The curriculum services section provides professional services related to the development and implementation of improved curricula in the schools of the state. The unit engages in a broad range of activities including: the preparation and dissemination of curricular materials; in-service training for professional staff members in curriculum development and in specific subject areas; and consultative assistance in solving instructional problems. Consultants provide services upon request in the areas of citizenship education, health and physical education, fine arts, reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science and library/media. Particular emphasis is placed on assisting schools in aligning curriculum with the Show-Me Standards and the development of written curriculum guides required by the Missouri School Improvement Program and the Outstanding Schools Act.
2018-19 Professional Learning Series Opportunities
DESE’s Office of College and Career Readiness has scheduled free professional development opportunities for Missouri K-12 educators in the arts, English language arts, health/physical education, math, science and social studies. For information and registration for the Summer Professional Learning Series, go to https://dese.mo.gov/summer-2018-professional-development-information.
For more content area specific information about the workshops contact the following:
ELA – Debbie Jameson at email@example.com
ELA – Lisa Scroggs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fine Arts - Tom Tobias at email@example.com
Health, Physical Education and School Wellness - Laura Beckmann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Math - Chip Sharp at email@example.com
Science - John Kitchens at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Studies - Dixie Grupe at email@example.com
DESE Curriculum and Assessment Work Opportunities
Missouri Educators Wanted: The survey monkey link is open and available for educators to complete for possible opportunities in future curriculum, assessment and professional development projects. Please share this link with educators in your district.
College Prep Certificates
The Department will no longer produce College Prep Certificates for dissemination. The change is a result of the expectation that all students will be “College and Career Ready,” and that the standards for successful entry into the workplace are the same as those required for successful entrance into a college or university. In addition, graduation requirements now closely reflect the credit standards that had been required for the certificate. Districts may continue to offer such recognitions locally if desired.
Please contact Jackie Wieberg at (573) 751-4234 if you have additional questions.