School Board approves textbook materials

WOODSTOCK – The Shenandoah County School Board approved secondary social studies and social sciences textbook adoptions at Thursday night’s meeting.

Susan Smith, coordinator of textbooks and public relations for the school division, said she recommended adopting electronic materials for U.S. and Virginia History and for Advanced Placement U.S. government and politics courses. The electronic resources will be available through the use of ChromeBooks.

She added that textbooks adoption occur every seven years for core courses following review and revisions of SOL standards and curriculum frameworks. For other courses, textbooks are replaced on an as-needed basis.

With the exception of the government course, textbooks have not been purchased for these courses since 2003, Smith said.

“They were really old and books were literally coming apart,” she said.

The School Board approved the textbook adoption recommendation

Also at the meeting the Board:
• Heard a presentation on Instructional Technology Resource Teacher Coaching Model with the demonstration of an interactive app, Kahoot.
• Heard a presentation about autism. April is Autism Awareness Month.
• Approved revisions to the local plan for gifted education.

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