Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/19/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: DISCUSSION / ACTION ITEMS
Type: Action
Subject: 10.2 Approval of 9-12 Updated Course - Fantasy and Science Fiction
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Attachment Summary:
File Attachment:
Fantasy_Science Fiction DRAFT 2.6.19.pdf
Quick Summary / Abstract: Staff will present the updated course for consideration and approval.
Background: 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.
Status 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 is relevant and applicable, the following updated course is being presented for consideration and approval.

Updated Course:

Fantasy and Science Fiction is a course designed for students who love to read these genres of literature. Students will study the history of science fiction and read representative authors. Students will also study the evolution of fantasy literature from fairy tales and mythology to the genre's current form. Students will conduct independent research and present their findings to the class. Students will use a wide variety of technological tools in writing papers, developing projects, and creating demonstrations.
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 – Fantasy and Science Fiction
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jodi Robison - Executive Assistant
Signed By:
Kelly Bowers, Ed.D. - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Chris Wenzel Moved, Member Emily Prusso seconded to approve the Original motion 'Approve 9-12 Updated Course Description – Fantasy and Science Fiction'. 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