Department of Defense Education Activity

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.