Teaching & Learning
The Department of Teaching and Learning directly supports the goals of the District 34 Strategic Plan, which focus on maximizing student growth and ensuring the most effective instruction for every student, every day.
In all disciplines, we provide rigorous curriculum aligned to the Illinois State Learning Standards. Regular use of assessment practices, both during and after learning, provides essential feedback for students supporting their individual growth. Differentiated instruction and high levels of student engagement further support students’ academic success. Students learn and apply the necessary skills and dispositions to become self-directed learners and engaged participants in the learning process.
Explore the teaching and learning resources, programs, and assessments available at District 34.
The Teaching and Learning Department is responsible for the development/selection and monitoring of:
- District Curriculum, Instructional Resources, and District-Wide Assessments
- Instructional Innovation
- Multilingual Services
- Student Services
Dr. Matt Silverman
Teaching and learning are supported by instructional coaches who provide job-embedded, building, and district level professional development related to curriculum, assessment and instruction. District 34 has subject-specific coaches to support curriculum and instruction as well as building level coaches to support professional growth and student achievement.