The Curriculum and Instruction Department in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools provides the district leadership for curriculum and instruction, PreK-12. Quite simply, curriculum is the "what" of teaching and instruction is the "how" of teaching.
Our mission is simple: Curriculum and Instruction maintains effective partnerships to build capacity in schools so that all students achieve at or above grade level. As a department, we are responsible for providing the necessary support to teachers and schools so students achieve. We develop curriculum and support guides for teachers, identify and disseminate best teaching and curricular practices, and provide materials and supplies to schools and teachers. We have many partners in central office-Professional Development, Exceptional Children, Instructional Technology, and Student, Family and Community Services-to name a few.
Within Curriculum and Instruction we have many different areas, including all the content areas you can name - Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Music, Physical Education, Performing Arts, English as A Second Language, and Foreign Language. Programs such as International Baccalaureate, Talent Development, AVID, Driver's Education, and Workforce Development also reside in C and I. Textbooks and Media Services are handled here as well.
Have a question about any one of these areas of curriculum and instruction in general or about elementary, middle, or high school curriculum and instruction? Click the following link (email) to send us your question. The PreK-12 Curriculum and Instruction includes the following areas: Textbooks, Media Services, Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts, English as a Second Language, Music, Foreign Language, they are listed with the Middle School Team.
If you are not sure which Team can answer your question, start with the main Curriculum and Instruction office. We will make sure your question or comment gets to the right person. Let us know how we can help; we look forward to working with you so that all students achieve at or above grade level.