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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...


A publication of California ASCD - February 2019

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The Curriculum Feed
February 2019 Volume 1

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


Social-emotional learning expands to meet teachers' needs

As more states work to implement social-emotional learning programs to help improve long-term student outcomes, some experts are calling for schools to also consider the social-emotional needs of teachers. Read More


Social and Emotional Learning Resource Guide Available

Social and Emotional Learning is about helping students develop a range of skills they need for school and life. Social-Emotional skills include the ability to:

1) Set and achieve positive goals
2) Feel and show empathy for others
3) Establish and maintain positive relationships
4) Make responsible decisions
5) Understand and manage emotions

All of these skills are necessary—both for educators and students—to function well in the classroom, in the community, and in college and careers. Read More


Tighter Home-School Bonds Improve Students' Social and Emotional Skills (as Well as Academics)

School and family partnerships can be as important for students' social and emotional development as for their academic progress, finds a new meta-analysis in the American Educational Research Association's Review of... Read More


California schools help unaccompanied immigrant students combat trauma, language barriers

José Sánchez crossed three borders on his own to get to Oakland, California when he was just 17. But once here, he found another barrier that proved even more difficult to overcome - graduating high school. Read More


Students getting an out-of-this-world experience

From 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, Brooks and Buckeye elementary school students will connect live with astronauts orbiting Earth in the International Space Station. The community is invited to tune in and... Read More


California May Add A New Ethnic Studies High School Graduation Requirement

California high school students may need to start taking a one semester class in ethnic studies in order to graduate. Assembly Bill 331, introduced Thursday, would require the students in grades 9-12 to take an ethnic... Read More


A Simple Switch at the College Board Could Mean More Equitable AP Exams - EdSurge News

The College Board will soon allow high school students to register for Advanced Placement (AP) exams in the fall, rather than having them wait until spring-just before the exams are held. It's a simple, seemingly... Read More


California quietly publishes list of 781 lowest-performing schools

Without fanfare or advance notice, the California Department of Education released the list of the state's poorest-performing schools last week for the first time in four years. The 781 schools include 481 out of... Read More


ASCD & Center for Inspired Teaching Student Voice Summit

Washington, DC
June 21-23, 2019
Calling all high school students and educators!

The ASCD & Center for Inspired Teaching Student Voice Summit, Powered by Teach to Lead, will be the first student leadership focused summit, taking the model that has proven to positively impact teacher leadership and applying it to student-led ideas. The Student Voice Summit will support student leaders across the country to work with teams as they advance groundbreaking, student-led ideas that create solutions for challenges that they identify. Student leaders will leave the Summit empowered and energized to make a real change in their schools, communities and the world. Read More


California State University graduation rates show uneven progress, some backsliding

While the California State University has boasted about improved systemwide graduation rates, new statistics show a more troubling picture at many of CSU's 23 campuses. Some campuses lag far behind in the expensive... Read More


Upcoming Professional Development

WEBINAR: All Learning Is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Time: 03:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour

Although social and emotional learning (SEL) is most 
familiar as compartmentalized programs separate from academics, the truth is, all learning is social and emotional. What teachers say, the values we express, the materials and activities we choose, and the skills we prioritize all influence how students think, see themselves, and interact with content and with others. Read More


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

03/04/2019 8:30 AM Orange County Department of Education, D Conference Center, Rooms D1001-3, 200 Kalmus Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Read More


4/4/19 You Can't Write What You Can't Say! Writing Instruction with Embedded Language Development for Academic English Learners with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.

Clovis, California
Clovis Unified's Professional Learning Center
On the Corner of Herndon and Clovis
362 North Clovis Ave., Suite 101
Clovis, CA 93612-0300
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Includes Lunch Read More


4/5/19 BUILDING A POSITIVE AND SAFE SCHOOL CULTURE WEAVING SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT INTO THE DAILY FABRIC OF YOUR SCHOOL

Clovis, California
Clovis Unified's Professional Learning Center
On the Corner of Herndon and Clovis
362 North Clovis Ave., Suite 101
Clovis, CA 93612-0300REGISTER BY 3/22 AND USE THE DISCOUNT CODE: LOVE FOR 20% OFF Read More


4/10/19 BUILDING A POSITIVE AND SAFE SCHOOL CULTURE WEAVING SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT INTO THE DAILY FABRIC OF YOUR SCHOOL

Dublin, California
Dublin Unified School District Board RoomREGISTER BY 3/27 AND USE THE DISCOUNT CODE: LOVE FOR 20% OFF Read More


Partner News

NBA and Discovery Education Invite Teachers and Students Nationwide to Game Plan For the Future: An All-Star Virtual Field Trip

