New Curriculum and Software Aims to Improve Student Success
Dedicated to helping students' obtain their High School Equivalency (HSE), Windham School District (WSD) is implementing new software and curriculum that better aligns with current academic standards.
The newly acquired academic software, which will be available on 80 WSD campuses, includes instructional lessons from grade level 0.5 to 12th grade. This computer software will be a vital tool to help students learn, advance through the grade levels and pass their HSE. According to Kevin Sawnick, WSD's Department Director of Instruction, the software is aligned to the National Reporting System and College and Career Readiness Standards.
"Through this innovative software, we will be able to provide individualized instructional lessons to our students, increasing their academic success," Sawnick said.
In early February, campus principals or student advisors from WSD campuses participated in a professional development training to learn more about the software and how to use it properly to benefit their students. The innovative software will be implemented in student labs across WSD campuses by the end of February.
In addition to new software, WSD purchased new curriculum for all campuses to better prepare students for obtaining their HSE.
At the end of 2020, all WSD principals and academic teachers participated in regional professional development conference that reviewed instructional strategies that best align with the new course material. The math, language and reading curriculum selected aligns with College and Career Readiness as well as Texas Adult Education and Literacy Standards.
"The addition of the new academic software and math, language and reading materials will better prepare our teachers and help our students successfully obtain their High School Equivalency," Sawnick said.