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.
Introducing Focused Instruction! 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.
The Current Arts Event Calendar provides information regarding district wide art events.
Math Examples help explain how students are being taught basic mathematical skills today.
The MPS Science Community Partners page provides information regarding the organizations that support the Science Department.
The iPad Project page provides concise information regarding the iPad project that has been implemented in all 9th grade Geography classrooms.
The Student Video page presents an award winning student video from the C-SPAN StudentCam national competition.
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
K-5 Parent Curriculum Guides
High School Course Summaries
Align curriculum, instruction, and assessment with the Minnesota academic standards;
Provide professional development for staff that demonstrates a commitment to excellence, equality, and high expectations for all students;
Implement effective instruction and assessment strategies to meet students' differentiated learning styles and needs; and
Select and Support standards-based curriculum in all academic areas