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  • 07/19/2017 3:14 PM | Michael Simkins

    Read this overview of trends in AP materials from our corporate partner, Learning List.  

  • 07/08/2017 6:21 PM | Michael Simkins

    Concerns about protecting students’ privacy online are not new, but they are expanding to incorporate not just what’s being collected, but how that information is being used and by whom. Laws exist at both federal and state levels that include mandates for educators, but many school administrators are not aware of recent changes that may impact them. Attend this free, 30-minute webinar to raise your awareness about laws and practices that individual schools and school districts need to explore further.    This webinar is presented in collaboration with TICAL.

    When: July 24, 2017 at 12 PM Pacific Daylight Time

    Speaker: Susan Brooks-Young.  A former school administrator, Susan Brooks-Young is a prolific author, educational technology consultant, and member of the TICAL leadership cadre.

    Link to register

  • 05/29/2017 12:25 PM | Michael Simkins

     “Social and Emotional Learning—Essential Skills for Educators and Students” and “Protecting Student Data Privacy—Basics for School Administrators” are the titles of two upcoming webinars by noted author and consultant Susan Brooks-Young.

    Learn more.

  • 05/25/2017 11:55 AM | Michael Simkins

    President Trump’s FY18 budget was officially released yesterday. Unfortunately, the funding program details are consistent with what we’ve been hearing generally about the drastic cuts to education programs.

    Despite all the rhetoric about the importance of teachers to student achievement, ESSA Title II would have its $2.1 billion for professional development and class size reduction funding completely eliminated in FY18. This comes on the heels of a nearly $300 million cut to the program in the final FY17 budget that was enacted in April. Also targeted for elimination is the $1.1 billion for the 21st Century Learning Centers (after-school programs) and all the funding ($400 million) for the new Title IV well-rounded education program that supports academic subjects, health and safety, and education technology.

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  • 05/20/2017 6:40 PM | Michael Simkins

    The California Department of Education has released a “toolkit” that provides section-by-section information on the state’s draft plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act and has initiated a public comment period that will continue through June 30. The department also has a calendar of webinars and meetings across the state where members of the public can offer views of the plan. The ESSA plan details how the State Board of Education will administer federal funding for low-income students and English learners, low-performing schools, teacher training and after-school programs. For a list of webinars and meetings, go here. For the Public Comment Toolkit, go here

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  • 05/14/2017 4:41 PM | Michael Simkins

    Teaching in the Fast Lane is about crafting lessons that inspire and motivate students to reach their learning targets. The way we plan and implement learning experiences influences work ethic, intrinsic motivation, engagement, and memory.

    Learn more and register.

  • 05/05/2017 5:06 PM | Michael Simkins
    It's time to submit your proposal to speak at the Fall CUE Conference which will take place October 27-28 in American Canyon, California.

    Get more information.

  • 05/04/2017 7:09 PM | Michael Simkins

    CASCD partner Discovery Education and Siemens Foundation have announced that the first ever Siemens’ National Day of STEM – a virtual initiative dedicated to delving into conversations about the STEM field  –  will be held on May 16, 2017, starting at 10:00 am ET.
    Available at no cost, National Day of STEM will provide engaging career information for middle and high school students and facilitate LIVE interaction via social media between educators, Siemens Employees, and STEM professionals.  Learn more.

  • 05/03/2017 12:50 PM | Michael Simkins

    Changing Schools, McREL’s award-winning, biannual magazine, explores the topics that matter most to educators with in-depth articles on improving practice, research reviews, interviews with experts, and success stories. Recent issues focus on "measuring what matters" and social-emotional learning.

    Check out the latest issue online, or browse past issues and articles.

  • 04/28/2017 6:18 PM | Michael Simkins
    The NBA and Discovery Education announced “Careers That Count: A Virtual Field Trip with the NBA”, designed to show middle and high school students how math comes to life through careers in basketball.  Hosted by Miles Brown, star of ABC’s Black-ish and Jr. NBA Ambassador, the 30-minute virtual experience launches for classrooms nationwide Thursday, May 4, with a live Twitter chat featuring NBA guests at 1 p.m. ET/ 10 a.m. PT. We’ll go inside NBA headquarters and Madison Square Garden in New York to learn about real-world math careers through discussions with NBA professionals.

    Discovery Education is a CASCD corporate partner.

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ASCD CaliforniaPhone: (530) 520-9412
Mailing: PO Box 1841
Oroville, CA 95965

The California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD) is a diverse community of educators throughout California committed to promoting exemplary practices that ensure all learners reach their fullest potential.


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