The mission of the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs (OCIP) in the Office of the Chief Academic Officer (OCAO) is to lead the development and implementation of high-quality curriculum, instructional programs, professional learning, and services that promote academic excellence for all students with a focus on improving teaching and learning, and ensuring all students have equitable access to readiness for college, career, and community.
OCIP comprises the Department of Pre-K—12 Curriculum and Districtwide Programs (DPK12CDP), the Department of College and Career Readiness and Districtwide Programs (DCCRDP), and the Department of English Learners and Multilingual Education (DELME). The three departments in OCIP are structured to strategically support schools and to provide innovative curriculum, instructional programs, and services that promote academic excellence. The departments are responsible for grant-funded programs, school choice processes, college and career readiness initiatives, and curriculum and program development and implementation.
We are pleased to share an exciting opportunity for MCPS families to help children improve their reading and spelling skills. MCPS is partnering with Open Source Phonics, a free phonics resource specifically designed to help students and families practice phonics and spelling at home. Families can access a free resource page with slides and videos to show them how they can get started with using this resource to help their students practice skills. Please visit www.opensourcephonics.org for more information.
Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 269
Rockville, MD 20850