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Kessler ES

Curriculum & Instruction

In keeping with DoDEA's mission to educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world the DoDEA Curriculum Content Standards and the Community Strategic Plan (CSP) provide the framework for academic excellence.

To create a world-class education system, DoDEA has developed rigorous and demanding curriculum standards.

Parent Guides to the DoDEA Curriculum

Active, constructive learning  experiences are the curriculum. The key elements of these active experiences  are as follows:

  • Materials. Adults  supply a range of "hands-on" materials that invite children to build,  construct, create and solve problems.
  • Choices. Children  choose their own activities during the child-initiated parts of the routine.  During adult directed activities, adults offer many options children, allowing them to choose from among several subtasks or to solve problems in  individual ways.
  • Language.  Children talk about what they are doing with adults and peers.
  • Support. Adults  use a variety of strategies to support children's efforts and to encourage them  to undertake further challenges as they develop their ideas.

Curriculum Programs

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
The ESOL program delivers comprehensive instruction so that English Language Learners (ELLs) can speak, write, and read proficiently in English.
 
English Language Arts (ELA)
The ELA program provides students rich, rigorous educational opportunities that address literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, as well as 21st-century skills in research, technology, and media.
 
Gifted Education
The Gifted Education program provides specially designed instruction for students who are identified with high potential and have exceptional performance with support and services that challenge and match their strengths.
 
Health Education
The Health Education program prepares students to make wise decisions on matters concerning personal, family, and community health by providing comprehensive health education to students.
 
Mathematics
The Mathematics program offers a comprehensive set of opportunities for students that is centered on students' learning and their ability to reason and think mathematically.
 
Physical Education
The Physical Education program provides a sequence of experiences in a wide variety of developmentally appropriate learning activities beginning with basic movement concepts and skills and progressing toward more complex game, sport, dance, and other forms of movement and physical fitness activities.
 
Science
The Science program is designed to help students become critical consumers of scientific information and to prepare students to pursue knowledge in the fields of science, engineering, technology and mathematics.
 
Social Studies
The Social Studies program promotes critical thinking skills to create knowledgeable and engaged citizens who are prepared to participate in democratic society in a global world.
 
Special Education
The Special education program provides specially designed instruction, support, and services to students with an identified disability requiring an individually designed instructional program to meet their unique learning needs.
 
World Language
The World Language program prepares students to meet the challenges of an interdependent world community by enabling them to recognize the importance of learning foreign languages, to value learning about other cultures, and to develop proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
 
World Language - Assessments
The DoDEA World Language Program prepares students to meet the challenges of an interdependent world community by enabling them to recognize the importance of learning foreign languages, to value learning about other cultures, and to develop proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
 
World Language - FAQs
The DoDEA World Language Program prepares students to meet the challenges of an interdependent world community by enabling them to recognize the importance of learning foreign languages, to value learning about other cultures, and to develop proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
 
World Language - Learning at Home
The DoDEA World Language Program prepares students to meet the challenges of an interdependent world community by enabling them to recognize the importance of learning foreign languages, to value learning about other cultures, and to develop proficiency in one or more foreign languages.

Our Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

Our Vision Statement  

Kessler Elementary School students achieve academic excellence through collaborative learning communities.  

School Improvement Goals  

Goal One:  By the of the school year, students at Kessler Elementary will increase reading comprehension proficiency.

Goal Two:  By the end of the school year, students at Kessler Elementary will increase number sense proficiency.