Curriculum and Instruction

Contact Information

Physical Address:
6400 Uptown Blvd. NE 5th Floor West Albuquerque 87110 Map

Phone: (505) 872-6874
Fax: (505) 872-8856

Full staff listing

Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) oversees the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, the adoption of instructional core programs and the approval process for district-wide core and intervention programs.

Our Departments

What We Do

We identify, coordinate and lead an effective learning system to improve instructional practices and student achievement. This includes: 

  • Designing training for K–12 principals, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and district personnel in educational standards and pedagogy.
  • Provide support for core programs and for teachers and administrators by providing learning tools and resources to assist in professional learning and implementation.
  • Provide professional development for Response to Intervention (RTI) and Tier 1 and Tier 2 programs.
  • Collaboration with district departments, other districts, the Public Education Department, educational consortia, and community partners to ensure coordinated and quality instructional implementation and shared responsibility for ALL student populations.
  • Supports the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Mathematics, and New Mexico State Standards for other core content areas. To learn more about our standards, visit Common Core State Standards in APS

Our Strategies

  • Promote academic excellence through supporting district programs, collaborative discourse, and professional learning.
  • Identify and promote educational practices that lead to improved student achievement.
  • Promote the use of data to make decisions about teaching, learning, and continuous improvement.
  • Promote the effective use of current resources.
  • Base professional learning on four guiding principles, based on "Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching" by Charlotte Danielson:
    • Planning and Preparation
    • The Classroom Environment
    • Instruction: Content and Pedagogy
    • Professional Responsibilities 

Core Values

C&I practices will be driven by the following core values:

  • Focused on student outcomes.
  • Informed by the best available research on effective learning and teaching.
  • Evidence-based and data-driven to guide improvement and to measure impact.