The Judge Charles J. Vallone School
PS85Q engages student thinking on various levels of instruction:
Math - enVision Math
enVisionmath2.0 Common Core is a comprehensive mathematics curriculum for Grades K-5. It offers the flexibility of print, digital, or blended instruction. enVisionmath2.0 provides the focus, coherence, and rigor of the Common Core State Standards. Project-based learning, visual learning strategies, and extensive customization options empower every teacher and student.
Algebra for All
The Algebra for All Initiative, one of the eight Equity and Excellence initiatives that were launched in 2015-16, spans grades 5-10 and is designed to improve student readiness for Algebra 1 and high school math instruction. Research has established that students who successfully pass Algebra and graduate from college, and the Algebra for All Initiative will support teachers to be successful in teaching coursework that is essential for algebra success.
Literacy - Ready Gen
ReadyGEN is an integrated and well-balanced approach to reading and writing instruction for Grades K-6 classrooms. Authentic texts with modeling and teacher-directed activities drive learning and motivate readers. Students read authentic literary and informational texts. Instruction focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening in response to authentic texts.
Science - Amplify Science
Amplify Science blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers.
Please visit our Science Teacher's website for classroom Science information.
Passport to Social Studies
The NYCDOE K-8: Passport to Social Studies program is a comprehensive instructional resource that integrates the New York State K-8 Social Studies Framework to support strong social studies teaching and learning.
Common Sense Media Digial Citizenship
Designed and developed in partnership with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education -- and guided by research with thousands of educators -- each digital citizenship lesson takes on real challenges and digital dilemmas that students face today, giving them the skills they need to succeed as digital learners, leaders, and citizens tomorrow.
Computer Science for All
Through CS4All, NYC students will learn to think with the computer, instead of using computers to simply convey their thinking. Students will learn computational thinking, problem-solving, creativity and critical thinking. They will also learn to collaborate and build relationships with peers, communicate and create with technologies, and to better understand technologies we interact with daily.
Civics for All
Civics education is an essential part of every student's core academic program. The DOE believes that reaching the foundations of American government and the democratic process is necessary to build a more engaged, active future citizen and informed voter.