Long-Term Curriculum Renewal Cycle

  • District 117’s curriculum renewal cycle outlines a systematic process for reviewing all instruction to ensure that a guaranteed and viable curriculum is in place in all schools across grade levels and content areas. A curriculum cycle is a critical tool that is used to effectively manage the work and budget involved in the process of improving instruction.

    District 117’s curriculum renewal cycle includes the following steps:

    1. Research best practices;
    2. Create a vision;
    3. Develop/Pilot; and
    4. Implement with ongoing support.

    To ensure that a high-quality curriculum is in place, curriculum development teams should participate in an in-depth review of a content area on a six-to-eight year cycle. The District 117 long-term curriculum renewal cycle for 2020-2028 can be accessed here.