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The Curriculum Feed

The Curriculum Feed—concise information and timely resources for California educators

Published monthly, The Curriculum Feed focuses on what's happening in education in California. We sift through a range of news sources and do our best to provide CASCD members with a manageable set of leads on critical topics in curriculum, policy, professional development, and technology.  We also feature occasional articles and relevant news from our educational and corporate partners.

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A publication of California ASCD - January 2021 


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The Curriculum Feed
January 2021 Volume 1

The Curriculum Feed is the monthly newsletter of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Newsom offers $2 billion plan to bring back in-person instruction in elementary grades

Gov. Gavin Newsom presented a $2 billion proposal for financial incentives Wednesday to prod school districts to bring back elementary school students for in-person instruction, starting in mid-February. Read More

Easing Teachers' Anxieties About Returning to School

"Pretty nervous." That's how 37-year-old Clare Berke, an English teacher at the District of Columbia's Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, describes how she'd feel if asked to return to in-person learning as soon... Read More

Expanding school year in new ways may be one outcome of pandemic in California

Expanded summer school for K-12 students may be one positive outcome of the pandemic that has contributed to varying levels of learning loss among students across the state. Without providing details, Gov. Read More

5 big questions facing Miguel Cardona, Biden's pick for education secretary

"I know just how challenging this year has been for students, for educators, and for parents," Miguel Cardona said Wednesday in his first public comments since being tapped by President-elect Joe Biden to be the... Read More

California substitute shortage compounded by pandemic could keep some schools closed

A critical shortage of substitute teachers during the pandemic may make it difficult for some California school districts to reopen campuses or to keep open schools already offering in-person instruction. Read More

Teaching the 'Roomers' and the 'Zoomers:' No Small Task for Elementary School Teachers

San Antonio teacher Celina Quintanilla has names for the two groups of 5th-graders she is simultaneously teaching - those in her classroom are the "roomers" and those on Zoom are the "zoomers." It's an arrangement... Read More

Future of work: 5 things to know about the future of jobs

The Future of Jobs Report 2020 maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change and direction of travel. Here are five key findings. Read More

California college freshmen find alternatives to campus life in a virtual world

When Kaelynn Kuang pictured being in college, she didn't just imagine lecture halls and living in dorms. She wanted to join the honor society and Asian American student alliance at the University of California, Santa... Read More

Free Online Course: Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty & Stress from Coursera | Class Central

Developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty & Stress will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to understand and manage their... Read More

Upcoming Professional Development

Embracing the Core of Innovative Teaching and Learning to Thrive in Any Learning Space

In this course with Illinois and California ASCD, George Couros will discuss the importance of changing pedagogies while identifying the "core" values we need to focus on so that we can ensure our communities find success both in an academic setting, as well as embracing the innovator's mindset both in and out of school.

Session Dates: Times PST
January 19, 2021 2:30 p.m.
January 25, 2021 4:30 p.m.
February 4, 2021 3:30 p.m.
February 11, 2021 2:30 p.m. Read More

National Day of Racial Healing Virtual Conference

January 19, 2021

Events in 2020 have awakened in many school leaders a renewed sense of responsibility to lead discussions about systemic racism and racial injustice in our schools. Join the ASCD Midwest Region Affiliates in an opportunity to learn more about the steps school leaders and educators must take to continue conversations about the current climate in their own schools. Read More


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Character Strong
College Board
Discovery Education
Grand Canyon University
Great Minds
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Lexia Learning
MIND Research
Safe and Civil Schools

California Science Teachers Association
Project Tomorrow - FEA

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