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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 2020




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The Curriculum Feed
January 2020 Volume 2

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


California governor joins those wanting to hold school districts more accountable for spending

In an audit last fall of three districts' spending, State Auditor Elaine Howle called on the State Board of Education and the Legislature to hold districts more accountable for how they spend money they receive from... Read More


CDE releases mobile apps for School Dashboard and Standards

The CDE has released the first mobile apps for the California School Dashboard and the California Content Standards. The apps will be particularly useful for families who do not have access to a computer. These apps are available on the iOS App Store, the Google Play Store, and the Microsoft Store by searching for the term "CA Dashboard" or "CA Standards." The Standards app recently received its last update - it now includes all


Close the Digital Learning Gap: How One District Tackled Tech Disparity in the Classroom

In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. With 28 campuses spread across the Southern California district, each managing its own technology decisions, some schools regularly enjoyed... Read More


Standards-Based Grading: Hope vs. Reality

Standards-based grading (SBG)or competency-based gradingmeasures student progress relative to specific learning standards. This system of evaluation isolates the learning of content and mastery of skills from other... Read More


This Teacher Spent a Day as a 4th Grader. Now She's Rethinking Her Career

If you think you're tired after a day of teaching, you should try being a 4th grader. I recently spent a day shadowing a 4th grade student at the school where I teach. I went home with a migraine, a... Read More


Iowa Caucuses Offer Students a Laboratory for Civics Education

At a time when many students around the country pride themselves on their political engagement, Iowa teenagers are in a unique position. The Midwestern state has long fought to maintain its position as first to weigh... Read More


Students' 'Dream Jobs' Out of Sync With Emerging Economy

In the middle of the last century, the U.S.-Russia space race launched "astronaut" and "rocket scientist" as new "dream jobs" for a generation. But since the start of this century, the career aspirations of teenagers... Read More


Nation Shows Scant Progress in Assuring Bright Prospects for All Students

The nation faces persistent challenges amid marginal progress when it comes to assuring that school systems and socioeconomic factors provide all children with bright prospects over the course of a lifetime, the... Read More


Empower, the Conference for Learning, Teaching, & Leading Together

Empower brings together teachers, principals, superintendents, administrators, coaches, and others to learn from dynamic individuals in and outside the world of education. Check out these featured sessions that come with your conference registration.

LeVar Burton-Technology and Storytelling: Making a Difference in the Digital Age
Jim Knight-The Four Essential Elements of Great Instructional Coaching Programs
Robyn Jackson-Six Early Warning Signs Your School Culture Is Turning Toxic Read More


STEM Teacher Leadership Network Launched

TERC's STEM Teacher Leadership Network, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), invites teacher leaders and aspiring teacher leaders, as well as researchers and administrators interested in effective school leadership, to join, view, share, and interact with this new virtual learning community and collegial network.
The free membership will provide access to networking tools, resources, and interactive online events throughout the year to explore topics related to STEM teacher leadership. Members will share their leadership paths, challenges, strategies, resources, upcoming opportunities, and events with each other. Read More


Law Day 2020 (May 1) Planning Resources Available

Visit the Law Day 2020 planning guide webpage for resources to help plan your Law Day activities and 19th Amendment centennial celebrations. Read More


Upcoming Professional Development

Techniques and Tools for Bolstering Academic Vocabulary Knowledge and Skills (Grades 3-12) with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Hosted by: Panama-Buena Vista Union School District
Location: 4200 Ashe Road
Bakersfield, CA 93313 Read More


Character Strong Training Dates

March 17th - Clovis, CA
March 18th - Dublin, CA
April 2nd - Riverside, CAEach training has an "early bird" sign up at a discounted rate.

Registrations are fully refundable up until 2 weeks prior to training and can be transferable to other staff members one week prior to event. For teams greater than FIVE, we offer school group discounts:
5-10 staff - 25% off / Code = CSTWENTYFIVE
11-20 staff - 30% off / Code = CSTHIRTY
21-30 staff - 35% off / Code = CSTHIRTYFIVE
31+ staff - 40% off / Code = CSFORTY Read More


Partner News

The Importance of Emphasizing Oral Language with English Learners

Read The Importance of Emphasizing Oral Language with English Learnersfor practical strategies educators can start using right now to ensure English Learners can participate in conversations, ask questions, and share their own unique perspectives in the classroom. Read More


Twitter Slow Chats: New Monthly Format for 2020

Looking to grow your professional learning network? Join us for our Twitter slow chats, where participants share best practices, strategies, challenges, questions, and successes on a monthly topic. Follow McREL on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas with other educators.
February 2020: Leadership at All Levels. What does leadership look like in your district? How about your school, your classroom, and with your students? What characteristics do you look for in a leader at these levels? As a leader, how do you avoid burnout?




Character Strong Training Dates

March 17th - Clovis, CA
March 18th - Dublin, CA
April 2nd - Riverside, CA

Each training has an "early bird" sign up at a discounted rate. Registrations are fully refundable up until 2 weeks prior to training and can be transferable to other staff members one week prior to event. For teams greater than FIVE, we offer school group discounts:
5-10 staff - 25% off / Code = CSTWENTYFIVE
11-20 staff - 30% off / Code = CSTHIRTY
21-30 staff - 35% off / Code = CSTHIRTYFIVE
31+ staff - 40% off / Code = CSFORTY Read More


CORPORATE PARTNERS


Character Strong
Discovery Education
The Flippen Group
Grand Canyon University
Great Minds
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Lexia Learning
McREL
PBLWorks
Safe and Civil Schools


EDUCATION PARTNERS
ACSA | CUE
TICAL | ASCD
California Science Teachers Association
Project Tomorrow - FEA




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