The Office of Curriculum’s primary function is to provide guidance and resources for the faculty of Webster County Schools by providing timely, effective support for teachers and principals in the areas of curriculum development, professional development, assessment and screening, and advanced placement. The Curriculum Department also provides district personnel and parents with many resources that will serve to improve student and school achievement and will be used to implement the standards required by the Mississippi Department of Education and Webster County School District.
Webster County Schools currently offers four Advanced Placement classes. The Advanced Placement program offers students the ability to pursue college level learning while still in the high school setting. Students in Webster County Schools’ Advanced Placement courses will experience a rigorous curriculum and have the opportunity to earn credit for college courses.
Professional development is learning the process that allows educators to improve the educational organization and promotes personal and work-related growth. It serves to improve student learning by creating an environment that will enable educators to:
· invest in quality opportunities to grow individually and collaboratively,
· enhance job-related skills,
· acquire new knowledge, and
· share expertise and insights.
Webster County School District encourages all staff to participate in professional development opportunities and its educators have the professional and contractual responsibility to participate in professional development opportunities for license renewal. The selection of professional development options is to be focused on improving student learning. Each educator is individually responsible for selecting his or her own professional development programs. Educators are also responsible for submitting documentation for license renewal to the Mississippi Department of Education's Office of Educator Licensure. Administrators expect all educators to participate in the district’s professional development programs as required by the Mississippi State Board of Education. We also realize that professional development is the key to improvement.