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Westport Public Schools aims to provide a cohesive and comprehensive curriculum that intentionally connects standards, instruction, and assessment. Our curriculum development process is guided by a backward design approach. Backward design is based on the idea that planning is best done by starting with the desired results. It is a design approach that results in purposeful thinking about curriculum planning from a micro lens, as well as programmatic reform from a macro level. Looking at the outcomes first results in coherently-designed curriculum units, performance assessments, and classroom instruction. The primary goal of backward design is student understanding, which is revealed when students autonomously transfer learning to novel scenarios.

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BMS enjoyed a positive and, despite a temporary facilities setback and tropical storm, a very smooth opening week back at school. Thank you parents and guardians for sending us exceptionally well-prepared students. This week, our students upheld their responsibilities regarding active learning and also health, hygiene and safety practices. It is evident that our school community has joined together to make the complex task of schooling at Bedford work well in the best interest of our students and school community. Please see the full newsletter for scenes from BMS, Back-to-School Night, and other important information and notices.

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