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Region 3 Events and Services

The ten county offices of education in Region 3 provide a variety of support services to districts to help their students meet California’s standards. They also support local schools and districts in meeting state and federal accountability requirements. County offices provide help in the areas of student services, curriculum and instruction, fiscal accountability, human resources, business services, and technology. Each county office of education provides a unique set of services. Collectively, these services fall into three categories: Facilitating Planning, Building Leadership, and Supporting Curriculum, Instruction and Improvement.

If you are looking for current workshops, professional learning opportunities or support services, you may want to first consult with your local county office of education to determine the options that are available locally.

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Date Title Description
10/16/2009 Fall Curriculum Breakfast This is the first of three 2009-10 Curriculum Breakfasts and will include a featured speaker -- Deb Sigman, Deputy Superintendent of the Curriculum, Learning and Accountability Branch at CDE---and a special tour of the new Region 3 Supporting District Improvement Website. In addition, there will be mini-presentations on forthcoming workshops on High Quality First Instruction and Data Analysis and Collaboration.
10/28/2009 High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction (K-6) This workshop provides an overview of the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. * Learn about the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction. * Engage in interactive examples. * Apply the features and tips to your own curriculum.
1/26/2010 High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction (K-6) This workshop provides an overview of the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. * Learn about the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction. * Engage in interactive examples. * Apply the features and tips to your own curriculum.
2/18/2010 High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction (6-12) This workshop provides an overview of the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. * Learn about the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction. * Engage in interactive examples. * Apply the features and tips to your own curriculum.
11/4/2009 High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction (6-12) This workshop provides an overview of the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. * Learn about the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction. * Engage in interactive examples. * Apply the features and tips to your own curriculum.
1/26/2010 High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction (6-12) This workshop provides an overview of the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions.* Learn about the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction.* Engage in interactive examples.* Apply the features and tips to your own curriculum.
2/18/2010 High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction (K-6) This workshop provides an overview of the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. * Learn about the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction. * Engage in interactive examples. * Apply the features and tips to your own curriculum.
12/8/2009 Data Analysis and Collaboration This is a two-session seminar that will introduce data analysis and data preview concepts to school teams. Day 2 is February 4, 2010. Teams will learn how to conduct data analysis and assessment preview meetings. Participants will see the two types of meetings modeled and have a chance to practice with the facilitators. Participants will also review the Essential Program Components and learn how to establish norms for their groups. Finally, participants will develop a 30-60-90 day plan for implementation. At the second session participants will have an opportunity to share their successes and challenges. This workshop is intended for K-12 administrators, coaches, and teachers.
1/21/2010 Data Analysis and Collaboration This is a two-session seminar that will introduce data analysis and data preview concepts to school teams. Day 2 will be March 4, 2010. Teams will learn how to conduct data analysis and assessment preview meetings. Participants will see the two types of meetings modeled and have a chance to practice with the facilitators. Participants will also review the Essential Program Components and learn how to establish norms for their groups. Finally, participants will develop a 30-60-90 day plan for implementation. At the second session participants will have an opportunity to share their successes and challenges. This workshop is intended for K-12 administrators, coaches, and teachers.
2/10/2010 Data Analysis and Collaboration This is a two-session seminar that will introduce data analysis and data preview concepts to school teams. Day 2 will be March 31, 2010. Teams will learn how to conduct data analysis and assessment preview meetings. Participants will see the two types of meetings modeled and have a chance to practice with the facilitators. Participants will also review the Essential Program Components and learn how to establish norms for their groups. Finally, participants will develop a 30-60-90 day plan for implementation. At the second session participants will have an opportunity to share their successes and challenges. This workshop is intended for K-12 administrators, coaches, and teachers.
1/27/2010 Leadership for Annual Growth and Catch-Up Growth in Elementary Schools This workshop will focus on how strong instructional leadership can be combined with a concentrated focus on use of data to determine whether each student is making annual growth. Annual growth, as well as any necessary catch-up growth, is needed to master elementary grade level content. Lessons learned from the work of Kennewick School District in Washington state in the areas of data analysis, instructional planning, and monitoring of instruction will be highlighted. This workshop is intended for elementary administrators, coaches, and teachers.
10/20/2009 Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for elementary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include motivation, learner type, problem solving, and classroom management.
12/1/2009 Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for elementary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include motivation, learner type, problem solving, and classroom management.
1/26/2010 Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for elementary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include motivation, learner type, problem solving, and classroom management.
2/23/2010 Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for elementary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include motivation, learner type, problem solving, and classroom management.
3/30/2010 Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for elementary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include motivation, learner type, problem solving, and classroom management.
10/7/2009 Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for middle and secondary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include alternative algebra lessons and middle school interventions.
11/4/2009 Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for middle and secondary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include alternative algebra lessons and middle school interventions.
12/2/2009 Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for middle and secondary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include alternative algebra lessons and middle school interventions.
1/6/2010 Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for middle and secondary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include alternative algebra lessons and middle school interventions.
3/3/2010 Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for middle and secondary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include alternative algebra lessons and middle school interventions.
2/3/2010 Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for middle and secondary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include alternative algebra lessons and middle school interventions.
4/7/2010 Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for middle and secondary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include alternative algebra lessons and middle school interventions.
5/5/2010 Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for middle and secondary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include alternative algebra lessons and middle school interventions.
10/29/2009 Algebraic Thinking * Develop questions that support and develop students' algebraic thinking *Understand inverse operations and the concept of "doing" and "un-doing" *Practice building rules to represent functions using algebraic notation *Develop a facility with translating among multiple presentations *Create grade-level questions to support algebraic thinking
1/13/2010 Fractions, Part 1 * Understand different models for fractions *Explore a variety of fraction interpretation problems *Realize that the referent can change within an application problem *Understand relative size of fractions *Understand the importance of the "whole"
1/28/2010 Fractions, Part 2: Sense to Computation * Apply fraction sense to fraction computation * Understand how whole number computation relates to fractions * Explore fraction sense while estimating sums, differences, products, and quotients in fraction computation
2/25/2010 Fractions. Part 3: Computation * Make sense of traditional fraction algorithms for addtion, subtraction, multiplication, and division * Use sense-making skills to make reasonable estimates for fraction computation problems * Explore other ways to teach fraction computation
11/19/2009 Everything You Wanted to Know About After School Physical Activity...But Were Afraid to Ask! After school physical activity and playground safety; orientation to CDE developed after school physical activity guidelines. This workshop will provide participants with important information about the newly released guidelines and how activity in after school programs benefits all students and staff. Participants will learn to evaluate physical activity in their program and create a safe after school environment through games and interactive activities. This workshop is intended for administrators, district personnel, after school coordinators, and other after school staff.
2/10/2010 Middle and High School Institute Institute on topics critical to middle and high school After School program success. Strategies and practices from successful programs throughout the region. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to operate high-quality after school programs that are aligned with the regular day curriculum and supportive of the complex needs o f students. Participants will learn the importance of providing specialized support for students transitioning into high school. This workshop is intended for administrators, district personnel, teachers, and after school staff.
11/3/2009 Leadership Cadre: Good to Great in the Social Sector In this three-session series, administrators will participate in a book study and network with local site administrators. The activities include: • Books study for “Good to Great in the Social Sector” by Jim Collins. • Discussion of the applications of his concepts to public school leadership in California. • Networking opportunity to share challenges and solutions from other site administrators. • Suggest future book study titles and topics for networking. This series is intended for K-12 school site administrators.
