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.
Workshops with highly sought-after presenter Dr. Kate Kinsella will be offered this winter....
Save the dates:
January 24, 2020 - Clovis, CA
January 28, 2020 - Monrovia, CA - Day 1
January 29, 2020 - Monrovia, CA - Day 2
February 6, 2020 - Panama-Buena Vista, CA
Titles and additional details to follow as soon as possible.
The Educator resource for ASCD Constituent Communities
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!
Published June 10, 2019
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:
GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY
EARN YOUR DEGREE
in as little as 12 months
For more information please contact:
Cameron Whitcomb | (323) 514-1367 |
CASCD is excited to feature one of our valuable Corporate Partners...
Lexia Learning is committed to helping all students become proficient readers and confident learners. Lexia partners with K-12 educators to provide personalized instruction, actionable data, and professional learning to promote student achievement. Lexia's signature program, Lexia Reading Core5, focuses on foundational skill development, the new Lexia PowerUp Literacy supports literacy skills for non-proficient adolescent students, and the Lexia RAPID Assessment (a partnership with Florida Center for Reading Research) provides an adaptive, computer based 3x/yr. benchmark assessment and screener for skills that are most predictive of reading success.
Thank you for your continuing support!
Professional Development Events
BUILDING A POSITIVE AND SAFE SCHOOL CULTURE - WEAVING SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT INTO THE DAILY FABRIC OF YOUR SCHOOL
A resource packed training built by two of the foremost speakers and facilitators in the country.
John Norlin and Houston Kraft, designed to create meaningful and sustainable climate & culture change!
September 12, 2019 - Pleasanton, CA Rosewood Commons-Register by 9/1 and save 20% with discount code: cspleasanton
September 24, 2019 So. California: Location TBD - Register by 9/12 and save 20% with discount code: cscalifornia
October 9, 2019 - Clovis, CA: Clovis Unified Professional Learning Center-Register by 9/12 and save 20% with discount code: cscalifornia
December 4, 2019 - Yolo, CA: Yolo COE - Register by 9/12 and save 20% with discount code: cscalifornia
Please click the link below for the flyer with further information.
2019–20 State Budget
The Governor signed the state budget on June 27, 2019, which includes funding for the following professional development grant programs:
• California School Leadership Academy (CSLA)
• Special Education
• EL Roadmap
• SEL, School Climate/Restorative Justice, Computer Science, and Ethnic Studies
Funding is also available for a limited-term Computer Science Coordinator.
The CDE and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence are working together to set the timeline for these grant programs. The CSLA grants are limited to local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit educational services providers. The Educator Workforce Investment grants are limited to institutions of higher education or nonprofit organizations with expertise in developing and providing professional learning to teachers and paraprofessionals in K−12 public schools.Requests for Applications will go out this fall. More information on the 2019–20 State Budget is available at https://www.gov.ca.gov/2019/06/27/governor-newsom-signs-2019-20-state-budget/.
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.
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!
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