The Office of Teaching and Learning is responsible for a broad range of areas, including:
The Office of Teaching and Learning oversees curriculum and instruction for the Public Schools of Brookline. Each curriculum area is managed by a coordinator. The Learning Expectations are the curriculum guidelines for all content areas, Grades K-8. The Course Syllabi are detailed course outlines for all courses at Brookline High School. They help teachers, parents and students understand the anticipated results of instruction and study. Both the Learning Expectations and Course Syllabi respond to the question: what should students be able to do to demonstrate understanding and knowledge?
Go to Curriculum Areas
Go to K-8 Learning Expectations
Go to BHS Course Syllabi
The Office of Teaching and Learning oversees a number of educational programs for the Public Schools of Brookline.
Go to Program Areas
Each year, two to three programs or curriculum areas in the Brookline system begin the process of Program Review. The goal of Program Review is to improve student achievement through a comprehensive and rigorous examination of our programs. Please visit the individual curriculum area pages for information on current programs under review.
Currently, the Career and Technical Education program at BHS is engaged in Phase II of the Program Review process. The Enrichment and Challenge Support Program is beginning its second round of Program Review in January 2013. The K-12 Mathematics program is beginning its second round of Program Review in Fall 2013. For more information, please contact the Director of Program Review and Grants, Amy Martin.
Four Phases of Program Review (pdf)
School Improvement Plans
Current School Improvement Plans are available by clicking the appropriate links below: Brookline High School, Baker School, Devotion School, Driscoll School, Heath School, Lawrence School, Lincoln School, Pierce School, Runkle School, Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP).
Professional development is embedded in the daily work of Brookline educators through participation in school-based collaborative learning groups, grade level and department meetings, coordinator designed activities, and committee work - as well as participation in seminars, institutes and conferences sponsored by partner organizations. For more information, please contact the Teacher Leader for Professional Development, Tracy Paradise.
Go to Professional Development | Go to Induction and Mentoring
The Library Department provides intellectual and physical access to information in all formats. Each library procures and processes print and non-print materials, maintains audio-visual equipment, subscribes to on-line databases, and functions as the school based information center. Library collections and instruction are integrated into the curriculum and teaches students strategies to access and evaluate information sources and technologies. Librarians organize school-based reading events, author visits, public library orientation, student and parent book groups and media literacy classes. Librarians and instructional staff collaborate on collection development that supports the curriculum, enriches instruction for all learners, and develops an appreciation for life-long learning.
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