12/1/2009 Leadership Cadre: Good to Great in the Social Sector In this three-session series, administrators will participate in a book study and network with local site administrators. The activities include: • Books study for “Good to Great in the Social Sector” by Jim Collins. • Discussion of the applications of his concepts to public school leadership in California. • Networking opportunity to share challenges and solutions from other site administrators. • Suggest future book study titles and topics for networking. This series is intended for K-12 school site administrators.
3/9/2010 Checking for Understanding: How Do You Know? (K-6) (6-12) This workshop is a follow-up to “High Quality First Instruction: An Introduction”, and goes in depth to the Checking for Understanding element. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher’s editions.
3/3/2010 Motivate and Engage: Get Them Involved (K-6) (6-12) This workshop is a follow-up to “High Quality First Instruction: An Introduction”, and goes in depth to the Motivate and Engage element. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher’s editions.
4/20/2010 Motivate and Engage: Get Them Involved (K-6) (6-12) This workshop is a follow-up to “High Quality First Instruction: An Introduction”, and goes in depth to the Motivate and Engage element. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher’s editions.
3/18/2010 Practice: Making it Stick (K-6) This workshop is a follow-up to “High Quality First Instruction: An Introduction”, and goes in depth to the Practice phases. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher’s editions.
2/23/2010 Teach: It's in the Presentation (K-6) (6-12) This workshop is a follow-up to “High Quality First Instruction: An Introduction”, and goes in depth to the Teach phase. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher’s editions.
4/15/2010 Teach: It's in the Presentation (K-6) (6-12) This workshop is a follow-up to “High Quality First Instruction: An Introduction”, and goes in depth to the Teach phase. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher’s editions.
3/18/2010 Practice: Making it Stick (6-12) This workshop is a follow-up to “High Quality First Instruction: An Introduction”, and goes in depth to the Practice phases. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher’s editions.
10/29/2009 Content Area Reading for Secondary Students All educators want to teach their students how to better access and comprehend information in their discipline. This workshop will provide teachers with strategies to increase student comprehension of content area text through prereading, vocabulary, reading, and active participation strategies. Strategies in this workshop series will focus on: • vocabulary and prereading • active participation and student engagement • comprehension • discussion models This workshop is intended for middle and high school coaches and teachers. This is a three-part training. Session two will be held on 11/19/09 from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM and session three will be held on 1/21/10 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
3/2/2010 Content Area Reading for Secondary Students All educators want to teach their students how to better access and comprehend information in their discipline. This workshop will provide teachers with strategies to increase student comprehension of content area text through prereading, vocabulary, reading, and active participation strategies. Strategies in this workshop series will focus on: • vocabulary and prereading • active participation and student engagement • comprehension • discussion models This workshop is intended for middle and high school coaches and teachers. This is a three-part training. Session two will be held on 3/24/10 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and session three will be held on 4/14/10 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
3/4/2010 Proportional Reasoning, Part 1 • Understand that proportional reasoning involves more than the use of the equation • Understand the concepts of additive thinking and multiplicative thinking • Develop questions that support student understanding of when to use proportional thinking • Create grade-level questions to develop the use of proportional thinking
12/14/2009 Reading in the Math Classroom • Learn about the important of vocabulary and the use of correct mathematical terms in lessons • Understand the language of mathematics including terms, phrases, and symbols • Experience strategies that increase student dialog and use of mathematical conversations
1/20/2010 Morphology: Unlocking Words • Explore how morphology support spelling and vocabulary acquisition • Examine academic language and concepts required to explicitly teach morphology • Identify where and how morphology is taught in the core • Analyze the morphological structures in English that might be problematic for English learners
11/18/2009 Student Engagement: Create the Context • Define student engagement • Explore the teacher’s role in creating the context with both management and instructional interactions • Study four interactive lesson factors that contribute to student engagement • Practice specific participation strategies to engage ALL learners
2/10/2010 Universal Access: Teaching in Small Groups • Explore why small-group teaching is critical for ensuring universal access • Examine how to identify needs, content, and adjustments that maximize differentiated instruction during teacher-led groups • Identify which students need more explicit and intensive small-group teaching
2/10/2010 Fluency Strategies for Secondary Students Reading fluency is a critical component for comprehension. This workshop will equip teachers with a variety of strategies for building and practicing fluency that they can use with secondary students. This workshop is intended for middle and high school coaches and teachers.
4/21/2010 Fluency Strategies for Secondary Students Reading fluency is a critical component for comprehension. This workshop will equip teachers with a variety of strategies for building and practicing fluency that they can use with secondary students. This workshop is intended for middle and high school coaches and teachers.
11/17/2009 Overview of the Reading/Language Arts Program for Secondary Administrators This workshop will provide a brief overview of the structure and components for core reading/language arts programs at the secondary level. Topics will also include the strategic class, pacing and planning, and the importance of common assessments. This workshop is intended for middle and high school administrators and coaches.
11/18/2009 Powerful Writing Strategies: Coaching and Supervising Effective Writing Instruction In this workshop, Karen Hayashi focuses on strategies to guide teachers in improving writing instruction. Participants will examine a variety of flexible tools designed to assist them in observing writing instruction and in providing leadership and feedback to support teachers as they work to provide standards-aligned writing instruction. Discussion will focus on explicit instruction, modeling and scaffolding, and effective practice. This workshop is intended for middle and high school administrators and coaches.
