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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.

C&I Initiatives
Status Initiative Description and Timeline
PRE-PLAN High School Science textbook adoptions
  • Living Earth 
  • Physics in the Universe
PROGRESS SVMI-LHS-FUSD Math Teaching Partnership - In August 2022, 17 teachers will be 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 will involve a summer institute followed by collaborative lesson design, classroom observations, and coaching support.

10th and 12th History-Social Science Curriculum adoption - New curriculum for World History (Grade 10), Government (Grade 12), and Economics (Grade 12) is needed to align with the FAIR Act, History-Social Studies Framework, and the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework.  Adoption Committee has narrowed down the publishers for the Pilot Phase. 

Grade 10 World History:
IMPACT World History, Culture & Geography (McGraw)
World History: The Modern Era (Savvas)

Grade 12 Government:
American Government (Nat Geo)
IMPACT Principles of American Government (McGraw)

Grade 12 Economics:
Econ Alive! The Power to Choose (TCI)
IMPACT Principles of Economics (McGraw)

Public Review of Curriculum:
The public is welcome to review the materials by making an appointment with the C&I Department during business hours or review the materials online by going to this online account access page. The public review window will be from October 17, 2022 through March 24, 2023. 

Feedback on the curriculum under review can be provided by using the feedback forms below:
World History Curriculum Feedback Form
Government Curriculum Feedback Form
Economics Curriculum Feedback Form

PROGRESS Climate Literacy - 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 2022-2023 to draft a vision for climate literacy and environmental education and begin to outline a plan/recommendations to achieve that vision. Click here to learn more about CLEEN. Update:  This year 2022-23, the C&I Department is offering a Climate Literacy & Environmental Education 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. 
PROGRESS Chemistry in the Earth System - The Chemistry in the Earth System adoption team will begin a pilot of the HMH and Savvas textbooks. The goal of the pilot is to recommend the textbook that provides the best access for students to the Next Generation Science Standards, California’s K-12 Science Framework, and FUSD’s Chemistry in the Earth System Scope and Sequence.

History Social Studies Instructional Practices (HSSIPG) -

► Development of instructional practices aligned to the K-12 CA HSS Framework

► Three Phases: Phase 1- Spring, 2021, Phase 2 - Fall/Winter 2021, Phase 3 - Spring 2022

Professional Development: (Progress):  HSSIPG teachers and the C&I Instructional Coach  HSSIPG coordinator will offer professional development sessions to teachers based on the work, observations, and findings of the HSSIPG team.

Phase 3: (Complete):  HSSIPG teachers will share out observations and reflections on instructional practice and begin compile a best practices guide for teachers.

Phase 2: (Complete) HSSIPG teachers identified and tested instructional practices that align with the literacy, inquiry, citizenship domains of the California History Social Science Framework C&I is also offered a 4-part FAIR Education Act PD series based on the HSSIPG work from spring 2021.

Phase 1: (Complete) The HSSIPG outlined framework-aligned shifts in instruction and received professional development to better understand the FAIR Education Act and the newly released Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.

COMPLETE SEL Curriculum - This August 2022, all teachers will receive training on their respective SEL curriculum that was approved last spring.
COMPLETE 6-8 History-Social Curriculum - Teachers of history-social sciences in grades 6-8 will be provided with onboarding training for the new Savvas' myWorld World and US History curriculum in August 2022.

Curriculum Date Approved Grades
Pearson’s Trigonometry 12th edition by Lial et al    June 2022 Trigonometry
Core Literature  - Approved Literature List May 2022 Grades 7-12
Amplify Science May 2022 Grades K-5
Lions Quest SEL May 2022 Grades 9-12
The Creative Curriculum Al's Pals SEL May 2022 Grades TK
Cengage’s Precalculus Mathematics for Calculus April 2022 Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, and Accelerated Algebra 2-Trig/Precalculus
Second Step SEL March 2022 Grade K-8
Savvas' myWorld Interactive World and US History February 2022 Grades 6-8
Cengage Invitation to Computer Science, 8th edition  October 2021 AP Computer Science Principles Grades 11-12
Face-a-face (Vista Higher Learning, 2021) October 2021 French 4
Curriculum Date Approved Grades
Amplify Science October 2020 6-8
TCI Social Studies Alive! May 2021 K-5
Supplemental Literature 7 titles December 2020
5 titles May 2021