District 102 uses a variety of resources to support instruction and empowers teachers to tailor lessons to the needs of their individual students and classrooms. As a District, we believe that teachers are best suited to craft units of instruction that are engaging, relevant and meaningful to students and must have access to high quality, supportive resources to do so. "Curricular resources" is a general term that can be represented as physical resources such as textbooks, workbooks, games or manipulatives; digital resources such as online applications, hardware or software; pedagogical resources such as an instructional practice, theory or framework; or professional resources such as a content expert, professional network or organization.


While teachers draw from a wide array of tools and resources, District 102 has adopted several foundational curricular resources that are the basis for our instruction and support the District's instructional approaches. You will find information about these resources below.

District 102 Curricular Resources Information

Listed below are some of core resources and materials used in District 102.

English Literature & Language Arts

K-6 – ELA Resources & Approaches

Resources Used:

·      Schoolwide Reading Fundamentals

·      Schoolwide Writing Fundamentals

·      Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Books (K-2)*

·      Various Teacher Created Materials & Supplementary Resources (Time for Kids, NewELA, TumbleBooks, MyON, etc.)

Instructional Approaches Used:

·      Reader’s & Writer’s Workshop – Literacy Instructional Approach

·      Orton-Gillingham – Phonological Instructional Approach* (K-1)(Gr. 2**)

·      Structured Word Inquiry – Orthographic Instructional Approach*


7-8 – ELA Resources & Approaches

Resources Used:

·      McDougal Littell Literature

·      Various Whole Group Novels (The Giver, The Pigman, To Kill a Mocking Bird, etc.)

Instructional Approaches Used:

·      Whole Class Novel/Literature Circles – Literacy Instructional Approach

·      Structured Word Inquiry – Orthographic Instructional Approach**


* - Indicates a new program, resource or approach for 2017-2018

** - Indicates a new program, resource or approach coming soon.

*** - Indicates program, resources or approach is under review


Mathematics

K-5 – Math Resources & Approaches

Resources Used:

·      Math Expressions – Common Core

Instructional Approaches Used:

·      Developing Conceptual Understand, Procedural Literacy and Strategic Competence – Mathematical Instructional Approach


6-8 – Math Resources & Approaches

Resources Used:

·      Big Ideas Math*

Instructional Approaches Used:

·      Procedural Literacy, Hypothetical and Theoretical Thinking, Concrete and Abstract Reasoning – Mathematical Instructional Approach


* - Indicates a new program, resource or approach for 2017-2018

** - Indicates a new program, resource or approach coming soon.

Social Studies

K-6 – Social Studies Resources & Approaches

Resources Used:

·      Pearson: My World


* - Indicates a new program, resource or approach for 2017-2018

** - Indicates a new program, resource or approach coming soon.

*** - Indicates program, resources or approach is under review

Science

K-8 – Science Resources & Approaches

Resources Used:

·      Pearson: Interactive Science***


* - Indicates a new program, resource or approach for 2017-2018

** - Indicates a new program, resource or approach coming soon.

*** - Indicates program, resources or approach is under review