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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.


The Curriculum Feed - concise information and timely resources for California educators...


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The Curriculum Feed
October 2018 Volume 1

The Curriculum Feed is the monthly newsletter of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.


Twitter Chat #cascdchat

Join us on October 9th at 7:00 PM as we discuss (virtually)resources and best teaching practices for working with students with Dyslexia. We look forward to your input.

Q1 - Please state your name, district you work in, and your favorite animal?

Q2 How can classroom teachers best meet the needs of identified Dyslexic students during reading instruction? 

Q3 How can classroom teachers best meet the needs of identified Dyslexic students during content area instruction?

Q4 How does one structure a true support system for Dyslexic students involving parents, classroom teacher, and resource specialist or reading support staff?

Q5 How does one inspire a love of reading in Dyslexic students in addition to developing reading fluency and comprehension? 


Summary | Getting Down to Facts II

California's education system has seen substantial policy shifts over the past decade potentially benefiting the state's 6.2 million students. Getting Down To Facts II (GDTFII) is an in-depth research report that... Read More


Essential Guide to Getting Down to Facts II

Here are the take-aways from the studies on special education, funding needs, a teacher shortage, a data deficit, student mental health local control's unmet potential – and more. Read More


Monitoring the midterms: Do midterm elections matter? | Lesson Plan | PBS NewsHour Extra

Help students gain an understanding of midterm elections and discuss reasons why voter turnout remains low. Civics, social studies, U.S. government, U.S. history, English Language Arts One 50-minute class period 7-12... Read More


New laws to expand access to mental health resources for kids

(Calif.) Addressing student mental health was a priority among state lawmakers this legislative session, and schools now have to take a handful of steps to improve access to resources under two bills signed last week... Read More


New laws expand efforts to limit childhood lead exposure

(Calif.) With increasing awareness of the health risks posed by lead exposure, a pair of bills signed last week aim to improve public awareness and treatment of students suspected of lead exposure in schools and... Read More


Survey: One-third of students report being bullied

A third of students reported that they experienced bullying during the 2017-18 school year - up from a fourth in previous school years, according to survey results released today by YouthTruth Student Survey, a San... Read More


What Parents and Teachers Think About Education Data

The Data Quality Campaign believes it's critical to listen to parents and teachers - especially around their views on education data. So in 2018, DQC commissioned its third parent poll and first teacher poll to better... Read More


Voting rolls are getting younger in California as pre-registration of teens tops 200,000

More than 200,000 California teenagers have pre-registered to vote since 2016, further evidence that the youth vote might play a larger role than usual in this year's mid-term elections. The pre-registration... Read More


California improves access to computer science courses, but still has work to do, according to new research

California has implemented a number of new policies in recent years to promote computer science education, but it still has a way to go, according to a report released by the Code.org Advocacy Coalition Thursday. Read More


Healing our children: Insights on trauma-informed practices in education

Toxic stress and trauma have an enormous impact on children's development and learning. Understanding the nuances and nature of trauma can help educators, administrators, and all child-serving adults learn to buffer... Read More


Only a fraction of students consistently get grade-appropriate assignments

Successfully completing class assignments doesn't mean students are meeting grade-level standards that will put them in a strong position for college-level work, according to a new report released Tuesday by TNTP, a... Read More


Upcoming Professional Development

Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works: Classroom-Ready Techniques for Increasing Student Achievement with Presenter Cheryl Abla 10/16/2018

8:30 AM Charter Oak USD, Royal Oak Middle School Library, 303 S. Glendora Ave., Covina, CA 91724 Read More


Trauma Informed Practice: Fostering Resilient Learners-LEVEL 1- with Presenter Kristin Souers 10/25/2018

8:30 AM Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland, CA 95776 Read More


Fostering a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment -LEVEL 2- with Presenter Kristin Souers 10/26/2018

8:30 AM Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland, CA 95776 Read More


Essential Instructional Routines to Maximize Speaking and Listening within Designated and Integrated ELD (Grades 3-12) with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. 11/30/18

8:30 AM Orange County Department of Education, D Conference Center, Rooms D1001-3, 200 Kalmus Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Read More


Tools to Support English Learners in Constructing Competent Written Responses (Grades 3-10) with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. 3/4/19

8:30 AM Orange County Department of Education, D Conference Center, Rooms D1001-3, 200 Kalmus Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626Read More


Partner News

Literacy Engagement for Student Success Institute

October 26-27 Sacramento California

Enjoy $25 off registration with promo code: CAASCD

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Michael McDowell

This two-day institute provides attendees with
practical and effective instructional strategies
designed to captivate learners, advance literacy
skills, and create moments of discovery and
insight in the classroom. Learn from thought-leaders
in literacy education as they share
research, practices, and techniques that help
students connect to literacy. Read More


Twitter Slow Chats

Looking to grow your professional learning network? Join us for our weeklong Twitter slow chats, where participants share best practices, strategies, and common (or uncommon) struggles and successes.

Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas with other educators.

October 1–7 | Year-round calendars
What are the advantages or disadvantages of having year-round school calendars?

October 8–14 | Student motivation
What if all our students came to school eager to learn, self-motivated, and passionate? How would that change your school culture?

October 15–21 | Idea sharing
Share a successful idea, plan, or project. 


