Teaching & Learning
We aim to provide an exemplary education for each of our students. To help achieve this goal, we base our curriculum on the state's curriculum standards and Grade Level Expectations, which include defined skills, content and understandings that students are expected to learn at each grade level. Recently, Connecticut has agreed to adopt the national Common Core Standards, and Hamden's curricula will move to address these standards within our curricula.
Throughout the year, teachers receive professional development. The purpose of professional development is to help teachers optimally implement curriculum, learn and practice additional effective teaching strategies, support a positive learning environment and collaborate with colleagues to better understand and use data to inform instruction.