Committees feature one member from each grade level from each middle school based upon principal recommendation.
PD will encompass how to look at current documents and CCSS; alignment; putting information into specific forms; incorporating literacy/cross-curricular pieces
Committees meet full day in April and May; again in August; final meeting in November. Curriculum completed by November 29th.
Asst superintendent will review draft curriculum to ensure teachers are on track and to provide revision suggestions
Asst superintendent reviews draft again, provides revisions
Asst Superintendent/Superintendent prepare final revised/aligned curriculum for proposal to Board
Meets to determine essentials--what are we looking for in a new textbook? Gives recommendations to Asst Superintendent who invites five or six publishers to present
Textbook Committee takes full day to see presentations by textbook reps. Committee decides upon 2 or 3 textbooks to bring back to schools to try out.
All ELA teachers meet to confer, explore, discuss usage. Teachers try parts of book in their classes. Goal is to choose one book that meets needs/recommendations.
Based upon teacher feedback, committee chooses one textbook and makes recommendation to Asst Superintenent
PR person puts update on social networking/district webpage/newspaper, etc, about new curriculum and process of choosing new text. Not TOO much information--just basic, to keep public abreast.
Explains curriculum work and implementation; explains that textbooks will be in full implementation by January due to teacher-training/usage.
Committee was to have collected information from teachers that reviewed/evaluated textbooks; makes recommendations about usage/manipulatives/etc.; pre- and post-test comparisons made