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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.

2020-2021 Professional Learning Series

Links to a hub of resources and materials from session of content meetings throughout the 2020-2021 school year.

2020 Summer PLS Hub

AVAILABLE NOW!  The Office of College and Career Readiness 2020 Summer Professional Learning Workshops went virtual this summer. The focus was on Thinking About Re-Entry for the 2020-21 School Year. If you were unable to participate, access the session recordings and resources used during the professional learning workshops in English language arts, Science, Social Studies, English Learners, Math, Dyslexia, Physical Education and School Wellness through the title link above.

Please use the evaluation link to provide feedback after use. Contact content directors for more information.

2020-21 Content Meetings

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, English language development, health/physical education, math, science and social studies. Register using the links below.

Content Contact
ELA Debbie Jameson
Lisa Scroggs
Math Chip Sharp
Science Kristen McKinney
Social Studies Dixie Grupe
School Wellness/Health and Physical Education Laura Beckmann
Fine Arts Roger Kelley
Dyslexia Kim Stuckey
English Language Development Cammy Goucher

College Prep Certificates

DESE 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 the Office of Quality Schools at 573-751-4234 if you have additional questions.&