The collaborative work session was part of a series of targeted professional development training on the new materials.
“HPISD teachers did an amazing job organizing the new district resources and using their expertise to develop the first stages of a custom curriculum that can meet the needs of HPISD students,” said Literacy Consultant Robyn Hartzell, who led the two-day training. “Attendees were highly engaged in the work and fully invested in the complex process. They accomplished in just two days what it sometimes takes months to complete.”
The ELA curriculum maps for each K-8 grade level include the scope and sequence for the first nine weeks of the upcoming school year that outlines course learning standards and outcomes.
“Once again HPISD teachers and staff have shown tremendous commitment,” said Superintendent Dr. Tom Trigg. “We commend our teachers for rising to the challenge of implementing the new resources with the start of the new school year by carving out time during the summer to collectively develop the curriculum for the first grading period. It’s a great first step toward implementing the new resources.”
August professional development sessions will continue to provide targeted training that will focus on transitioning to the newly adopted resources. All Units of Study materials will be replaced with the new resources. Staff will also continue to further develop and update HPISD’s ELA curriculum map for the remainder of the school year.
HPISD has published a webpage that will be updated regularly to keep parents and stakeholders briefed on the progress of the ELA materials transition. Click here to visit the page.