Curriculum Overview

  • Welcome to the Curriculum and Instruction Page.

    The final two and a half months of the 2019-20 school year brought about a number of rapid changes to education as the District shifted to remote learning in response to the physical closure of schools in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the weeks unfolded, everyone in our learning community did an amazing job of adjusting to new routines and family structures necessitated by incorporating remote learning into their daily lives. The District was focused on keeping students emotionally and physically safe and engaged in learning. Based upon Remote Learning Recommendations published by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), districts across the state had the discretion to determine what critical standards were prioritized during remote learning. 

    In Lincolnwood School District 74, teachers focused on developing remote learning plans to keep the curriculum moving forward. Teachers derived instruction and learning experiences from the essential skills and standards outlined in the District’s core instructional programs while using ancillary online tools for support/reinforcement as necessary. Remote learning experiences provided instruction for concepts in the form of videos, voice overs, screencasts or other online resources. Each school used an online learning management system to allow students to receive and submit work and afforded teachers the opportunity to communicate and provide feedback. Zoom conferencing was used as a means to check on the social-emotional wellbeing of students throughout the period of remote learning.

    In planning for the 2020-21 school year, the District reflected on the structures and systems created during the spring to identify ways to enhance the virtual learning experience. Additionally, teachers are planning instruction designed to accommodate the needs of both remote and in-person learners as we will continue to navigate the unique circumstances for learning created by the pandemic.

    Dr. David L. Russo
    Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

  • DRusso

    Dr. David L. Russo
    Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
    Phone: 847-675-8234
    Degrees and Certifications:
    Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Master of Science in Educational Administration, Southern Illinois University
    Doctor of Education - Educational Leadership, National Louis University



    Renee Tolnai
    Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent & Assistant Superintendent
    Phone: 847-675-8234