Supplemental Materials Review: April 25- May 6, 2022

  • Starting Monday, April 25, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) invites Gwinnett parents, students, staff, and community members to provide feedback on supplemental materials that have been proposed to support early learning, career and technical education, K-5 Language Arts/ Social Studies, Georgia History (Gr 8), and US History (Gr 11). The public review of these resources will run through Friday, May 6.

    Supplemental resources are used to support core instructional materials in the teaching and learning of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum, or to support a districtwide initiative or priority in a non-instructional capacity. GCPS holds an extensive review involving a variety of stakeholders and including a public review opportunity before choosing supplemental resources to implement with students.

    The materials for review will be on display at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center (Bldg 100), 437 Old Peachtree Rd NW, Suwanee, from 8:00 am- 4:00 pm, Monday- Friday, on April 25- May 6. For an after-hours opportunity, please contact 678-301-6828. The display will give instructions for reviewers to leave feedback on an online evaluation form. 

    For more information about the supplementary review process, please contact the Office of Instructional Resources and Support, 678-301-6828.



     

Materials Available for Public Input

  • Special Education Early Learning

    Subject Area: Special Education Early Learning

    Level: Elementary School

    Grade: Pre-K

    Intended Use/ Audience: All Preschool Special Education Students

    Description: 2nd Step Early Learning is a daily lesson (5-7 minutes) in which young learners focus on the social skills centered around listening, paying attention, managing their behavior and getting along with others. Focusing on their self-regulation helps students with their engagement and preparedness for kindergarten.

  • Career & Technical Education

    Subject Area: Career & Technical Education

    Level: High School 

    Grade: 9-12 

    Intended Use/ Audience: Students in Contemporary Issues in Education course

    Description: Mursion is a research-backed, mixed-reality simulator for training teachers. The platform uses a combination of a simulation specialist and student avatars powered using artificial intelligence to deliver a student with real-scenarios with a variety of classroom age levels. The platform provides both practice and realtime feedback for a student-participant, and simulations can be repeated to improve skills in instruction and classroom management.

  • K-5 Language Arts/ Social Studies

    Subject Area: Language Arts/ Social Studies

    Level: Elementary School 

    Grade: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Intended Use/ Audience: Students in Language Arts and Social Studies

    Description: This is a diverse set of picture books for each classroom, with a different collection of books for each grade level. The picture books included in this collection are diverse representations of historical topics as well as inclusive readings for today. Guidance on how to engage students in reading and discussing the texts will be provided.

  • Georgia History (Gr 8)

    Subject Area: Social Studies

    Level: Middle School 

    Grade: 8

    Intended Use/ Audience: Students in 8th Grade Social Studies 

    Description: This is a diverse set of picture books for each 8th Grade Social Studies classroom. The picture books included in this collection align to the AKS, are various representations of historical topics, and are inclusive readings for today. Teachers will receive guidance on incorporating the texts into their instructional practices and engaging students in reading and discussing the texts.

  • United States History (Gr 11)

    Subject Area: Social Studies

    Level: High School 

    Grade: 11

    Intended Use/ Audience: Students in U.S. History

    Description: This is a diverse set of picture books for each U.S. History classroom. The picture books included in this collection align to the AKS, are various representations of historical topics, and are inclusive readings for today. Teachers will receive guidance on incorporating the texts into their instructional practices and engaging students in reading and discussing the texts.