Department of Curriculum and Instruction
This page provides valuable information about Ridgefield Public Schools' curriculum, instruction, and assessment. If we were to state the status of education in one word, it would be “change”. The curriculum department will be working during the school year to align to the new Next Generation Science Standards, expand our Blended Learning pilot within the district, and continue to design and revise our curriculum to begin to prepare for the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, which will be implemented beginning in the 2017/2018 school year.
Curriculum is a living, breathing document that is constantly evolving to reflect the current standards and world in which we live. Serving as a road map for quality instruction, curricula must be revisited, reflected upon, and amended when needed.
The Ridgefield Public Schools are committed to preparing our students to be college and workplace ready. In addition to curriculum content, we will be providing our students with skills to function in the world beyond K - 12 education.
These goals include: ("Most Likely to Succeed" Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith)
Learning how to learn
Collaborating productively and effectively with others
Creatively solving problems
Effecting change in organizations and society
Making sound decisions
Managing projects, failures, and achieving goals
Building perseverance and determination
Education in the 21st century requires all stakeholders in the educational community and beyond to commit to being open to new ideas, resources, and change. As we embark on this process with our district curricula, you are invited to peruse specific topics via the individual links. You will gain important information about current educational trends and the change that is occurring within our school system. We appreciate your visit and all that you do to encourage and support the success of our very important work of educating your children.