Curriculum Drafts

  • Public comment is closed on draft one of the CTE (Architecture and Construction and STEM) curriculum and draft three of the Science curriculum for grades 6-12.  However, the FNSBSD welcomes your feedback throughout the entire curriculum revision process.  If you would like to provide feedback, please email teachingandlearning@k12northstar.org.  Thank you. 

     

    Science (draft three):

     

    Architecture and Construction (draft one):

     

    STEM (draft one):


Board Curriculum Committee

  • The Board Curriculum Committee (BCC) is established in accordance with Policy 236.1 (School Board Committees to Advise Administration and the School Board) and Policy 910 (Curriculum Development).  Administrative Regulation (AR) 236.1 details the structure of school board committees, AR 910 outlines the process for curriculum development, AR 910.1 states a review of current needs and relevant educational research must be conducted prior to curriculum revision, and AR 910.3 establishes that revised curricula will be presented to the BCC.

     

     

    On a six-year schedule, the school district updates curricula – one or two subjects each year. It's important to the FNSBSD that parents and community members are actively involved in this review of what is taught in our community's classrooms.  This committee works closely with the Department of Teaching and Learning to ensure the curriculum and classroom materials stay current. By researching new trends in education, developing curriculum guidelines, and approving textbooks, these dedicated community volunteers work to provide students, from kindergarten to high school, the most relevant education possible.


Curriculum Revision Process

  •   The FNSBSD curriculum process, outlined in Administrative Regulations 910 Appendix A, is on a six-year cycle and includes the following stages:  research, review, and materials; describe and define; implement; and measure-refine-revise.  The research, review, and materials stage begins with community input, then a research group meets to complete an in-depth study of the current curriculum to determine its effectiveness and research current trends in curriculum content and pedagogy.  During the desribe and define stage, curriculum writers review this work and start draft one.  Each draft goes out for public comment and the writers review and consider all comments and suggestions.  After there is a general consensus on the curriculum proposal, a final draft is submitted to the Board Curriculum Committee for a recommendation and the School Board for adoption.  Once the curriculum is adopted, it is implemented in the schools, usually the next school year, and professional development is provided as needed.  Finally, the curriculum enters the measure, refine, and revise stage during years four through six.  

     FNSBSD Curriculum Cycle

    2023-24 School Year

    During the 2023-24 school year, the FNSBSD will begin the Describe and Define stage for the following content area:

    • Science, grades 6-12
    • CTE curriculum

     

    The district will also begin the research, review, and materials stage for the following content areas.

    • Art
    • Music
    • World Language 

Contact Information

Committee Members

  • Board Curriculum Committee Membership
    (17 members)

    School Board Member Chair:

    • Bobby Burgess, Board Member


    District Administrator Support:

    • Chane Beam, Executive Director of Teaching & Learning


    FPA Representatives (1 Elementary, 1 Secondary):

    • Rachel Blackwell (Arctic Light Elementary)
    • April Scott (West Valley High School)


    FEA Representatives (1 Elementary, 1 Secondary):

    • Mariko Kinikin (North Pole High School)
    • William Voelkerding (Ticasuk Brown Elementary)

     

    Student Representative (1):

    • Renee Peterson

     

    Tribal Consultation Representative (1):

    • vacant


    Parent Representatives (3):

    • Don Larson
    • Devra Norling
    • Katina Sammons


    At-Large Community Members (6):

    • Brooke Freeburg
    • Leslie Greenfield
    • Loa Hubbard
    • Matt Mertes
    • Suzanne Richards
    • Alexis Walker


    Committee Staff Support
    Jennifer Morgan, Materials Development Specialist


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