By Tim Kowols
For almost an entire year, staff members at Washington Island School District have been rewriting the books to improve the educational experience for their students. From 4K to 11th and 12th grade British Literature, teachers have remapped their existing curriculum to fit the evolving needs of their students Department of Public Instruction standards. The curriculum maps cover a week-by week breakdown of the core standards being covered and the learning targets for students. With such a small staff at Washington Island School District, Superintendent Mati Palm-Leis commended them all for the extra effort the project requires.
Palm-Leis is hopeful with monthly curriculum reviews and approvals by the school board that the district will complete its curriculum mapping process by the end of the 2018-2019 school year.