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C&I Initiatives Dashboard

The Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Department provides teachers with the curriculum and training they need in order to deliver high quality, responsive instruction.  This dashboard summarizes the current status of major key initiatives in Curriculum and Instruction. Curriculum initiatives are generally adoptions of new standards-aligned materials for use in teaching. Instruction initiatives are generally resources and/or professional development designed to support best instructional practices.

C&I Initiatives (updated 5/21/21)
Category Initiative Description and Timeline Status
Curriculum Amplify Science adoption - Core science curriculum for Grades 6-8; adopted October, 2020 COMPLETE
Curriculum Social Studies adoption - Core social studies materials for grades K-5; Board unanimously approved staff recommendation to adopt TCI Social Studies Alive! on May 10th.  COMPLETE
Curriculum Core Literature adoption - Consideration of required core reading for grades 7-12; Vision and process determined, book choice tools in progress, goal of Board approval Spring 2022. PROGRESS
Curriculum SEL Curriculum - Core social & emotional learning materials for grades TK-12; timeline TBD  PRE-PLAN 
Curriculum Supplemental Literature - Optional literature available for teachers. Board approved 12 novels offering a wide range of diverse authors, characters, and perspectives. COMPLETE
Curriculum & Instruction Climate Literacy - Develop and integrate opportunities and resources for students and teachers to develop climate literacy.  PRE-PLAN 
Instruction History Social Studies Instructional Practices - Development of instructional practices aligned to the K-12 CA HSS Framework
- Three Phases: Phase 1- Spring, 2021, Phase 2 - Fall/Winter 2021, Phase 3 - Spring 2022
Phase 1 Summary:  The HSSIPG outlined framework-aligned shifts in instruction and received professional development to better understand the FAIR Education Act and the newly released Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.
Instruction Chemistry in the Earth Systems - Development of instructional resources for College Prep and Honors Chemistry in the Earth System aligned to the California K-12 Science Framework PROGRESS
Instruction TCI Social Studies Alive! - Professional development to familiarize teachers with the new K-5 social studies curriculum will be offered this June and in August. PROGRESS