Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Research

Mrs. Diane Provvido
Assistant Superintendent for
Curriculum, Instruction & Research                                 dprovvido@oceansideschools.org

Dear Oceanside Families and Community Members,

It is my great pleasure to greet our returning students and their families as we begin a new school year, and to issue a warm welcome to all Oceanside School District newcomers. I look forward to another year of working with our exceptional staff to bring innovative new opportunities to our schools and ensure that our curriculum is rich and inviting for our students.

I am very excited to highlight some of our new initiatives for the coming school year:

  • Establishing the Makerspace curriculum in grades 2 and three. Students will participate in science and engineering practices that are aligned to the new Next Generation Science Standards. This exciting curriculum makes science tangible for young learners and fosters problem-solving, creativity, inquiry, communication, and collaboration, among other valuable skills.
  • Preparing our staff to align our curriculum with the state’s new Next Generation Science Standards for students in grades K-12.
  • Launching the first phase of our Chrome Books initiative at the high school level by offering Chrome Books and Chrome Book equipped carts to teachers for use in the classroom. Workshops will further familiarize students and parents with the Chromebook as a teaching and learning tool.
  • Providing professional development opportunities for staff in The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) model to support the design, development and infusion of digital learning experiences that increase student engagement. The SAMR model shows how technology changes learning as teachers and students move through the continuum of technology use in the classroom. This SAMR chart explains how, at the furthest end of the technology spectrum, the learning experiences for students would not be possible without the use of technology.
  • To design a Saturday Parent University as part of our Parent and Student Seminars (PASS) offerings, based on feedback from a community survey. The date for this event is in April and we will share more details as they are finalized but we are very excited with how this is taking shape

These are just a few of the exciting changes we have planned for the coming school year. In addition, we will be continuing with our immensely popular community reading campaign, OSD Go Read. Be sure top look out for news on yearlong events and follow us twitter @OSDGoRead.

I hope that you will take a look at the entire Goals and Objectives section of our website to learn more.

I look forward to seeing your children on September 5 and until then, I hope that you enjoy the remainder of your summer!

Warm regards,

Diane Provvido
Assistant Superintendent for
Curriculum, Instruction & Research