The Bedford County Public Schools Strategic Plan sets a major goal of preparing students to be successful in college and career fields. The Instructional department works with teachers, administrators, and other departments to develop curriculum, lead professional development in instructional approaches, and selecting and designing materials to accomplish this goal.
The Instructional Department works to increase student participation and success in advanced programs such as Advanced Placement and dual enrollment courses. We challenge students to plan for career goals and take the Career and Technical Education courses appropriate to those interests. We collaborate with community businesses, government, and agencies to promote senior internships in which students can bring their years of learning together in a relevant, engaging way.
Across all disciplines, we help schools use effective formative assessments to monitor student progress and provide timely and strong intervention. We lead and coordinate learning opportunities for teachers and administrators to strenthgen their skills and knowledge. We strive to keep the focus of our classrooms on students, increasing student engagement and ownership of the learning process. We develop curriculum that is rigorous for all students.
These links are to templates for unit and lesson planning that challenge teachers to think about essential objectives and their specific students as they plan instruction
Revised Unit Planning Template
Revised Lesson Planning Template
Tiered Lesson Plan Template
Elementary Tiered Lesson Plan Template
Secondary Tiered Lesson Plan Template
Unpacking the Standards Resources
Teacher Direct is a helpful Department of Education resource for planning.
Please use the links to the left to learn more about our efforts in specific areas of the curriculum. You may also click here for access to the current Programs of Studies, which outline available courses, graduation requirements, and other important information.
You may contact Tim Overstreet, Director of Instruction, via email with any questions or ideas.