The Curriculum Feed is the monthly newsletter of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Gov. Newsom names three members to California's State Board of Education
An education leader of the Yurok Tribe, the chief academic officer of Riverside County and a bilingual teacher in El Centro in Imperial County are three new members of the State Board of Education. Gov. Gavin Newsom... Read More
Teachers at High Risk for COVID-19 Face a Terrible Choice: Your Job or Your Health
Crystal is a Pennsylvania teacher contemplating a life-defining decision. Her husband has dermatomyositis, a disorder that weakens his muscles and his immune system. Crystal herself has asthma, and so does her... Read More
Social Emotional Learning and School Reopenings: A Guide for Schools
Schools are trying to plan for the upcoming academic year during a pandemic, economic recession, and national protests over police killings of Black Americans. The confluence of these seismic challenges makes... Read More
Should Colleges Rethink Final Exams in the COVID Era? Some Profs Try 'Epic Finales'
As the pandemic hit and colleges shifted instruction online, professors were forced to quickly adapt, often throwing out their plans and hitting reset. For some educators that sudden shift led to some soul searching... Read More
Building Racial Justice and Equity
As an antiracist organization, ASCD stands with educators and students across the country who are rightfully outraged with the systems that have led to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony... Read More
Stuck at home, this AP history class had 69 days to prove whether remote learning can work for them
March 13 As usual, Eirik Nielsen is running late. It's a Friday in March, the day that turns out to be his last inside Burton High School, and his carpool is waiting. Traffic is brutal across the Bay Bridge from San... Read More
Parents must have a say in districts' distance learning plans under new California law
Dissatisfied with the uneven quality of distance learning among school districts after they closed in March, Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature established minimum requirements for the next school year in... Read More
Aging Teachers Ask Themselves, Do I Quit Or Risk My Life?
David Galloway became a teacher 13 years ago, after three decades working in other fields. He calls teaching a calling, but now he's considering cutting his time in the classroom short. Galloway, who is 64, has type... Read More
The Pandemic's Toll on School Leaders Is Palpable. Here's What's Needed for a Successful School Year.
In early May, when what seemed like the worst of the pandemic was behind us, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (YCEI), in collaboration with the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) in New... Read More
Masks for kids? Schools confront the politics of reopening
On one side are parents saying, let kids be kids. They object to masks and social distancing in classrooms this fall - arguing both could hurt their children's well-being - and want schools to reopen full time. Read More
Johns Hopkins Launches K-12 School Reopening Policy Tracker -- THE Journal
Research The institution that has delivered data on worldwide COVID-19 cases and deaths to us day in and day out since the start of the pandemic has now turned its attention to school reopening plans in the United... Read More
COMMENTARY: Budget deferrals today could force schools into a $23 billion hole next year
With only weeks left until Congress leaves for its August recess, time is running out for major federal action to provide additional pandemic relief funding to spare California schools from damaging future budget... Read More
Financial aid appeals surge as students cope with pandemic | CalMatters
UCLA student Dulce Jimenez didn't file a federal student aid application for the 2020-21 school year; she was set to graduate in spring, and thought the days of worrying about paying for school would be behind her.... Read More
Johns Hopkins launches COVID-19 class for kids
Johns Hopkins is once again putting themselves in the national spotlight during this pandemic. First they created a COVID-19 cases map that's widely used. Now they have developed an online curriculum to teach kids... Read More
Education researchers come together on what schools need now - starting with more money
Nearly 200 education researchers, including some who disagree fiercely on policy issues, have united around a set of recommendations for helping America's schools navigate the current crisis. The document highlights... Read More
Upcoming Professional Development
CASCD in Partnership with Creative Leadership Solutions Present their Upcoming series of Webinars with Presenter:
Dr. Douglas Reeves Webinar - Equity and Excellence Now
Beginning July 30, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. PDT
In this interactive presentation, Dr. Reeves provides the latest evidence on success in high poverty schools. Participants will learn the five core competencies of Equity and Excellence Systems and the sever professional practices that distinguish Equity and Excellence schools. Participants will engage in rich discussion and reflection based on a large body of 21st Century evidence. Special attention is paid to resilience - bouncing back from physical, emotional, and psychic injury. Read More
Dr. Douglas Reeves Webinar - Fearless Schools
With the fear and uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic impact that follows, teachers, students, and parents need fearless schools. The core of fearless schools, Dr. Reeves explains, is psychological safety. In this interactive presentation, he explains how leaders and teachers build and maintain trust and psychological safety, and how sometimes these ideals are inadvertantly destroyed. Participants will engage in rich discussion and reflection based on a large body of 21st Century evidence. Special attention is paid to resilience - bouncing back from physical, emotional, and psychic injury. Read More
A Genius in Every Neighborhood: Unlocking Potential by Teaching Math the Way the Brain Learns
Every student should have a shot at experiencing the most difficult, rigorous, complex, and beautiful math. There are geniuses in every neighborhood, if only we can unlock their potential by approaching math education the way the brain learns - and not just the way it's comfortable for us to teach. This panel will explore how taking a neuroscience-based approach to math instruction can not only make math accessible to more students, but can actually change the way they feel about math. Read More
Bryan Goodwin Webinar "Making Learning Stick: (No Matter Where It Happens)"
How can we engage students in deep learning whether they're in school or at home? A good place to begin is with curiosity, which both primes students' brains for learning and makes it stick, and a deep understanding of how to create student learning experiences that reflect how students learn and how curiosity propels their learning each step of the way. In this session, you'll learn a simple model of learning that you can use right away with your own students to give them learning experiences that both challenge and engage them. Read More
Dr. Douglas Reeves Webinar - The 100-Day Leader: Turning Short-Term Wins into Long-Term Successes
In this interactive presentation, teacher-leaders and administrators will go through the steps of creating a 100-day plan. These steps include identifying values, conducting an initiative inventory, creating the not-to-do list, specifying 100 day challenges, identifying high leverage practices, and specifying results. Read More
Back to Better Webinar Series
We are hosting a free webinar series, starting next week for all educators and education leaders. It's called the Back to Better Webinar series. Our goal is simply to encourage and equip, and there is no cost associated with attending. Read More
Capturing Kids Hearts - Virtual Training and Information
Flippen Group has developed a page they direct everyone to that includes the video we launched and flyers for our virtual trainings. Read More
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