The National Basketball Association(NBA) and Discovery Education today invited teachers and students nationwide to participate in Game Plan For The Future: An All-Star Virtual Field Tripon Thursday, February 14th at 1:00 PM EST. During this immersive virtual experience, teachers and students will join NBA players and executives to hear how they use the STEM skills learned in school to bring the excitement of regular season games, playoffs, NBA Finals, and NBA All-Star to life for fans around the world. Read More


Next Generation Science Standards Instructional Materials

The California Science Teachers Association and the science teachers associations of three other Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) west-coast states, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, have co-authored a white paper on priority features of NGSS instructional materials. This is the first time our states have collaborated to convey a common vision on an issue of great importance for the implementation of the NGSS. We understand all too well that for meaningful shifts to happen and to support the full vision of the NGSS, strong K-12 Instructional materials are required. We specifically call out K-12 because although California is a K-8 adoption state, high quality materials are also needed for 9-12.Download Our White Paper: http://www.cascience.org/download_file/view/240 Read More


CORPORATE PARTNERS


Character Strong
Corwin Press
Discovery Education
The Flippen Group
Grand Canyon University
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Lexia Learning
Lozano Smith LLP
McREL
National Geographic Learning/Cengage


EDUCATION PARTNERS
ACSA | CUE
TICAL | ASCD
California Science Teachers Association
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The Curriculum Feed
January 2019 Volume 1

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


SBE moves to better align LCAP with feds

(Calif.) The California State Board of Education approved the addition of a new section to the Local Control Accountability Plans in which districts must identify what actions they will or are taking to improve their... Read More


Revived bill aims to increase LCFF base funding targets

(Calif.) In an effort to bring the state’s per-pupil spending above the national average, one lawmaker has re-introduced a bill that seeks to increase the target funding under California’s Local Control... Read More


School districts will be required to verify they're fixing California's lowest-performing schools

By the end of January, the state will publish the initial list of hundreds of low-performing California schools that must receive intensive help under the Every Student Succeeds Act, which Congress passed in late 2015. Read More


Bringing the Science of Learning Into Classrooms

New research sheds light on the effects that childhood experiences-both good and bad-have on the developing brain. But are schools keeping up? "The 20th-century education system was never designed with the knowledge... Read More


As California community colleges gear up to teach less remedial math, one college shows how it can be done

Allessandra Reyes by her own admission "was really bad at math" in high school. The now 18-year-old freshman at College of the Canyons, a community college in Santa Clarita, failed Algebra II in 10th grade, eventually... Read More


Early STEM Provides 'Critical Foundation' for Future Learning

It's time to ramp up STEM in early childhood education, according to the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE). CADRE is a network for STEM education researchers funded by the National... Read More


Michael Kirst's parting advice: more teacher and principal training is critical to success of local control

Michael Kirst retires this week after eight years as president of the State Board of Education, satisfied that the key pieces of Gov. Jerry Brown's education policies he helped create are solidly in place. Read More


Coaching Teachers To Become Powerful Users of Classroom Tech

Classrooms across the U.S. have increased access to technology for learning, but that doesn’t mean devices and apps are always being used well. Teachers regularly ask for more professional... Read More


Materials Matter for ALL Students

Did you know: 13 percent of all students in public schools are receiving special education services and classes? That’s 6.7 million kids across the country that face a variety of challenges including... Read More




Upcoming Professional Development

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 92626 Read More




Visible Learning Foundation Day Institute - Use Promo Code CAASCD



Partner News

California Adopts Discovery Education's Award-Winning Science Techbook for Use in K-8 Classrooms Districtwide

Upon the recommendation of its Instructional Quality Commission, the California State Board of Education recently adopted Discovery Education’s Science Techbook for California NGSS for use in K-8 classrooms statewide through its state adoption process. Discovery Education’s Techbooks are currently used by approximately 5.6 million students across all 50 states and Canada.

The California State Board of Education’s approval of the Discovery Education Science Techbook for California NGSS clears the way for school systems across the state to purchase and integrate these resources into classroom instruction. Discovery Education’s Techbooks support a comprehensive curriculum, can be integrated in any teaching environment, including one-to-one, one-to-many configurations, and when used in combination with print materials and hands-on kits, can create unique blended learning experiences. In addition, the Techbook series saves California teachers time with a comprehensive design that places model lessons, student activities and performance-based assessments at their fingertips. To learn more about the adoption of the Science Techbook , visit:https://www.discoveryeducation.com/news/california-the-latest-state-to-adopt-discovery-educations-award-winning-science-techbook-for-k-8-classroom-use-statewide/ Read More


CORPORATE PARTNERS


Character Strong
Corwin Press
Discovery Education
The Flippen Group
Grand Canyon University
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Lexia Learning
Lozano Smith LLP
McREL
National Geographic Learning/Cengage


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




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