C&I Initiatives Dashboard

The Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Department provides teachers with the curriculum and training they need in order to deliver high quality, responsive instruction. Curriculum initiatives are generally adoptions of new standards-aligned materials for use in teaching. Instruction initiatives are generally resources and/or professional development designed to support best instructional practices.


Curricular & Instructional Initiatives

Status Category Initiative Description and Timeline
PRE-PLAN Curriculum Spanish Dual Immersion Grammar textbook adoption for grades 6-8.
PRE-PLAN Curriculum

High School Living Earth Science textbook adoption:

Living Earth - A Living Earth Framework Group will be convened in fall 2023 to review the updated Living Earth course frameworks and create a scope and sequence for instruction based on the framework. An adoption process will occur after creation or the scope and sequence.

PRE-PLAN Curriculum High School Physics in the Universe Scope & Sequence Work Group: Physics in the Universe - pre-planning is occurring for convening a Physics in the Universe group of teachers to review the framework for this course and create a scope and sequence.
PRE-PLAN Curriculum

World Languages Curriculum Adoption for Chinese 1, 2, 3.

In July 2020, the California Department of Education adopted a new World Languages Framework after the state adopted new World Language Standards (2019). Recognizing the growing diversity in California and the benefits of knowing languages other than English, the WL Framework identifies 4 guiding principles:

Principle 1: All students can and should learn other world languages in addition to English

Principle 2: World languages proficiency is a key component in global competence and career readiness.

Principle 3: World languages curricula should be well designed, comprehensive, and integrated.

Principle 4: Effective teaching is essential to student success.

PROGRESS Instruction Living Earth - Development of instructional resources aligned to the California K-12 Science Framework.
PROGRESS Curriculum

World Languages Curriculum Adoption for Spanish 1, 2, 3, and 4 and French 1, 2, and 3.

The adoption committee has been formed and will begin the adoption and pilot process this Fall.

PROGRESS Curriculum Ethnic Studies:  In 2021, the state of California approved Assembly Bill 101 which outlines the required graduation requirement for Ethnic Studies.  Students who graduate with the class of 2030 must have completed an approved minimum of one-semester Ethnic Studies course.  The bill also requires districts to offer this course starting with the 2025-26 school year. A workgroup of teachers will begin to look at the state's Ethnic Studies Model curriculum to help with planning for the course.
PROGRESS Curriculum, Instruction

Climate Literacy: In response to FUSD Board Resolution 030-2021, C&I has formed a Climate Literacy and Environmental Education Network (CLEEN) that is comprised of teachers and students from across the district that continue to meet in the 2023-2024 school year. The group is identifying and mapping where climate literacy and environmental education occur in the existing curriculum K-12 and begin to outline a plan/recommendations of additional resources and opportunities to achieve the vision of the resolution. Click here to learn more about CLEEN.

The C&I Department is continues to offer a Climate Literacy & Environmental Education professional development series and a Garden Network series that is open to any FUSD teacher. The purpose for both series is to build awareness about climate and environmental literacy through engaging hands-on learning opportunities throughout the district and community.

Select Initiatives

Status Category Initiative Description and Timeline
PROGRESS Curriculum Prisms VR Pilot: Prisms VR is a supplemental virtual reality math program for Grade 7 and 8 Math classes in FUSD that provides personalized learning for students. During the pilot, teachers will have opportunities to integrate Prisms VR into their instruction to support student learning that aligns to the new California Math Frameworks.
PROGRESS Instruction LETRS Profressional Learning Cohort: FUSD is hosting our first cohort on the Science of Reading with LETRS Professional Learning. The Lexia LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) Suite is comprehensive professional learning designed to provide educators with deep knowledge to be literacy and language experts in the science of reading. We have 44 K-3 teachers that are part of this two-year professional development program.
PROGRESS Instruction SVMI-LHS - FUSD Math Teaching Partnership Since August 2022, 13 middle and high school teachers are part of a community of practice focusing on math instructional strategies to better support English Learners and students struggling in mathematics. This joint partnership between Silicon Valley Math Initiative, Lawrence Hall of Science Center for Equity in Mathematics and Fremont Unified involves a summer institute followed by collaborative lesson design, classroom observations, and coaching support from mathematics teaching experts. A second cohort of teachers will begin in August 2023 with professional learning for administrators as well.

Curriculum Adoptions 2022-2023

Curriculum Date Approved Grades
World History - World History Interactive: The Modern Era (Savvas, 2022) May 2023 Grade 10
Government - IMPACT: Principles of American Democracy (McGraw, 2019) May 2023 Grade 12
Economics - IMPACT: Principles of Economics (McGraw, 2019) May 2023 Grade 12
Health - HealthSmart (Education, Training, and Research (ETR), 2020, 2022 revision,  3rd Edition) March 2023 Grade 9
Chemistry in the Earth System - Experience Chemistry (Savvas, 2021) April 2023 Grades 10, 11, or 12

High School AP StatisticsThe Practice of Statistics Sixth Edition (Bedford Freeman and Worth, 2020)

April 2023 Grades 11 or 12

High School AP Environmental Science - Environmental Science for the AP Course Fourth Edition (Bedford Freeman and Worth, 2023)

April 2023 Grades 11 or 12
Supplemental Novels: These Violent Delights (Book #1) by Chloe Gong
Our Violent Ends (Book #2) by Chloe Gong
January 2023 Grade 9