Professional Development

What do students need to do, know and understand?

All grade level expectations are based on the Standards identified as Anchor Standards contained in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  Estacada instructional staff and administrators have been involved in a system of professional development, focusing on core instruction and intervention strategies in the content areas of Early Literacy, Writing and Math.  Supporting instructional staff as they unpack the standards, develop lesson plans around the anchor standards and report on student progress is a critical element in the Estacada School District.

With the complexity of the CCSS the the critical shifts in instruction required, Estacada staff, parents and community members are all receiving on-going professional development aimed at providing the increased rigor necessary for the accountability standards set forth in the Smarter Balanced Assessment.