculum and Instruction

The Office of Curriculum and Instruction is responsible for envisioning, planning, and directing the implementation of a broad range of areas, including: curriculum and instruction, assessment, strategic planning, professional learning, and the integration of innovative educational initiatives.The responsibilities of this work include:

  • Revising and aligning district curriculum to new and existing Massachusetts framework expectations
  • Coordinating the implementation of research-based curriculum and instructional practices
  • Organizing and delivering professional learning for teachers and support staff
  • Creating new program models to support the needs of all learners
  • Providing leadership roles to district and state committees
  • Directing Title 1 and English Language Learner programs
  • Managing and implementing federal entitlement and state grants: Title I Reading, Teacher Quality, Academic Success, and Creativity
  • Supporting the implementation of new state initiatives: educator evaluation system, educator licensure, district determined measures, framework and curriculum implementations, state assessments, SEI endorsement, and 21st century learning expectations

The following Curriculum and Instruction goals align with district and school strategic planning:

  • Vertically Aligned Standards-Based Curriculum
  • Common, Formative, and Summative Assessments
  • Curriculum & Technology Integration
  • Research-Based Instructional Practice
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Tiered Instruction and Intervention
  • Understanding by Design
  • Equity and Equality for all Students

For additional DESE information, please visit:

Curriculum and Instruction http://www.doe.mass.edu/candi/commoncore/

Educator Evaluation: http://www.doe.mass.edu/edeval/

Digital Learning: http://www.doe.mass.edu/odl/

English Language Learning: http://www.doe.mass.edu/ell/

Title 1: http://www.doe.mass.edu/apa/titlei/


The Georgetown Public School District is dedicated to educating all students to their fullest potential so that they may become responsible, tolerant, and successful individuals.