Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

  • Goal 2 - Academic
    Students will show growth and competency in language arts, math, science, and social studies

  • Students will strengthen their social and emotional skills.

  • Goal 4 - Cultural
    Students will improve their understanding of the Oceti Sakowin culture, history, and language.

Ptáyela Waúŋspeič’ičhiyapi

We are learning together.

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Lakota Culture and Language Committee/OSEU GLE Committee

The Lakota Culture and Language Committee (LCLC)/OSEU GLE Committee work as an advisory group for Todd County School District, providing a vision and strategic plan for Todd County School District for the following goals:

  1. Integrate culturally responsive instruction by using Sicangu Indigenous Principles of Learning.

  2. Integrate the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards and Grade Level Expectations across all content areas.

  3. Foster and strengthen students’ identity development through Lakota culture, values, and language as the core of students’ experiences at TCSD.

  4. Build cultural competency for our students, teachers, staff, and educational leaders.

Očeti Sakowin Essential Understanding (OSEU) Curriculum Education Policy


All Attendance centers within the Todd County School District will implement the OSEU curriculum standards across each content area for all K-12 curriculum currently approved by the Todd County School District Board of Education. The Superintendent along with the Educational Administrative Team will provide professional development and will devise a tool for evaluation to demonstrate the success of the implementation of the OSEU standards throughout the K-12 curriculum currently approved by the Todd County School District Board of Education. A written report will be given by each attendance center quarterly with evidence that the OSEU standards are being implemented and met as appropriate per grade level of education to the Todd County Board of Education.

ADOPTED: November 23, 2020 REVISED: August 14, 2023

2023 - 2024 Expectations for OSEU Integration

Oceti Sakowin Essential Understanding Standard Expectations

TCSD Goal 4: Culture

  1. All teachers will integrate one OSEU-aligned lesson or set of lessons once a month.

  2. All schools will use an OSEU lesson tracker, to include more detail about the lesson and Lakota culture/language content it addresses and to which OSEU standard it aligns. The tracker will be completed at the end of each quarter.

  3. Principals will observe one OSEU lesson formally or informally and ensure that all teachers are completing and tracking their lessons.

  4. All schools determine a time to review the Sicangu Indigenous Principles of Learning and reflection tool with staff during the first semester of the 24-25 school year.