6130: Written Curriculum - Frameworks and Course Guides

6130: Written Curriculum - Frameworks and Course Guides holly Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:54

The Superintendent shall establish the curriculum guidelines to articulate and coordinate the written curriculum and to provide consistency of the written curriculum from one level of the District to the next. The curriculum guidelines shall provide for the development of the District’s curriculum and shall identify essential educational outcome criteria, set academic standards, and provide for the implementation, monitoring and assessment of student learning.

Date of Adoption
May 3, 1999
Date of Revision
December 5, 2005
May 18, 2009
Reaffirmed
October 4, 2010
June 5, 2017

6130.1: Curriculum Framework

6130.1: Curriculum Framework holly Mon, 07/15/2019 - 14:56

Curriculum frameworks shall be developed for each curricular area and provide the vision of the essential content of that curricular area. Frameworks shall be approved by the Board of Education. Curriculum frameworks will be comprised of the following: 

I.    Philosophy of the content area 

II.   Relationship of Framework to Millard Public Schools Academic and College and Career Readiness Essential Learning Outcomes 

III.  Curriculum Planning Committee, Focus Group Participants, and Textbook/Instructional Materials Selection Committee(s) 

IV.  Timeline of Development Events 

V.    PK-12 scope and sequence derived from state standards and indicators or those      

       recommended by national/professional organizations 

VI.   Grade level and list of courses where standards and indicators will be taught 

VII.  Instructional approaches 

VIII.  Appendix containing supporting documents and course descriptions for new courses

Date of Adoption
May 3, 1999
Date of Revision
February 20, 2006
May 18, 2009
October 4, 2010
June 5, 2017
November 19, 2018

6130.2: Course Guides

6130.2: Course Guides holly Mon, 07/15/2019 - 15:00

Course Guide development applies to all PK-12 approved courses. Course Guides shall be based on approved PK-12 Framework. Course Guides shall be provided to the staff for all courses at every level and shall set forth the following:

I. Course Name 

II. Course Description 

III. Standards and indicators taught within course 

IV. Instructional practices – whole group, small group, individual 

V. Instructional Sequence/Pacing 

VI. Required/Critical lessons and activities vs. Suggested/Optional 

VII. Differentiation 

A. Extensions/Enrichments 

B. Accommodations 

C. Interventions (RtI+I) 

VIII. Resources 

IX. Formative and Summative Assessments (aligned to standards and indicators and critical/required lessons) 

X. Integration with other content areas as appropriate 

XI. Guides should consider and appropriately address the following statutory and district strategic plan components: diversity and Multiculturalism; technology; service learning; College and Career Readiness skills; HAL 

XIII. Specialized guides for HAL; ELL; special education, alternative education and district special programs (CORE, Montessori, IB, Academies, Mini-Magnets) should be developed as needed at the same time as course guides.

Date of Adoption
May 3, 1999
Date of Revision
February 19, 2007
May 18, 2009
October 4, 2010
June 5, 2017