02-28-2012 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #40


Title
District Elementary Social Studies Instructional Materials Adoption

Discussion

The Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) for social studies outline new expectations for the content students are expected to learn in social studies.  At the current time, there is a disconnect between the instructional materials adopted in 2005 and the content of the NGSSS.  The recommended instructional materials are aligned with the NGSSS and the content literacy standards that are part of the English/Language Arts Common Core State Standards.  Teacher training in the use of the adopted instructional materials will be provided during the spring, summer, pre-planning, and on district in-service days.

Display of Adoption Materials:  On February 28, 2012 from 4:30-8:00 p.m., Pearson and McGraw-Hill Education will display materials in Training Room 7 & 8 for the School Board and public viewing.  District and publisher representatives will be on hand to answer questions pertaining to these programs.

Cost Information:

$248,823 for Pearson My World Social Studies-Kindergarten

$1,522,819 for McGraw-Hill Education Florida Studies-TK1-5th

$405,463 for McGraw-Hill Education Florida Discovering our Past, A History of the World, Early Ages-6th



Recommendation
  • Approve the adoption of Pearson My World Social Studies as the unified Elementary Social Studies Instructional Materials for kindergarten students.
  • Approve the adoption of McGraw-Hill Education Florida Studies as the unified Elementary Social Studies Instructional Materials for grades TK 1-5th students.
  • Approve the adoption of McGraw-Hill Education Florida Discovering our Past, A History of the World, Early Ages as the unified Elementary Social Studies Instructional Materials for grade 6 students.


Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/28/2012
Consent after Information3/13/2012

Authority for Action
FS 1006.37

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Yes

Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
12-13$2,177,105Yes10098100000195100522101

Contact

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent (x300)

Lynn Spadaccini, Director of Elementary Programs (x330)

Blair Nave, Resource Teacher (x343)