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The Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Department provides teachers with the curriculum and training they need in order to deliver high quality, responsive 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
Status Initiative Description and Timeline
PRE-PLAN High School Science textbook adoptions
  • Living Earth 
  • Physics in the Universe
PRE-PLAN

World Languages Curriculum Adoption for Spanish 1, 2, 3, and 4 and French 1, 2, and 3
In July 2020, the California Department of Education adopted a new World Languages Framework after the state adopted new World Language Standards (2019). Recognizing the growing diversity in California and the benefits of knowing languages other than English, the WL Framework identifies 4 guiding principles:

Principle 1: All students can and should learn other world languages in addition to English

Principle 2: World languages proficiency is a key component in global competence and career readiness.

Principle 3: World languages curricula should be well designed, comprehensive, and integrated.

Principle 4: Effective teaching is essential to student success.

FUSD is beginning the planning for an upcoming adoption process for Spanish 1-4 and French 1-3.

PROGRESS

SVMI-LHS-FUSD Math Teaching Partnership
Since August 2022, 13 middle and high school teachers are part of a community of practice focusing on math instructional strategies to better support English Learners and students struggling in mathematics. This joint partnership between Silicon Valley Math Initiative, Lawrence Hall of Science Center for Equity in Mathematics and Fremont Unified  involves a summer institute followed by collaborative lesson design, classroom observations, and coaching support from mathematics teaching experts. Pre-planning is currently occurring for an additional cohort of teachers to begin in August 2023 with professional learning for administrators as well.

PROGRESS

High School AP Statistics Adoption
Adoption Committee textbook review narrowed the selection to two texts to pilot January - March 2023. 

Pearson - STATS Modeling the World

Bedford Freeman and Worth - The Practice of Statistics

PROGRESS

High School AP Environmental Science
Adoption Committee textbook review narrowed the selection to two texts. Committee will meet after reviewing the 2023 edition of the BFW text to make a decision.

Bedford Freeman and Worth - Environmental Science for the AP Course

Pearson Environment - The Science Beyond the Stories

PROGRESS

Health Curriculum, High School
Per the 2019 adoption of the Health Education Framework, FUSD's current curriculum is not aligned with the new Framework. The committee of FUSD Health Teachers reviewed several publishers and have selected ETR Healthsmart.  This curriculum adoption will be presented to the Board of Education  at an upcoming meeting.  Copies of the materials are available for public preview in the Curriculum & Instruction Department by appointment.  Public comment on the curriculum will be collected starting February 1, 2023 and close on March 1, 2023. 

To review the curriculum online, please use the following access:

High School Link: etr.org/store/healthsmart/parent-and-community-preview-healthsmart-high-school
Username: reviewer@fusdk12.net
Password: Sunbeams510
Please Note: This is a shared login for Fremont Unified School District. The username and password are case-sensitive. 

The HealthSmart curriculum consists of several units, however the HIV, STI, Pregnancy Prevention unit will NOT be part of the curriculum the adoption committee is recommending to the Board. We will be continuing with the current 3Rs curriculum for our Comprehensive Health, Puberty, Sexuality Education unit.

To review the physical materials, please make an appointment to review the curriculum, please call (510) 659-2570 and ask to speak to Jacqueline Cortez, Office Assistant. To provide feedback, please click here.

PROGRESS

10th and 12th History-Social Science Curriculum adoption - New curriculum for World History (Grade 10), Government (Grade 12), and Economics (Grade 12) is needed to align with the FAIR Act, History-Social Studies Framework, and the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework.  Adoption Committee has narrowed down the publishers for the Pilot Phase. 

