CCSD 89 Teaching and Learning Department
The role of the Community Consolidated School District 89 Teaching and Learning Department is to work with all CCSD 89 staff to provide a supportive, engaging and rigorous academic environment for all students.
The CCSD89 Teaching and Learning Department is grounded in the principle mission that CCSD 89 will empower all learners to recognize and optimize his/her full potential. In order to achieve this goal, the CCSD 89 Teaching and Learning Department focuses on several Critical Strategies for Action from the CCSD 89 Strategic Plan:
- We will implement shared units of instruction that are aligned to the learning standards and promote critical thinking skills including critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity that will lead to analytical thinking and problem solving.
- We will establish a learning environment that encourages risk and fosters a growth mindset, through integration of social emotional learning standards in order to promote social and cultural awareness, responsible decision making, relationship skills, self-awareness, and self-management.
- We will differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student and close achievement gaps by increasing rigor and challenge for all.
- We will set goals using clear measures with targets and use data to monitor and communicate progress in a timely way to allow for actionable feedback: student, classroom, team/department, school and district.
- We will continuously evaluate and seek to implement leading technology in order to provide engaged learning and teaching.
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The Teaching and Learning Department is led by Dr. Bob Langman
When he was named Assistant Superintendent of Community Consolidated School District 89 in 2016, it was a homecoming for Dr. Bob Langman.
Langman started his teaching career as a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher at Arbor View Elementary School in CCSD 89. He demonstrated his leadership skills early in his career by serving as summer school principal and as a Differentiation Learning Team Coach. He also led the Mathematics and Science Curriculum Mapping Initiative.
In 2007, Langman was named Assistant Principal for Benjamin School District 25 in West Chicago. In 2009, he was selected as principal of Wesley School and Director of Instructional Technology for Addison District 4.
As a principal, Langman fostered a supportive and collaborative learning environment by getting to know each of his students personally. With the support of the Wesley PTA, he successfully implemented Read Every Day, which gave students books to bring home every day.
Langman implemented District 4's one-to-one student technology plan, professional development for teachers, and technology purchases to enhance learning in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Langman was also a member of the Joint Evaluation Committee, and worked on re-writing teacher evaluations. He helped improve classroom instruction with professional development in multiple subjects and co-chaired the District's committee on standards-based report card.
Langman has a doctorate in Educational Administration from Aurora University. He earned his Master's Degree in School Leadership from Concordia University, and a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education from Elmhurst College.