Curriculum and Instruction Update


Saraland City School System employees have attended numerous trainings during the summer months to gain scientific research-based strategies to ensure the curriculum, instructional practices, and assessments are rigorous and relevant for the 2014-2015 school year.


Saraland High School hosted the College and Career Ready Summer Conference presented by the State Department of Education (SDE). Teachers from the southern region of the state attended the three-day conference. During the month of July, Central Office staff and teachers attended Mega Conference, conducted by the SDE, to ascertain the most current information concerning curriculum and instruction. In addition, Saraland’s teachers and administrators participated in trainings offered through the South Alabama Research and Inservice Center (SARIC).


Secondary teachers will attend Pre-AP and AP trainings, offered by A+ College Ready and College Board, throughout the school year. These trainings enable teachers to teach the Pre-AP/AP curriculum correctly and effectively and assist high school teachers in adhering to the A+ Partnership School guidelines. Middle school and high school teachers will continue to meet to align instruction for the core content subjects during the upcoming school year.


Elementary teachers attended the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) Year 1 mathematics training, in July 2014, to acquire innovative strategies for teaching mathematics. K-5 teachers will continue training with AMSTI throughout the school year. These trainings assist teachers in implementing hands-on math instruction to strengthen students’ procedural and problem solving skills and motivate them to embrace math at an early age.


The Saraland City School System looks forward to working throughout the year with students, parents, and the community. Welcome back!


Ms. Kristen Sousa 251-375-5420
Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction Email Ms. Kristen Sousa