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California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD)

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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A golden opportunity to work from home while keeping connected to California's fast-paced educational community, collaborate with schools to personalize Professional Development as a partner with an international educational organization.  

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P.O. Box 1841

Oroville,  CA  95965




The Educator resource for ASCD Constituent Communities


In meeting the needs of the Whole Child, schools, teachers and educator preparation programs continue to evolve their practices to address the reality of how trauma impacts children as people and as learners. In this issue, we offer a collection of original articles, videos and tools created by pioneering voices addressing this significant challenge. We hope these resources help frame the issue for you as you continue to learn, teach and lead. See more quality ASCD resources on this topic here.​​

​​Interested in digging deeper? Feel free to contact this issue’s contributing subject matter experts directly! Their contact information is included with each article.​​

​​Have valuable, original contributions you’d like to add to this theme? Want to offer feedback on this issue? 

​​Please email them to Walter McKenzie at Thank you!

​​​​Published June 10, 2019

For other articles please click this link

California ASCD seeks to provide a constant and engaged community for educator ideas, growth, learning, and collaboration, particularly as we face challenging contexts unique to our state.

    Please consider joining us We'd like to extend the offer of a new member special rate of

2 years for the price of 1:  That's a savings of $49.

With membership, you will gain access to these benefits:

  • Bi-monthly Curriculum Feed newsletter
  • E-blasts with state and national educational news
  • Member discounts on cutting-edge workshops 
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Specialized on-line resources
  • Opportunities for meaningful collegial connections


sessions by McREL authors

Preconference Workshop: Student Learning That Works:  A Brain-Based Model for Deeper Learning

Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. presented by Bryan Goodwin.

More info and registration (separate from regular conference reegistration).

Conference Session:  Peer Coaching That Works:  Tools for Success

Saturday, 8:45 a.m., presented by Dr. Kristin Rouleau.

Exhibit Hall:  Visit McREL in Booth #820


Stop by and visit with McREL to see our latest resources, services, and publications.



in as little as 12 months

For more information please contact:  

Cameron Whitcomb | (323) 514-1367 |

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Are you a member of California ASCD?

CASCD members are active and involved in the changing face of education.  Join CASCD and become empowered with innovative solutions to support the success of all learners.

Sign up to become a member or renew your membership today!


We encourage all interested members to take advantage of opportunities for engagement with CASCD.

CASCD strives to exist as a vibrant and active network where anyone who cares about quality teaching, leading and learning is welcome and can find meaningful ways to engage. Our members frequently volunteer to host workshops and institutes at their schools, serve on committees, produce newsletter articles or webinars, and serve the Association in a variety of ways. If you are a CASCD member and would like an opportunity for greater involvement, speak with a Board Member or our Executive Director, Kathleen McCreery at 916-206-8103, about opportunities. 

We encourage active membership in our parent organization, ASCD!

Did you know that when you register for conferences or make purchases from ASCD, our CA affiliate can benefit?  Simply place the items for purchase in your ASCD shopping cart and then enter CAAFF in the space for promotional code.  ASCD will return 5% of your conference registration and 2% of your book purchases to us to support programs in California.  We thank you!

CASCD is excited to announce our newest Corporate Partner...


PBLWorks builds the capacity of teachers to design and facilitate high quality Project Based Learning and the capacity of school and system leaders to set the conditions for teachers to implement great projects with all students.  We believe that all students-no matter where they live or what their background-should have access to quality PBL instruction to deepen their learning and achieve success in college, career, and life.

We are looking forward to working together to expand our reach to educators throughout the state and provide timely and much needed support for teachers as they build their capacity to provide high quality instruction!


Exciting news to share!

PBLWorks has created a new program for school leaders on their journey with Project Based Learning... PBL School Leader Networks are organized in local regions and designed to help leadership teams create the ideal conditions for PBL at their school.

