106.  GUIDES FOR PLANNED INSTRUCTION - Pg.

106.  GUIDES FOR PLANNED INSTRUCTION

1.        Authority

        Title 22

        Sec. 4.4

        Pol. 107

Guides shall be prepared for all planned instruction adopted by the Board in order to direct and assist the professional staff toward the attainment of academic standards established for a course of study.

2.        Guidelines

Each guide may contain, as appropriate to that planned instruction:

  1. Objectives of the instruction.

  1. Concepts and skills to be taught.

  1. Suggested activities designed to achieve the objectives.

  1. Suggested methods of instruction.

  1. Assessment criteria and methods intended to evaluate the extent to which learning objectives have been achieved.

  1. Reading list of supplemental titles for the guidance of teachers.

3.        Delegation of         Responsibility

Each teaching staff member shall conduct the assigned planned instruction in accordance with the guide.  Any deviation from its content must be approved in advance by the principal or designee.

Each teacher shall use the planned instruction guide as the core of the course s/he has been assigned to teach.

The Superintendent or designee shall be responsible for the preparation of guides, and shall develop administrative regulations for such preparation which include:

  1. Participation by appropriate staff members and resource personnel.

  1. Continuing research in instructional methods, materials, activities and assessment strategies.

  1. Systematic review of all guides to ensure their continuing effectiveness in achieving established academic standards.

A system of administrative review shall be implemented to ensure that guides are being followed by teaching staff members to the degree of conformity required.

Copies of all current guides for planned instruction shall be kept on file in the office of the Director of Curriculum.

References:

School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 1511, 1512

State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 4.4, 4.11

Board Policy

Board Policy – 000, 107

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