Wonders Literacy Curriculum – McGraw Hill Education
A comprehensive K-6 literacy program designed to meet the challenges of today’s classroom and reach all learners. Wonders is designed to foster a love of reading in all children while promoting higher-level thinking and application. Through exploration of texts and daily development of every student’s skills as readers, writers, speakers, and active listeners, they are exposed to all genres of literature to enhance their learning. The focus on teaching the whole child – and every child – prepares students to be lifelong learners and critical thinkers
enVision math 2.0 – Pearson Education
A comprehensive mathematics curriculum that is utilized from K thru 6th grade. This program provides STEM project-based learning, technology, visual learning strategies, and extensive customization options to empower every student. Through teaching and learning, students are able to develop a conceptual understanding of mathematics that allows them to think critically while creating solutions to solve real world problems.
Literacy First Framework – Catapult Learning
This comprehensive framework provides professional development that builds an understanding of the best practices and strategies designed to create a literacy rich environment. These skills reinforce the importance that literacy plays in motivating students to read, which in turn affects academic achievement. Ongoing monitoring of student achievement includes assessment of student phonological awareness skills, phonics understanding, spelling stages, reading comprehension, and fluency. Coaching days for teachers are an integral part of our literacy program, as well.
STAR Assessment – Renaissance Learning
Renaissance Star Assessments delivers reliable screening, progress monitoring, and student growth data that enables our teachers to make informed decisions.
Renaissance Star Early Literacy - helps determine a student’s command of phonemic awareness, phonics, and other literacy and numeracy skills in less than 20 minutes. Educators can intervene faster and provide students with effective instruction during the most critical years of their literacy development. Early intervention is the single best predictor for future success, particularly in reading and language acquisition. Star Early Literacy allows educators to assess students’ foundational reading, language and vocabulary, and numeracy skills in key domains down to the sub-skill level.
Renaissance Star Reading - assesses a broad range of reading skills and then identifies where each student is on a learning progression aligned to Oklahoma grade-level standards. Educators have the powerful data and deep insights they need to help all students develop the skills they need to achieve their goals and accelerate growth. By providing a clear picture of each student’s reading abilities and suggesting resources matched to specific needs, Star Reading helps educators to better guide instruction and encourage students to: read widely and deeply, discern meaning from text, make connections with literary and informational texts.
New Tech Network
Muskogee Public Schools is currently in its 6th year of partnership with New Tech Network. New Tech Network utilizes project-based learning as the primary method of instruction to assist students in developing and maintaining a growth mindset, which enables them to take full ownership of their learning. Project-based learning enables each student to work for an extended period to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge. Each project-based learning experience is carefully constructed to include content knowledge and skills from multiple academic domains to ensure students reach and even exceed grade level proficiencies. New Tech Network is offered to students at the following school sites; New Tech at Cherokee Elementary School, Alice Robertson Junior High School and Muskogee High School.
Study Island – Edmentum
Study Island is a web-based program offering individualized lessons along with assessment tools for Mathematics, Reading, Language, Science, and Social Studies. Teachers at Muskogee Public Schools use the Study Island program in all grade levels Kindergarten thru 12th grade. This program is aligned to the Oklahoma Academic Standards to assist with identifying student proficiency skills. This online program provides our teachers and administrators the capability of providing customized classroom assignments with flexible practice as the students’ progress towards mastery of state standards.
STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Muskogee Public Schools inspire and support a STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) culture that encourages integration, collaborative problem-solving, and critical thinking and celebrates innovative thought and action. This culture encourages and values STEM literacy for all students and prepares them to succeed in the STEM disciplines to ensure they become well informed citizens who meet the demands of the 21st Century, contributing to their own success, that of their communities, and beyond. Our students across the district have opportunities to participate in robotics classes and competition, as well as coding, technology and numerous STEM related competitions.