• Collier County Public Schools Application for 

    Life/Integrated Sciences Instructional Materials Review Work Group


    Collier County Public Schools will soon begin the process of reviewing instructional materials for Life/Integrated Science courses with the goal of making a recommendation for adoption during the 2017-18 school year.  The new instructional materials will be utilized beginning in 2018-19. The work group will consist of parent/community representatives, school and district administrators, teachers, and academic coaches.

    Work Group Membership

    The work group will conduct the instructional materials review process in alignment to state standards using objective criteria (rubrics), and will make an adoption recommendation to the Board based upon the objective evidence gathered during the process.

    Responsibilities of the Work Group Representatives:

    Attend all scheduled meetings. To provide feedback on instructional materials considered for adoption, work group members must attend at least three out of the four or two out of the three meetings if only three meetings are needed

    Serve as a communication link to the community

    Assist in reviewing instructional materials using objective criteria (rubrics)

    Meeting Dates/Time/Location:

    All meetings will be held at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Administrative Center, 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, FL  34109. 

    February 26, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    March 23, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    April 5, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    How to Apply:

    For this work group, it is preferred that reviewers have a Bachelor’s degree or higher degree with a major in the environmental sciences, life sciences, or experience in secondary science education.  Board Policy 2520 states:  expertise shall be understood to mean that a person serving on a work group has developed a skill and/or knowledge in the textbook adoption subject or content area based upon education and experience that would enable such a person to be able to form an opinion in the subject or content area that would assist in the work group’s review.

    It is important that the Instructional Materials Selection Work Group represents a wide range of skills, knowledge, experience, needs and interests.  The time commitment will be a minimum of 20-32 hours of face-to-face meeting time with additional time required outside the meetings to review instructional materials. We expect to hold three (3) meetings to review and recommend the new materials.  Please see Board Policy 2520 for additional information regarding the instructional materials review and adoption process:  https://www.boarddocs.com/fl/collier/Board.nsf/Public     

    Please complete the application form and submit it to Julia Lorenzo, Manager, Instructional Materials at lorenzju@collierschools.com, or mail to 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, FL  34109, Attn:  Julia Lorenzo by Monday, February 5, 2018.

    Applicants will be notified by email, if possible, or by telephone, not later than Monday, February 19, 2018.

    If you have questions, please contact Julia Lorenzo, Manager, Instructional Materials lorenzju@collierschools.com  or Mary Marshall, Coordinator, Science and Environmental Education marshm2@collierschools.com