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Instructional Materials

Processes for Instructional Materials Adoption for Administrators:

This session will provide resources and strategies for administrators to plan their history-social science instructional materials adoption process. First the session will introduce the HSSFW Chapter 23, Criteria for Evaluating Instructional Materials: Kindergarten Through Grade Eight; and the process the materials went through to be adopted by the State Board of Education. Additionally, the session will highlight and discuss Category 1, Criteria 14 and Education Codes, which requires instructional materials to address the FAIR Act, giving administrators a chance to discuss concerns and will provide recommended resources to assist their efforts to address these concerns. The remainder of the session will feature example processes and resources, including model timelines and templates districts have used to complete their adoption. These will include, but not be limited to informing teachers on the new Framework and four shifts, working with teachers to narrow materials to pilot, how to incorporate parent and community input, and how to manage a pilot and the selection. District leaders who have worked through these processes will share their experiences. Participants will have plenty of time to engage in discussion to learn from each other and have questions answered by the presenters.

Presentation Team:

  • Dawnielle Black, Elk Grove Unified School District
  • Stacey Greer, UC Davis History Project