Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, compute, and communicate using visual, audible, and digital materials across disciplines and in any context.
The ability to read, write, and communicate connects people to one another and empowers them to achieve things they never thought possible. Communication and connection are the basis of who we are and how we live together and interact with the world.
Welcome to the Office of Instruction
The office of Curriculum and Instruction collaborates with school district administrators, teachers and all instructional staff to assure every student has a course of study that that will support him or her in attaining the outcomes identified by the community through our Board of Education. These outcomes are broad and expect that students will not only attain competency in core subjects and be critical thinkers, but that they will construct knowledge, think creatively and be able to successfully meet the challenges and opportunities of an economically competitive, technologically advanced, culturally diverse, and knowledge-based twenty-first century.
Collaborative teams of teachers, typically facilitated by curriculum leaders, design units aligned with the New York State Learning Standards, or other appropriate standards, District Outcomes, and the International Standards for Technology Education. Their collective work supports our District Goal of the development of a local, innovative curriculum. While curriculum development is an ongoing process, we have launched a public portal that shares unit overviews for many courses. The unit overviews provide information about the line of inquiry being explored through the instruction, the major assessment, and the relationship between the unit of instruction and the District Outcomes.
Curriculum Leaders provide updates on our progress to the Board of Education. Find presentations related to our World Language Curriculum , Pawling Elementary School Curriculum, and our English Language Arts Curriculum at Pawling Middle School.
Our curriculum benefits from the participation of many individuals and organizations who serve as partners with our teachers and leaders. Pawling’s is a broad vision of a well-educated child, and part of the work of strengthening the curriculum process will benefit from broad participation on the part of school and community. Please join us in these efforts.
Public Curriculum Site
Transparency in Testing Memo
Research in P.C.S.D.
Persons interested in pursuing any research within the PCSD with the involvement of
human subjects must complete this form and earn approval from the Superintendent or
his designee. Once approved, the researcher may approach program administrators and
seek their approval for the project to go forward. The District approval does not
guarantee that the research will go forward. Building and program administrators may
not be able to host the research project due to a variety of constraints; however, the
District approval is required as a necessary first step.