The academic curriculum is at the very center of the work that educators conduct with children across the days, weeks and years of every student's educational experience in Dedham. As such it is of the utmost importance that all members of the community be aware not only of the curriculum as it is enacted in classrooms across the district but also aware of how it is developed, implemented and adjusted over time to accommodate the needs of children as well as shifts in state mandated curriculum.
To that end, the District Curriculum Advisory (DCA) serves as a representative group of faculty, parents/caregivers, and interested community members. Broadly speaking the DCA acts as a formal interface between the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and the community at large. Members of the DCA gather information, questions and/or concerns from various stakeholder groups, share that information with the DCA, bring information back to those stakeholder groups and offer counsel to the Assistant Superintendent on issues relating to PK-12 curriculum.
Parent, caregiver, and community representatives serving on the District Curriculum Advisory should be prepared to serve for a period of one year. The DCA will meet monthly for an hour in the evenings. Specific times and locations will be determined in the weeks to come. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday November 16th from 7:00 - 8:00 in the Dedham High School Guidance Conference Room. If you are interested in participating as a member of the District Curriculum Advisory please complete this brief form.