Application for Instructional Materials Review Committee: Social Studies World History

  • Collier County Public Schools 
    Application for  Social Studies – World History Instructional Materials Review Committee 
    The Collier County Public School District will soon begin the process of reviewing instructional materials for Social Studies – World History courses with the goal of making a recommendation for adoption during the 2016-17 school year.  The new instructional materials will be utilized beginning in 2017-18. The committee will consist of parent/community representatives, school and district administrators, teachers, and academic coaches.
    Committee Membership 
    The committee will conduct the instructional materials review process aligned to state standards using objective criteria (rubrics), and will make an adoption recommendation based upon the objective evidence gathered during the process. 
    Responsibilities of Committee Representatives: 
    • Attend all scheduled meetings. To vote on the instructional materials you 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.  
    Dates as follows:
    • November 10, 2016, 8:30-3:30
    • January 12, 2017, 8:30-3:30
    • February 6, 2017, 8:30-3:30
    How to Apply: 

    For this committee, it is preferred reviewers have a bachelor’s or higher degree with a major in social science, social studies, history or documented experience with World History.  Board policy 2520 states:  expertise shall be understood to mean that a person serving on a committee 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 committee’s review.
    It is important that the Instructional Materials Selection Committee represents a wide range of skills, knowledge, experience, needs and interests.  Parents on the committee must have a child currently enrolled in grades 6-12 in the Collier County Public School District and be objective and passionate about student learning in World History courses.  
    The time commitment will be a minimum of 12-18 hours of face-to-face meeting time with additional time required outside the meetings to review instructional materials. We expect to hold 3 to 4 meetings to review and recommend the new materials.  Please see Board Policy 2520 for additional information regarding the instructional materials review and adoption process:
    Please complete the application form and submit it to Julia Lorenzo, Instructional Materials Manager at, or mail to 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, FL  34109 Attn:  Julia Lorenzo by Thursday, October 20, 2016.
    Applicants selected to participate will be notified by email, if possible, or by telephone, not later than Friday, November 4, 2016. 
     If you have questions, please contact Tonya Baker, Coordinator of Social Studies