In Loudoun County Public Schools, our mission is for all students to make meaningful contributions to the world. The way we do that is by supporting deeper learning through rigorous, authentic, and student-centered instruction.
Deeper Learning is the process through which the learner becomes capable of applying what is learned in one situation to new situations. This process includes rigorous, authentic and student-centered instruction.
- Rigor is about providing cognitive demand and appropriate support so that every student in our classrooms is engaged in meaningful and complex intellectual work.
- Learning within an authentic context involves real-world tasks or tools, makes a real impact, and/or speaks to students' interests, backgrounds, or lived experiences. Authentic learning might be community connected and includes ongoing reflection.
- Student-centered instruction is culturally responsive and engaging; it includes student agency, voice and choice, and multiple pathways.
We provide equitable learning opportunities and support that lead to deeper learning for all students.
The Department of Teaching and Learning includes...
The Division of English Learners ensures high quality equitable support for EL, Head Start, and STEP families, students, and school-based staff. This division consists of: Dual Language Assessment, EL Assessment & Accountability, EL Family & Community Engagement, Elementary & Secondary Curriculum/Instruction, Head Start, Professional Learning, STEP, and the Welcome Center.
The Division of Professional Learning provides leadership and coordination in administering a variety of professional learning programs to the school division. These Offices within the Division of Professional Learning includes: Mentoring and Coaching, Instructional Technology, Instructional Facilitators, Leadership Development, and Professional Learning.
The Division of Teaching and Learning consists of the following areas: Art, Career & Technical Education, Community Connections, Computer Science, Driver Education, English & Reading-Secondary, Family Life, Gifted Programs, Health & P.E., Library & Media Services, Math, Music, Performing Arts, Reading & Writing-Elementary, Science, Social Science & Global Studies, Special Programs, and World Languages & Cultures.