12/1/2009 Academic Decathlon Art Exhibit Sponsored by the Sacramento County Office of Education, this student art exhibit accompanies the Academic Decathlon County Competition. The theme for this year is “French Revolution”. Students can submit two-dimensional and/or three-dimensional artwork of mixed or digital media. This competition is for high school students. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
1/7/2010 Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competition Sponsored by the National Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competition builds on the recent resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, as seen in the slam poetry movements and the immense popularity of rap music among our youth. Students experience the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word, and theater in their English or Art classes by memorizing and learning to creatively recite poems from a comprehensive anthology of poetry. An outreach program between local poets, high school students, and their teachers, this exciting program begins in the high school classroom with poet visits and a school-wide recitation competition, following by a county competition before the State Competition in April. For more information about the history and success of Poetry Out Loud, visit www.poetryoutloud.org. This competition is for Sacramento County high school students. If your school would like to complete, please contact Maureen Gemma. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
11/6/2009 Arts Esprit de Corps Network Meetings The Sacramento County Arts Esprit de Corps Network is a team of educational leaders committed to supporting Arts Education for all students. The network’s focus is centered on supporting arts leadership, sharing resources, current arts research and information, and strengthening educators’ professional understanding of the Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools and standards as they relate to curriculum instruction. These meetings are intended for administrators, district personnel, teachers, arts organizations, and county arts leads. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
12/11/2009 Arts Esprit de Corps Network Meetings The Sacramento County Arts Esprit de Corps Network is a team of educational leaders committed to supporting Arts Education for all students. The network’s focus is centered on supporting arts leadership, sharing resources, current arts research and information, and strengthening educators’ professional understanding of the Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools and standards as they relate to curriculum instruction. These meetings are intended for administrators, district personnel, teachers, arts organizations, and county arts leads. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
1/8/2010 Arts Esprit de Corps Network Meetings The Sacramento County Arts Esprit de Corps Network is a team of educational leaders committed to supporting Arts Education for all students. The network’s focus is centered on supporting arts leadership, sharing resources, current arts research and information, and strengthening educators’ professional understanding of the Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools and standards as they relate to curriculum instruction. These meetings are intended for administrators, district personnel, teachers, arts organizations, and county arts leads. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
2/12/2010 Arts Esprit de Corps Network Meetings The Sacramento County Arts Esprit de Corps Network is a team of educational leaders committed to supporting Arts Education for all students. The network’s focus is centered on supporting arts leadership, sharing resources, current arts research and information, and strengthening educators’ professional understanding of the Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools and standards as they relate to curriculum instruction. These meetings are intended for administrators, district personnel, teachers, arts organizations, and county arts leads. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
3/12/2010 Arts Esprit de Corps Network Meetings The Sacramento County Arts Esprit de Corps Network is a team of educational leaders committed to supporting Arts Education for all students. The network’s focus is centered on supporting arts leadership, sharing resources, current arts research and information, and strengthening educators’ professional understanding of the Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools and standards as they relate to curriculum instruction. These meetings are intended for administrators, district personnel, teachers, arts organizations, and county arts leads. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
4/9/2010 Arts Esprit de Corps Network Meetings The Sacramento County Arts Esprit de Corps Network is a team of educational leaders committed to supporting Arts Education for all students. The network’s focus is centered on supporting arts leadership, sharing resources, current arts research and information, and strengthening educators’ professional understanding of the Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools and standards as they relate to curriculum instruction. These meetings are intended for administrators, district personnel, teachers, arts organizations, and county arts leads. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
11/11/2009 Doorways Through the Arts Doorways Through the Arts is a professional development workshop series for teachers and administrators of Court, Community, and Special Education students. Deborah George and Paula Flohr – Sheldon High School art instructors – teach the standards-based units which include sequential art instruction that covers the five Art strands, specific lesson implementation, and classroom management strategies. This workshop is intended for middle and high school Court, Community, and Special Education administrators, coaches, district personnel, and teachers. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
12/9/2009 Doorways Through the Arts Doorways Through the Arts is a professional development workshop series for teachers and administrators of Court, Community, and Special Education students. Deborah George and Paula Flohr – Sheldon High School art instructors – teach the standards-based units which include sequential art instruction that covers the five Art strands, specific lesson implementation, and classroom management strategies. This workshop is intended for middle and high school Court, Community, and Special Education administrators, coaches, district personnel, and teachers. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
1/13/2010 Doorways Through the Arts Doorways Through the Arts is a professional development workshop series for teachers and administrators of Court, Community, and Special Education students. Deborah George and Paula Flohr – Sheldon High School art instructors – teach the standards-based units which include sequential art instruction that covers the five Art strands, specific lesson implementation, and classroom management strategies. This workshop is intended for middle and high school Court, Community, and Special Education administrators, coaches, district personnel, and teachers. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
2/10/2010 Doorways Through the Arts Doorways Through the Arts is a professional development workshop series for teachers and administrators of Court, Community, and Special Education students. Deborah George and Paula Flohr – Sheldon High School art instructors – teach the standards-based units which include sequential art instruction that covers the five Art strands, specific lesson implementation, and classroom management strategies. This workshop is intended for middle and high school Court, Community, and Special Education administrators, coaches, district personnel, and teachers. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
3/10/2010 Doorways Through the Arts Doorways Through the Arts is a professional development workshop series for teachers and administrators of Court, Community, and Special Education students. Deborah George and Paula Flohr – Sheldon High School art instructors – teach the standards-based units which include sequential art instruction that covers the five Art strands, specific lesson implementation, and classroom management strategies. This workshop is intended for middle and high school Court, Community, and Special Education administrators, coaches, district personnel, and teachers. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
4/14/2010 Doorways Through the Arts Doorways Through the Arts is a professional development workshop series for teachers and administrators of Court, Community, and Special Education students. Deborah George and Paula Flohr – Sheldon High School art instructors – teach the standards-based units which include sequential art instruction that covers the five Art strands, specific lesson implementation, and classroom management strategies. This workshop is intended for middle and high school Court, Community, and Special Education administrators, coaches, district personnel, and teachers. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
1/12/2010 Administrators Training Program (formerly AB 430) - Module 1 (K-6) Trainings will take place the on 1/12/10, 2/17/10, 3/9/10, 4/13/10, and 5/11/10.
3/2/2010 Administrators Training Program (formerly AB 430) - Module 1 (K-6) Trainings will take place on 3/2/10, 3/23/10, 4/27/10, 5/4/10, and 5/18/10.
11/10/2009 Instructional Materials Training for Administrators (AB 430) Module 1: Leadership and Support of Student Instructional Programs (6-12) Training will take place 11/10/09, 1/12/10 and 3/8/10. Available for the following programs: English/Language Arts Courses (2002 adoption) * Holt *McDougal *Prentice Hall Intensive Intervention Courses (2002 adoption) * High Point * REACH Mathematics Courses * Glencoe/McGraw-Hill: Mathematics and Algebra 1 * Holt: California Mathematics Algebra 1 * McDougal Littell: California Algebra 1 * McDougal Littell: California Math Algebra 1 * McDougal Littell: California Math Course 2 * Pearson Prentice Hall: California Algebra 1 Classic
1/19/2010 Instructional Materials Training for Administrators (AB 430) Modules 2 & 3 (K-12) - Cohort 13 Trainings will take place on 1/19/10, 2/4/10, 3/3/10, 3/25/10, 4/15/10. Module 3 training is taken online at 1:00 PM on 2/5/10 and 3/26/10.
4/30/2011 THE SECOND ANNUAL CAPITAL REGION EQUITY SUMMIT Featured topics: Closing the Achievement Gap: Academic Equity, Best Practices & Data-Driven Change, Social Justice Living: Multiculturalism, Environmental Racism & Equity-Based Green jobs, Youth Empowerment: Youth Leadership & Youth-Led Workshops, Juvenile Justice: Overcoming disproportionate minority contact within the Juvenile Justice system
5/14/2010 Arts Esprit de Corps Network Meetings The Sacramento County Arts Esprit de Corps Network is a team of educational leaders committed to supporting Arts Education for all students. The network's focus is centered on supporting arts leadership, sharing resources, relating current arts research and information, and strengthening educators' professional understanding of the Visual and Performing Arts Framework for California Public Schools and standards as they relate to curriculum instruction. These meetings are intended for administrators, district personnel, teachers, arts organizations, and county arts leads. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
4/14/2010 Doorways Through the Arts Doorways Through the Arts is a professional development workshop series for teachers and administrators of Court, Community, and Special Education students. Deborah George and Paula Flohr – Sheldon High School art instructors – teach the standards-based units which include sequential art instruction that covers the five Art strands, specific lesson implementation, and classroom management strategies. This workshop is intended for middle and high school Court, Community, and Special Education administrators, coaches, district personnel, and teachers. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
5/12/2010 Doorways Through the Arts Doorways Through the Arts is a professional development workshop series for teachers and administrators of Court, Community, and Special Education students. Deborah George and Paula Flohr – Sheldon High School art instructors – teach the standards-based units which include sequential art instruction that covers the five Art strands, specific lesson implementation, and classroom management strategies. This workshop is intended for middle and high school Court, Community, and Special Education administrators, coaches, district personnel, and teachers. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
4/20/2010 Motivate and Engage: Get Them Involved (K-6) High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Motivate and Engage element. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions.
4/15/2010 Teach: It's in the Presentation (K-6) High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Teach phase. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions.
