Agenda Item #29
Secondary (Grades 7 through 12) Science Instructional Materials Adoption
With the state-wide implementation of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) and the changes in the science state assessments as of the 2011-2012 school year, new instructional materials aligned with the NGSSS are needed. Teacher training in the use of the materials will be provided during the summer, pre-planning, and on district inservice days. Updated curriculum guides for each course, aligned with new course descriptions and materials, will be produced and provided to all secondary science teachers.
The District Secondary Science Instructional Materials Adoption Committee is recommending that the district adopt the instructional materials on the attached list.
Adopt the instructional materials listed as recommended by the District Secondary Science Instructional Materials Adoption Committee.
Information - 3/8/2011
Consent after Information3/22/2011
Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Operating - Categorical
Kim Bragg, Middle School Science Resource Teacher, ext. 332
Ginger Davis, Secondary Science Resource Teacher, ext. 314
Walter L. Christy, Director, Secondary Programs, ext. 310
Elizabeth G. Thedy, Director, Middle School Programs, ext. 583
Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, ext. 300
Attachment: Middle School Science Instructional Materials Recommendations 2011 ~ 02172011.pdf
Attachment: High School Science Instructional Materials Recommendations 2011 ~ 02222011.pdf