Instructional & Digital Materials

Instructional & Digital Materials
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    The Instructional & Digital Materials team strives to provide Broward County Public Schools with information regarding instructional materials that support 21st Century teaching and learning. Instructional Resources personnel are dedicated to providing the highest quality instructional materials to students and teachers.  We are driven to affect student achievement and to acquire, organize, and make available the sources of information needed to purchase and maintain the District’s instructional materials.

    Please take a moment to review the Mathematics Instructional Material Adoption Finalists.  Click here to view the 2018-2019 mathematics instructional material finalists and provide feedback.  Thank you.

     

  • Mathematics Instructional Material Adoption Information

    Mathematics Instructional Material Adoption Information

    Math Adoption Update

    The Instructional Materials Leadership Team has identified finalists for  2018-2019 Mathematics Adoption.

         Elementary

         K-5

    • Curriculum Associates
    • HMH
    • Pearson
    • Zearn

         Middle School

         6-8 Regular and Advanced

    • Cengage
    • HMH
    • Learn Zillion

         High School

         Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Honors, Geometry, Geometry Honors,
         Algebra 2, and Algebra 2 Honors

    • Cengage
    • HMH
    • Math Nation
    • Pearson

    In accordance with Florida State Statutes 1006.31(2) or 1006.40(3)(d) the District Instructional Materials Review Committee, comprised of Broward County math teachers are reviewing the finalist materials and will provide their recommendations later this month.  Each of the finalists' materials is also available for community review.

    If you would like to view the products being considered for this adoption and/or provide feedback, you may do so by logging into https://browardschools.instructure.com/courses/638015. These instructional materials are also being displayed throughout Broward at the following County Public Libraries. Please submit your feedback using the link above and clicking on Feedback Form, as the final decisions will be made on December 10th. 

    Hollywood Beach

    2400 Hollywood Blvd.

    Hollywood, FL 33020

     

    Lauderdale Lakes

    3580 W Oakland Park Blvd.

    Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311

     

    Miramar

    2050 Civic Center Place

    Miramar, FL 33025

     

    Pompano Beach

    50 W Atlantic Blvd.

    Pompano Beach, FL 33060

     

    Tamarac

    8701 W. Commercial Blvd.

    Tamarac, FL 33351

     

    Weston

    4205 Bonaventure Blvd.

    Weston, FL 33332

  • Instructional Materials Titles

  • Online Textbook Access

    Per state statute, students are given the opportunity to receive their core textbook in print or digital format. All of Broward’s core instructional materials are available to students on the Student Resources Canvas Course (login required). Middle and High School students and parents have the option of receiving their take-home materials in digital format.  Simply complete the Optional Access to Instructional Materials form and return to your homeroom teacher.

  • Elementary (K-5) Textbooks

    Language Arts (Journeys)

    Mathematics (GoMath!)

    Science (STEMscopes & Science A-Z)

    Social Studies (HMH Libraries K-5 and DBQ 4/5)

  • Middle Grades (6-8) Textbooks

    English Language Arts

    Mathematics

    • GoMath is available for teachers and students via the HMH Core app on the SSO LaunchPad.
    • Students and Teachers can also access the flat version of the textbook via the Student Resources course in Canvas.

    Science (STEMscopes for Earth/Life/Physical; HMH Dimensions for GEARS)

    Social Studies

    World Languages

    • Spanish and Spanish for Speakers is available via Canvas Commons. These need to be imported into active courses for teacher and student use.
    • French (Bien Dit) is available for teachers and students via the HMH Core app on the SSO LaunchPad.

  • High School (9-12) Textbooks

    English Language Arts

    Mathematics

    Science

    Social Studies

    • Students can find links to all of their textbooks via the Student Resources course in Canvas.
    • Teachers can find links to their materials via the Textbooks Sharepoint.
    • Economics (EMC): Students and Teachers can access via the EMC app in the SSO LaunchPad.
    • US Government (Cengage): Students can access via the Bookshelf app on the SSO LaunchPad or Student Resources course in Canvas.
    • US Government (Cengage): Teacher access via Cengage landing page available on the Textbooks Sharepoint.
    • US History (HMH): Student and Teacher access via HMH ED app on the SSO LaunchPad. Additionally, Teachers can access the flat TE in Canvas and students can access the flat SE in Canvas. Finally, teachers can import the entire common cartridge file into a Canvas course and share resources with students via Canvas.
    • World History (HMH): Student and Teacher access via HMH ED app on the SSO LaunchPad. Additionally, Teachers can access the flat TE in Canvas and students can access the flat SE in Canvas. Finally, teachers can import the entire common cartridge file into a Canvas course and share resources with students via Canvas.

