Curriculum Adoption

Continuous development, evaluation, and adaptation of primary curricular resources are necessary to meet the evolving educational needs of students. To ensure that our instructional materials are meeting the rigorous demands of our classrooms, the Office of Student Achievement seeks feedback from our educators and continuously evaluates the impact of our materials in relation to our district's vision and our core learning objectives.

In the event that the district determines a need for adopting a new text, the Director of Student Achievement will establish a diverse curriculum adoption committee comprising parents, licensed educators, administrators, and district leaders. The committee will complete a rigorous examination of curricula and make a decision based on the district textbook adoption rubric.

The Board of Education's curriculum adoption procedures protect the integrity of our commitment to excellence and ensure that instructional materials are selected in a manner which:

  • Places principle above personal opinion and reason above prejudice;
  • Enriches and support the curriculum taking into consideration the varied need, interests, abilities, and maturity levels of pupils served;
  • Stimulates growth in factual knowledge, literary appreciation, aesthetic values and ethical standards;
  • Sets forth opposing sides of controversial issues so that young citizens may develop, under guidance, the practice of critical thinking and analysis;
  • Represents the many religious, ethnic, and cultural groups and their contributions to our American heritage; and,
  • Shows concern for fairness toward all individuals and groups


K-12 Mathematics Core Curriculum Adoption


During the 2018-2019 school year, Ogden School District will adopt core Mathematics curricula for all elementary and secondary schools (to be implemented in fall of 2019). The district’s goal in this adoption cycle is to provide up-to-date, research-based, relevant, and appropriate materials that will effectively support teaching and learning practices in our Mathematics classrooms. To meet this goal, the district will assemble curriculum adoption committees to review available instructional materials and recommend primary resources for the Board's consideration.

The adoption committees will meet approximately once per month from November 2018 to March 2019. Meetings will typically be held at the Ogden School District Campus from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. During the selection process, committee members will learn about best instructional practices, gain an understanding of the Utah Core Standards, and apply selection criteria to determine a recommended curricular resource.

Elementary Committee Members

Laura Coria, Teacher
Ian Davey, Teacher Specialist
Natalie Dussol, Instructional Coach
Andee Felker, Teacher
Kim Hamm, Teacher
Jody Holdaway, Teacher
Kristi Jacobsen, Teacher
Jennifer Jensen, Parent
MacKenzie Largent, Teacher
Erika Mack, Teacher
Catherine O’Toole, Teacher
Molly Ortiz, Teacher
Alison Pollock, Teacher
Alison Putnam, Teacher
Leah Saez, Teacher
Kacee Weaver, Instructional Coach
Kelly Witkowski, Teacher
Jileen Xochimitl, Administrator

Committee Oversight Team

Vincent Ardizzone, Student Achievement Administrator
Chad Carpenter, Assistant Superintendent
Adam McMickell, Director of Student Achievement
Sarah Roberts, Executive Director

Secondary Committee Members

Robert Bennington, Teacher
Rose Call, Teacher
Cindy Cunningham, Administrator
Dennis Dalton, Teacher
Kimberlee Duffin, Teacher
Lyric Hodge, Teacher
Michael Hogge, Teacher
Chet Hunsaker, Teacher
Emily Joosse, Teacher
Blair Lewis, Teacher
Steve Merkley, Teacher
Lizzette Mikesell, Teacher
Janean Montgomery, Teacher Specialist
Ben Moser, Administrator
Kaye Moulding, Teacher
Natalie Ormond, Teacher
Kalina Potts, Administrator
Melissa Shreve, Teacher
Minerva Tavera, Teacher
Christy Taylor, Teacher
Jen Thornell, Administrator
Shawn Voyles, Teacher


Mathematics Curriculum Adoption Meeting Information and Timeline

Orientation

Orientation

Date: November 1st
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Ogden School District, Building 2, PDC A/B

During the initial committee meeting, members will:
  • Learn about the curriculum adoption process
  • Read governing board policy
  • Review Request for Proposal (RFP)

Stage 1 Evaluation

Stage 1 Evaluation Meeting

Date: December 5th and 12th
Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Ogden School District, Building 2, PDC A/B

During these committee meetings, members will:
  • Review Board procedures and the RFP
  • Evaluate vendor proposals
  • Evaluate open educational resources
  • Determine which vendors will present in January

Stage 2 Vendor Presentations

Stage 2 Vendor Presentations

Date: January 2019*
Time: TBD
Location: Ogden School District, Building 2, PDC A/B

*Date and Time subject to change depending on vendor availability.

During this committee meeting, members will:
  • Review Board procedures
  • Engage in vendor presentations
  • Participate in question and answer sessions
  • Evaluate presentations

Open House and Classroom Pilots

Curriculum Open House

Date: February 2019 (Open House)
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM
Location: District Offices

During this period, members will:
  • Provide access to resources for all district educators
  • Receive feedback from educators
  • Reflect on feedback
  • Prepare for the final evaluation meeting in January

Stage 3 Final Evaluation

Stage 3 Final Evaluation Meeting

Date: March 6th
Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Ogden School District, Building 2, PDC A/B

During this committee meeting, members will:
  • Review Board procedures
  • Evaluate remaining vendor proposals
  • Evaluate open educational resources
  • Determine recommendations for the Board's consideration

Board of Education Presentation

Board of Education Presentation

Date: March 21st
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Ogden School District, Building 1, Board Room

During this meeting, members will:
  • Assist in sharing the curriculum adoption process
  • Present recommendations for primary ELA curricula
  • Answer any questions from the Board Members