Instructional resources include materials that might be used in the classroom to support student learning. Some resources used by teachers are adopted for district-wide use as part of a curriculum review and development cycle. There are policies and procedures (IIA & IIA-AP1) that outline the selection of materials to be used across the district in the teaching of our curriculum. The Board approves formally adopted curriculum, as well as many textbook and related resource purchases.
K-12 teachers also regularly use supplemental resources to support instruction. This may include, but not be limited to the use of articles, short texts, current events, read alouds, and data charts to add relevance and rigor to classroom learning. These resources should conform to any and all applicable standards for selection and use under district policy or pre-approval procedures.
Primary resources are typically those most directly connected to and aligned with curricula. These resources may be approved by administration and/or adopted by the Board for use in every classroom. Supplemental materials do not go through a formal selection or approval process but are still consistent with the goals and methodology of the formally adopted curriculum. Supplemental materials may or may not be used by all teachers in support of a given curriculum.
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