Pull up state chart to show cycle or proposed plan
Instructional Materials coordinator, Curriculum Department, Superintendent or designee???Need to consider balance in the selection.How are special areas representedDo a majority have to be classroom teachers?Should curriculum department be involved? Technology?Students? Paras? Parents?
Not sure what you’re thinking here. Controversial is usually covered by board policy. Or, ????
Hearing information final
Hearing Information IMCAT in Corpus Christi December 2012
What is a Proclamation?• A proclamation is issued by the SBOE to solicit bids for new instructional material from the publishing industry. The proclamation identifies subject areas scheduled for review, contains content requirements, maximum costs to the state, and a calendar of the adoption process. The complete process generally takes 24 months and ends with local districts making a selection. Material for a few courses are reviewed each year, such that over about a 10 year period all material is updated.
Upcoming Proclamation 2014• Science K-12• Science K-5 Spanish• Math K-8• Math K-5 Spanish• Technologyhttp://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147 486662
Board Policy• Check your district board policy EFAA Local – Select committee – Approved by board of trustees – Make recommendation to board of trustees• Examples Duncanville ’s http://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Download/363?filename=EFAA(LOCAL).pdf Goosecreek’s http://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Download/591?filename=EFAA(LOCAL).pdf Irving’s http://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Download/367?filename=EFAA(LOCAL).pdf
Sample Selection Committees Irving ISD Duncanville ISD Goose Creek ISDSuperintendent or Majority classroom Majority classroomdesignee as chair teachers teachersDirector of Learning (no others specified in (no others specified inResources board policy) board policy)Division Director ofCurriculum & InstructionDirector of InstructionalTechnologyDivision Director of StaffDevelopment3 principals—one percluster and one per level9 classroom teachers fromthe District ImprovementCommittee (majority)17 total
Selection Committee • Who’s the chair? • Who are possible members? – How are they selected? – Does the board of trustees approve? • Who’s included? – Who can’t serve? • Is there a separate parent or citizen review?
Conduct of the Committee• Attend or send a substitute to all meetings of the District Level meetings and hearings.• Share selection information with all campus staff and parent committee members.• Check to make sure samples are available for all to review• Facilitate distribution, completion and return of evaluation rubrics.• Sample handoutA Board member, administrator, or teacher commits an offense if theperson receives any commission or rebate on any instructionalmaterials or technological equipment used in the schools with whichthe person is associated. Staff development or training, and ancillarymaterials such as maps or material that contributes to the learningprocess are not considered gifts.
Closed or Open District• If your district is a “closed” district. Instructional material representatives and publishers must complete all communications through the district IM office. Violation of this procedure generally results in disqualification for that publisher from the current selection.• Most districts in Texas are “Closed”.
Selection CriteriaThe District shall provide a wide range of instructionalresources for students and faculty that present varyinglevels of difficulty, diversity of appeal, and a variety ofpoints of view.Instructional materials refers to textbooks, consumables,electronic resources, and other resources used for formalor informal teaching and learning purposes. The primaryobjectives of instructional resources are to deliver,support, enrich, and assist in implementing the District’seducational program.
Selection Criteria•The Board shall rely on District professional staff toselect and acquire instructional resources that: –Enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration students’ varied interests, abilities, learning styles, and maturity levels. –Stimulate growth in factual knowledge, enjoyment of reading, literary appreciation, aesthetic values, and societal standards. –Present various sides of controversial issues so that students have an opportunity to develop, under guidance, skills in critical analysis and in making informed judgments in their daily lives. –Represent many ethnic, religious, and cultural groups and their contributions to the national heritage and world community. –Provide a wide range of background information that will enable students to make intelligent judgments in their daily lives.
Selection Criteria•During the process, reviewers need to ensure: –The material supports and is consistent with the general educational goals of the District and the aims and objectives of individual schools. –The material meets high standards in presentation, format, readability, content, accuracy, artistic or literary quality, and educational significance. –Are appropriate for the subject and for the age, ability level, learning styles, and social and emotional development of the students for whom they are selected. –Are designed to provide information that will motivate students to examine their own attitudes and behavior, to understand their rights, duties, and responsibilities as citizens, and to make informed judgments in their daily lives.•Based on board policy EFA.
Timeline • Rubric Design • Selection of Committee Members • Board Approval of Committee Members • Initial Meeting • Reviewing • Narrowing Down • Hearings/Fairs • Final Vote • Present to BoardSample timeline • Place EMAT Order
Considerations• How will you provide access to samples?• How will you train committee members?• What are your board approval deadlines?• Will you have public hearings with publishers presenting?• Who’s making the rubrics?• How’s the technology being reviewed?
Online Impact on Reviewing• Review for content• Review for compatibility• Review for usability• Review for appeal
Hearings or Fairs• Hearings – publisher demonstration and/or presentation.• Fairs – publishers have tables and talk to individual teachers.• Problems – Verbal promises misinterpreted – High pressure sales – What you see is what you get?
Hearings/Fairs• Scheduling – Sample schedule• Refreshments – Who’s paying for them?• Credit for attending? – Is it staff development? – Comp time? – SBEC credit?
Sampling Process• Requesting Samples – online or hard copy• Distributing Samples• Ensuring access codes and web sites get distributed to reviewers
Parent and Student Input• Parent representatives on the committee• Student testing of material• Device testing
Curriculum Department Input• Narrowing down options• Involved in nominating committee members• Participate in all hearings and meetings
Special Areas Input • Special Education • Intervention • Bilingual/ESL/ELL • Gifted and Talented • Summer School • Virtual School • Transitions
New Rules from TEA, SBOE and the Legislature • Certification of 100% TEKS Coverage • Disbursements • Publishers will provide online samples upon request • Hard copy samples are available at the discretion of the publisher • Ancillaries
Publisher Commitment Letter• Send out to publishers of interest• Sample or check NTTCA-IM website
Committee’s Choice• After reviewing choices, the committee needs to meet to make recommendations to the board.• Schedule to be on the board’s agenda.• Prepare the paperwork.• Present to board.• Sample paperwork
Instructional Materials Allotment• Are IMA funds paying for your choice?• How much are you directed to purchase?• Will other funds be used?
Additional Resources• Dr. Lea Bailey email@example.com• Kellie Skarda firstname.lastname@example.org• Ann McGuffey email@example.com• TEA http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/textbooks/distribution/index.html• IMCAT http://www.imcat.org/• NTTCA-IM http://www.nttca.org/• http://regionivtextbooks.org/• http://region7imcat.weebly.com/region-7-coordinator-listing.html• http://www5.esc13.net/thescoop/textbooks/ End of Presentation