Grade 10 World History:
IMPACT World History, Culture & Geography (McGraw)
World History: The Modern Era (Savvas)

Grade 12 Government:
American Government (Nat Geo)
IMPACT Principles of American Government (McGraw)

Grade 12 Economics:
Econ Alive! The Power to Choose (TCI)
IMPACT Principles of Economics (McGraw)

Public Review of Curriculum:
The public is welcome to review the materials by making an appointment with the C&I Department during business hours or review the materials online by going to this online account access page. The public review window will be from October 17, 2022 through March 24, 2023. 

Feedback on the curriculum under review can be provided by using the feedback forms below:
World History Curriculum Feedback Form
Government Curriculum Feedback Form
Economics Curriculum Feedback Form

PROGRESS Climate Literacy

In response to FUSD Board Resolution 030-2021, C&I has formed a Climate Literacy and Environmental Education Network (CLEEN) that is comprised of teachers and students from across the district that continue to meet in the 2022-2023 school year. The group is identifying and mapping where climate literacy and environmental education occur in the existing curriculum K-12  and begin to outline a plan/recommendations of additional resources and opportunities to achieve the vision of the resolution. Click here to learn more about CLEEN.

This year, the C&I Department is also offering a Climate Literacy & Environmental Education professional development series and a Garden Network series that is open to any FUSD teacher.  The purpose for both series is to build awareness about climate and environmental literacy through engaging hands-on learning opportunities throughout the district and community.

PROGRESS Chemistry in the Earth System - Chemistry

The Adoption Committee textbook review narrowed the selection to two texts being piloted December 2022 - March 2023: 

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Chemistry in the Earth System
  • SAVVAS - Experience Chemistry 

The goal of the pilot is to recommend the textbook that provides the best access for students to the Next Generation Science Standards, California’s K-12 Science Framework, and FUSD’s Chemistry in the Earth System Scope and Sequence

PROGRESS

History Social Studies Instructional Practices (HSSIPG) -

► 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

Professional Development: (Progress):  HSSIPG teachers and the C&I Instructional Coach  HSSIPG coordinator will offer professional development sessions to teachers based on the work, observations, and findings of the HSSIPG team.

Phase 3: (Complete):  HSSIPG teachers will share out observations and reflections on instructional practice and begin compile a best practices guide for teachers.

Phase 2: (Complete) HSSIPG teachers identified and tested instructional practices that align with the literacy, inquiry, citizenship domains of the California History Social Science Framework C&I is also offered a 4-part FAIR Education Act PD series based on the HSSIPG work from spring 2021.

Phase 1: (Complete) 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.

COMPLETE

The Supplemental Adoption Committee met on December 19, 2022, to review books submitted for consideration.  The committee recommended the following books for adoption:

  • These Violent Delights (Book #1) by Chloe Gong, 9th Grade
  • Our Violent Ends (Book #2) by Chloe Gong, 9th Grade

On Januart 23, 2023 the FUSD Board of Education voted to approve the recommended novels.

COMPLETE SEL Curriculum - This August 2022, all teachers will receive training on their respective SEL curriculum that was approved last spring.
COMPLETE 6-8 History-Social Curriculum - Teachers of history-social sciences in grades 6-8 will be provided with onboarding training for the new Savvas' myWorld World and US History curriculum in August 2022.

Adoptions
Curriculum Date Approved Grades
Pearson’s Trigonometry 12th edition by Lial et al    June 2022 Trigonometry
Core Literature  - Approved Literature List May 2022 Grades 7-12
Amplify Science May 2022 Grades K-5
Lions Quest SEL May 2022 Grades 9-12
The Creative Curriculum Al's Pals SEL May 2022 Grades TK
Cengage’s Precalculus Mathematics for Calculus April 2022 Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, and Accelerated Algebra 2-Trig/Precalculus
Second Step SEL March 2022 Grade K-8
Savvas' myWorld Interactive World and US History February 2022 Grades 6-8
Cengage Invitation to Computer Science, 8th edition  October 2021 AP Computer Science Principles Grades 11-12
Face-a-face (Vista Higher Learning, 2021) October 2021 French 4
Adoptions
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
9-12