Curriculum Feedback & Revision Process
The Science Core Curriculum was created by SFUSD teachers based on a great deal of feedback from SFUSD science classrooms. The curriculum is a living curriculum meaning that every year it will be improved based on the feedback provided by teachers throughout the district. In order to provide the very best curriculum for our students and teachers, it is essential that we get detailed feedback from all SFUSD science teachers. SFUSD teachers should use the feedback form to share their feedback whether it is as small as a typo or as large as a recommended change to a unit storyline.
Curriculum Revision History
Below is a brief history of how SFUSD secondary science teachers have been involved in the development, testing, and revision of the SFUSD Science Core Curriculum. This process will continue in the many years to come.
As the 6th, 7th, 8th, HS Biology and Physics curriculum is implemented district-wide, ALL SFUSD teachers are encouraged to provide feedback on how the curriculum can be improved and enhanced. This feedback will be used to inform the changes that are made for the following year. Currently, Chemistry is being field tested by teachers throughout the district. Their feedback is being used to inform the implementation version of the curriculum.
6th grade, 9th grade Biology, and Principles of Physics were fully implemented across the district. Their feedback is being used to make revisions to the curriculum in the next year. The 7th, 8th, Chemistry and Physics 10-12 courses were field-tested. Feedback was used to make revisions to the curriculum that became the current implementation versions.
The 6th and 9th grade curriculum were piloted by a broad sampling of teachers throughout the district. Their feedback was used to make revisions to the curriculum that became the current implementation version. Changes that we were not able to make initially were recorded to be completed in future years. The 7th, 8th, Chemistry and Upper Physics courses were being developed in partnership with a subset of teachers throughout the district.
A Response and Development (R&D) team of teachers worked to develop and pilot lesson sequences for the NGSS courses. They shared student work and feedback from those initial lesson sequences informing their future revisions.
A Response and Development (R&D) team of 48 teachers was gathered from across the district to study the NGSS and create a scope and sequence that would meet the new standards and support learning in SFUSD. This group of teachers also developed the original draft versions of the Core Curriculum.