LANSING ADOPTS A WEB-BASED CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT AND MAPPING SYSTEM TO SUPPLEMENT CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION.
Many schools districts in Kansas have created curriculum management and mapping guidelines as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act. To help enforce these guidelines, the Lansing School District has chosen to implement a web-based system that will provide an advanced solution to its district’s curriculum management processes. The system will be able to track the alignment of Kansas state curriculum standards to classroom instruction.
Lansing chose AllofE’s eCurriculum for the implementation of their online curriculum management solution. The expanded curriculum mapping application will revolutionize the district’s existing processes, putting them at the forefront of cutting-edge education technology. Lansing will be able to tie its curriculum to specific evaluation factors, such as objectives and assessment questions, which will later be used to gauge the curriculum’s effectiveness.
With this curriculum mapping program, the district will be able to define the guidelines of classroom instruction. It comes preloaded with the school’s state standards, allowing teachers to create curriculum maps and align the units to one or more standards, benchmarks and indicators. It provides teachers with a guide knowing what to teach, when to teach it and how to conduct activities and assessments. The system delivers real time curriculum guidelines and course information to teachers, providing them with a road map to successful classroom instruction.
About Lansing USD #469
“Lansing USD #469 is located in northeast Kansas bordering the Missouri River Valley. The district is approximately 49 square miles and is bounded to the north by the City of Leavenworth and to the east by the Missouri River. The remainder of the school district is comprised of farm land and new housing subdivisions in Leavenworth County.”
The district faculty consists of 127 teachers, “with over 50 of them holding advanced degrees.”
The Lansing Unified School District is comprised of five buildings located on two campuses. There is a K-2 school, Grade 3 building, Grade 4-5 building, a middle school comprised of grades 6-8, and a high school for students in grades 9-12. A new elementary school building is under construction and will house grades K-5. It is expected to open fall 2008.
--Information courtesy of www.usd469.net