Lakota’s Community Curriculum Advisory Team (CCAT) held its regular meeting on Nov. 16. Using themes derived from the community-wide ThoughtExchange launched earlier this school year, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Lori Brown shared the topics for the evening, including curriculum adoption, professional development and changes to the program of studies.
Community Curriculum Advisory Team
The Community Curriculum Advisory Team (CCAT) brings together appointed community members and district curriculum leaders to proactively make informed recommendations and reactively respond to concerns about Lakota's curriculum.
Each quarterly meeting addresses both the reactive and proactive functions of the groups and ends with a recommendation to Lakota's curriculum team.
Primarily, CCAT is designed to provide recommendations to Lakota’s curriculum leaders through a process that proactively identifies specific curricular needs or concerns. This is achieved in the form of a multi-year curriculum review schedule set by CCAT members.
Because CCAT was created in response to the Board of Education’s request for a curriculum audit, the team is also charged with overseeing the process for submission and review of specific curricular questions or concerns.
This process starts with a curriculum submission via Lakota Listens. Once investigated and addressed with the parties involved, the curriculum team shares the outcome with CCAT members.
Current CCAT Members
Each board member is responsible for appointing a representative to serve on the CCAT for a two-year term. Representatives are required to have professional experience in education or a related field, be current residents and not be employed by Lakota.
|Inaugural team members
|Dr. Diane Wiater
Lakota’s Community Curriculum Advisory Team (CCAT) met for its first meeting of the new school year in September. As with every meeting, the agenda was divided into two components: proactive and reactive.
Lakota’s Community Curriculum Advisory Team (CCAT) is looking for feedback from parents, students, staff and community members via a ThoughtExchange that closes Aug. 31.