Learning

The Lisle 202 PK-12 curriculum utilizes a variety of avenues to prepare our students for the next levels and college and career readiness. In order to provide valuable academic growth experiences, our grade level teams implement developmentally appropriate, engaging, and informative learning and teaching strategies. Below is a summary of the steps taken to both continue and to enhance our students' learning for academic success in the academic setting and beyond.

Grades K-5

General

  • Collaboration between faculty and consultants to create assessments and evaluation tools that identify and support student growth
  • Aligned classroom instruction with assessments and Illinois State Standards
  • Continued technology integration across subject area instruction

English Language Arts

  • Implement literacy programs and text options to support students in applying literacy and writing process skills
  • Utilize materials to broaden the
    availability of text genres and levels
    of complexity for students

Mathematics

  • Mathematics sequence designed to align with Illinois State Standards and PARCC assessment
  • 2017 - Adopted a new text series to support continued growth in Mathematics

Grades 6-8

General

  • Collaboration between faculty and consultants to create assessments and evaluation tools that identify and support student growth
  • Continued evaluation of materials for
    alignment, effectiveness, and
    implementation
  • Continued technology integration across subject area instruction

Grades 9-12

General

  • Collaboration among faculty for continued curriculum review to support student growth and opportunities
  • High School scope and sequence designed to increase rigor and align with Illinois State Standards
  • Continued technology integration across subject area instruction

English Language Arts

  • Increased focus and rigor by implementing a high school English sequence and an interdisciplinary literacy program aligned with Illinois State Standards
  • Increased Advanced Placement (AP) course offerings

Mathematics

  • Integration of STEM to support mathematics concepts application across subject areas
  • Continued review of coursework to
    support and prepare students for career
    and technical programs

Workshop Model of Learning

When you think of active learning, you might imagine students talking together, reading together, or building creations and discussing their thinking. These types of situations are often associated with young learners, however, these scenarios also reflect the type of collaboration we see in the “real world” as adults.

At Tate Woods Elementary School and Schiesher Elementary School, our teachers work to actively engage our students through what is called the “Workshop Model” for learning as a way to effectively prepare students for the future.

The Workshop Model of instruction is a research-based approach rooted in the learning theory that knowledge emerges in a community of activity, discourse and discussion. It supports the notion that learning is a social activity among learners rather than a practice that is focused on completion of independent work at desks. This model creates an environment for investigating, inquiry and constructing learning that grows stronger thinkers, readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists.

1:1 Technology

Technology has become an integral part of the world today. This is also true in education.

Students use devices throughout the day, collaborating online and via shared documents both inside and outside of school across grades K-12. More assignments are assigned and completed online requiring students to have consistent access to technology.

In order to address this educational need, Lisle Junior High School and Lisle High School prepared for the implementation of a full 1:1 device plan using Google Chromebooks in 2016-17. One:one device means that each student has a device to individually use for school work both in school and at home.

Lisle Jr. High School and Lisle High School are utilizing the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification & Redirection) Model as a guide for this transition to seamless integration of technology. This model lays the groundwork for the shift from using technology parallel to learning through basic applications such as copying and pasting, to transformative learning, or using technology as an integral vehicle to learning.

Social Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) an integral part of education from preschool through high school aligned to the Illinois’ Social Emotional Learning Standards to acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Learn more about how Lisle 202 supports social emotional learning on our student services page and by clicking the buttons below.

Social Emotional Information & Supports

Social Emotional Resources

High School AP Coursework

Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students.

LHS offers 12 AP courses. Seniors who score a 3 or higher (on a five point scale) on an Advanced Placement (AP) Exam may earn college credit.

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