Library-Technology Curriculum Review

Year 1: (2007-2008) Year of Assessment/Self Study - This step focuses on the research of best practices, review of existing programs, examination of materials and site visitations. Specifically, this step allows the curriculum committee:
  • to cross-reference the existing program with current best practices and standards and to create a shared vision for the future of the curricular area
  • to investigate how other districts are meeting the needs of students in the content area of study
  • to identify best practices/materials/technology and provide committee members with specific opportunities to review new materials and technologies.

Research, needs assessments and site visitation were completed
- See wikipage for results
Lego robotic kits donated by vendor.

Year 2: (2008-2009) Year of Development: This step focuses on providing the committee with a closer look at program determined to have potential for implementation. Specifically, this step involves:
  • piloting new materials
  • monitoring how these programs interface with the student population, teacher styles, and district vision
  • formal assessment of the new materials at the conclusion of the pilot process
  • recommendation of new materials to the Board of School Directors
Curriculum Writing convenes -Maximum of 18 hrs per level for revised courses, 24 hrs per for new courses. (Submit Blue Time Sheets - 10-2260-120-000-10-90)
Purchase Legos for Murray - $16,322 (10-1100-610-000-34-16 - Special Allocation
Purchase Global Issues and Points of View for High School - $2,790 (10-2250-610-000-21-90 - Special Allocation)
Prepare Special Presentation to the Board which includes all Curriculum Writing.

Year 3: (2009-2010) Year of Implementation: This step focuses on formally integrating the selected program into the targeted grades/areas. Specifically, this step focuses on:
  • purchases of new texts, resources and materials
  • curriculum writing
  • development of common assessments and rubrics
  • professional development
  • full implementation of curriculum revisions, assessment and new materials/texts
Year 4: (2010-2011) Year II of Program Implementation: Program is fully implemented and evaluated. Renewal is an ongoing, dynamic process that creates opportunities for teachers, under the direction of the A.S., to make appropriate changes and revisions to the curriculum throughout the cycle when and if necessary and appropriate.
Year 5: (2011-2012) Year III of Program Implementation: Program is fully implemented and evaluated. Renewal is an ongoing, dynamic process that creates opportunities for teachers, under the direction of the A.S., to make appropriate changes and revisions to the curriculum throughout the cycle when and if necessary and appropriate.