Kilombo believes that standards are the floor and not the ceiling.
Using standards allows for teachers to systematically teach age appropriate content throughout our scholars K-8 career. Learning happens in steps and using standards allows for us to fill holes for scholars who struggle and push scholars who have accelerated skill sets.
Kilombo uses the Common Core State standards for reading/language arts and math. We also use the Next Generation Science Standards and Georgia Social Studies Standards. In order to ensure our teachers are culturally proficient, Kilombo has created a Culturally Relevant curriculum supplement that allows us to teach all core content from a culturally relevant perspective.
We use the standards in combination with our Culturally Relevant Supplement to create units that include projects, field trips, art, hands-on activities, and cross-content learning experiences to ensure our scholars are engaged in the content. We also use data to assess students growth in order to differentiate instruction to ensure our scholars are excelling regardless of circumstance.
Building on the best of existing state standards, the Common Core State Standards provide clear and consistent learning goals to help prepare students for college, career, and life. The standards clearly demonstrate what students are expected to learn at each grade level, so that every parent and teacher can understand and support their learning.
Generation Genius is a K-8 teaching resource that brings school science standards to life through fun and educational videos paired with lesson plans, activities, quizzes, reading material and more. Our videos are produced in partnership with the National Science Teaching Association, and aligned to standards in all 50 states.
GeorgiaStandards.Org, as a part of the Georgia Department of Education, is committed to improving student achievement.