The Regional Curriculum Office was established on July 1, 2012 as part of a services agreement between the Pascack Valley Regional High School District and the schools districts in Hillsdale, Montvale, River Vale, and Woodcliff Lake.

Services to be provided by the Regional Curriculum Office:

  • Curriculum Coordination on a K-12 basis
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Professional Development, including technology and 1:1 computing assistance.
  • Providing Curriculum Resources 
  • Long Range Curriculum Planning
  • Facilitate Inter- and Intra-District Communication

 Personnel

Dr. Barry Bachenheimer, Regional Director of Curriculum
bbachenheimer@pascack.k12.nj.us 201-358-7020 x22032

Ms. Dominique Paladino, Regional Instruction & Curriculum Coordinator
dpaladino@pascack.k12.nj.us 201-358-7020 x22069

 
Ms. Noemi Rodriguez, PVRHSD World Language Supervisor [2016-17 is in the third year of the World Language K-8 Curriculum Project]
nrodriguez@pascack.k12.nj.us 201-358-7020 x22054  
 
Dr. Mark Russo, PVRHSD Mathematics Supervisor [2016-17 is in the second year of the Mathematics K-8 Curriculum Project]
mrusso@pascack.k12.nj.us 201-358-7020 x22052
 
Ms. Virena Rossi,  PVRHSD Language Arts, Art and Media Centers Supervisor [2016-17 is in the first year of the 8th grade Language Arts Curriculum Project] 
vrossi@pascack.k12.nj.us 201-358-7020 x22113
 
Mrs. Mary Jo Wieland, Regional Mathematics Consultant [2016-2017 Mathematics K-8 Curriculum Project]
 
Mrs. Luanne McGlone, Executive Secretary to the Regional Curriculum Office
lmcglone@pascack.k12.nj.us 201-358-7020 x22033
 

2016-17 Regional Office Goals and Tasks


  1. Year 2 of the K-8 Math Curriculum Revision Process.  

  1. Educate the K-8 mathematics curriculum committee on Understanding by Design Curriculum framework.

  2. Create a scope and sequence for curricular units based on current New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Mathematics.

  3. Develop three-stage “backward planning” units of study for mathematics (beginning with Stage 1 and 2) to include:

    1. Standard-specific regional benchmarks- rich problems/tasks

    2. Differentiated assessments/performance tasks with multiple Entry Points

    3. Begin creation of “model unit”

  4. Regional Math Consultant will support math initiatives by helping evaluate/revise/write curriculum and provide professional development in the model of Labsite workshops.


  1. Oversee the mentoring programs to ensure teacher preparedness and compliance with the state regulations for newly-hired faculty.


  1. Monitor the implementation of the K-8 Physical Education Curriculum.


  1. Implementation of Year 1 of the K-5 and Year 2 of the 6-8 science curriculum in accordance with the Next Generation Science Standards, including associated professional development where needed and appropriate.


  1. Oversee and support the continued implementation of ELA workshop as part of a Regional Task Force.

  1. Evaluate the 8th grade ELA curriculum to ensure New Jersey Student Learning Standards for English Language Arts (NJSLS) compliance, best practices, and rigorous preparation for students for a common high school experience.

  2. Continue to provide coaching/PD for K-5 teachers, especially in the areas of Balanced Literacy and Readers/Writers Workshop.


      6.  Implementation year of the K-8 World Language Curriculum (where appropriate per each district).   Provide support/development/articulation where needed.

 
 
2015-16 Regional Office Goals and Tasks

 1.    Year 1 of the K-8 Mathematics Curriculum Revision Process.  Align curriculum with the Common Core Standards and PARCC readiness.  Provide professional development on new math standards, shifts, and practices.

 2.    Oversee the mentoring programs to ensure teacher preparedness and compliance with the state regulations for newly-hired faculty. 

 3.    Year 2 Evaluation/Revision of the K-12 Physical Education/Health Curriculum.

 4.    Assist with professional development for 1:1 computing implementation and improvement in all four sending districts.

 5.    Implementation of the K-12 science curriculum in accordance with the Next Generation Science Standards, including associated professional development.

 6.    Oversee and support the continued implementation of ELA workshop as part of a Regional Task Force.

1a.  Oversee and implement the literacy plan for each district, specific to district/building needs, with a focus on assessment.  Tentative monthly or bi-monthly meetings with selected teachers from each district, coaches, and curriculum people to guide/set the plan for them to implement in the following weeks.

2a.  Lead analysis and discussion for possible report card revision, in line with Readers/Writers Workshop and best literacy practices.

 7.  Year 1 of the K-8 World Language Curriculum Revision Process.  Align curriculum with the Common Core Standards and PARCC readiness.  Provide professional development on standards, shifts, and practices.

 

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