CORPORATE PARTNERS
American Reading Company
Corwin Press
Discovery Education
The Flippen Group
Grand Canyon University
Learning List
Lexia Learning
Lozano Smith LLP
National Geographic Learning/Cengage
McREL
EDUCATION PARTNERS
ACSA | CUE
TICAL | ASCD
California Science Teachers Association
Project Tomorrow - FEA



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


Twitter Chat #cascdchat

Join us on October 9th at 7:00 PM as we discuss (virtually)resources and best teaching practices for working with students with Dyslexia. We look forward to your input.


Q1 - Please state your name, district you work in, and your favorite animal 

Q2 How can classroom teachers best meet the needs of identified Dyslexic students during reading instruction? 

Q3 How can classroom teachers best meet the needs of identified Dyslexic students during content area instruction?

Q4 How does one structure a true support system for Dyslexic students involving parents, classroom teacher, and resource specialist or reading support staff?

Q5 How does one inspire a love of reading in Dyslexic students in addition to developing reading fluency and comprehension? 


'Rewards don't improve school attendance'

It's the back-to-school season - and many young people may be feeling reluctant about returning for the start of another academic year. And in many schools there are deliberate attempts to boost attendance by giving... Read More


Lots of students, growth, but not enough teachers: A comprehensive look at dual language immersion in San Gabriel Valley

For some kindergartners starting school this year in the San Gabriel Valley, their first teachers are just as likely to greet them with "hola" or "ni hao" as "hello." These are the experiences thousands of students... Read More


How to modernize your classroom in 2018, according to ISTE chief

Educators should employ nuanced, innovative teaching strategies while encouraging responsible internet use for students in the coming year. Ryan Johnston Editorial Fellow Richard Culatta speaks in June at the 2018... Read More


Offering the SAT instead of Smarter Balanced test will open doors to college

11th graders suffering test fatigue from too many tests and SAT better positions underserved students for college, proponents say. Read More


Legislature funds intervention, now comes the hard part

Earlier this summer, legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to shower the education bureaucracy with tens of millions of dollars to shore up the state’s intervention program for struggling... Read More


The Future of Children: Social and Emotional Learning

Research increasingly suggests that social and emotional learning (SEL) matters a great deal for important life outcomes like success in school, college entry and completion, and later earnings. Read More


Chronic absenteeism pervasive in California and nationwide, report shows

Nearly 8 million students nationwide were chronically absent during the 2015-16 school year; California accounted for more than 760,000 of those children. Read More


New 'friendlier' look coming for California's school dashboard

Complaints that the state education data web site was too difficult to understand led to redesigned version. Read More


Citizenship as a Classroom Priority: New Gallup Poll Shows 74 Percent of Superintendents Say 'Preparing Engaged Citizens' Has Become a Major Challenge For Their Districts

Three-quarters of district superintendents say preparing students to be engaged citizens is a challenge for schools. This is a huge jump over past years. In fact, the number of superintendents concerned about this... Read More


Highly Rated Curricula Are Not the Norm in More Than a Third of Large Districts Studied

More than a third of the 30 biggest school districts in the United States are not using any math or English/language arts curricula that are rated highly for alignment to state standards, a new study from the Center... Read More


California to add chronic absenteeism, career/college indicators to education 'dashboard'

The State Board of Education has no answer to a basic question: Should the state measure readiness for 'college and careers' or 'college or careers'? Read More


California's first computer science standards set for approval

The standards will guide teaching for K-12 students. Read More


Partner News

Literacy Engagement for Student Success Institute

October 26-27 Sacramento California

Enjoy $25 off registration with promo code: CAASCD

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Michael McDowell

This two-day institute provides attendees with
practical and effective instructional strategies
designed to captivate learners, advance literacy
skills, and create moments of discovery and
insight in the classroom. Learn from thought-leaders
in literacy education as they share
research, practices, and techniques that help
students connect to literacy. Read More


Upcoming Professional Development

Fostering a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment -LEVEL 2- with Presenter Kristin Souers 9/18/2018

8:30 AM Double Tree by Hilton, Sequoia Room, 2233 Ventura St., Fresno, CA 93721 Read More


Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works: Classroom-Ready Techniques for Increasing Student Achievement with Presenter Cheryl Abla 10/16/2018

8:30 AM Charter Oak USD, Royal Oak Middle School Library, 303 S. Glendora Ave., Covina, CA 91724 Read More


Trauma Informed Practice: Fostering Resilient Learners-LEVEL 1- with Presenter Kristin Souers 10/25/2018

8:30 AM Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland, CA 95776 Read More


Fostering a Trauma Sensitive Learning Environment -LEVEL 2- with Presenter Kristin Souers 10/26/2018

8:30 AM Yolo County Office of Education, 1280 Santa Anita Court, Woodland, CA 95776 Read More


Tools for Classroom Instruction That Works: Classroom-Ready Techniques for Increasing Student Achievement with Presenter Cheryl Abla 11/1/2018

8:30 AM Solano County Office of Education, 5100 Business Center Dr., Fairfield, CA 94534 Read More


11/30/18-Essential Instructional Routines to Maximize Speaking and Listening within Designated and Integrated ELD (Grades 3-12) with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.

8:30 AM Orange County Department of Education, D Conference Center, Rooms D1001-3, 200 Kalmus Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Read More


CORPORATE PARTNERS
American Reading Company
Corwin Press
Discovery Education
The Flippen Group
Grand Canyon University
Learning List
Lexia Learning
Lozano Smith LLP
National Geographic Learning/Cengage
McREL
EDUCATION PARTNERS
ACSA | CUE
TICAL | ASCD
California Science Teachers Association
Project Tomorrow - FEA





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