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Clearview Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. Paul Kish - Director 

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction serves the students, staff, and community of Clearview in providing the best possible learning experiences for all kids in the school district. We seek to meet the diverse needs of all learners. 
Clearview Curriculum and Instruction revolves around three main focus areas:
1. Relationships First
2. Active, Engaged, and Innovative Lessons
3. Student Growth
These focus areas are further outlined below. Our staff is dedicated to an attitude of continuous improvement where professional development is an important element of our work and progress. Clearview Local Schools is dedicated to making learning fun, challenging, and pertinent for all students in the school district grades K-12. 
Clearview Learning Recovery and Extended Learning Plan

Planning for Learning Recovery and Extended Learning. During his Feb. 9, 2021, press conference, Governor DeWine asked schools and districts to work with their communities to help students advance and make up for any learning that may have been lost or delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. He requested that schools and districts design plans to meet the needs of students that could include, but are not limited to, ending the school year later than scheduled, beginning the new year early or extending the school day. Summer programs, tutoring or remote options also could be considered.

The following Learning Recovery and Extended Learning Plan has been created for Clearview Local Schools. Continual review and assessment of the plan will take place for proper and effective implementation.  The goal is to address student learning gaps and to provide additional support for students due to the alternative educational formats and alternative schedules that have been in place due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Clearview Local Schools American Rescue Plan - Use of Local Funds
The American Recovery Plan - Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ARP ESSER) is intended to address the impact that Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools. ARP ESSER funds are used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. 

Clearview Department of Curriculum and Instruction Focus

The focus of the Clearview Local School District is to provide an instructional program that is delivered in a manner that is grounded in current research pertaining to how students learn most efficiently, effectively, and appropriately. 

Three key areas of focus will exist in order to achieve district and building level curricular and instructional goals:

Relationships First 

  • Promote strategies to place priority on building positive relationships with students - identify families, likes, dislikes, learning traits, strengths, and weaknesses. Build Rapport.

Active, Engaged, and Innovative

  • Identify and promote research based instructional strategies by continually sharing best practice and providing continual opportunities for professional development.
  • Support and promote teachers in efforts to develop creative, active lesson plans to engage students in the learning process.
  • Establish a PLN, Personal Learning Network. Collaborate, connect, and share with colleagues in Clearview Schools and around the world. 
  • 21st Century Skills - Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication. Prepare students for the world of tomorrow.

Student Growth

  • Identify and analyze assessment data to ensure students are making significant growth.
  • Identify and implement intervention strategies to assist students that are not making growth.
Clearview Curricular Framework
The following visual provides a framework for curriculum in the district. 
We want to establish a shared viewpoint, knowledge, language, and vision in regards to our curriculum and how it is viewed in the Clearview Local Schools. We always start with "Why" which is to enrich the lives of our students through the power of education. We believe this to be the most important part of our curricular framework; when you know your why your what has more impact. The “what” are the standards. The “when” is determined by teacher curricular maps. The “how” is the teacher's artistry of teaching connected to a cycle of assessment, analysis, and intervention.  All stages require collaboration with Teacher Based Teams. The term framework means a supportive structure in which all aspects hold importance and relevance. The framework needs to be strong and therefore continually reviewed. 
Clearview Curriculum Maps
Clearview Curriculum Maps serve as the calendar of the state learning standards that are to be covered within a course. Teachers create maps as part of their overall planning process. Maps are updated and reviewed as working documents to meet the needs of learners. The Clearview Curriculum Map page can be accessed on the link below:

Clearview Curriculum Connection ~ Weekly Staff Newsletter
District Documents
Each quarter the Clearview District Leadership Team meets to identify and address needs through the Ohio Improvement Process. The powerpoint from the latest DLT meeting will be posted for stakeholder review.
The Clearview Literacy Plan was collaboratively created to address literacy instruction in the district. The plan focuses on several components: Reading; Writing; Speaking/Presentation; and Listening.
The Clearview Technology Plan was collaboratively created to address instructional technology in the district. Several components of the plan exist: Infrastructure and Inventory; Instructional Applications; Student Skill Development; and PD.
A document containing research based instructional strategies was created for K-12 Clearview teachers as a reference and resource for instructional best practices.
Curricular Resources by School
Click on the link below to access all of the curricular resources utilized by teachers in each of our three school buildings. Additional resources may be used by individual teachers as open resources. To learn more, links to each of these resources are also available to the right under Curricular Resources. 