4/20/2010 Motivate and Engage: Get Them Involved High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Motivate and Engage element. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
5/11/2010 Practice: Making It Stick High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Practice phases. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
4/15/2010 Teach: It's in the Presentation High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Teach phase. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
4/27/2010 Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for elementary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include motivation, learner type, problem solving, and classroom management.
5/25/2010 Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Elementary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for elementary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include motivation, learner type, problem solving, and classroom management.
5/5/2010 Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre The Secondary Mathematics Teacher Cadre meets once a month to bring current information to the classroom teacher and/or math coach that will support student achievement in mathematics. The latest research and best practices are shared and modeled. The teacher cadre provides ongoing support for middle and secondary classroom teachers and math coaches to enhance classroom instruction and support student achievement. Prior topics include alternative algebra lessons and middle school interventions.
4/29/2010 Proportional Reasoning, Part 2 Algebra for All is a professional development series designed to support success in Algebra 1. The modules are structured to help teachers deepen their own understanding of the conceptual development of the topic. The goals of this three-hour module are to: • Understand that proportional reasoning involves more than the use of the equation • Make connections between ratio tables, functions, tables of values, and graphs • Practice using ratio tables to solve problems and investigate proportional situations
5/10/2010 Slope Algebra for All is a professional development series designed to support success in Algebra 1. The modules are structured to help teachers deepen their own understanding of the conceptual development of the topic. The goals of this three-hour module are to: • Understand the development of slope across the grade levels • Explore ways to introduce slope with more meaning • Learn techniques to encourage active engagement in slope concepts
4/21/2010 Vocabulary: Wake Up to Words The Teacher Modules are designed to support implementation of a core language arts program. These modules reinforce core knowledge and focus on significant components related to content and/or instruction that support the development of students' proficiency in reading and writing. Each module includes current research, addresses the needs of all students, provides activities to refine instructional practice that can readily be applied in the classroom, and can be expanded from a one-hour presentation up to a three-hour presentation depending on district need In this module, participants will explore: • Word Consciousness—what it is, why it is important • Ways teachers can foster word consciousness • Opportunities for word consciousness in the core program • Techniques that support English learners with word consciousness Includes materials and snack. Please bring a current K-6 reading/language arts Teacher's Edition.
4/21/2010 Fluency Strategies for Secondary Students Reading fluency is a critical component for comprehension. This workshop will equip teachers with a variety of strategies for building and practicing fluency that they can use with secondary students. This workshop is intended for middle and high school coaches and teachers.
6/21/2010 High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop provides an overview of the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions.
6/22/2010 Teach: It's in the Presentation High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Teach phase. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
6/23/2010 Motivate and Engage: Get Them Involved High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Motivate and Engage element. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
6/24/2010 Check for Understanding: How Do You Know? High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Check for Understanding element. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
6/25/2010 Practice: Making It Stick High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Practice phases. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
8/9/2010 High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop provides an overview of the phases and elements of high-quality first instruction. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions.
8/10/2010 Teach: It's in the Presentation High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Teach phase. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
8/11/2010 Motivate and Engage: Get Them Involved High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Motivate and Engage element. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
8/12/2010 Check for Understanding: How Do You Know? High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Check for Understanding element. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
8/13/2010 Practice: Making It Stick High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Practice phases. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
6/17/2010 Leadership for Annual Growth and Catch-Up Growth in Elementary Schools This workshop will focus on how strong instructional leadership can be combined with a concentrated focus on use of data to determine whether each student is making annual growth. Annual growth, as well as any necessary catch-up growth, is needed to master elementary grade level content. Lessons learned from the work of Kennewick School District in Washington state in the areas of data analysis, instructional planning, and monitoring of instruction will be highlighted. This workshop is intended for elementary administrators, coaches, and teachers.
4/22/2010 Region 3 Categorical Program Directors Meeting This is a series of regular meetings of district and county administrators who supervise state and federal categorical programs in the 10-county Region 3 (Capital Service Region). Participants will have an opportunity to hear about NCLB implementation and requirements, be updated on current state and federal initiatives and funding opportunities, and have an opportunity to discuss and network with each other on such topics as the Consolidated Application, Categorical Program Monitoring, and school site planning and budgeting.
4/28/2010 Check for Understanding: How Do You Know? High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Check for Understanding element. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
4/20/2010 Motivate and Engage: Get Them Involved High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Motivate and Engage element. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
4/15/2010 Teach: It's in the Presentation High-quality first instruction is critical for student success. This workshop, a follow-up to High-Quality First Instruction: An Introduction, goes in depth to the Teach phase. The format is interactive and engaging, allowing participants to experience many of the instructional features. Participants will have an opportunity to plan with their own teacher's editions. Attending HQFI: An Introduction is recommended, but not required.
6/29/2010 Powerful Coaching Conversations In this training participants will learn strategies to enhance instructional coaching conversations. This module is intended for administrators, coaches, and other instructional leaders who are interested in refining the skill of building relationships with teachers through powerful conversations. The goals of this training are to: • Describe the role conversation plays in coaching • Identify the characteristics of committed listening and committed speaking • Apply the “Seven-Cap Coaching Conversation System” • Plan to use the “Successful Formula for Powerful Coaching Conversations”
8/12/2010 Powerful Coaching Conversations In this training participants will learn strategies to enhance instructional coaching conversations. This module is intended for administrators, coaches, and other instructional leaders who are interested in refining the skill of building relationships with teachers through powerful conversations. The goals of this training are to: • Describe the role conversation plays in coaching • Identify the characteristics of committed listening and committed speaking • Apply the “Seven-Cap Coaching Conversation System” • Plan to use the “Successful Formula for Powerful Coaching Conversations”
6/22/2010 Making It Work for English Learners This two-day course addresses instructional strategies and current research to help close the achievement gap for English learners. The course includes the opportunity to practice the strategies and research-based principles using state-board adopted language arts instructional materials. Topics include: •Establishing content and language objectives •Planning opportunities for oral and written production of academic language •Examining the critical role of phonology in language development •Understanding the role of text structure in comprehension instruction Daily schedule 8:30-3:30. Lunch on your own. Please bring a current K-6 reading/language arts Teacher's Edition.
7/20/2010 Making It Work for English Learners This two-day course addresses instructional strategies and current research to help close the achievement gap for English learners. The course includes the opportunity to practice the strategies and research-based principles using state-board adopted language arts instructional materials. Topics include: •Establishing content and language objectives •Planning opportunities for oral and written production of academic language •Examining the critical role of phonology in language development •Understanding the role of text structure in comprehension instruction Daily schedule 8:30-3:30. Lunch on your own. Please bring a current K-6 reading/language arts Teacher's Edition.
8/10/2010 Making It Work for English Learners This two-day course addresses instructional strategies and current research to help close the achievement gap for English learners. The course includes the opportunity to practice the strategies and research-based principles using state-board adopted language arts instructional materials. Topics include: •Establishing content and language objectives •Planning opportunities for oral and written production of academic language •Examining the critical role of phonology in language development •Understanding the role of text structure in comprehension instruction Daily schedule 8:30-3:30. Lunch on your own. Please bring a current K-6 reading/language arts Teacher's Edition.
