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SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA
Alpine USD
May 29, 2019 9:00AM
Administrative Services Annex, 43 Hawkside Drive, Markleeville, CA 96120

1. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Quick Summary / Abstract:
The Governing Board reserves the right to take items in a different order to accomplish business in the most efficient manner.
1.A. Agenda Approval
2. HEARING OF THE PUBLIC
Quick Summary / Abstract:

The law allows the public to address the Governing Board on any matter, whether or not it is on the agenda, but the law prohibits action by the Governing Board on nonagenda items.  Board Bylaw 9323 states that “Individual speakers shall be allowed three minutes to address the Board on each agenda or nonagenda item.  The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each item to 20 minutes.  With Board consent, the president may increase or decrease the time allowed for public presentation, depending on the topic and the number of persons wishing to be heard. The president may take a poll of speakers for or against a particular issue and may ask that additional person speak only if they have something new to add.”



3. ACTION ITEMS
3.A. New Business
3.A.1. Approve the Adoption of TWIG Science Curriculum for grades K - 5.
Rationale:

The Difference in Twig Science: 

  • Supports teachers in easily unpacking the 3-D NGSS Framework
  • Student-centered, three-dimensional STEM experiences
  • Instructional shifts become habits of mind, building a strong 3-D NGSS foundation
  • Creates a new Generation Z of STEM enthusiasts
  • Stanford SCALE 3-D assessments
 
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This text was chosen by the DVES Science Adoption Committee comprised of teachers and staff. It was chosen from the curriculum adopted by the California Department of Education as part of the statewide plan to implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade 12. 


3.A.2. Approve the adoption of California Elevate Science - Integrated from Pearson for grades 6 - 8.
Rationale:

Middle Grades program puts exploration at the heart of science. Scientific inquiry encourages investigation, collaboration, and creativity. The blended print and digital curriculum applies scientific and engineering practices in problem-based scenarios. Students focus on analysis, critical thinking, and designing solutions as they explore real-world topics and everyday phenomena. Elevate Science deepens students’ conceptual understanding of science and prepares them for high school and beyond. It’s available as a complete integrated Middle School Science Curriculum, as separate individual modules, or in domain specific Life, Earth, and Physical Science courses. Each sequence promises to elevate thinking, learning, and teaching.



 
Quick Summary / Abstract:

This text was chosen by the DVES Science Adoption Committee comprised of teachers and staff. It was chosen from the curriculum adopted by the California Department of Education as part of the statewide plan to implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for California Public Schools, Kindergarten through Grade 12. 

4. ADJOURNMENT

Published: May 28, 2019, 8:18 AM

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