Seattle Public Schools will address portions of the Washington State Reading and Writing standards as well as the new Washington State Health Education standards.
This year-long Task Force will be vetting materials and helping create literacy-based lessons with gender-focused books appropriate for K-5 classrooms. Specifically, the focus will be on gender expression and gender identity.
Once the Task Force has evaluated and selected books for this project, they will design corresponding lessons to support teachers in delivering effective instruction aligned to the standards. These lessons will be created this school year then piloted in classrooms in 2017.
The Task Force will meet approximately three full days and one evening between November, 2016 and June, 2017. Substitutes and extra time will be provided for SPS employees.
Thank you to those who applied to be part of this important team. Applications are now closed.