Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
3/19/2019 - 7:00 PM  
10.1 Approval of 9-12 Updated Course - Exploring Poetry  
Attachment Summary:
File Attachment:
Exploring Poetry DRAFT 1.22.19.pdf
Quick Summary / Abstract:
Staff will present the updated course for consideration and approval.  
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) is committed to developing courses that provide students with a wide-range of opportunities to prepare students to “contribute and thrive in a changing world.” Our Board of Education encourages creating new courses and updating courses that are engaging to our students and prepare them for success in the 21st Century. The new course includes the California State Standards and supports students in their pursuit of college and career readiness.  
We strive to remain responsive in meeting student and parent requests for rigorous college preparatory coursework, career technical education, and elective opportunities that will prepare our students for multiple options beyond high school. We collaborate closely with our high school teachers and administrators to keep our current courses updated and new courses prepared for Board approval.

In an effort to continue to ensure content reflects current standards and the new College Board format, the following updated course is being presented for consideration and approval.

Updated Course:

Exploring Poetry - Students in this course will read, analyze and understand poetry from a variety of sources. They will be introduced to analytical approaches to poetry through careful exploration of image, form, sound, rhythm, and voice, and they will be exposed to a wide variety of terms, techniques, and poets. Students will regularly collaborate and discuss poetry meaning, structure, and theme. Students will use technology to produce, publish, and update individual and shared writing projects.

Fiscal Impact:
Instructional materials will be purchased from our District-established Instructional Materials budget using Local Control Funding Formula dollars.  
Superintendent's Recommendation
Approve 9-12 Updated Course Description – Exploring Poetry  
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jodi Robison - Executive Assistant
Signed By:  
Kelly Bowers, Ed.D. - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Anne White Moved, Member Chris Wenzel seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve 9-12 Updated Course Description – Exploring Poetry'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 4 - 0
Chuck Rogge     Yes
Chris Wenzel     Yes
Anne White     Yes
Emily Prusso     Yes