    World Languages

    • Spanish and Spanish for Speakers is available via Canvas Commons. These need to be imported into active courses for teacher and student use.
    • French (Bien Dit) is available for teachers and students via the HMH MyHRW app on the SSO LaunchPad.

  • Textbook Adoption Process

    Broward County Public Schools follows the Florida Adoption process model.

    The Florida Instructional Materials Department coordinates the Florida Adoption process.  Each year, the Florida Instructional Materials Department adopts titles for specific courses within a subject area or areas. The subject areas adopted rotate over a course of five-year to ensure that all subject areas have current instructional materials.

    The Florida adoption process begins with an announcement of the adoption and publication of the specifications for adopted materials.  Specifications are based on Florida Statutory requirements for instructional materials and center on content, presentation, and learning strategies.  Most but not all submitted instructional materials are provided in print and digital or electronic format.  Announcements, specifications, processes and procedures, and reports are published at fldoe.org/academics/standards/instructional-materials

    Teachers throughout Florida review the titles submitted by publishers against specifications develop.  This in-depth review takes several months to complete.  Review results are compiled and all titles that meet the specifications are included on the list of Adopted Materials.

    The Florida DOE enters into a contract with each publisher on the list of Adopted Materials to provide the exact title approved to Florida School Districts for a period of time, usually five years.

    Broward Adoption Process

    The Innovative Learning Department coordinates the Broward Adoption Process.  The Broward adoption process selects one title per course for use in all schools.   The steps in the process are as follows:

    1. Announcement of Titles and Specifications
      This title must be on the list of Florida Adopted Instructional Materials.  Working with curriculum supervisors, the core courses needing new instructional materials in a subject area are identified and the adoption is announced to the vendors submitting titles for Florida Instructional Materials Adoption.  Meetings are held with vendors to inform them of the Florida Instructional Materials specifications and specific Broward requirements.  Broward requirements are based on School Board Policy 6308, Broward curricular programs, the Broward Strategic Plan, and Broward technical requirements.
    2. Adoption Committee Review
      Broward subject-area expert teachers are recruited to serve as the voting members of the Adoption Committee.  The Adoption Committee completes an in-depth review of the submitted materials.   Program experts from Exceptional Student Education, English Language Learning, Diversity, and Instructional Technology are recruited as non-voting members to review the adopted titles and provide reports on the suitability of the titles to the Adoption Committee.  Community volunteers and parents are recruited as non-voting members to review the program and provide reports to the Adoption Committee. The Adoption Committee ranks the submissions based on their reviews and the reports of the non-voting committee members.
    3. Feedback from Teachers
      Links to the digital versions of the top ranked submissions in each course are made available to all classroom teachers for review and comments.
    4. Cost and Implement Proposals
      Curriculum supervisors, program experts, and Innovative Learning & Arts staff create implementation options.  Cost proposal based on implementation options are requested for the top ranked submissions.
    5. Identification of Title
      A selection matrix is created in which includes the rankings from the Adoption Committee, feedback from the teachers, and the cost proposal for the implementations.  The selection matrix is presented to senior management and a title is selected.

    Petition to Contest Adoption of Instructional Materials

Contact Information

  • Innovative Learning

    600 SE Third Avenue

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

    Phone: 754-321-2620

    Fax: 754-321-2766

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    Phone: --

    Dr. Daryl Diamond

    Director

Instructional & Digital Materials

  • Tina Swanton
    Online Course Designer/Instructional Technology Facilitator

    Delania Moncrief
    Distribution Facilitator

    Shernell Dozier
    Technical Service Specialist