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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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Kings Highway chorus students brought Frozen to life last week. Led by directors, Ms. Malizia and Ms. Kingsley, it was an amazing event. The audiences couldn't help but smile throughout the shows. The cast is incredibly talented, and we feel so proud of their performances!

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KHS Culture Club met last week to celebrate Women's History Month. The focus of the meeting was using your voice to make a difference. A former KHS student, from a team of students who worked to bring water filling stations to our school, spoke to the group. This was followed by a special visit from Selectwoman Tooker and BOE Chair Lee Goldstein who talked about the difference they make in our schools. It was an inspirational afternoon.

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