Department of Instructional Services
marquardt school district 15
Instructional Services provides support and leadership to assist students, parents, teachers and community members in achieving District goals and academic success for all students.
Instructional Services is responsible for:
I. Curriculum Development in the Fundamental Learning Areas
Marquardt School District 15's curriculum is designed to provide variety and breadth through the study of content in the following fundamental learning areas:
- Language Arts
- Social Science
- Fine Arts
- Physical Development and Health
In every grade level, teachers choose instructional methods and materials to help meet the needs of individual classes and students as they implement the curriculum.
II. Student Assessment
Every school’s goal is for all children to grow and learn. Just as we use a tape measure to mark a person’s physical growth, in schools we use a variety of assessments to measure learning. Teachers use these results to help plan instruction and provide appropriate support. The following assessments are used in Marquardt School District 15 to understand how students grow and learn:
- NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)
- Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC)
III. Professional Development
Staff Development in District 15 is our commitment to help all employees stay current around best practice in instruction. These effective learning opportunities are designed to promote continuous, ongoing, and connected adult learning that is focused on accelerating student learning. Through ongoing and rigorous staff development, we believe our already high-performing staff will continue to meet the challenges of helping all students succeed. Below are the a few of the ways that Marquardt School District 15 supports our staff's development as professionals:
- Curriculum Specialists
- Instructional Coaches
- Teacher Leaders
- Marquardt Staff Summer Academy (MSSA)
- Institute Days
IV. INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
We offer 1:1 computer learning for grades 5-8 where educators can use interactive texts, videos, animations, and other features in digital instructional programs. These programs provide more dynamic, personalized lessons with assessment tools that determine in real-time each student’s level of performance to help teachers quickly identify academic strengths and weaknesses.
Classrooms across the district are also equipped with SmartBoards, large digital displays, projectors, document cameras, and also have access to computers.
V. INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
- Bilingual Education
- Special Education
- Early Childhood
- Social Workers and Psychologists
- ACE Math
- Co-Taught Classes
- Summer School
Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services
(630) 469-7615 ext. 1101
(630) 469-7615 ext. 1176
630-469-7615 ext. 1352
630-469-7615 ext. 1353
Carol Van Gorp
(630) 469-7615 ext.