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Textbook accountability destiny 13-14


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  • 1. A B O U T I N S T R U C T I O N A L M A T E R I A L S What Every Teacher Needs to Know
  • 2. Textbook Accountability  The average cost of a K-12 adoption for SDCC is about 2.5 million dollars  Students are not being charged for lost and damaged books, particularly at the secondary level  It is important that everyone improve the accountability
  • 3. Inventory & Communication  Every teacher is accountable for instructional materials  Florida Statutes require teachers to issue books  Classroom teachers must conduct and document semi- annual instructional materials book checks
  • 4.  Has anyone been teaching long enough to remember this?
  • 5.  Historically:  Textbooks are assigned at the beginning of each year or each semester  There is a book check after each 9 weeks  Textbooks are collected at the end of the year and counted for inventory Inventory & Communication
  • 6. Destiny Textbook Manager  Simplifies Textbook Management Check out books at the beginning of the school year or semester Do a book check around Spring Break time or as directed by school administrators Check in books at the end of the year or semester
  • 7.  Destiny “Quick Sheets” and tutorial information can be located at the website listed above.  (Note there is no www in the URL)  At the beginning of the year, books should be checked out to the classroom teacher by the grade or department chair using the To Teacher tab.  The classroom teacher then Reassigns books to students or uses the By Class tab to check out books to students  Do NOT use the To Patron tab to check out textbooks
  • 8. Inventory & Communication  New Apple and Android app for Destiny and app for Destiny Quest.  Search “Follett Destiny” for Apple and Android app which allows teachers to Check-In/Check-Out textbooks, monitor copy status, and to enter or scan* copy, item, and patron barcodes. (*Scan functionality only available with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPad-3rd generation)  Search “Destiny Quest” for app specific to your school library and can be set up using the same for connection.  Teachers may not have wireless access available at school or in the classroom and need to be advised that unless using wireless, they may incur data charges.
  • 9. Inventory & Communication  When textbook issues arise, communication should be handled as follows  Classroom teacher informs Department/Grade Chair  Department/Grade Chair informs Instructional Materials Administrator at school  IMA handles issue or informs Instructional Resources
  • 10. Inventory & Communication  Only the Instructional Materials Administrator can loan or transfer books to another school or a teacher at another school  Do not relocate books unless directed by your Instructional Materials Administrator
  • 11.  Not by Phone  Not by Email  Nor by any other method At No Time Should a Teacher Contact a Publisher!
  • 12. • Can be contacted • After Grade/Department Chair and Instructional Materials Administrator have been informed • Or as directed by a school administrator Instructional Resources
  • 13. Will not order books or contact FSBD or publisher until Instructional Resources contacts the Materials Administrator at the school Instructional Resources
  • 14. Textbook Adoptions  FLDOE determines the adoption cycle  SDCC reviews all materials being submitted for state adoption during a pre-adoption process  Items are narrowed to top materials for review by all teachers assigned to the subject
  • 15. Textbook Adoptions  During 2013-2014, Clay County will  Finalize the K-5 Reading Adoption  Begin the review process for 6-12 Math & Language Arts  School personnel are reminded that they may NOT contact a publisher’s representative about materials unless directed by Instructional Resources
  • 16. Textbook Adoptions  Florida statute prohibits any district school board official from soliciting or accepting any emolument, money, or other valuable thing, or any inducement, to directly or indirectly introduce, recommend, vote for, or otherwise influence the adoption or purchase of any instructional material.  This applies to any SDCC employee
  • 17. Digital Implementation  State statute requires that by the 2015-2016 fiscal year, each district school board shall use at least 50 percent of the annual instructional materials allocation for the purchase of digital or electronic instructional materials  Statute also requires school districts to review e- samples during the adoption process
  • 18. All Teachers need to sign a statement of understanding
  • 19. Questions should be directed to your Instructional Materials Administrator