Parent Letter

Dear CVUSD Families,

Conejo Valley Unified School District is piloting new English Language Arts and English Language Development materials for TK-5 students. We have established an ELA/ELD Adoption Committee comprised of teachers, site administrators, and district leadership to determine which new materials will best serve our students. This committee has engaged in an extensive review process with the support and facilitation of consultants from Ventura County Office of Education. Using the California ELA/ELD Adoption Toolkit, the committee has reviewed and rated publisher materials. The committee evaluated five curricular programs and has identified two programs to pilot by trimester:

Trimester 1: Wonders (K-5) & World of Wonders (TK) - McGraw-Hill
Trimester 2: My View (K-5) - Pearson and Big Day (TK) - Houghton Mifflin

Our pilot process includes seventy-four classrooms from TK-5 in our seventeen elementary school sites. Pilot classrooms will instruct using each of the programs with the Wonders pilot occurring during Trimester 1 and the My View pilot occurring during Trimester 2. Data on teacher and student experience and learning will be collected throughout the pilot process. CVUSD values feedback from parents and the following opportunities are available for parents to review materials and provide input:

  • September 10th, October 8 & November 12th ELA/ELD adoption curriculum materials will be available for review in the University Elementary MPR prior to District Advisory Council Meeting from 8:00 AM-9:00 AM.
  • Tuesday, November 12th 6:00-7:00 ELA/ELD adoption curriculum materials available for review at University Elementary MPR.
  • Tuesday, March 24th 6:00-7:00 ELA/ELD selected publisher curriculum materials will be available for community review and input in the CVUSD Board Room.
  • Parent surveys will be also administered at the end of each pilot in November & March

We are excited about this opportunity to work with new materials as we continue to support the individual learning needs of each of our students in the CVUSD. The ELA/ELD Adoption Committee will review and consider feedback from all CVUSD stakeholders and bring forward a final recommendation for new ELA/ELD materials to the Board during the spring of 2020. We will begin using the newly adopted materials districtwide during the 2020-2021 school year.

Sincerely,
Sonia Wilson
Director of Elementary Education

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ELA/ELD Adoption Timeline

Feb. 5, 2019
and March 6, 2019
Review ELA/ELD Pilot Materials
TK-5 Pilot teachers overviewed California adopted publishers at Ventura County Office of Education.
March 13, 2019
Publisher Presentations
Teachers participated in formal publisher presentations from National Geographic, Pearson, and Houghton Mifflin and McGraw-Hill. Teachers determined the two publisher materials for selection to pilot.
June 10, 2019
Pilot 1 Training for Wonders
McGraw-Hill provided training in Wonders curriculum materials for TK Pilot 1.
Aug. 14, 2019
Pilot 1 Training for Wonders
McGraw-Hill provided training in Wonders curriculum materials for TK-5 Pilot 1.
Aug. 15, 2019
Pilot 1 Training for Wonders
McGraw-Hill provided training in Wonders for TK-5 Pilot 1.
Sept. 4, 2019
SPED Teacher Training
McGraw-Hill provided training in Wonders for Special Education teachers Pilot 1.
Pilot 1:
Aug. 21, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019
Pilot 1: McGraw-Hill Wonders
TK-5 teachers Pilot 1 -Wonders during Trimester 1
Sept. 11, 2019
Check-in with pilot teachers
ELA ELD Adoption Committee met with pilot teachers to check in on materials and resources for Wonders. Feedback was gathered and additional support with publisher was scheduled.
Sep. 25, 2019
3:00pm-4:00pm
Kindergarten meeting with McGraw Hill
McGraw-Hill provided kindergarten teachers with additional support with Wonders curriculum materials.
Oct. 1, 2019
3:00pm-4:00pm
Grade 1 meeting with McGraw Hill
McGraw-Hill provided 1st grade teachers with additional support with Wonders curriculum materials.
Oct. 2, 2019
3:00pm-4:00pm
Grades 2-3 and 4-5 meeting with McGraw Hill
McGraw-Hill provided 2nd-3rd grade teachers and 4th-5th grade teachers with additional support with Wonders curriculum materials.
Nov. 13, 2019
3:00pm-4:00 pm
Review Ancillary Materials for Wonders
ELA / ELD Adoption Committee and representatives from Ventura County Office of Education are meeting with TK-5 pilot teachers to review ancillary materials for Wonders.
Nov. 18, 2019
3:00pm-4:00pm
Pilot 1 Calibration
ELA / ELD Adoption Committee and representatives from Ventura County Office of Education are meeting with TK-5 pilot teachers to calibrate for Pilot 1 Wonders.
Nov. 6, 2019
3:00pm-5:00pm
Pilot 2 Training with Pearson
Pearson provided K-2 teachers training in MyView Curriculum for Pilot 2
Nov. 12, 2019
Pilot 2 Training with Pearson
Pearson provided 3rd grade teachers training in MyView Curriculum for Pilot 2.
Nov. 14, 2019
Pilot 2 Training with Pearson
Pearson provided 4th and 5th grade teachers training in MyView Curriculum for Pilot 2.
Nov. 21, 2019
Pilot 2 Training with Pearson
Pearson provided TK teachers training in MyView Curriculum for Pilot 2.
Dec. 2, 2019 - March 6th, 2019
Pilot 2: Pearson My View
TK-5 teachers Pilot 2 -My View during Trimester 2
Jan 8, 2020
3:00pm-4:00pm
Kindergarten meeting with Pearson
Pearson will provide kindergarten teachers with additional support with My View curriculum materials.
Jan 9, 2020
3:00pm-4:00pm
Grade 1 meeting with McGraw Hill
Pearson will provide kindergarten teachers with additional support with My View curriculum materials.
Jan 15, 2020
3:00pm-4:00pm
Grades 2-3 meeting with McGraw Hill
Pearson will provide 2nd – 3rd grade teachers with additional support with My View curriculum materials.
Jan 16, 2020
3:00pm-4:00pm
Grades 4-5 meeting with McGraw Hill
Pearson will provide 4th-5th grade teachers with additional support with My View curriculum materials.
March 16, 2020
8:00am-3:00pm
Pilot II Calibration / Consensus for Recommended Publisher to adop
ELA / ELD Adoption Committee and representatives from Ventura County Office of Education are meeting with TK-5 pilot teachers to calibrate for Pilot 2 MyView.
May, 2020
Instructional Services will take adoption recommendations to Board of Education