We currently have two textbook adoption committees analyzing our needs in the areas of K – 6 English Language Arts (ELA) and K – 8 mathematics. We are evaluating series that will promote the love of learning, support best educational practices, and are well aligned with the appropriate learning standards. Our committees include parents, administrators, and teachers from a variety of grade levels. The committees will make recommendations for adoption and implementation processes, and we hope to adopt a new K – 8 mathematics series by the fall of 2017 and a new ELA series by the fall of 2018.
Parents were invited to review sample textbooks and materials on display in the Elementary Center Library.
The implementation of a new mathematics series will necessarily involve an adjustment process and a learning curve for students, teachers, and parents. As we continue to promote teaching and learning practices based on the Standards for Mathematical Practice, parents may find it difficult at times to support their children with the “new ways” of learning mathematics. As we challenge students to perform at even higher levels, students might have to work harder and experience some struggles through that process, but we will make every effort to provide all students with meaningful supports so they can be successful. One of our goals will be to provide parents with information and resources so they can be confident and enthusiastic partners in their children’s mathematics education.
Math Committee Members
Supporting Documents and Links:
General Information for Parents on Textbook Adoption
MVSD Textbook Adoption Process.pdf
Math and ELA Series List Jan 2017.pdf
Textbook Samples Online Access.pdf
PA Core Math Standards (PDE)
Explore the math standards and associated tasks (Illustrative Math)