May 10, 2022
The district wide curriculum adoption committee, made up of K-12 educators and administrators, is proposing the adoption of the following texts by the Brookings-Harbor School District, to be used as core curriculum in the classroom starting in the 2022-2023 academic year:
- McGraw Hill: Wonders 2020 for Elementary grades K-5
- McGraw Hill: StudySync (2021) for Secondary Grades 6-12
The committee began the process of considering new English Language Arts curriculum materials in Fall of 2021. The selection process included consideration of publisher information, independent reviews by national teams of educators, aligning the materials with the grade level standards and, critically, our teachers piloting and using the materials in our classrooms.
Both curriculums meet all standards set by the Oregon Department of Education and meet the following values of our vertical K12 team: high quality text; evidence-based discussion in writing; building knowledge; range and quality of texts; questions, tasks, and assignments; building knowledge with texts, vocabulary, and tasks; access to standards for all students; cultural representation; and accessibility/usability.
A sample set of textbooks for Kindergarten, 5th, 7th, and 9th grades, and teacher guides for each curriculum set are currently on display at the Brookings-Harbor School District office, 629 Easy Street, Brookings, Oregon, 97415. These can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until Wednesday, May 18th. If you are able to review the materials, we invite you to provide written feedback using the forms available for community members.
We hope that you will share your initial thoughts, questions, and any concerns about the new curriculum texts and learning tools. An online summary of the two proposed curriculum is available here. Online comments can be submitted here.
The English Language Arts K-12 curriculum adoption committee will present to the BHSD School Board of Directors during its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in the Kalmiopsis Elementary School Library. The meeting will also be available for viewing via livestream on the BHSD Youtube Channel.
If you have questions, please email [email protected] or call 541-469-7443 (Opt. 5).