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.

  • World Language & Dual Language Adoption

    Broward County Public Schools is reviewing new instructional programs for World Language courses during the 2019-2020 school year. The Instructional Materials Leadership Team (IMLT) will prescreen materials for the courses scheduled for adoption and will recommend up to 3 programs for the District Instructional Materials Review Committees (DIMRCs) to consider.  More information will be forthcoming as finalists are identified.

  • 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) Materials

    Textbook and External Tools within Canvas

    Integrating textbook and external tools within Canvas is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  You can find information about each textbook and external tools available in Canvas in the link below.  Step by step guides are included as well as links to additional resources.  https://browardschools.instructure.com/courses/123

    Language Arts (Journeys)

    • Teachers:
    • Students: 
      • Student can access via the ThinkCentral app on the SSO LaunchPad.
      • Students can access the core components via the “Digital Student Resources” app in the SSO LaunchPad which redirects to the Student Resources course in Canvas.

    Mathematics (GoMath!)

    • Teachers:
    • Students:
      • Students can access via the ThinkCentral app on the SSO LaunchPad.
      • Students can also access the core components via the “Digital Student Resources” app in the SSO LaunchPad which redirects to the Student Resources course in Canvas.

    Science (STEMscopes & Science A-Z)

    • Teachers:
    • Students:
      • Students can access via the STEMscopes app on the SSO LaunchPad.
      • Students can access via Science A-Z app on the SSO LaunchPad.
      • Students can access the core components via the “Digital Student Resources” app in the SSO LaunchPad which redirects to the Student Resources course in Canvas.

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

  • Middle Grades (6-8) Materials

    Textbook and External Tools within Canvas

    Integrating textbook and external tools within Canvas is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  You can find information about each textbook and external tools available in Canvas in the link below.  Step by step guides are included as well as links to additional resources.  https://browardschools.instructure.com/courses/123

    English Language Arts

    • Collections:
      • Teachers and students can access Collections via the HMH Core app on the SSO LaunchPad.
    • Inside:
      • Teachers:
        • Teachers can connect Inside to their courses in Canvas by following the instructions available via the Cengage link in the Textbooks Sharepoint.
      • Students:
    • Keystones:

    Mathematics

    • Teachers and students can access GoMath via the HMH Core app on the SSO LaunchPad.
    • Teachers and students 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)

    • Teachers:
    • Students:
      • Students can access via STEMscopes app on the SSO LaunchPad.
      • Students can access the core components via the “Digital Student Resources” app in the SSO LaunchPad which redirects to the Student Resources course in Canvas.
    • Gears can be accessed via the HMH ED app on the SSO LaunchPad.

    Social Studies

    • 6th grade World History (Cengage):
    • 7th grade Civics (HMH):
      • Teachers:
        • Teachers can access via the HMH landing page available on the Textbooks Sharepoint.
        • Teachers and students can access via the HMH ED app on the SSO LaunchPad.
        • Teachers can import the entire common cartridge file into a Canvas course and share resources with students through their Canvas course.
      • Students:
        • Students can access via the HMH ED app on the SSO LaunchPad.
        • Students can access the flat student edition in the Student Resources course in Canvas. 
    • 8th grade US History:

    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 and available via Canvas Commons. These need to be imported into active courses for teacher and student use.

  • High School (9-12) Materials

    Textbook and External Tools within Canvas

    Integrating textbook and external tools within Canvas is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  You can find information about each textbook and external tools available in Canvas in the link below.  Step by step guides are included as well as links to additional resources.  https://browardschools.instructure.com/courses/123

    English Language Arts

    • Collections:
      • Teachers and students can access Collections via the HMH MyHRW app on the SSO LaunchPad.
    • Edge:
    • Keystone:
    • AP English Language:
      • Teachers:
      • Students:
    • AP English Literature:
      • AP English Literature must be manually configured by teachers using the instructions at the bottom of the Textbooks Sharepoint.

    Mathematics

    Science

    Social Studies

    • Teachers:
    • Students:
      • Students can access all of their textbooks via the Student Resources course in Canvas.
    • Economics (EMC):
      • Teachers and students can access via the EMC app in the SSO LaunchPad.
    • US Government (Cengage):
    • US History (HMH):
      • Teachers:
        • Teachers can access via the HMH ED app on the SSO LaunchPad.
        • Teachers can access the flat teacher edition in the Student Resources course in Canvas.
        • Teachers can import the entire common cartridge file into a Canvas course and share resources with students via Canvas.
      • Students:
        • Students can access via the HMH ED app on the SSO LaunchPad.
        • Students can access the flat student edition in the Student Resources course in Canvas.
    • World History (HMH):
      • Teachers:
        • Teachers can access via HMH ED app on the SSO LaunchPad.
        • Teachers can access the flat teacher edition in the Student Resources course in Canvas.
        • Teachers can import the entire common cartridge file into a Canvas course and share resources with students via Canvas.
      • Students:

    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

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    Dr. Daryl Diamond

    Director

Instructional & Digital Materials

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    Instructional and Digital Materials Analyst

    Delania Moncrief
    Distribution Facilitator

    Fernice Etienne
    Technical Service Specialist