|Item Title:||Request for Adoption of FOSS Science Instructional Materials for grades TK-5 (Carey/Loughridge)|
|Agenda Title:||Request for Adoption of FOSS Science Instructional Materials for grades TK-5 (Carey/Loughridge)|
In June, the board received a report regarding the adoption process of FOSS Science. The process is outlined below and the board report will provide an update on the Display of Instructional Materials for Stakeholder Feedback.
Process for Adoption
The original plan for adoption of FOSS Science in grades K-5 was slated to begin March 2020 and provide additional opportunities for engagement of teachers and stakeholders. However, the severe disruption brought upon by school closures due to COVID-19, rendered those original plans obsolete. In May, there was extensive re-engagement with the Elementary Instructional Council. Once again, there was strong support for moving forward with the adoption process. Below are some of the major points in the timeline toward a board adoption in August 2020.
Ongoing consultation with Elementary Instructional Council
FOSS Adoption Q&A for Teachers in Grades K-2 (Voluntary & Opt-in)
FOSS Adoption Q&A for Teachers in Grades 3-5 (Voluntary & Opt-in)
Teacher Questionnaire on FOSS Science Adoption (Grades TK-5)
|Recommendation:||The educational services staff recommends the adoption of FOSS science instructional materials|
Shawn Carey, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Education
Sierra Loughridge, Director, Elementary Education
|Funding Source:||Instructional Materials|