Middle School Earth and Space Science

State standards

What materials we use now

  • STC: Light, Part 1
  • STC: Catastrophic Events
  • STC: Earth in Space

Adoption process and timeline

  • Secondary science curriculum parent input survey responses-Spring 2014.
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  • Teacher adoption committee: Formed September 2015
  • Teacher adoption committee meeting dates
    Each meeting date includes its planned main agenda item(s), then links to the specific meeting summary when available
    • September 11, 2015: Finalize charter, review scope and sequence, review teacher survey feedback.
    • November 2, 2015: Begin reviewing curriculum materials.
    • March 28, 2016: Evaluate materials
    • May 10, 2016: Evaluate materials, make field testing decisions
    • October 7, 2016: Review, field test, Discovery Ed Techbook Training
    • November 3, 2016: Teachers evaluated PBIS “Weather Watch” curriculum and planned the transition from Pearson into DiscoveryEd TechBook.
    • January 10, 2017: Teachers unanimously selected STC.
    • March 13, 2017: Begin planning for implementation
    • May 18, 2017: Receive new materials
  • IMC review and decision: presentation to IMC January 12, 2017
  • IMC meeting dates: Meeting dates are reflected in the Upcoming Events section of the District website home page
  • TBD (contingent on IMC recommendation)— For two weeks in June (dates to be determined) parents and community members can review and provide written input on the recommended materials during normal business hours at the Administration Building.
  • Board review: TBD

MEETING SUMMARIES

January 10, 2017
Teachers unanimously selected STC materials for implementation in fall, 2017.

October 7, 2016
Teachers discussed PBIS “Weather Watch” curriculum and participated in a Discovery Education Techbook Training.

May 10, 2016
Teachers participated in a NGSS card sort to map the standards across the year.  They then reviewed field test materials for Fall 2016 field testing.

March 28, 2016
Half day was spent with the adoption team. Materials selection committee members reviewed curriculum materials and submitted questions to vendors.

November 2, 2015
Adoption team received a revised timeline. Team discussed curriculum requests from all content teachers and the curriculum materials used at neighboring districts. Several curricular materials were assessed using the PEEC alignment document with varying levels of acceptance.

September 11, 2015
Team members reviewed the Next Generation Science Standards. Team members revised the P-E-E-C alignment tool document to use with curriculum materials.