Welcome to the Curriculum and Instruction Department Website. As a driven and focused team, we are committed to:
- Collaborate around the needs of all the schools’ stakeholders
- Make decisions based on data
- Commit to quality support to schools in real time
- Be passionate about the success of all students
- Provide authentic learning experiences for all
- Provide instructional leadership, support, and professional development to maximize learning for students in grades K-12
All public schools in the state of North Carolina adhere to the curriculum standards outlined in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, which is comprised of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics and literacy and Essential Standards for all other curriculum areas. The state’s Standard Course of Study defines the appropriate content standards for each grade level and each high school course to provide a uniform set of learning standards for every public school in North Carolina. The goal of these research-based standards is to prepare all students to become career and college ready. While the focal point of educational thought of the past was limited toward success during the years of K-12 learning, the Common Core/Essential Standards mindset is targeted toward success well beyond completion of high school or college. Thus, the overall goal is to prepare North Carolina’s children for optimal function on a global scale.
It is our goal to ensure that our website provides links to resources and quality information. Please feel free to contact our office should you have questions or need more information.
Professional Development Opportunities
LIS LEARNING SERIES
The NCDPI Office of Academic Standards is offering state-wide professional learning with a focus on integrating the Literacy Instruction Standards (LIS) into standards-aligned content area instruction. These sessions are open to K-12 educators.
To learn more about the LIS, view the DPI LIS webpage at https://www.dpi.nc.gov/districts-schools/classroom-resources/academic-standards/literacy-instruction-standards.
To view LIS resources, visit the LIS Toolkit (LIST) online at https://ncdpi.instructure.com/courses/7580.
NC PSU Self-Paced PD Courses
For any NC PSU Staff who need CEU credits, DTL now has a database of all current asynchronous NCEES PD opportunities for staff.
NC PSU Self-PAaced PD Course Flyer