Instructional Materials Selection and Adoption

Process for Display of Instructional Materials

  • After proposal to the BOE on May 9, 2023, the items will be on display here for a period of 30 days
  • For materials without online access, a physical copy will be available for review at the District Office located at 162 S. York.

The form provided for citizens to submit concerns, suggestions or complaints on the materials displayed for public review will close on Monday, June 13, 2023. 

An update for approval will appear on the June 13, 2023 BOE meeting agenda.

Engagement of Stakeholders

All materials were selected and reviewed in collaboration with building leaders and staff through committee structures. 

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The following materials, listed in the table below, are recommended to the Board of Education for review, consideration, and adoption. Also, any interested citizens may express their concerns, suggestions or complaints on the materials displayed for public review before June 13, 2023 by submitting comments to the online form, linked here.

Course Title & Access to Review

Publisher &
Copyright

Rationale

Library Media

Grades K-5

 

Adoption

Kindergarten
Pushes and Pulls
To explore this module click here. 

1st Grade
Animal Adaptations
To explore this module click here. 

2nd Grade
Materials Science: Properties of Matter
To explore this module click here. 

3rd Grade
Weather: Factors and Hazards
To explore this module click here. 

4th Grade
Input/Output Computer Systems
To explore this module click here.

5th Grade
Infection: Modeling and Simulation
To explore this module click here.  

Click here for a complete list of books featured in the PLTW Launch Curriculum.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW), 2023

This resource aligns with the revised Illinois Learning standards for Science, ELA, and Math. Additionally, this resource aligns with the Computer Science Teacher Association (CSTA) standards.. 

The materials promote the development of career awareness and provide opportunities for students to engage in the engineering design process. Students move through a sustained exploration of content that includes inquiry and research based activities. Each module culminates with an activity that allows students to sketch, build, design, modify, test, and/or reflect on various creations and/or simulations.

This resource will replace Defined STEM.