World languages and vapa update 3 6 2013rv

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  • 1. Update 3.14.2013
  • 2. The Curriculum and Instruction Department has establishedquarterly round tables for middle school and high school worldlanguage teachers to: Align VUSD curriculum with Common Core State Standards for Literacy in Technical Subjects, Foreign Language Framework for California Public Schools and National Standards for Foreign Language Education. To date, the team has completed:  Revision of Spanish 1 ( and adoption of new text)  Addition of Mandarin-Chinese 1 and 2 (and adoption of texts)  Addition of Spanish 1, Mandarin Chinese 1 and 2 to online format, Edgenuity (formerly e2020) Provide opportunities for articulation between middle and high school levels to revise placement procedures.Next steps:Revision of Spanish 2, French and German courses and addition ofworld language courses to Edgenuity offerings.
  • 3. The Curriculum and Instruction Department has established aVUSD Arts Networking Group, under the leadership of HelenaHanna (California Arts Project) and Merryl Goldberg (CSUSM) inorder to: Create a strategic plan for the arts in VUSD. To date, the team has met three times and has completed:  Professional reading on the relationship of the arts to Common Core  Discussion of elements of the ideal arts program  Initial goal-settingNext steps:Two Saturday meetings in the spring to create a three-year planfor professional development, curriculum revision andnetworking models.