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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Please join us for a FREE Webinar featuring NYT best-selling author Flip Flippen and award-winning principal Jada Kidd Robinson, Ph.D.
Back to Better: Building Resilience Together!
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. (PT)/4 p.m. (CT)
We will be discussing practical tools for improving social-emotional well-being, establishing safe environments for learning (both in-person and virtually), and creatively overcoming disruption.
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HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDEBOOK TO MINIMIZE RISK TO ACCELERATE LEARNING IN THE ERA OF COVID-19!
Health & Safety Guidebook
Minimize Risk to Accelerate Learning in the Era of COVID-19
As we all know, this coming school year will be like none other, as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic—and fallout from the extended school facility closures it has caused—adds complexity to the already challenging work of starting a new school year. Now, more than ever, school systems will need to pay particular attention to keeping students safe while ensuring that all students—especially those who are members of vulnerable populations—have access to targeted instruction and the support they need in order to succeed. During these next months, school systems must also focus on addressing the social-emotional needs of students, staff, and families, and on maintaining transparent communication with their school communities through this unprecedented era in education. Increased collaboration with public health systems and officials will bring new perspectives to the running of schools and strengthen the public response to COVID-19. Through it all, California educators will continue to rise to the challenge of mitigating risk while accelerating learning in the era of COVID-19.
Panic to Practical: Remote Learning Done Right!
A Professional Development Series Created by Meg Ormiston
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Thrust into eLearning, and then remote learning teachers everywhere tried to retrofit the school schedule into an online world, with technology tools many had never used. Now we need to re-energize all teachers and plan for an uncertain future of education for everyone as we create NOW Classrooms. Virtual, hybrid, or face-to-face education is changing, and we have designed this professional learning series to help teams of educators think outside the box of school.
Don't forget to stay active in California ASCD through Twitter and Facebook. Be sure your contact information with CASCD is current.
Stay in touch and share on CASCD Twitter and Facebook page. Sharing our successes, ideas and thoughts during these challenging times is a gift to your colleagues.
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California ASCD is looking for an experienced leader that will support the strategic and operational work of a statewide professional association. A background in curriculum and instruction is desirable.
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P.O. Box 1841, Oroville, CA 95965
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TRAUMA INFORMED SCHOOLS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Don't forget to stay active in CASCD through Twitter and Facebook. Be sure your contact information with CASCD is current.
Please stay in touch and share on CASCD Twitter and Facebook page. Sharing our successes, ideas and thoughts during these challenging times is helpful to your colleagues.
If you are working from home or have changed positions and contact information, please make sure to change your contact information with CASCD. To make changes, email email@example.com
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.
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.
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Previous webinar links!
In case you missed the virtual webinar with Dr. Douglas Reeves on June 3, 2020, here's the "Link" for "Seven Ways to Prepare for the 2020-21 Opening of the School Year"
In case you missed the webinar with Dr. Douglas Reeves on 6/17/2020 here's the link for "No Matter What: Leadership in Uncertain Times".
In case you missed it here's the "Link" for virtual webinar "Ensuring Equitable Opportunities for Students with Disabilities" on 6-24-2020 with Dr. Douglas Reeves and Kate Anderson Foley.
In case you missed it here's the link for the virtual webinar entitled "Too Many Standards, Too Little Time" on 9/23/2020 with Dr. Douglas Reeves.
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10 TIPS TO LEADING IN A CRISIS
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The Privilege to Lead: An educator's guide to growing through adversity.
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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!
Introducing IBM a leader in Artificial Intelligence, together with
We know that AI will change 100% of jobs over the next 10 years. We also know that students today will need to understand AI to be successful in the modern workforce, regardless of their career path. It’s imperative for teachers to have the tools to prepare students for a modern workforce, and through this PD experience, teachers will be able to equip their students to think about how AI impacts their lives and what it means for their professional futures. The IBM AI Education experience will educate and inspire educators at all levels and in all content areas around what AI is, the ethics behind AI, and tools and resources to bring AI into your classroom or school.
IBM, a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is partnering to bring you IBM AI Education, an immersive, interactive professional learning opportunity of virtual events designed by and for educators. Attendees will learn how to infuse their curriculum and instruction with the knowledge, skills, and values driving innovation in AI today.
Events are FREE for all educators.
More information to come soon.
This Teachable Moment: New eBook for Families on Doing PBL at home
SoCalGas Grant helps bring free ST Math to over 700,000 Southern California Students!
Los Angeles, Calif., July 14, 2020 — Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), the primary provider of natural gas to Central and Southern California, recently announced a $10,000 grant to MIND Research Institute to help sustain COVID-19 relief efforts in the Los Angeles area and beyond. The grant supports the estimated 200,000 students in SoCalGas’ service regions who utilized ST Math prior to the pandemic’s related school closures, and an additional 500,000 students who have joined the program since.
According to a report published in April 2020 by NWEA, student progress in math is at greatest potential for risk due to COVID-19 related school closures, and students could return to school in the fall “with less than 50% of the learning gains and in some grades, nearly a full year behind what we would observe in normal conditions.” With support from SoCalGas, ST Math can help reverse that trajectory by providing students with access to meaningful math learning. Please click this link for the full article.
Known for their ST Math program, MIND Research Institute is a nonprofit, organization committed to providing students with a solid foundation in math. They provide a ton of free printable STEM resources for families, as well as a new video and activity series, Developing Our MathMINDs, dedicated to supporting families that are now teaching and learning math at home. Their storybook board games, MathMINDs Games, are also available for purchase.
MIND's flagship program, ST Math, is a PreK-8 visual instructional program that leverages the brain's innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. ST Math's unique, patented approach provides students with more equitable access to deep conceptual learning.
At MIND Research Institute, our mission is to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world's most challenging problems. With schools across the country temporarily closing, we're providing resources and no-cost access to ST Math so the learning can keep on happening at home. Learn more at:
California ASCD 2020 Congratulates our Outstanding Instructional Leader Award Recipient
Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, Santa Clara County Superintendent, was selected as the CASCD Outstanding Instructional Educator (OIL) Award for many reasons. She has vast experience spanning over 30 years in education. She has done extensive work in early learning, launching the Strong Start Coalition composed of community leaders and organizations to expand high quality early learning opportunities throughout Santa Clara County. She also demonstrates her commitment and focus on equity through the Inclusions Collaborative to provide more opportunities for students with disabilities to be meaningfully included. Her leadership also led to the My Name, My Identity - asking educators to pledge to pronouncing students' names correctly to foster a sense of belonging and to build positive relationships within the classroom.
Most recently, as the Santa Clara County Superintendent, she has supported the 32 superintendents in the county in navigating through school closures by providing advocacy and garnering local financial support for connectivity and device needs within districts. She has organized twice weekly meetings with the Public Health Department and County Counsel to keep the district leaders apprised and supported. Dr. Dewan stepped forward providing resources and guidance during this most difficult time, advocating and supporting superintendents in a thoughtful, calm and deliberate manner. Her graceful leadership and critical listening provided the necessary support to allow for collective and timely support to each respective community. She is certainly an educational leader worthy of emulation.