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Westport Public Schools aims to provide a cohesive and comprehensive curriculum that intentionally connects standards, instruction, and assessment. Our curriculum development process is guided by a backward design approach. Backward design is based on the idea that planning is best done by starting with the desired results. It is a design approach that results in purposeful thinking about curriculum planning from a micro lens, as well as programmatic reform from a macro level. Looking at the outcomes first results in coherently-designed curriculum units, performance assessments, and classroom instruction. The primary goal of backward design is student understanding, which is revealed when students autonomously transfer learning to novel scenarios.

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Coleytown celebrated Veterans Day!

Coleytown celebrated Veterans Day with a Town Hall Meeting.  Mrs. Welch and Mrs. O'Grady conducted the fourth-grade students in singing a variety of patriotic songs, while third-grade Student Leadership Council members shared facts about Veterans Day.  The highlight of the assembly was Sergeant First Class Tudor, CES parent, who talked with the CES community about his service in the military.  We are so grateful to Sergeant Tudor, and all veterans, for their service to our community and our country.

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