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Welcome to the ISD191 Teaching & Learning Department!

The mission of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Public Schools and our Teaching & Learning Department is to prepare all students to be Real-World-ReadyThe Teaching & Learning Department provides leadership and facilitates collaboration with ISD191 educators to ensure learning for all students. Professional learning and collaboration is a critical investment for continuously improving our instructional programs and student learning.

The Teaching & Learning Department is responsible for providing leadership in curriculum coordination and renewal, curriculum and technology integration, instructional programming, assessment, professional development, and innovative initiatives. These activities include the following:

  • Leading the development and implementation of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment to ensure that students meet district, state and national goals
  • Assuring alignment and consistency of the curriculum within and across grade levels
  • Providing research-based resources and instructional strategies that promote high expectations and learning for all students
  • Guiding and supporting teachers and administrators in the implementation of research-based curriculum and instructional practices
  • Organizing and delivering professional development for teachers and support staff
  • Developing and implementing instructional programming based on data that targets student needs for their success
  • Reviewing results of programs and practices to ensure efficacy, efficiency and to reflect current research
  • Providing leadership and input on district, regional, and state committees and advisory boards

Embedded in the work of the Teaching & Learning Department are themes that support district and school goals and initiatives:

  • Respect for human differences
  • Embracing our community
  • Educational equity
  • Guaranteed and viable curriculum
  • Standards-based instruction
  • 21st Century Skills
  • Innovative learning
  • Innovative instruction
  • Collaborative teams
  • Commitment to #One91 
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Balanced assessment system
  • Data-driven decision making

The Teaching & Learning Department also oversees and coordinates the following programs and responsibilities:

  • Assessments - State and local
  • AVID (Achievement via Individual Determination)
  • ADSIS (Alternative Delivery of Specialized Services)
  • Curriculum Development
  • Curriculum Library
  • Data use - appropriate use protocols
  • Digital Safety and Anti-Bullying Curricula and Professional Development
  • District Leadership Team
  • English Language Learners (ESL/ELL)
  • Federal Programs (Title I, II, III)
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Homeless Services
  • Homeschool Services
  • Instructional resource review, selection and purchase
  • Integration and Equity
  • New teacher induction and mentoring
  • PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention Systems)
  • PreK-Grade 3 Literacy Plan
  • Professional Development
  • Project Lead the Way
  • QComp/ProPay
  • ​School Improvement Plans