Curriculum and Programming
The Avonworth School District believes that the best way to develop empathy, an appreciation for diverse perspectives, and the ability to value others, inclusiveness, and the diversity that exists in our world is to have students engage in curricula that provide opportunities for this learning to occur.
Throughout the Avonworth K-12 curriculum and programming, a concerted effort has been made to provide students with opportunities for deeper learning and experiences. We do not view education as a list of topics students need to be exposed to. Rather, we view education as an experience that should engage students in deep learning, discussion, and exploration of topics and content.
Engaging students in real-world projects occur throughout the K-12 curriculum at Avonworth. These projects are integrated into the learning experience and engage students in a deep study of the topic or topics being explored. Students engage in reading literature, researching, learning, and the execution of culminating projects to display and share their learning. There are many projects that students engage in throughout the Avonworth curricula that provide an opportunity for deeper learning, thinking, and understanding of critical topics that build empathy, compassion, action, and understanding in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Although the District has made an effort to include meaningful learning experiences that will expose our students to a variety of perspectives in hopes of building both knowledge and empathy, we understand that this work is never finished. We are committed to a continuous review of our curricula for its cultural responsiveness and to make changes, improvements, and updates as needs are identified. To ensure we have a continuous improvement approach for expanding these opportunities throughout our K-12 curricula, a tool for conducting a culturally responsive review of our curriculum and courses has been integrated into our curriculum review and evaluation process. The tool used has been developed by using the Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard created by the Education Justice Research & Organizing Collaborative at the NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.
You can take a closer look at how diversity, equity, and inclusion are being integrated into the curricula at Avonworth School District by using the K-6, AMS, and AHS tabs to the left.