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    Seattle Public Schools has initiated the process for evaluation instructional materials for 9-12 science. An Adoption Committee comprised of teachers, family, and community members will be formed and their work will begin in September. If approved by the Seattle School Board, the new instructional materials will be ready for implementation by the 2019-20 school year.



    Committee Membership

    The goal is to select an adoption committee that represents the diverse perspectives and experiences of Seattle Public Schools, students, and families. The committee will carry out the Board-approved process and come to a consensus on an instructional materials recommendation based upon objective evidence gathered during the process in accordance with Seattle Public Schools Board Policy.

    The committee will be comprised of teachers representing the range of buildings and programs, families from across the district, community members, and the Seattle Public Schools Adoption Committee Coordinators.




    Responsibilities of the Adoption Committee Members

    • Attend ALL scheduled meetings (please see the meeting dates below).
    • Assist in reviewing prospective instructional materials against established criteria.
    • Families and community members provide insight to prospective materials.
    • Serve as a representative of your community.

    The ideal committee will appropriately and effectively represent the diversity of Seattle Public Schools. A diverse committee will be able to provide valuable insight and perspective regarding their students in light of the instructional materials being evaluated.

    Committee members will bring:

    • an open mind.
    • a passion about student learning in the sciences.
    • a willingness to engage in inquiry, meaningful dialogue, and collaboration throughout the adoption process.



    Committee Meeting Dates

    All meetings are scheduled to take place at the John Stanford Center, 2445 3rd Avenue S, Seattle, WA 98134.
    • Saturday, October 27, 8:30am-3:30pm
    • Saturday, November 10, 8:30am-3:30pm
    • Friday, November 30, 8:30am-3:30pm
    • Saturday, December 1, 8:30am-3:30pm
    • Saturday, December 15, 8:30am-3:30pm
    • Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm