What is Curriculum in Thompson School District
Curriculum is often thought of as the materials being used. Curriculum is actually defined by the Colorado Academic Standards. Thompson School District is required to use these as the driver and foundation for all curricular work. From those, a learning progression is developed outlining when these standards will fit into the year. Once the learning progression has been developed, the measurements of learning will be determined. After this progression of standards and assessments have been created, resources are then looked at to see what materials are needed to best support the teaching and learning of the Colorado Academic Standards. Following the selection of resources, a scope and sequence will be outlined including the learning progression, the assessments, and the resources and how teaching and learning will move throughout the year. All of these together make up a curriculum.