Curriculum and Instruction:
OGES staff follows the curriculum guidelines for each grade level and subject area as defined in the Colorado Academic Standards. Our plan of instruction includes the following curriculum resources provided by MCSD:Core Knowledge Language Arts:
CKLA combines engaging and increasingly complex informational and literacy texts. Students learn to read and then apply reading skills in texts rich in science, social studies, literature and the arts. https://www.amplify.com/curriculum/core-knowledge-language-artsBridges Math:
Students will develop understanding of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. Bridges blends direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration. www.mathlearningcenter.org/bridgesSTEM:
Oak Grove is working towards implementation of a STEM experience for students. The experience, implemented in 2018-2019, will emphasized creative problem solving using all areas of knowledge and curriculum. Our foundational work currently includes cooperative learning, aligned Science instruction at all grade levels, technology as a tool, a basic understanding of engineering, and an aligned Math curriculum. Students will explore problem solving through STEM challenges and in Maker Spaces.Social Studies:
Students learn to relate to their community, participate in society, and understand the human experience through history and geography. Students learn about community and citizenship at the personal, local, state, national and global level.Exploratory Classes:
Students have the opportunity to learn and grow in physical education, music, art and technology throughout the year.Exceptional Student Programs:
Additional programs exist to support exceptional students, including Special Education, English Language Development, and Gifted and Talented.Technology:
Students have many opportunities to utilize technology in school. iPads, laptops and desktop computers all offer wonderful opportunities for practicing new skills, research, collaboration and problem solving. We approach the use of technology in school through the following beliefs.
- Technology should enhance human interaction, not replace it.
- All users should know and understand the components of Digital Citizenship.
Parents will be asked to provide a $10 technology fee and to sign an acceptable use agreement for technology each year.