Welcome to the Department of Teaching and Learning! The Teaching and Learning Department is focused on ensuring that every student, in every classroom, has access to engaging instruction and the opportunity to excel.
Focused Instruction is one of MPS' key strategies for raising the achievement of all students, closing the achievement gap and preparing students for college and careers. Put simply, Focused Instruction is about making sure that learning expectations are consistent and high across MPS. It also helps ensure that teachers have the materials, training and time they need to provide all children with rigorous learning opportunities.
Here are some helpful features of each content areas' websites:
English Language Arts: The Family Literacy Resource Portal is a parent-friendly resource center that supports learning at home.
Fine Arts: The Current Arts Event Calendar provides information regarding district wide art events.
Mathematics: Math Examples help explain how students are being taught basic mathematical skills today.
Science: The MPS Science Community Partners page provides information regarding the organizations that support the Science Department.
Social Studies: The iPad Project page provides concise information regarding the iPad project that has been implemented in all 9th grade Geography classrooms.
STEM: The Student Video page presents an award winning student video from the C-SPAN StudentCam national competition.
World Languages: The Arabic and Chinese Extended Sequences Program page provides further information in regards to the ACES Program.
1250 West Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411-2533
Mike Lynch, Executive Director
The mission of the Teaching and Learning Department is to support excellent instruction in all MPS classrooms from pre-K through 12th grade. In support of our mission, we build dynamic, standards-aligned curriculum, deliver high-quality professional development, and collaborate with teachers to drive continuous improvement in student achievement.
Our vision is for all students to experience exceptional learning in the Minneapolis Public Schools.
English Language Arts
K-5 Parent Curriculum Guides
High School Course Summaries