Welcome to the Curriculum and Instruction Office. The primary responsibility of the Curriculum and Instruction Office is to ensure that all programs, instruction and assessments are aligned to Board of Education goals as well as state and federal standards. To accomplish this, we continually strive to provide a curriculum that focuses on 21st century skills providing all students with the skills necessary to be successful in the ever-changing global society. In an effort to ensure that all students gain the required skills and knowledge, we assess students on an ongoing basis utilizing common assessments which are aligned to Common Core State Standards.

Our curriculum is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and limited access is available to the public through a link on our website. When the Atlas button is clicked, you are redirected to the Berlin Public School’s Atlas Rubicon site. As you review the curriculum, it is important to note that this is an active document that teachers and administrators are continually monitoring, revising, evaluating and improving. The curriculum is organized in a logical format with pacing guides, standards, content and skills for each unit of instruction being clearly delineated within the document. It is important to note that the Berlin Public Schools do not subscribe to a prescribed curriculum in which all teachers teach the same lesson using the same materials on the same day. Instead, we promote a common curriculum for all students in which skilled educators design lessons and deliver instruction to meet the needs of their students. Teachers may deviate from the timelines noted, but must ensure that the curriculum is covered and standards are met. To accomplish this, various forms of common assessments are given and the results help to drive the curriculum and instruction. We hope that you find this information informative and useful and encourage you to contact the Curriculum Office at (860) 828-6581 if you have any questions.

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Erin McGurk

Jennifer Watson O'Brien

ATLAS Curriculum Overview