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Science Resource Adoption - Secondary

USD 232 Resource Adoption Information Secondary Science

1.  Principals were asked to nominate a representative from each level at the Middle Schools for a total of 9 on the team. At the High Schools, teachers of each curriculum were included in the process.

2.  The resources were evaluated utilizing the district resource rubric. Focus Highlights when reviewing:

    • Materials must be research-based.
    • Materials must provide online option, ability to connect with Canvas and Skyward.
    • Materials must meet essential state standards, competencies, and district-established scope & sequence documents.
    • Materials must be engaging to students and acceptable usability for teachers.
    • Materials must have options to meet the needs of all students.

3. Teachers received an overview of resources, training (or individual meetings) for the resources that were considered throughout the 1st semester. 

4. After piloting and reviewing materials that were applicable to their content area teachers met in small groups to discuss in scheduled times 1st and 2nd semester.  Finally considerations were evaluated utilizing the rubric and final decisions were made in January of 2023.

    • Curriculum Alignment and Content
    • Problem Organization and Instructional Planning
    • Assessment
    • Universal Access
    • Teacher Support
    • Digital Component

Scores are averaged and collective consensus is reached.


September 2022

• Team established

• Initial resource information collected for review and shared with team

• Meeting dates shared with team

• Teachers complete review over initial resources 

October 2022

• Resource considerations chart/review

• Rubric

• Determine top 3 resources

• Vendor Presentations

October 2022-January 2023

• Teachers pilot materials & compete rubrics

January 17, 2023

• Rubric Review

• Resource Selection

January 18, 2023

• Resource selection reviewed with Director of C & I

• Final Resource selection shared with teachers and administrators

March 2023

• Documentation submitted for Board Approval

May 2923

• Board Meeting for approval

• Resources Ordered

• PD Set for Flex Days

• Integration Started

• Old Materials Collection Plan

Potential Middle School Resource Choices

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Potential High School Resource Choices

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