Welcome to the Montville Township Curriculum and Instruction Page!
Here in the Montville Township Public Schools, we are committed to providing the children in our schools a robust and rigorous curriculum that lends itself to varied instructional approaches, which are continuously reviewed by our teachers and administrators. Through differentiation, our teachers can bring the curriculum to every student, regardless of differences in students’ prior knowledge, personal interests, and academic readiness. We further support our children by providing special education and enrichment support services as required by law and good teaching. By providing professional learning opportunities for teachers to hone their craft, as well as time to articulate with their colleagues within their school and across the district, we can only promote better instruction for our children.
Since I began my tenure in 2012, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction has grown in instructional supervisors, online curricular resources, district course offerings, and digital learning opportunities for both students and staff. Our experienced staff of directors and instructional supervisors work in collaboration with each other and district principals to ensure that our students at every grade level get the best educational experience Montville Township has to offer.
We are proud that we are able to bring in new and enhanced instructional programs each year. Two such instructional programs at the elementary level for the 2018-2019 school year are Schoolwide Reading Fundamentals, which supports our balanced literacy framework and enVision 2.0, which updates our math program with better alignment to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and more blended learning opportunities for students. Some other highlights for the 2018-2019 school year include moving to trimester report cards at the elementary level, the continuation of our revised Gifted and Talented Program and the newly created high school elective course, Criminology.
In addition to these enhancements to our instructional program, the district is also committed to providing our digital natives with the latest tools in digital technology. Due to the continued support of our Board of Education and the Montville Township community, the district is beginning year two of our one to one Chromebook initiative. This means that all students in grade 5 through 12 will now be assigned a district-issued Chromebook. Students in grades K through 4 will also have access to Chromebooks on a daily basis. The Chromebooks are a useful tool that helps students unlock the curriculum and master the standards in new and innovative ways. To help support this ongoing initiative the district has accumulated a large library of digital tools and texts over the last several years that support learning. Some of these include G Suite, Learning A-Z, Raz Kids, Discovery Education, BrainPOP, SmartMusic, ALEKS, and i-Ready.
Throughout the school year, we will be adding resources and helpful links to the Curriculum and Instruction page, so please visit us periodically for updates.
I look forward to another fabulous school year!
Andrea L. Woodring
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Montville Township Public Schools