This new program is providing the deep levels of training and support that schools need – through face-to-face workshops, virtual coaching, and a peer network of local PBL leaders. It’s a cohort-based model, so we’ll be starting with 8-10 school leadership teams from the LA region in February 2020. Here is more information about the program – plus more details on our blog.

The application to participate in the first Los Angeles cohort is available now! (Application deadline is December 18.) You can request an application on the website above.


ASCD Empower 2020

Dates:  March 14-16, 2020

Los Angeles,  CA

ASCD Conference On Teaching Excellence

Dates:  June 26-28, 2020

Rockies, Colorado

Please go to ASCD's website


for full details and to register.

If you would like to nominate an Outstanding Instructional Leader for this honor please click the link and fill out and submit the application prior to January 1, 2020!   

California ASCD Announces 2019 Outstanding Instructional Leader Award Winners:

Dr. Tom Adams, Deputy Superintendent, California Department of Education &

Mr. Michael McCormick, Superintendent, Val Verde USD 

The Outstanding Instructional Leader Award is given annually to California educators who have significantly impacted/influenced public education in California either through influence, advocacy, leadership, or teaching. The award is given in recognition of Helen Hefferman who provided California with outstanding service, keen insight, vision and leadership in curriculum and instruction.

Congratulations to our two winners this year as they are both equally deserving of this honor!

Corwin Presents Institute on...

Visible Learningplus

Foundation Day Institute

Featured Speaker:  JOHN HATTIE

February 6-7, 2019 

San Diego, CA

Part of the Visible Learning Foundation Series, this two day institute is designed to provide you with the tools to identify key takeaways from the Visible Learning research, learn about the five strands of Visible Learning, and identify the difference between influence that impact student achievement.

Enjoy $25 off registration with promo code:  CAASCD

Please see flyer below for more information and/or visit Corwin's webpage by using the inserted link. 


Dr. Thomas "Tom" Adams

Dr. Thomas "Tom" Adams, Deputy Superintendent, California Department of Education

Thomas "Tom" Adams has served as the Deputy Superintendent of the Performance, Planning and Technology Branch and the Deputy Superintendent of the Teaching and Learning Support Branch.  In his 22 years at the California Department of Education (CDE), Tom mainly worked in the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division and served as the Executive Director of the Instructional Quality Commission.  Some of his professional accomplishments include the English Language Arts/English Language Development Curriculum Framework for Public Schools (2014) and the History-Social Science Curriculum Framework for Public Schools (2016).  He received his doctorate in modern European history from the University of California, Davis, and earned his BA in history from California State University, Chico.  Tom is also a member of the Board of Education for the Davis Joint Unified School District, was elected initially in 2014 and re-elected in 2018.  

      Mr. Michael R. McCormick

Michael R. McCormick is the superintendent of the Val Verde Unified School District.  He is known for his passion for innovation and helping students acquire their higher education aspirations.  Before becoming superintendent, Michael served for six years as the Assistant Superintendent for Education Services for Val Verde USD.  Under his leadership, VVUSD has been recognized by the Leadership Policy Institute (2019) as a California school district that is “Beating the Odds” for African American and Hispanic students and Education Trust West named Val Verde USD as, “tops among California districts Closing the Achievement Gap.”  He participated as a member of the Riverside County contingent of educators summoned by the White House to a meeting at the U.S. Department of Education to create the Riverside County Education Collaborative and connect with the College Day of Opportunity.

For more of their accomplishments please go to the "About" tab and click the "Outstanding Instructional Leader Award" link.

Mr. McCormick receiving his Outstanding Instructional Leader Award on 6/18/19!

Pictured from left to right:

Dr. Julio Gonzalez - Board President Val Verde USD

Matt Serafin - Board Vice President, Val Verde USD

Marla Kirkland - Clerk of Board Education, Val Verde USD

Michael McCormick - Superintendent, Val Verde USD

Dr. Jason Angle - Asst. Superintendent, Perris ESD

Marisol Roque - Board Member, Val Verde USD

Mr. Ty Liddell - Board Member, Val Verde USD

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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