The overarching goal for teachers is to run a curriculum that fosters dynamic, child-centered instruction in the classroom. This requires the identification of discipline level concepts and enduring understandings that will drive the development of essential questions that in turn promotes a more inquiry-based approach to instruction.
Our curriculum covers a dynamic document that clearly indicates what students should know, understand, and be able to do. The most important concepts and skills will be covered in more depth and students will be exposed to more authentic forms of assessment. Students also learn to apply the knowledge and skills that they have learned in new and unique ways.
ACPS calls this approach to curriculum development the Framework for Quality Learning (FQL).