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.

PRE-PLAN PROGRESS COMPLETE

Curricular & Instructional Initiatives

Status Category Initiative Description and Timeline
PRE-PLAN Curriculum Cursive and Manuscript Instruction On October 13, 2023, Governor Newsom signed into law an amendment to AB 446 that requires instruction of cursive or joined italics in the appropriate grade levels.
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.
PROGRESS 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.

The adoption committee has been formed and teachers will look at several curriculum options.

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.

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

The adoption committees met and reviewed the following curriculum with the perspective of the World Language Standards,World Language Framework, and Course Descriptions :

French

Title Publisher
Reporters (L1-4)
L1 & 2 printed
L1 2021, Klett World Languages
L2 June 2023
Defi Francophone (L1-2) 2022, Klett World Languages
Chemins (L1-4) 2023, Vista Higher Learning
D'accord! (L1-3) 2024, Vista Higher Learning
Te s Branches? (L1-3) 2020, Carnegie Learning
EntreCultures (L1-4) 2023, Wayside Publishers

 

Spanish

Title Publisher
Reporteros (L1-2) L1 2021, Klett World Languages
L2 June 2023
Mapas (L1-4) 2022, Klett World Languages
Senderos (L1-4) 2023, Vista Higher Learning
Encuentros (L1-3) 2022, Vista Higher Learning
Imagina! 5th Edition (L4) 2023, Vista Higher Learning
En Foques (L4) 2020, Vista Higher Learning
EntreCulturas (L1-4) 2023, Wayside Publishers

After a thorough review process, the committees have narrowed down the curriculum choices to 2-3 that will move forward to the Pilot Phase. The pilot phase will began on October 23, 2023 and will conclude on March 15, 2024.  Public feedback will be welcomed during this time.  Please use this link to provide French feedback and this link to provide Spanish feedback.

The selections are below with live links for public review.

French

Title Level Public Review
Reporters French 1
French 2
Review Links:
French 1
French 2
Username:
Fremont USD
Password:
KlettWL23
D'Accord French 1
French 2
French 3
Review Link
Chemins French 1
French 2
French 3
Review Link

 

Spanish

Title Level Public Review
Senderos Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Review Link
Encuentros Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Review Link
En Foques Spanish 4 Review Link
Imagina Spanish 4 Review Link
PROGRESS Curriculum World Languages Curriculum Adoption for Spanish 3 for Spanish Speakers The adoption committee met and reviewed curriculum with the perspective of the World Language Standards,World Language Framework, and Course Descriptions and selected the following curriculum to bring the the Board as the recommendation for approval:

Galeria 2 (2020, Vista Higher Learning)

The public can review the curriculum by using this link.  Comments regarding this curriculum selection may be left using this feedback form.

PROGRESS Curriculum Spanish Dual Immersion language textbook adoption for grades 7-8. A committee of Spanish Dual Immersion teachers has been formed and will be meeting to review curriculum.
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 Gr. 6-8 Math Adoption: FUSD's current textbook for Algebra Readiness is no longer in print and in the process of looking for a new curriculum, the new California Math Framework was adopted. This new framework revises instructional practices for teaching the California Math Standards. FUSD has identified a need for new curricula in grades 6-8 as our first step to align our curriculum and instruction to the Framework's guidance by looking for one textbook that will support students in all three of our Math Pathways ensuring they all have access to grade-level content.

4 programs were identified for further evaluation. Following the evaluation process, options were narrowed to two and both will be piloted between January - March. The pilot of Into Math by HMH will begin January and the pilot of Reveal Math by McGraw Hill will begin mid-February.

PROGRESS Curriculum AP Physics C: The committee is recommending Fundamentals of Physics - AP Edition (2018) by David Halliday, Jearl Walker, and Robert Resnick, Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/John Wiley & Sons. This recommendation would keep our current publisher and text but roll into the newest edition.

Curriculum will be available for community review from November 28 - December 12 by making an appointment in the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

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