7/12/2010 Aspects of Academic Language The Teacher Modules are designed as professional development to support implementation of a core language arts program. These modules reinforce core knowledge and focus on significant components related to content and/or instruction that support the development of students' proficiency in reading and writing. Each two-hour module includes current research, strategies to address the needs of all students, and provides activities to refine instructional practice that can readily be applied in the classroom. Optional activities may be included to expand this training to a three-hour presentation. In this module, participants will: • Explore the aspects of academic language • Examine the role of academic language in students' school success • Identify academic language used in core lessons across grades K-6 • Identify the unique needs of English learners relative to academic language This module is one of four modules presented in a two-day workshop. Participants may register for one or all of the modules. This two-day workshop includes the following modules: •Aspects of Academic Language (July 12: 8:30-11:30) •High-Quality Vocabulary Instruction (July 12: 12:30-3:30) •Text Structure: Get the Message? (July 13: 8:30-11:30) •Improving Comprehension with Quality Questions (July 13: 12:30-3:30)
7/12/2010 High-Quality Vocabulary Instruction The Teacher Modules are designed to support implementation of a core language arts program. These modules reinforce core knowledge and focus on significant components related to content and/or instruction that support the development of students' proficiency in reading and writing. Each two-hour module includes current research, strategies to address the needs of all students, and provides activities to refine instructional practice that can readily be applied in the classroom. Optional activities may be included to expand this training to a three-hour presentation. In this module, participants will: • Study ways students learn new words • Examine characteristics of high-quality vocabulary instruction • Learn and practice strategies that enrich the vocabulary lessons in the district-adopted reading/language arts program This module is one of four modules presented in a two-day workshop. Participants may register for one or all of the modules. This two-day workshop includes the following modules: •Aspects of Academic Language (July 12: 8:30-11:30) •High-Quality Vocabulary Instruction (July 12: 12:30-3:30) •Text Structure: Get the Message? (July 13: 8:30-11:30) •Improving Comprehension with Quality Questions (July 13: 12:30-3:30)
7/13/2010 Text Structure: Get the Message? The Teacher Modules are designed to support implementation of a core language arts program. These modules reinforce core knowledge and focus on significant components related to content and/or instruction that support the development of students' proficiency in reading and writing. Each two-hour module includes current research, strategies to address the needs of all students, and provides activities to refine instructional practice that can readily be applied in the classroom. Optional activities may be included to expand this training to a three-hour presentation. In this module, participants will explore: •How knowledge of text structure improves comprehension •How to use graphic organizers as tools for exposing text structures •How linguistic clues (signal words) support students in using text structure as an aid to comprehension •How preteaching supports English learners and struggling readers This module is one of four modules presented in a two-day workshop. Participants may register for one or all of the modules. This two-day workshop includes the following modules: •Aspects of Academic Language (July 12: 8:30-11:30) •High-Quality Vocabulary Instruction (July 12: 12:30-3:30) •Text Structure: Get the Message? (July 13: 8:30-11:30) •Improving Comprehension with Quality Questions (July 13: 12:30-3:30)
7/13/2010 Improving Comprehension with Quality Questions The Teacher Modules are designed to support implementation of a core language arts program. These modules reinforce core knowledge and focus on significant components related to content and/or instruction that support the development of students' proficiency in reading and writing. Each two-hour module includes current research, strategies to address the needs of all students, and provides activities to refine instructional practice that can readily be applied in the classroom. Optional activities may be included to expand this training to a three-hour presentation. In this module, participants will explore: • Why asking questions from all levels of Bloom’s taxonomy improves comprehension • How questioning that takes students back to the text fosters improved achievement on standardized assessments • How framing questions and responses engages students at all reading and language levels This module is one of four modules presented in a two-day workshop. Participants may register for one or all of the modules. This two-day workshop includes the following modules: •Aspects of Academic Language (July 12: 8:30-11:30) •High-Quality Vocabulary Instruction (July 12: 12:30-3:30) •Text Structure: Get the Message? (July 13: 8:30-11:30) •Improving Comprehension with Quality Questions (July 13: 12:30-3:30)
8/24/2010 Aspects of Academic Language The Teacher Modules are designed as professional development to support implementation of a core language arts program. These modules reinforce core knowledge and focus on significant components related to content and/or instruction that support the development of students' proficiency in reading and writing. Each two-hour module includes current research, strategies to address the needs of all students, and provides activities to refine instructional practice that can readily be applied in the classroom. Optional activities may be included to expand this training to a three-hour presentation. In this module, participants will: • Explore the aspects of academic language • Examine the role of academic language in students' school success • Identify academic language used in core lessons across grades K-6 • Identify the unique needs of English learners relative to academic language This module is one of four modules presented in a two-day workshop. Participants may register for one or all of the modules. This two-day workshop includes the following modules: •Aspects of Academic Language (August 24: 8:30-11:30) •High-Quality Vocabulary Instruction (August 24: 12:30-3:30) •Text Structure: Get the Message? (August 25: 8:30-11:30) •Improving Comprehension with Quality Questions (August 25: 12:30-3:30)
8/24/2010 High-Quality Vocabulary Instruction The Teacher Modules are designed to support implementation of a core language arts program. These modules reinforce core knowledge and focus on significant components related to content and/or instruction that support the development of students' proficiency in reading and writing. Each two-hour module includes current research, strategies to address the needs of all students, and provides activities to refine instructional practice that can readily be applied in the classroom. Optional activities may be included to expand this training to a three-hour presentation. In this module, participants will: • Study ways students learn new words • Examine characteristics of high-quality vocabulary instruction • Learn and practice strategies that enrich the vocabulary lessons in the district-adopted reading/language arts program This module is one of four modules presented in a two-day workshop. Participants may register for one or all of the modules. This two-day workshop includes the following modules: •Aspects of Academic Language (August 24: 8:30-11:30) •High-Quality Vocabulary Instruction (August 24: 12:30-3:30) •Text Structure: Get the Message? (August 25: 8:30-11:30) •Improving Comprehension with Quality Questions (August 25: 12:30-3:30)
8/25/2010 Text Structure: Get the Message? The Teacher Modules are designed to support implementation of a core language arts program. These modules reinforce core knowledge and focus on significant components related to content and/or instruction that support the development of students' proficiency in reading and writing. Each two-hour module includes current research, strategies to address the needs of all students, and provides activities to refine instructional practice that can readily be applied in the classroom. Optional activities may be included to expand this training to a three-hour presentation. In this module, participants will explore: •How knowledge of text structure improves comprehension •How to use graphic organizers as tools for exposing text structures •How linguistic clues (signal words) support students in using text structure as an aid to comprehension •How preteaching supports English learners and struggling readers This module is one of four modules presented in a two-day workshop. Participants may register for one or all of the modules. This two-day workshop includes the following modules: •Aspects of Academic Language (August 24: 8:30-11:30) •High-Quality Vocabulary Instruction (August 24: 12:30-3:30) •Text Structure: Get the Message? (August 25: 8:30-11:30) •Improving Comprehension with Quality Questions (August 25: 12:30-3:30)
8/25/2010 Improving Comprehension with Quality Questions The Teacher Modules are designed to support implementation of a core language arts program. These modules reinforce core knowledge and focus on significant components related to content and/or instruction that support the development of students' proficiency in reading and writing. Each two-hour module includes current research, strategies to address the needs of all students, and provides activities to refine instructional practice that can readily be applied in the classroom. Optional activities may be included to expand this training to a three-hour presentation. In this module, participants will explore: • Why asking questions from all levels of Bloom’s taxonomy improves comprehension • How questioning that takes students back to the text fosters improved achievement on standardized assessments • How framing questions and responses engages students at all reading and language levels This module is one of four modules presented in a two-day workshop. Participants may register for one or all of the modules. This two-day workshop includes the following modules: •Aspects of Academic Language (August 24: 8:30-11:30) •High-Quality Vocabulary Instruction (August 24: 12:30-3:30) •Text Structure: Get the Message? (August 25: 8:30-11:30) •Improving Comprehension with Quality Questions (August 25: 12:30-3:30)
5/12/2010 Writing Fluency The Teacher Modules are designed as professional development to support implementation of a core language arts program. These modules reinforce core knowledge and focus on significant components related to content and/or instruction that support the development of students' proficiency in reading and writing. Each two-hour module includes current research, strategies to address the needs of all students, and provides activities to refine instructional practice that can readily be applied in the classroom. Optional activities may be included to expand this training to a three-hour presentation. In this module, participants will: •Define the component skills of writing •Identify how the component skills contribute to writing fluency allowing students to focus on composition •Examine how the instructional materials support teaching the component skills Includes materials and snack. Please bring a current K-6 reading/language arts Teacher's Edition.
