ASCD California


  • 03/24/2018 8:04 AM | Cheryl Casagrande (Administrator)

    Deb Delisle Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill

    March 23, 2018

    Contact: Cameron Brenchley

    BOSTON, MA—Deb Delisle, ASCD Executive Director and CEO, issued the following statement in response to the passage of a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that would fund the federal government through Sept. 30, 2018:

    We are pleased that Congress has increased funding by almost $4 billion for the federal education programs that support student success, an educated workforce, and a vibrant economy. We also applaud Congress for maintaining the Title II funding that supports the professional development of educators and rejecting the administration’s efforts to eliminate the only funding dedicated to enhance the effectiveness of teachers and school leaders. As our Whole Child Initiative begins its second decade, we are gratified that Congress nearly tripled funding for well-rounded education activities under Title IV of ESSA. Lawmakers are clearly learning what educators and parents have known for some timethat meeting the comprehensive needs of students, both academically and socially emotionally, is an essential element of student achievement and overall well-being.

  • 01/24/2018 7:30 PM | Cheryl Casagrande (Administrator) -  "Trauma" is a heavy and haunting word.  Two thirds of Americans are exposed to extreme stress in childhood, things like divorce, a death in the family or a caregiver's substance abuse.  And this early adversity, if experienced in high enough doses, "literally gets under our skin, changing people in ways that can endure in their bodies for decades.....

  • 01/05/2018 7:09 AM | Cheryl Casagrande (Administrator)
    • The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is recruiting qualified educators for several assessment development activities in 2018:
    • Qualified teachers and other educators interested in these opportunities are strongly encouraged to apply! The online application must be completed and submitted by Friday, February 9.

    Ø  Item authoring—Write sets of items for English language arts/literacy (ELA) or mathematics (mid-July). 

    Ø  Item review—Review test items, considering content, fairness, and accessibility criteria (October). 

    Ø  Range finding—Review student responses to field test items and confirm scores related to the scoring rubric (early August).

    Ø  Data review—After the range finding process, complete the review of the items (December).

    • Participant qualifications are as follows:

    v  Currently certified or licensed to teach ELA or mathematics in a K–12 public school or certified to teach English learners and/or students with disabilities

    v  Currently teaching in a public school or currently employed by a public school, district, or state education entity, including higher education

    v  Within the past three years and in grades three through eight and/or high school—Have taught ELA or mathematics or have worked in a classroom content support role (e.g., literacy or district or state content specialist); and/or have taught students with disabilities and/or English learners or have worked in a support role (e.g., district/school coordinator or instructional specialist)

    v  Have previously reviewed part or all of the Common Core State Standards for the content area in which they are interested in working

    Please note that:

    • ·         For item writing, educators must submit a statement of interest that describes (1) the reasons for their interest in developing items for Smarter Balanced assessments; and (2) their qualifications for doing so.
    • ·         Educators who have documented expertise in the areas of science and/or social science may apply for ELA item review.
    • ·         Some activities will have additional preferred experience criteria.

    Smarter Balanced and its contractors will make the final selection of educators to serve from each Consortium member state. The goal is to achieve a balance of geographic regions, grade levels, years of experience, and other demographic data. Selected participants and alternates will be notified by Smarter Balanced beginning in March and extending through October, depending on the associated activity.

    • For activities that require participant travel, airfare, hotel, and meal expenses will be covered by Smarter Balanced, as will the cost of substitute pay. 

    Qualified teachers and other educators interested in these opportunities are strongly encouraged to apply! The online application must be completed and submitted by Friday, February 9.

  • 04/01/2017 8:40 AM | Michael Simkins

    Dr. Linda KaminskiDr. Linda Kaminski, superintendent of Azusa Unified School District, has been named CASCD's Outstanding Instructional Leader for 2017.  Given in recognition of pioneering educator Helen Heffernan, the annual award recognizes someone who has significantly influenced public education in California.

    Dr. Kaminski received her bachelor degree from Santa Clara University, Master of Science from Pepperdine University, and Master of Education and Doctor of Education from Harvard University.

    Learn more about Dr. Kaminski.

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