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.
A MESSAGE FROM CASCD
2020 has been a year like no other; challenges seem to continue to mount and CASCD vaulted into action to support you. As the year comes to a close, we would like your participation in this survey so that we can better support you and all CA educators during these unprecedented times.
Survey Link: CASCD 2020 Survey
MESSAGE & RESOURCES FROM ASCD's CEO & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RANJIT SIDHU
ASCD strongly condemns the attack on the U.S. Capitol this week intended to disrupt the Congressional electoral vote confirmation. Like you, we watched in horror as political divisions in this country devolved into unjustifiable violence and chaos. Although we are dismayed and heartbroken by the current inability for this country and its citizens to dialogue and debate in ways that result in a common unified direction, we hold hope and confidence that our elected leaders and citizens alike can move forward together with a renewed purpose toward civility, decency, and common purpose.
At the heart of any healthy democracy is a well-educated and informed citizenry. Indeed, education is the bedrock for democracy and civic discourse. Among the critically important services educators provide is your work instilling our children with knowledge, inspiration, hope, and compassion every day.
We know that this endeavor is the key to building well-rounded adults able to participate in the strengthening of our communities, states, and this nation. We commit to support you.
To assist you as you navigate conversations with your students and staff about the events of this week, we have made available free, targeted resources that will be immediately helpful to guide classroom discussions, as well as resources for district and school leadership teams (see below).
As Nelson Mandela famously said, "The power of education extends beyond the develpment of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation." Nothing could be truer. Our greatest hopes for enduring peace and prosperity are parents and educators.
We commit to being part of the solution, and we have you--educators doing such heroic work with our students every day--as inspiration.
Engaging Students in Civics
Video: Public Spirit in the Classroom (Educational Leadership)
Seizing the Civic Education Moment (Educational Leadership)
Teaching Democracy in Polarizing Times (Educational Leadership)
What Kind of Citizens Do We Need? (Educational Leadership)
Facilitating Classroom Discussions
Courageous Conversations for Equity and Agency (Educational Leadership)
Questioning for Classroom Discussion: Purposeful Speaking, Engaged Listening, Deep Thinking (ASCD Book)
The Power of Protocols for Equity (Educational Leadership)
How to Talk, and Listen, to Your Students During Times of Crisis (Blog)
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.
Professional Development Events
2021 Presidential Inauguration
This concise lesson is designed to help students understand the history of the Oath of Office as an American tradition, the circumstances and significance of Inaugural Addresses, and the importance of fulfilling the responsibility of citizenship by calling upon citizens to create and uphold a commitment to practice responsible citizenship.
Lessons and resources on the Presidential election and inauguration.
A collection of approximately four hundred items and two thousand digital files relating to inaugurations from George Washington's in 1789 to Donald Trump’s inauguration of 2017. This presentation includes diaries and letters of presidents and of those who witnessed inaugurations, handwritten drafts of inaugural addresses, broadsides, inaugural tickets and programs, prints, photographs, and sheet music.
Test your knowledge about past Presidential inaugurations in this online activity.
Find the inaugural addresses of 37 presidents from George Washington’s first and second terms to Barack Obama’s 2009 address.
A number of resources on Presidential Inaugurations
Ten activities to help students, grades K-12 learn about and commemorate the inauguration. Included: Activities in which students write letters to the president, create presidential portraits, complete an inauguration trivia hunt, and much more.
Includes 122 Presidential Inauguration lessons plans developed, used, and rated by teachers. Once at the site, search for: Inaugural Speeches or Presidential Inauguration
For more information, please contact:
Michelle Herczog, Ed.D.
Coordinator III, History-Social Science
Los Angeles County Office of Education
In case you missed it here's the link to the recording for, McREL's presenter, Bryan Goodwin's Webinar on 12/9 "Engaging Learners Online: Digital Learning that Sticks".
Webinar link from 1/14/21 "CASCD: Recovery from 2020: Regaining Equity in the Aftermath of Historic Challenges" with Douglas Reeves.
Webinar link entitled "Too Many Standards, Too Little Time" on 9/23/2020 with Dr. Douglas Reeves.
Virtual webinar link for "Ensuring Equitable Opportunities for Students with Disabilities" on 6-24-2020 with Dr. Douglas Reeves and Kate Anderson Foley.
Webinar link on 6/17/2020 for "No Matter What: Leadership in Uncertain Times" with Dr. Douglas Reeves.
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.
Also, if you're working from home, you may want to change your preferred email to receive information from California ASCD. Please contact Member Services Department to make the change by calling Cheryl at 530-520-9412.
ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NEEDED:
Newly retired? Looking for a leadership position that supports CA educators?
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.
Please contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or send a resume and 2-3 letters of recommendation to:
P.O. Box 1841, Oroville, CA 95965
Interested in volunteering or being more involved with California ASCD???
Professional Development Activities
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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.
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!
We are excited to welcome our newest Corporate Partner:
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Character in Context - Elementary LessonSlide deck & discussion questions you can use with your students for the election.
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.
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
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