9/22/2010 Aspects of Academic Language The Teacher Modules are designed as professional development to support implementation of a core language arts program. These modules reinforce core knowledge and focus on significant components related to content and/or instruction that support the development of students' proficiency in reading and writing. Each two-hour module includes current research, strategies to address the needs of all students, and provides activities to refine instructional practice that can readily be applied in the classroom. Optional activities may be included to expand this training to a three-hour presentation. In this module, participants will: • Explore the aspects of academic language • Examine the role of academic language in students' school success • Identify academic language used in core lessons across grades K-6 • Identify the unique needs of English learners relative to academic language Includes materials and snack. Please bring a current K-6 reading/language arts Teacher's Edition.
6/23/2010 ATP Module 1: R/LA Houghton Mifflin Reading (2002 Adoption) This state-approved, 40-hour course builds leadership skills and capacity to communicate standards and establish district goals for research-based instruction using the language arts curriculum. Administrators will learn to: • Establish and communicate state and district visions and goals for student-focused instructional curriculum. • Create awareness and familiarity with state standards for all instructional team members. • Guide the full implementation of approved instructional program texts and materials. • Direct and support proven staff training and professional development activities for uniform instruction and material use. • Manage data and assessment for the purpose of guiding teacher decisions regarding student interventions and school site instructional practices. Cohort 4: 06/23/2010 06/30/2010 07/14/2010 07/21/2010 07/28/2010
6/23/2010 ATP Module 1: R/LA Open Court Reading 2002 (2002 Adoption) This state-approved, 40-hour course builds leadership skills and capacity to communicate standards and establish district goals for research-based instruction using the language arts curriculum. Administrators will learn to: • Establish and communicate state and district visions and goals for student-focused instructional curriculum. • Create awareness and familiarity with state standards for all instructional team members. • Guide the full implementation of approved instructional program texts and materials. • Direct and support proven staff training and professional development activities for uniform instruction and material use. • Manage data and assessment for the purpose of guiding teacher decisions regarding student interventions and school site instructional practices. Cohort 4: 06/23/2010 06/30/2010 07/14/2010 07/21/2010 07/28/2010
9/15/2010 ATP Module 1: R/LA Houghton Mifflin Reading (2002 Adoption) This state-approved, 40-hour course builds leadership skills and capacity to communicate standards and establish district goals for research-based instruction using the language arts curriculum. Administrators will learn to: • Establish and communicate state and district visions and goals for student-focused instructional curriculum. • Create awareness and familiarity with state standards for all instructional team members. • Guide the full implementation of approved instructional program texts and materials. • Direct and support proven staff training and professional development activities for uniform instruction and material use. • Manage data and assessment for the purpose of guiding teacher decisions regarding student interventions and school site instructional practices. Cohort 5: 09/15/2010 09/29/2010 10/13/2010 10/27/2010 11/10/2010
9/15/2010 ATP Module 1: R/LA Open Court Reading 2002 (2002 Adoption) This state-approved, 40-hour course builds leadership skills and capacity to communicate standards and establish district goals for research-based instruction using the language arts curriculum. Administrators will learn to: • Establish and communicate state and district visions and goals for student-focused instructional curriculum. • Create awareness and familiarity with state standards for all instructional team members. • Guide the full implementation of approved instructional program texts and materials. • Direct and support proven staff training and professional development activities for uniform instruction and material use. • Manage data and assessment for the purpose of guiding teacher decisions regarding student interventions and school site instructional practices. Cohort 5: 09/15/2010 09/29/2010 10/13/2010 10/27/2010 11/10/2010
8/3/2010 IMT: Three-Day Training, Houghton Mifflin Reading (2002 Adoption) This three-day Instructional Materials Training provides grade-level, introductory professional development based on the district's state-adopted language arts program. This course prepares participants to teach the first ten weeks of the curriculum. In this interactive, program-specific training participants will study and learn the interdependence of the program components and relate classroom practice to scientifically-based reading research. Daily schedule 8:30-3:30. Lunch on your own. Please bring your grade-level Theme 1 Teacher's Edition.
8/17/2010 IMT: Three-Day Training, Open Court Reading 2002 (2002 Adoption) This three-day Instructional Materials Training provides grade-level, introductory professional development based on the district's state-adopted language arts program. This course prepares participants to teach the first ten weeks of the curriculum. In this interactive, program-specific training participants will study and learn the interdependence of the program components and relate classroom practice to scientifically-based reading research. Daily schedule 8:30-3:30. Lunch on your own. Please bring your grade-level Unit 1 Teacher's Edition.
6/24/2010 The First 90 Days: Successful Leadership for New Principals The "First 90 Days" is a two-session workshop for new principals and will assist in providing an overall plan for setting a foundation for successful leadership in a new assignment. This workshop will provide strategies and direction that will focus on involving stakeholders, powerful communication, and outlining the first ninety days for success. The first session will focus on preparation of a plan on key areas such as school culture, student performance, and district direction to establish your leadership. The second session will be a "check in" after approximately sixty days for review and for adjusting and assessing the progress of your leadership. This workshop is intended for educators who have been recently appointed, are preparing themselves for the next step in their professional career, or are involved in the support and guidance of a new principal. We will use the text, "The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels" by Dr. Michael Watkins. Participants will receive a copy the first day of the workshop. Cohort 1 Daily Schedule 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
7/14/2010 The First 90 Days: Successful Leadership for New Principals The "First 90 Days" is a two-session workshop for new principals and will assist in providing an overall plan for setting a foundation for successful leadership in a new assignment. This workshop will provide strategies and direction that will focus on involving stakeholders, powerful communication, and outlining the first ninety days for success. The first session will focus on preparation of a plan on key areas such as school culture, student performance, and district direction to establish your leadership. The second session will be a "check in" after approximately sixty days for review and for adjusting and assessing the progress of your leadership. This workshop is intended for educators who have been recently appointed, are preparing themselves for the next step in their professional career, or are involved in the support and guidance of a new principal. We will use the text, "The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels" by Dr. Michael Watkins. Participants will receive a copy the first day of the workshop. Cohort 2 Daily Schedule 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
8/11/2010 The First 90 Days: Successful Leadership for New Principals The "First 90 Days" is a two-session workshop for new principals and will assist in providing an overall plan for setting a foundation for successful leadership in a new assignment. This workshop will provide strategies and direction that will focus on involving stakeholders, powerful communication, and outlining the first ninety days for success. The first session will focus on preparation of a plan on key areas such as school culture, student performance, and district direction to establish your leadership. The second session will be a "check in" after approximately sixty days for review and for adjusting and assessing the progress of your leadership. This workshop is intended for educators who have been recently appointed, are preparing themselves for the next step in their professional career, or are involved in the support and guidance of a new principal. We will use the text, "The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels" by Dr. Michael Watkins. Participants will receive a copy the first day of the workshop. Cohort 3 Daily Schedule 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
4/29/2010 Data Analysis and Collaboration This is a two-session seminar that will introduce data analysis and data preview concepts to school teams. Teams will learn how to conduct data analysis and assessment preview meetings. Participants will see the two types of meetings modeled and have a chance to practice with the facilitators. Participants will also review the Essential Program Components and learn how to establish norms for their groups. Finally, participants will develop a 30-60-90 day plan for implementation. At the second session participants will have an opportunity to share their successes and challenges. This workshop is intended for K-12 administrators, coaches, and teachers. Cohort 4 Daily Schedule: 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
5/27/2010 The English Learner Coordinators Network The Sacramento County Office of Education convenes the English Learner Coordinators Network (ELCN) four times each year. The ELCN provides local district educators who coordinate services for English learners the opportunity to obtain current state and regional information about English learner issues, and discuss how services can best be implemented. The ELCN consists of representatives from districts in Sacramento County and interested educators from the surrounding areas.
