THE OFFICE OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
The Office of Curriculum and Instruction is responsible for the consistency and articulation of curriculum, pedagogical research, testing, and academic enrichment/intervention services district-wide. The office also provides professional development opportunities for instructional personnel.
Eastport-South Manor Central School District strives to provide all students with the highest quality core curriculum during their primary, elementary, and secondary years. ESM students have opportunities to immerse themselves in a plethora of content-based subject matter, as well as the arts. ESM has always placed a strong emphasis on foundational reading and writing skills by way of a balanced literacy approach in the elementary schools. By focusing our efforts on instructional best practices during these years, we can lift the level of student learning in English, mathematics, science, and social studies. All students will engage in additional learning experiences that include physical education and health, art, music, technology, and languages other than English. Rigor and enrichment (and when necessary, remediation) that’s developmentally appropriate and child centered is at the forefront of curriculum development and the delivery of instruction within all ESM school buildings.
Fostering life-long learners who are collaborative, resilient, and can think critically to solve complex world problems are the underpinnings of a meaningful curriculum. Equally important is the development of the social, emotional, and physical child – for these are the requisite skills needed for children to understand the importance of manners, respect, kindness, and compassion for others. These precise skills are also embedded within our core curriculum.
Click the links located on the sidebar to the left to further explore ESM's curricular initiatives. If you are in need of school specific information regarding curriculum and instruction, please contact the applicable building principal directly. This information can be found by clicking the “District" link at the top of the webpage.