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Curriculum and Instruction

​​​​​​​​​Amber Sorg 
Director of Instruction and Educator Effectiveness

The Office of Curriculum and Instruction supports the Cherry Creek School District Goals of:
  • Inclusive Excellence
  • College and Post-Secondary Preparedness and Success


Cherry Creek Instructional Commitments


Cherry Creek School District is committed to ensuring that every student will be prepared for college or other post-secondary options. The educational program provides academic experiences for all students to meet or exceed expectations beyond the Colorado Academic Standards.   In order to meet the needs of all students, a variety of programs and instructional practices are offered.


The Cherry Creek School District's Mission — "To inspire every student to think, to learn, to achieve, to care" — is a compelling charge. To fulfill that mission we must ensure that all teachers have the knowledge and skill to teach the current and future student population, who will be living and working in a global economy. That calls for instruction that is focused on preparing students for today and beyond. As a district, we are committed to giving all teachers the tools they need to work effectively with every student so that each child can reach his/her potential.


The Cherry Creek Instructional Framework provides the foundation for pedagogical excellence. It outlines the essential components of teaching and learning while giving teachers the flexibility to exercise their professional judgment to meet the needs of individual students.  This framework is a cycle with four key components: plan, teach, monitor, and adjust. While these components overlap to a degree, the framework outlines the key ideas and best instructional practices to achieve our mission.

The Cherry Creek School District’s Instructional Framework is grounded in the principles of classroom practice, climate and organization that research has demonstrated are the most effective methods in increasing student achievement.




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