Garwood Boro (39-1710)

Garwood Boro

The Garwood Board of Education believes that all children can prepare to be lifelong learners, good citizens, and be involved community members. This goal may be accomplished by providing a positive and productive learning environment geared to empower each child in developing his/her potential while building and fostering enthusiasm, curiosity, responsibility, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

Using the Common Core State Standards and the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards and the federal regulations contained in the No Child Left Behind Act as guides, ongoing program planning and review activities are designed to promote the delivery of an educational program that focuses on:

- activity-based learning
- differentiated instruction
- the use of technology as a teaching and learning tool
- higher level thinking skills
- authentic learning experiences
- inter-disciplinary integration of curriculum
- balance between teacher-initiated and child-initiated activities
- learning activities in a variety of whole group, small group and individual settings
- making pupils more responsible for their own learning
- acquiring a rich fund of resources and strategies designed to address group
and individual learning styles and needs of all students
- integration of character education and instructional life skills

As we have moved into the twenty-first century, our children need to be prepared to live and work in a more globally connected world with information expanding at ever increasing rates and technology continuing to evolve as it plays a vital role in our daily lives. As a result, the Garwood Board of Education is committed to focusing on how children learn, as well as why they need to learn.