The Curriculum Feed is the monthly newsletter of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
CASCD adds Board Member
CASCD is pleased to announce the selection of Derrick Lawson, Principal at Indio High School in the Desert Sands Unified School District, as the newest member of the CASCD Board of Directors. Mr. Lawson has a Master's degree in Educational leadership and Administration as well as 30+ years of experience as an educator. In 2021, he received the Distinguished Service Award from NASSP. He was also recognized as the California Middle School Principal of the Year in 2012 and served as Region XIX President in 2014. CASCD is pleased to welcome Mr. Lawson to the CASCD Board.
Safety, Agency, Connection: Priorities to Help Students Transition Back to School - MindShift
To prepare for the start of the school year, Vicklund is concentrating on building learning skills. "It's not so much that they didn't learn about algebra this year. It's more so that they didn't have a chance to grow... Read More
How to Prioritize Student Well-Being This Year (Opinion)
Use the Student Thriving Index to find out where your kids stand. Because you cannot manage what you cannot measure. Read More
California will give a short version of its standardized math and English tests next spring
The "Smarter Balanced" standardized tests in math and English language arts that California students will take in the spring to measure their academic progress will have fewer questions and take less time than the... Read More
Not enough subs: California schools face severe teacher shortage
Kelly Rhoden, the principal at Nevada Union High School, spent her morning Monday scrambling to find substitutes for her absent teachers. The school, about 60 miles northeast of Sacramento, has 86 teachers. Thirteen... Read More
Can an AI tutor teach your child to read?
When Jaclyn Brown Wright took over as principal of Brewbaker Primary School in Montgomery, Alabama, she knew she needed to figure out a way to boost literacy rates. Read More
NASA helps students launch into new school year with space-related educational resources
As students head back to school, NASA is ready with resources for students, teachers and families. From kindergarteners to college students and beyond, NASA has resources and opportunities available that are designed... Read More
This Is Our Moment: A Conversation with U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona - ASCD
Miguel A. Cardona, the former commissioner of education in Connecticut, became the U.S. Secretary of Education on March 2, 2021, taking office in the midst of an historic pandemic that had profoundly reshaped the... Read More
Cal OES - Office of Emergency Management
Cal OES is responsible for overseeing and coordinating emergency preparedness, response, recovery and homeland security activities within the state of California. Read More
Teachers face the challenges of returning to the classroom
Teachers are returning to the classroom with mixed feelings of excitement and anxiety as they ease students back into classrooms after 17 months of distance learning, according to a panel of educators during an... Read More
Legislature reaffirms quarantined students must be in independent study to be funded
Before heading home for the year Friday, state lawmakers adopted a measure intended to make it easier for districts to educate students during a Covid quarantine, along with a way for districts to get funding if they... Read More
Upcoming Professional Development
The Right Drivers for School & System Change in Post-Pandemic Times with Presenter Michael Fullan
When: Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 6:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (PT) - LIVE ONLINE
Post-pandemic times create a tangible opportunity for school leaders to make positive change happen. The pandemic phenomenon has exposed silver linings and golden pockets that can serve to accelerate system transformation.
Join Michael Fullan as he shares ways to effectively lead our schools forward, using the most powerful "drivers" as levers for continuous improvement. Read More
Para Power Series: "The Invisible Backpack: Meeting Students in the Moment" with Presenter Michelle Trujillo
When: Friday, October 8, 2021 - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Pacific time) - WEBINAR
This workshop is designed to provide paraprofessionals with an understanding of the importance of meeting each student in midst of the moment. Throughout the COVID pandemic, many students and staff members have experienced personal and unprecedented traumatic events. Read More
3 Tips for Starting School Right - Capturing Kids' Hearts
The first month of school brings on a full range of emotions...excitement, motivation, anxiety, anticipation, competitive drive, you name it! It's a time of fresh starts and new beginnings. As an educator, you know... Read More