Clearview PBIS House System
The Clearview Local Schools House System is a specifically designed program to create a positive climate and culture for all students and staff in our school buildings. The House System is part of the district’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, PBIS,  initiative in the district. The goal is to develop character, relationships, and school spirit. Students within the school district grades K-12 are placed into eight different Houses or Teams. The Houses compete by earning points. Points can be earned by individuals or groups of students through the display of positive behavior and academic achievement. Points are specifically tracked, promoted, and monitored for reinforcement and recognition. Clearview staff members are also placed into one of the eight Houses. Staff members have the opportunity to assign points for students; they also play a role in leadership for their assigned Houses. The Clearview House System is designed to create a positive school environment by recognizing and rewarding students for positive behavior and academic accomplishment through a fun, competitive, formal system.  Learn more by reviewing the Clearview PBIS House System Handbook:
Clearview 1:1 Technology Format
Clearview now has a 1:1 ratio of students to laptops in the district grades K-12. Students at Vincent Elementary and Durling Middle School have a 1:1 format where laptops stay in the classrooms; each teacher has a laptop cart for the use of technology with their students. CHS has a take home model where each student is assigned a school/home laptop for academic use. The 1:1 format provides increased opportunities for teachers and students to use digital instructional resources. Teachers K-12 have access to a number of digital programs that will be used to aid instruction. 
Students and parents are required to sign-off on a technology handbook that covers various aspects of student use and care for the machines. This sign-off is available through FInal Forms. Contact your building principal if access is needed. However, for your review the Student Technology Handbook can be accessed on the links below. 
Social Emotional Learning
Clearview Local Schools believes in the importance of Social Emotional Learning for students K-12. Addressing the needs of student mental health and wellness are imperative elements of successful schools. The Zones of Regulation serves as the designated SEL curriculum in Clearview. The Zones is a systematic, cognitive-behavioral approach used to teach students to regulate feelings, energy, and sensory needs in order to meet the demands of various situations and to be successful socially. All teachers in the school district have been trained in the Zones of Regulation and continued consultation work with Zones staff helps to support and sustain SEL within our district. More information can be found on the following link: Zones of Regulation 
Summer Academic Programs
Clearview schools will be providing Summer Academic Programs for students K-12.  Vincent Elementary and Durling Middle School will conduct a Summer Academic Enrichment Camp from June 7th through June 18th, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 11:30am. Curriculum will focus on the improvement of reading and math skills. Clearview High School will conduct a Summer Credit Recovery Program June 7th through June 30th. Enrollment in these programs may be limited and based on student need due to supervision and staffing. For specific information please review the link below. Principals at each of the school buildings will also provide additional information regarding registration. 
District Testing Schedule
Each year Clearview students K-12 engage in required standardized testing. Testing involves a combination of state required assessments and local assessments designed to provide information and data points for student academic monitoring and growth. The document below reviews the most current testing schedule for the school year.
Important Links
The Ohio Department of Education  https://education.ohio.gov/
The Educational Service Center of Lorain County   http://www.loraincountyesc.org/
ACT Information    http://www.act.org/   
Ohio State Testing Data
The following report identifies Ohio State Testing trend data in the Clearview Local Schools dating back to the 2015-16 school year to present. The testing scores indicate a breakdown of testing results in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. It has been updated to include Spring 2024 test administration. (ELA scores will not be available until a further date) 

State Report Cards
Gifted Education
In a partnership through the ESC of Lorain County, Clearview Local Schools identifies and services students who are identified gifted in the areas of cognitive, math and reading. Parents and students are asked to refer to the ESC website for more information on their programs and other opportunities.
Title One Services

The purpose of this federal program is to help ensure that 

ALL children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging academic standards and assessments as well as prepare them to be college and career ready. Title 1 services focus on improving the academic achievement of students who need additional assistance than that provided in the regular classroom setting. The focus of the program is to establish school-wide reform in high-poverty schools, school improvement plans, professional development and technical assistance based on scientifically based instructional strategies. It requires ALL students are taught by "highly qualified" teachers and paraprofessionals with equity. 

Title One Presentation for ParentsTitle I Information.pdf
Title One Documents
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