Curriculum & Instruction
At Lakeland School, we believe that all students can learn. Therefore, we celebrate our students' diverse talents and abilities. We wholeheartedly embrace the belief that every child deserves, and has the right to, a rigorous quality education taught by dynamic teachers committed to reaching all students.
At Lakeland, curriculum for English/Language Arts, Math, and Science is built upon the Essential Elements:
- Alternate Academic Standards
- Grades Kindergarten to 12
- Wisconsin Academic Standards
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Lakeland students access learning through lessons built upon Universal Design for Learning (UDL):
- Based on brain research
- Provides multiple means of access, assessment, and engagement
- Scientifically valid framework
- Supports Lakeland's philosophy that a one-size-fits-all approach to education is not effective
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)
In addition to multiple methods to monitor students' on-going progress, students are assessed with the DLM:
- Administered on an individual basis
- Allows students with significant disabilities to show what they know
- Grades 3 to 11 in English Language Arts and Mathematics
- Grades 4 and 8 to 11 in Science
- Grades 4, 8, and 10 in Social Studies
- Untimed online assessment
State & National Experts
Lakeland continually networks with state and national experts in the educational field (special education and academic content) to provide teachers access to curricular materials and instructional strategies that are reflective of the most current research-based, best-practice approaches for teaching academics.
Building quality curriculum at Lakeland is a continual work in progress. This quality educational experience could not be possible without the dedicated Lakeland teachers who are willing to continually adjust curriculum and instruction in order to afford our students the best academic experience possible.