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INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS OVERVIEW David Sikes, Deputy Chief, Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction Florida Department of Education.

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1 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS OVERVIEW David Sikes, Deputy Chief, Bureau of Curriculum and Instruction Florida Department of Education

2 Instructional Materials Adoption  Instructional Materials Adoption Process  All Electronic Review Process  Two-Phased Review Process Expert Reviewers on Content District Reviewers on Instructional Usability  Current and upcoming adoptions  District Requirements  Florida Virtual Curriculum Marketplace

3 Instructional Materials Adoption Process  Electronic Review and Evaluation of Instructional Materials  New online evaluation system developed by FDOE Provides electronic access to instructional materials No hardcopy samples are reviewed Allows online completion and submission of evaluation One system utilized by expert reviewers, district reviewers, and the general public.  All training and presentations conducted online

4 Instructional Materials Adoption Process  Two-Phased Review Process  Phase 1: State Instructional Materials Reviewers evaluate the content of the materials and their alignment to state standards State Instructional Materials Reviewers – State or National expert in field All instructional materials submitted for adoption receive at least two evaluations (3 in case of disagreement when tie-breaker required) Make official recommendation for or against adoption based on the materials encompassing all standards for the course and meeting state requirements  Phase 2: One reviewer from each school district is provided access to evaluate the “instructional usability” of two or three of the recommended materials District Evaluations are summarized for consideration in determining final state-adopted list Public Review: The general public can access and review recommended materials through the online evaluation system during the district review period

5 Instructional Materials Adoption Process  Current Adoption  K-5 Reading and English Language Arts (Common Core)  K-5 Mathematics (Common Core)  Upcoming Adoptions  Adoption 6-12 Reading and English Language Arts 6-12 Mathematics  Adoption (50% digital requirement begins) ESOL World Languages Personal Fitness and Health Opportunities through Physical Education (HOPE) Career and Technical Education – Agriculture courses  Adoption K-12 Science

6 School District Statutory Requirements  Provide students with “adequate instructional materials” in the core courses of mathematics, language arts/ literature, reading, science, and social studies  Purchase materials within the first two years of an adoption  Expend at least 50% of their instructional materials allocation on state-adopted materials  By , must expend at least 50% on digital state- adopted materials  Flexibility on remaining 50%

7 Florida Virtual Curriculum Marketplace  A new approach to help teachers navigate the crowded digital curriculum landscape  Launched in partnership with Learning.com  Provides a single point of entry for Florida teachers to search for, obtain, and assign educationally proven, national- and Florida-standards- aligned and safe digital content  New digital content and content providers being added continuously 

8 Contact Information  (850)


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