Proclamation - Edinburg Independent School District

Report
Proclamation 2015
Orientation
November 06, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Administration Board Room
Proclamation
2015
Local Policy EFAA –
▫ District will establish a team to select materials to purchase.
▫ Team shall make selection based on instructional needs in
accordance with administrative regulations.
TEA Proclamation 2015 contract is for 8 years or until the
adoption cycle is revised.
Adopted materials will be available in the 2015-2016 school year.
Subject Areas in Adoption
Elementary
• Social Studies
• Fine Arts
Middle
School 6-8
• Social Studies
• Fine Arts
High School
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Mathematics
Social Studies
Fine Arts
CTE
Only CTE classes that receive Math credit are included.
Courses
CTE
Principles &
Elements of
Floral Design
Fine Arts
Art
Music
Theatre
Dance
Mathematics
Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
Pre-Calculus
Math Models
Advanced
Quantitative
Reasoning
Robotics
programming
& Design
Social Studies
Social Studies
US History
World History
World
Geography
US
Government
Economics
Psychology
Sociology
Campus Staff
Responsibilities
•Who needs to examine, review, analyze, and evaluate
these instructional materials ?
All teachers & Administrators
•Why ?
To select the best instructional materials that will
•Meet the needs of our students
•Ensure aligned with State test
• Help increase district scores
Sample Review Guidelines
Print samples - Find a location for materials:
 1. Common area
 2. Viewed by all teachers / administrators
 Before, During and After school.
Online Samples – Access 24 hours
Notify with issues – contact publisher
**Note- TEA did not require a certain platform to access.
Procedures for Publishers
• Can publisher representatives meet with you ?
▫ Yes, but only with your CONSENT can a publisher
meet with you.
• If you agree, at what time can they meet with you?
▫ During your conference period or afterschool
• When should contact between publishers & campus
staff end?
▫ Once final vote is cast February 13, 2015.
Opportunities for Presentations
by Publishers
All publishers are invited to participate in district
hearings to be scheduled by the district.
• 1. District Hearing?
• Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Robert Vela High
School from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
• 2. Off campus presentations?
• You can attend a presentation at a venue outside of
campus / district after school or weekend.
Guidelines for Interacting with Publishers
House Bill 623 – Textbook adoption section
• It is a crime for a school trustee, administrator, or
teacher to accept a gift, favor, or services that is given to
the person or person’s school:
 That might reasonably tend to influence a trustee, administrator;
or teacher in the selection of a textbook, and
 That would not be lawfully purchased with funds from the state
textbook funds
• Therefore, ECISD personnel will not accept any such
incentives.
• ECISD personnel will accept only sample review materials
and such accompanying materials that are approved by the
State of Texas for consideration by school districts.
District Textbook Selection Committee Timeline
Schedule of Events
November, 2014: State Board of Education approves Instructional Materials
under consideration for 2015-2016 Adoption Process
November 06, 2014: Orientation Meeting, Documentation Forms given to
Committee Members.
November 15, 2014: District Textbook Hearing @ Robert Vela High School
December 15 – 17, 2014: Preliminary Vote for all materials in adoption.
Narrow the choices to top 3 publishers. Continue to evaluate
program and meet again for questions.
January 15 – 29, 2015: Meetings with Top 3 Publishers to evaluate and review.
February 3 – 12, 2015: Meeting to Vote
February 25, 2015: School Board Meeting- Recommendation of Instructional
Preliminary Vote
Date
Subject
Grade
Meeting
Location
December 15, 2014
Math & Statistics & Floral Design
9 - 12
IT Bldg
December 16, 2014
Social Studies
K - 12
IT Bldg
December 17, 2014
Fine Arts
K-12 5
TBA
Forms
• Sign-In Sheets
▫ Have teacher groups sign, date, and
provide comments.
• Check list to help with the evaluation
process.
▫ Remind teachers to look for
▫ Curriculum Alignment ex- Rigor–depth
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&complexity, ex-Figure 19
ELPS included
Technology availability, (online, pdf, cloud)
Support Materials
Ancillaries / free materials
College Readiness
Review of Instructional Materials
TEA only required for publisher to submit electronic samples.
No specific platform required to access viewing of all Instructional
ECISD Link for Proclamation 2015
Created to provide information updates & forms
ECISD website
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Departments
(T) Textbook Department
Textbook Adoption
Pre-Adoption Samples
▫ Links by subject & grade level
▫ Links for documentation forms
 Note- previews are digital
Questions or Comments
ECISD website

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