4/30/2010 CELDT: Scoring Training of Trainers (STOT) This workshop is intended for individuals who will be CELDT trainers and/or those who will be administering and scoring the 2010-11 edition of the CELDT. Participants will learn about administering and scoring the 2010-11 Edition of the CELDT. New this year will be: • Training on new reading and writing test questions for kindergarten and first grade students • New training on scoring of the oral vocabulary speaking items • An overview of the redesigned CELDT test materials for the 2010-11 Edition • Online calibration and scoring practice tools Attendance at this workshop meets the requirement for CELDT coordinators (or designees) to attend a STOT workshop. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
4/22/2010 Supporting English Learners in Mathematics This two-part training addresses how to help English learners navigate the challenging language of mathematics (in English)! Participants will learn to identify the language demands in mathematics instruction and understand the language skills of students at various proficiency levels. This interactive training will feature strategies that can be used to increase comprehension and promote the achievement of English learners in mathematics. Each session is 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and includes materials and snack.
9/29/2010 ATP Module 1 Mathematics: Pearson Scott Foresman: enVisionMath California This state-approved, 40-hour course builds leadership skills and capacity to communicate standards and establish district goals for research-based instruction using the curriculum. Administrators will learn to: • Establish and communicate state and district visions and goals for student-focused instructional curriculum. • Create awareness and familiarity with state standards for all instructional team members. • Guide the full implementation of approved instructional program texts and materials. • Direct and support proven staff training and professional development activities for uniform instruction and material use. • Manage data and assessment for the purpose of guiding teacher decisions regarding student interventions and school site instructional practices. 09/29/2010 09/30/2010 10/19/2010 10/20/2010 11/09/2010 Contact Sherry Arnold at 916-228-2479 or email sarnold@scoe.net to register.
6/22/2010 Step Up to Writing in the Content Areas Learn practical tools to help your students master content-specific writing assignments. This highly-interactive training focuses on helping teachers develop practical supports for student writing, using the writing genres encountered most frequently in classrooms. In this training, participants will: • Learn strategies to improve expository writing of all types, beginning with paragraph structure and moving into essay writing. • Learn strategies for organization, thesis statements, transitions, elaboration, and conclusions. • Review methods to take notes and summarize, as well as report-writing and speeches. Many of the strategies taught in this course are effective for English learners and students with disabilities. This training is especially appropriate for interdisciplinary teams, including English teachers. Coffee and lunch provided. Daily Schedule: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This event is subject to cancellation if enrollment is insufficient by June 11, 2010.
4/28/2010 Data Analysis and Application: Focus on English Learners This Data Analysis and Application workshop series provides a highly interactive learning environment for principals and other administrators to support the achievement of English learners. Participants will take a close look at achievement data for English learners, learn two protocols for collecting and analyzing data (classroom instruction and student writing), and clarify how to impact the quality of classroom instruction, both for ELD and content area instruction. This workshop series will help principals implement activities that support Race to the Top (if funded), Title III Accountability, Administrator Training Program (formerly AB 430) Portfolio requirements, QEIA Professional Development, and Title 1 professional development. Potential funding sources include Title 1, Title II, Title III, and QEIA. In this training, participants will: • Review their EL Dashboards • Explore the data inquiry process • Discuss instructional implications • Review EL research • Learn about two data collection tools • Develop a 30-60-90 day plan Two session workshop. Daily Schedule: 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
6/2/2010 Doorways Through the Arts Doorways Through the Arts is a professional development workshop series for teachers and administrators of Court, Community, and Special Education students. Deborah George and Paula Flohr – Sheldon High School art instructors – teach the standards-based units which include sequential art instruction that covers the five Art strands, specific lesson implementation, and classroom management strategies. This workshop is intended for middle and high school Court, Community, and Special Education administrators, coaches, district personnel, and teachers. For additional information, visit www.scoe.net/vapa.
4/28/2010 Academic Language in the Mathematics Classroom The goals of this training are to: • Understand the importance of academic language and how it can be directly taught to students • Understand what specific academic language to emphasize during a lesson and how to assess student understanding of the vocabulary • Learn strategies to aid students in vocabulary and concept development Please bring your mathematics Teacher's Edition.
4/29/2010 Leadership Cadre: Brown Bag Breakfast These 90-minute sessions are designed to give principals an opportunity to examine current research or opinion about leadership issues, and network with colleagues. You will also be asked about what kinds of topics you'd like to see examined in the future, and we will share with you the newest products we've developed at SCOE. Bring a brown bag breakfast, and we will provide coffee, tea, and discussion items. Two sessions. 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Bring a brown bag breakfast.
2/3/2011 Annual Academic Literacy Summit Through breakout sessions and interactive workshops, we tap regional resources to empower participants to develop literacy strategies for work with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Topics include: Using writing to support mathematical reasoning Learning to write lab reports Writing to unlock and make meaning in all subjects Writing and thematic teaching Writing within scripted curricula Moving beyond formula in writing instruction Tapping youth voice and language
10/7/2010 – 11/18/2010 Improving Student Achievement Through Classroom Observation and Teacher Feedback. October 7, & November 4 and 18, 2010 ? Adult learning and formative assessment ? Moving to standards based schools and instructional leadership ? Review the teaching standards ? Evidence vs. opinion ? Barriers to supervision ? Guidelines for giving feedback ? Language of coaching ? Self-assessment of supervision practices ? Using multiple data sources ? Return to the standards: planning and designing instruction ? Looking at student demographic and achievement data ? Looking at an analysis of student work ? How does it meet content standards? ? Working with other support providers ? Quick Visits: video practice Analysis of participants case study data ? Problem posing/problem solving ? Meeting challenges in teacher supervision: a case study ? Looking again at assessment data and student work
12/2/2010 – 12/16/2010 Improving Student Achievement Through Supervision of Quality Instruction of English Language Learners Participants review current research around programs and practices that meet the needs of English Language Learners (ELL’s). They explore the role of site administrators in supervising best practices in teaching ELL’s. Participants observe a variety of lessons and use new tools and techniques to deepen coaching and feedback skills.
