Teaching & Learning


    Welcome to the Office of Teaching & Learning

    Director of Teaching & Learning

    Lyn A. Jacques
    email: jacquesl@amesburyma.gov
    Phone:  (978)388-0507
    Fax:  (978)388-8315

    Central Office Secretary
    Carol Bartlett
    email: bartlettc@amesburyma.gov
    Phone:  (978)388-0507
    Fax:  (978)388-8315



     Amesbury Public School's Office of Teaching & Learning is responsible for a broad range of areas including:  curriculum and program review, instruction, assessment, professional development, grants, and home-school information.

    Amesbury Public School's philosophy and belief system is based on the expectation that every child is capable of learning and achieving academically.  This belief system is based on an integrated system of curriculum, instruction, and assessment--otherwise known as standards-based education.

    Different than the more traditional approach of comparing one student against another to measure academic achievement and growth, a standards-based approach measures a child's success against a mastery of standards.  Standards-based education is guided by three questions:

    •  What do we want children to know and be able to do?
    • How do we know that they know it?
    • How do we respond? (when they don't, or they already know it?)

    The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks are a guide of these standards.  The Frameworks are rigorous, world-class standards, but they are constantly evolving as well.

    Our commitment to parents is that we deliver clearly defined curriculum, the highest quality of instruction, and tiered interventions to support and ensure learning.  We encourage parents and guardians to become actively involved in your child's academic journey--we know it will be an exciting one.



Related Files

  • Teaching & Learning Update 3/3/2018-3/9/2018

    Posted by Lyn Jacques on 3/5/2018

    It's a busy curriculum week as our Curriculum Facilitators continue their work with content area groups to align current state/national standards as part of Stage 1 in the Understanding by Design (UbD) process. Amesbury middle school English Language Arts (ELA) teachers will be working today in the AMS library, AHS/Amesbury Innovation High School (AIHS) ELA teachers will meet tommorow in the AHS library, AHS/AIHS teachers will meet on March 7th in the student activities room at AHS, AMS middle school math teachers will also meet on March 7th (half day) in the AMS library, and AHS/AMS social studies teachers will meet on March 8th in the AHS library.



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