The superintendents and staff of schools in five Door County districts will come together for a Countywide Curriculum Companion Camp next week. The meeting will be hosted at Southern Door District facilities. It aims to enhance collaboration between the districts and create a "commonness of curriculum" in Southern Door, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar, and Washington Island.
Southern Door Superintendent Patti Vickman says this is an opportunity for educators in the county to problem solve real situations they are dealing with.
Vickman says a big focus of the companion camp is getting the districts in the county better prepared for the Common Core Standards. The standards have been adopted by 45 of 50 states so far, and aim to streamline curriculum from state to state. Vickman says the Common Core standards are quite rigorous, and that challenge is welcomed.
Vickman hopes that bonds created between the different school staffs at the camp helps stimulate collaboration during the school year.