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Curriculum Commission Goals for 2009

These are the goals of the various committees of the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission for the 2009 calendar year.

Goals of the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission for 2009 calendar year

(Revised by the Curriculum Commission on July 17, 2009)
Executive Committee:
  1. Provide support for the development of curriculum frameworks in History–Social Science, Science, Mathematics, Health, and World Languages.
  2. Provide support for the 2010 Follow-Up Adoptions in Foreign Language, Mathematics, Reading/Language Arts–English-Language Development, and Science, if conducted.
  3. Continue to develop strategies to connect standards, curriculum, professional development, and assessment.
  4. Provide support for the Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) Curriculum Review.
  5. Conduct an orientation for new Curriculum Commissioners at the July 2009 meeting.
Ad Hoc Committee on the Education and the Environment Initiative
  1. Conduct the 2009 EEI Curriculum Review, including facilitating the training for reviewers, conducting deliberations, and finalizing our recommendation on the curriculum for the full Curriculum Commission and to the Secretary of Environmental Protection and the Secretary of the California Resources Agency.
  2. Continue recruiting Content Review Experts (CRE) and Instructional Materials Reviewers (IMR) for the 2009 EEI Curriculum Review.
Electronic Learning Resources Committee:
  1. Remain informed on the following issues:
  1. Liaison from this committee to other educational technology groups report to the committee as appropriate.
World Language Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Begin preparatory work for the revision of the Foreign Language Framework, including development of a timeline, plan for framework revision and approval of an application form for the Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee (CFCC).
  2. Provide support for the 2010 Foreign Language Follow-Up Adoption, if conducted.
  3. Change the name of the Foreign Language Subject Matter Committee to the World Language Subject Matter Committee.
Health Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Attend Focus Group meetings to gather input for the revision of the Health Framework (one committee member present at each meeting).
  2. Recruit and recommend Health CFCC applicants for appointment by the State Board of Education (SBE).
  3. Recommend to the SBE guideline to be used by the CFCC for the revision of the Health Framework.
  4. Attend the CFCC meetings beginning in December 2009 (one committee member present at each meeting).
History–Social Science Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Continue work on the update of the History–Social Science Framework, including supervising the work of the CFCC, releasing the draft framework for field review, and recommendation of a draft to the SBE.
Mathematics Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Begin preparatory work for the update of the Mathematics Framework, including:
  1. Provide support for the 2010 Mathematics Follow-Up Adoption, if conducted.
Physical Education Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Follow the progress of the publication of the Physical Education Framework.
  2. Assist the California Department of Education (CDE) in the dissemination of the Physical Education Framework.
  3. Remain informed on issues related to physical education.
Reading/Language Arts–English Language Development (RLA/ELD) Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Provide support for 2010 RLA/ELD Follow-Up Adoption, if conducted.
  2. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional development, and instructional materials in reading/language arts.
  3. Remain informed on the academic needs of all students with the intent of closing the achievement gap, focusing on English learners, students with disabilities, struggling readers, and students who use African-American vernacular English.
Science Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Continue work on the update of the Science Framework, including appointment of the CFCC.
  2. Recommend guidelines for review of the Science Framework based on Focus Group input, scholarly review, and statutory requirements.
  3. Monitor the five CFCC meetings and recommend changes to the Science Framework.
  4. Provide support for the 2010 Science Follow-Up Adoption, if conducted.
Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Subject Matter Committee:
  1. Remain informed on issues that affect curriculum, assessment, professional development, and instructional materials in visual and performing arts.
  2. Begin preparatory work for the update of the Visual and Performing Arts Framework, which will be brought to the State Board of Education for approval no later than May 2012.
Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | CFIRD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
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