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C&I Initiatives Dashboard

The Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Department provides teachers with the curriculum and training they need in order to deliver high quality, responsive instruction.  This dashboard summarizes the current status of major key initiatives in Curriculum and Instruction. Curriculum initiatives are generally adoptions of new standards-aligned materials for use in teaching. Instruction initiatives are generally resources and/or professional development designed to support best instructional practices.

C&I Initiatives
Category Initiative Description and Timeline Status
Curriculum French 4 - Adoption committee has reviewed publishers and have a recommendation for the new curriculum for the French 4 course for grades 9-12. Scheduled for Board review October 2021.
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Curriculum 6-8 History-Social Studies adoption - The adoption committee will review, pilot and recommend a core social studies and history curriculum that is aligned with the HSS Framework, state standards, and has been approved by the State Board of Education for grades 6-8. PROGRESS
Curriculum K-5 Science adoption - Review NGSS-aligned and state-approved K-5 science curriculum. Pilot options and provide an adoption recommendation to the Board. PROGRESS
Curriculum AP Computer Science Principles adoption -  Review and recommend new curriculum for the AP Computer Science Principles course for grades 11-12. Scheduled for Board review October 2021.
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Curriculum Pre-Calculus adoption - Review and recommend new curriculum for the AP Computer Science Principles course for grades 10-12.  PRE-PLAN 
Curriculum Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum adoption - Review and recommend new curriculum for TK-12 social emotional health.  PRE-PLAN 
Curriculum Core Literature adoption - Consideration of required core reading for grades 7-12; Vision and process determined, book choice tools in progress, goal of Board approval Spring 2022. PROGRESS
Curriculum & Instruction Climate Literacy - Develop and integrate opportunities and resources for students and teachers  to develop climate literacy.     PROGRESS
Instruction SEL Curriculum - Reintegration lessons and resources were provided to teachers in June and August to support students coming back to school this fall. Administrators and site teacher liaisons were trained on key practices to support the social emotional needs of students, staff, and families. COMPLETE
Instruction History Social Studies Instructional Practices - Development of instructional practices aligned to the K-12 CA HSS Framework
- Three Phases: Phase 1- Spring, 2021, Phase 2 - Fall/Winter 2021, Phase 3 - Spring 2022
Phase 1 Summary:  The HSSIPG outlined framework-aligned shifts in instruction and received professional development to better understand the FAIR Education Act and the newly released Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.
Instruction Chemistry in the Earth Systems - Development of instructional resources for College Prep and Honors Chemistry in the Earth System aligned to the California K-12 Science Framework PROGRESS
Instruction TCI Social Studies Alive! - Professional development to familiarize teachers with the new K-5 social studies curriculum was offered in June, August, and September.  Teachers and students will use this curriculum starting in the 2021-22 school year.  COMPLETE

Curriculum Date Approved Grades
Amplify Science October 2020 6-8
TCI Social Studies Alive! May 2021 K-5
Supplemental Literature 7 titles December 2020
5 titles May 2021