CUSD ELA PILOT PLAN 2015 2016 Governing Board

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CUSD ELA PILOT PLAN 2015 -2016 Governing Board Presentation • December 10, 2015 Edna

CUSD ELA PILOT PLAN 2015 -2016 Governing Board Presentation • December 10, 2015 Edna Laskin, Director, Instructional Services

Instructional Materials Adoption Instructional materials are broadly defined to include textbooks, technology-based materials, other

Instructional Materials Adoption Instructional materials are broadly defined to include textbooks, technology-based materials, other educational materials, and tests. SBE adopts only basic instructional materials programs; principal learning resources that meet basic requirements of a full course of study (generally, 1 yr). The law calls for instructional materials adoptions to occur every eight years

CUSD ELA Pilot Plan, 2015 - 2016 September 2015 IS Dept. members reviewed materials

CUSD ELA Pilot Plan, 2015 - 2016 September 2015 IS Dept. members reviewed materials at SCCOE October 2015 ELA Committee members reviewed materials at SCCOE November 2015 All teachers invited to apply to pilot. 17 teachers applied November – December 2015 Materials on display at district office for public viewing December 2015 2 Meetings with Piloting teachers to determine and assign curricula January 2016 Pre-launch trainings January – April 2016 Piloting of curricula and feedback April 2016 Piloting teachers and IS team will convene to make final curriculum decision By May 15 th Selected materials will be ordered August 2016 Professional Development for all ELA teachers on the 2 days prior to school starting and throughout the school year

Publishers under consideration Amplify, K-8 Grades 6 -8: Digital based curriculum Benchmark, K-6 �

Publishers under consideration Amplify, K-8 Grades 6 -8: Digital based curriculum Benchmark, K-6 � Spanish version - Adelante Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, K-8 *This curriculum was chosen by English Language Arts committee members

Criteria for Selections ELD Components (Integrated and Designated) Universal Access Rigor Variety of materials

Criteria for Selections ELD Components (Integrated and Designated) Universal Access Rigor Variety of materials (resources, supplemental, digital) Balance of Literary and Informational Texts Foundational Skills Writing Components Listening and Speaking Coherent skills taught from grade to grade Content integration with Science/Social Studies content Inclusion of methods to that ensure collaboration Availability in Spanish (S. Oaks)

How Decision will be made Teachers will fill out formative and summative feedback forms

How Decision will be made Teachers will fill out formative and summative feedback forms Teachers will record curriculum embedded assessments to be discussed with colleagues in PLCs Student i. Ready and writing performance task data will be examined in PLC groups to determine if students are performing better in one curricula than another

Sample Feedback Questions What publication and grade(s) are you reviewing? How does this curriculum

Sample Feedback Questions What publication and grade(s) are you reviewing? How does this curriculum include both integrated and designated ELD? How accessible is it? i. e. separate materials, annotation in TE? How does this curriculum address universal access? Are the levels of complexity appropriate for the grade level(s)? (Too easy or too rigorous? Explain. )

Teacher Input Questions Continued Does the curriculum include a variety of resources and supplemental

Teacher Input Questions Continued Does the curriculum include a variety of resources and supplemental materials? Cite examples. What is one component of this curriculum that you find most impressive? Cite examples. Is there evidence of the four Cs (Collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity? ). List examples. Share any feedback received from parents.

Next Steps Pre-launch training dates scheduled in January Arrange for viewing of materials for

Next Steps Pre-launch training dates scheduled in January Arrange for viewing of materials for parents and community members Communication throughout the process via email, newsletters, school and district websites Schedule professional development for all staff

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