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Teaching & Learning

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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Students and teacher at table during math lesson

Kindergarten is in their first year of implementing the Developing Roots math program. Our KHS math coach, Caitlin Walsh, visited Ms. Doherty’s class to facilitate a "shelf day." Kindergarteners rotated around the room to stations with a purpose of reinforcing new learning, practicing previously learned skills, or extending and enriching taught concepts.

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KHS is Pink Event

Kings Highway School loves to come together to support a good cause. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and KHS wanted to show support of a cause that has affected our community. Our PTA led a “KHS is Pink” event on Saturday. Parents, students, and staff came to turn our lawn pink!

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