Teachers from across the District apply to write curriculum. These teachers work in teams and collaborate with the staff members from the Curriculum and Instruction Department to create, evaluate and refine curriculum resources. Collaboration among teachers from different campuses and with diverse perspectives allows for shared expertise and resources built to meet all students’ needs.
This process begins with a deep understanding of what the TEKS require students to know, understand and be able to do. Writers analyze data and feedback from teachers, as well as their own experience teaching the curriculum, to determine how students are performing and what changes may be needed. Curriculum teams collaborate vertically by subject with grades above and below, as well as across content areas to ensure alignment of all TEKS. Curriculum is written with the student experience in mind. In addition, curriculum writers benefit from the process through collaborating with colleagues, which enables them to enter the classroom with a deep understanding of the District curriculum.