Curriculum

Language Arts/Reading

Julie De León
Elementary Reading/Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator
Marissa Thomei
Elementary Language Arts Curriculum Specialist
Caron St. Onge
Secondary English Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator
Alice Strenger
Curriculum Specialist, Secondary English

Social Studies

Jennifer Smith
Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator

Mission Statement

The mission of social studies in Round Rock ISD is to provide all students with academic and authentic learning opportunities that both ignite their passions for learning and also enhance their abilities and motivations to contribute as citizens in their communities—from the school community to the neighborhood, city, state, national, and global communities.

Goals of Social Studies in RRISD

Students completing the required sequence of courses in Social Studies will …

  • demonstrate an understanding of democratic values and responsibility for government
  • gain an appreciation of cultural diversity, an overview of world history, and an understanding of contemporary issues
  • develop an awareness of the economic, social, political and environmental interdependence of all nations and people
  • acquire knowledge of their role in today’s world and their place in the world of the 21st century
  • gain skill in critical thinking, problem solving, research, and communication

Math

Elementary math team

Brian Bushart
Elementary Math Curriculum Coordinator
Regina Payne
Elementary Math Curriculum Specialist

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State Mathematics Resources

Elementary Math TEKS: In April 2012, the State Board of Education (SBOE) adopted revisions to the mathematics Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for kindergarten – grade 12. These TEKS were implemented starting in 2014-2015 and form the basis for the Round Rock ISD mathematics curriculum. (En Español)

Mathematics TEKS: Supporting Information Documents: These documents present clarifying information about exactly what students are expected to know and be able to do according to the elementary math TEKS.

Interactive Math Glossary: This glossary was developed for teachers, but is helpful to parents in exploring and understanding mathematics vocabulary used in the K-8 math TEKS. Each term is displayed in a four-quadrant Frayer Model that includes My Definitions, Key Characteristics, Example, and Non-example.

Think Through Math: Think Through Math is available free of charge to students in third grade through algebra in all Texas public schools and open-enrollment charter schools through August 31, 2017. A web-based learning system, Think Through Math combines rigorous adaptive instruction on the TEKS learning standards, a powerful motivation system, and instant access to live state-certified US math teachers who tutor struggling students online in real-time just at the point when they need help.

STAAR: The State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program includes annual assessments for mathematics in grades 3-8. The resources on this website provide information to familiarize the public with the design and format of the STAAR program.These resources should support, not narrow or replace, the teaching of the state-mandated curriculum, the TEKS.

Additional Resources

Mathematics is a cultural phenomenon; a set of ideas, connections, and relationships that we can use to make sense of the world. At its core, mathematics is about patterns. We can lay a mathematical lens upon the world, and when we do, we see patterns everywhere; and it is through our understanding of the patterns, developed through mathematical study, that new and powerful knowledge is created.

-Jo Boaler, Mathematical Mindsets, p. 23

The following documents contain links to websites, videos, books, and games to support parents in supporting their children in learning and doing mathematics.

Science

Vicky Arms
Elementary Science Curriculum Coordinator
Kathleen Crowe
Curriculum Specialist, Elementary Science

Elementary Science Website

Melissa Brophy-Plasencio
Secondary Science Curriculum Coordinator
Amy Prescott
Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist

 

Science Mission Statement

The mission of the Round Rock ISD Science Curriculum Department is to provide a guaranteed, viable, engaging and effective curriculum and to support teachers in enacting the curriculum through high quality instruction.

Languages other than English (LOTE)

Marie Douglass
LOTE/World Languages & ESL Curriculum Specialist

Mission & Goals

Round Rock ISD’s Languages Other Than English (LOTE)/World Languages program supports the belief that it is important for every student to communicate effectively in more than one language. Language study enables students to understand other cultures and times in order to interact in our borderless world community.

Our Staff

Mandy Estes
Chief of Teaching and Learning
Executive Assistant: Angie Rodriguez

Elementary Curriculum Staff

Elementary Education Office – (512) 464-5096

Mandy Estes
Elementary Curriculum, Secondary Teaching & Learning, Teaching and Learning
Chief of Teaching and Learning
Executive Assistant: Angie Rodriguez
Dr. Lora Darden
Elementary Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Executive Director of Teaching & Learning - Elementary
Executive Assistant: Margie Davis
Margie Davis
Elementary Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Executive Assistant, Teaching and Learning Elementary Education
Carolina Santizo
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Elementary and Secondary Teaching and Learning Administrative Assistant
Julie De León
Elementary Language Arts/Reading, Elementary Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Elementary Reading/Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator
Marissa Thomei
Elementary Language Arts/Reading, Elementary Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Elementary Language Arts Curriculum Specialist
Brian Bushart
Elementary Mathematics, Elementary Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Elementary Math Curriculum Coordinator
Regina Payne
Elementary Mathematics, Elementary Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Elementary Math Curriculum Specialist
Vicky Arms
Elementary Science, Elementary Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Elementary Science Curriculum Coordinator
Darrell Emanuel
Elementary Curriculum, Secondary Teaching & Learning, Teaching and Learning
Director of Curriculum
Kathleen Crowe
Elementary Science, Elementary Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Curriculum Specialist, Elementary Science

Secondary Teaching and Learning Staff

Secondary Education Office – (512) 464-5033

Ryan Smith
Executive Director of Teaching and Learning - Secondary
Executive Assistant - Sara Marks
Angie Rodriguez
Executive Assistant
Carolina Santizo
Elementary and Secondary Teaching and Learning Administrative Assistant
Caron St. Onge
Secondary English Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator
Alice Strenger
Curriculum Specialist, Secondary English
Paul Norris
Secondary Math Curriculum Coordinator
Darrell Emanuel
Director of Curriculum
Melissa Brophy-Plasencio
Secondary Science Curriculum Coordinator
Amy Prescott
Secondary Science Curriculum Specialist
Jennifer Smith
Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator
Marie Douglass
LOTE/World Languages & ESL Curriculum Specialist

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