5/3/2014 Best Practices for Title One Schools This all-day program features a keynote address by Gerald Williams and presentations by local principals on topics varying from increasing parental participation to improving instructional practices. The fee for this event is only $30. Please go to our online registration system at: http://www.scoecurriculum.net/register
9/30/2016 State and Federal Accountability Update Be the first to learn about California’s new Accountability System! Featuring: Nancy Brownell, Senior Fellow, Local Control and Accountability, State Board of Education, and Keric Ashley, Deputy Superintendent of District, School, and Innovation Branch, California Department of Education. Topics Include: ESSA Accountability Requirements, State Board of Education’s approved LCAP Rubric, California’s plan for implementing a single, coherent accountability and continuous improvement system Who Should Attend? State and Federal Program Directors, District Education Services Staff, LCAP Coordinators, Administrators for Accountability, Testing, and Evaluation.
10/6/2016 Title I Technical Assistance Training: Focus on Federal Program Monitoring Join us for a one-day session to learn about the California Department of Education’s (CDE) Title I Program compliance monitoring process and content. Dr. Larry Boese from the Title I Monitoring and Support Office, will provide all the latest technical assistance to districts in our area. Use this opportunity to refine and update site and district practices before future FPM monitoring visits! Featuring: Dr. Larry Boese, Education Programs Consultant, Title I Monitoring and Support Office, CDE. Participation is open to districts in and near Region 3, regardless of FPM monitoring selection. Who Should Attend: State and Federal Program Directors, Fiscal/Business counterparts, (budgets and CARS), other district leaders responsible for implementing Title I, Part A and other federal programs, Title I school principals and SSC chairs.
10/4/2016 – 11/3/2016 Preparing English Learners for Success in the Common Core Day 1: Participants will learn about establishing school-wide academic interaction norms and practices that are aligned with the ELD Standards and practical ways they can expand students’ command of advanced vocabulary and sentence structure through mindful, precise language modeling and consistent use of appropriate academic register. See flyer for details. Day 2: Participants will learn about the shifts in emphasis with academic speaking and writing instruction and assessment initiated by the Common Core Standards and the new ELA/ELD Framework. Dr. Kinsella will demonstrate practical, classroom-tested instructional routines to integrate relatively brief but potent doses of academic speaking and writing support. See flyer for details.
9/22/2016 State & Federal Program Directors' Meeting Region 3 State and Federal Program Directors' Meeting
11/16/2016 Literacy across the Curriculum - Engaging All Learners This innovative professional learning day will include the experiential exploration of arts integration strategies in drama, music, visual art, poetry, storytelling and movement. Teachers will learn flexible strategies for use in their own grade level curriculum to create greater access to learning for diverse students and abilities. Administrators will learn strategies for how to build leadership in support of the arts within the curriculum. These strategies and processes can be easily translated back in your school district or county office of education. Learn from arts leaders about the explicit ways that the visual and performing arts can deepen learning in the English Language Arts. Find out more about CCSESA’s Creativity at the Core, a new suite of online resources aligned to California State Standards that you can use. Be inspired by creative leadership that will open doors to innovation in the classroom. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity that will provoke and stimulate investigation of curricular content through artistic and cultural expression.
12/13/2016 – 12/14/2016 California SUMS Initiative - Regional County Office Team Training County office teams and LEA representatives from throughout California’s 11 CCSESA Regions will attend this training to learn more about their role in the California Scale-Up MTSS Statewide Scale Up Multi-Tiered System of Support (SUMS) Initiative. They will also be provided with training on the Schoolwide Integrated Framework (SWIFT) model framework for implementing MTSS.
1/30/2017 Title I and the Arts -Build Understanding of why and how Title I funds can be used for support of Art Programs. -Models of Art Programs developed in SPSA plans funded by Title I. -Provide resources to support the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement. (SPSA) -Provide Support to Schools/Districts in the implementation of the Arts through Title I Funding.
12/8/2016 English Learner Coordinators' Network Meeting The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) hosts quarterly meetings for Coordinators of English Learner programs in Sacramento County. Administrators from districts throughout the Capital Service Region (Region 3) are welcome to attend. https://www.scoe.net/elcn
9/22/2016 September English Learner Coordinators' Network Meeting ELCN California Department of Education Information
12/15/2016 State & Federal Program Directors' Meeting Region 3 State and Federal Program Directors' Meeting
1/26/2017 State & Federal Program Directors' Meeting The State and Federal Program directors meet most months to discuss current information that has implications on federal, state, and local plans; compliance and reporting updates; and standards, assessment, and accountability news.
2/21/2017 Dr. Fullan Workshop Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts, and Systems Complex times call for clear solutions. If initiative overload and fragmentation are keeping your best plans from being reality, it’s time to start leading differently. The key to bringing about the kind of successful and sustainable change you need is the Coherence Framework. School and district leadership teams will benefit from learning about the Coherence Framework which provides a dynamic, customizable road map made up of four essential components: • Focusing direction to build collective purpose • Cultivating collaborative cultures while clarifying individual and team roles • Deepening learning to accelerate improvement and foster innovation • Securing accountability from the inside out Coherence provides the insights and tools to drive effective leadership.
2/23/2017 State and Federal Program Directors' Meeting The State and Federal Program Directors meet most months to discuss current information that has implications on federal, state, and local plans; compliance and reporting updates; and standards, assessment, and accountability news.
3/23/2017 State and Federal Program Directors' Meeting The State and Federal Program Directors meet most months to discuss current information that has implications on federal, state, and local plans; compliance and reporting updates; and standards, assessment, and accountability news.
4/27/2017 State and Federal Program Directors Meeting The State and Federal Program Directors meet most months to discuss current information that has implications on federal, state, and local plans; compliance and reporting updates; and standards, assessment, and accountability news.
5/25/2017 – 5/25/2017 State and Federal Program Directors Meeting The State and Federal Program Directors meet most months to discuss current information that has implications on federal, state, and local plans; compliance and reporting updates; and standards, assessment, and accountability news.
6/5/2017 – 6/5/2017 Title I- Foster Student Stability Transportation Planning This session addresses the ESSA requirements for Title I-Foster Youth educational stability which went into effect in December 2016. Each LEA needs a point of contact and a plan that addresses school of origin, immediate enrollment, records transfer, points of contact, and transportation. District and Charter School State/Federal Program Directors and Foster Youth Coordinators are encouraged to attend as a team.
5/18/2017 English Learner Coordinators' Network Meeting The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) hosts quarterly meetings for Coordinators of English Learner programs in Sacramento County. Administrators from districts throughout the Capital Service Region (Region 3) are welcome to attend.
3/30/2017 English Learner Coordinators' Network Meeting The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) hosts quarterly meetings for Coordinators of English Learner programs in Sacramento County. Administrators from districts throughout the Capital Service Region (Region 3) are welcome to attend.
9/21/2017 English Learner Coordinators' Network Meeting ELCN California Department of Education Information
12/14/2017 English Learner Coordinators' Network Meeting ELCN California Department of Education Information
3/22/2018 English Learner Coordinators' Network Meeting ELCN California Department of Education Information
5/17/2018 English Learner Coordinators' Network Meeting ELCN California Department of Education Information
6/22/2017 State and Federal Program Directors Meeting The State and Federal Program Directors meet most months to discuss current information that has implications on federal, state, and local plans; compliance and reporting updates; and standards, assessment, and accountability news.