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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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The Curriculum Feed
May 2018 Volume 1

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

12 Resources to Help You Address Mental Health in Schools

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it is becoming increasingly clear that mental health in schools is an important topic the nation cannot afford to ignore. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in seven U.S. children aged 2 to 8 years have a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that one in five youths ages 13–18 experiences a serious mental health condition.

If you don’t know where to begin to address mental health in your school, here are a list of resources to help you start the conversation. Read More

Nation's Top Teachers Confront Betsy DeVos In Private Meeting

At a roundtable with the nation's top educators on Mondayafternoon, at least one teacher told Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that her favored policies are having a negative effect on public schools, HuffPost has... Read More

A new venue for video games: K-12 classrooms  

More teachers are using Minecraft and other digital games to teach history, science, math and other subjects. Read More

California school first in the nation to be digitally mapped for first responders

A system being unveiled at Anaheim High School this week includes high-resolution images of the school’s every nook and cranny. Read More

California university students are stretching…and it is all happening in writing class, not the gym

California state universities replace remedial English composition with a new model that takes two semesters and offers academic credit for both. Read More

Educators face new challenges in 'superdiverse' classrooms where multiple languages are spoken

Researchers focused on classrooms where more than five languages are spoken. Read More

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change.

Editor's note: This article is the first in a series entitled Map to the Middle Class, which is being jointly published by and The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on... Read More

Seizing the Moment: A District Guide to Advance Equity Through ESSA - The Aspen Institute

The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) returns significant responsibility for setting the vision and strategy for educational excellence to states and districts, and district leaders are already working to... Read More

Bringing All Students Into Discussions

Over the years, I've worked to bring more of my students into the conversation, and doing so has become one of the most important ways I help my students develop essential communication and thinking skills. As in many... Read More

Cheaper human tutors can be highly effective, studies show - The Hechinger Report

Teaching assistants may sometimes feel like the Rodney Dangerfields of the classroom. They don't get as much respect, and certainly not as much pay as the teachers they work with. But recent reviews of effective... Read More

Ability to Learn Languages Stays Strong Until Late Teens, New Study Finds

Scientists have long posited that there is a "critical period" for language learning, but new research suggests that the time frame stretches on much longer than previously thought. A new study from the Massachusetts... Read More

Child poverty drops in California, but is still the nation's highest

22.8 percent of the state's children are living below the poverty threshold Read More

How young is too young to start introducing students to future careers? - The Hechinger Report

In Southern California's Cajon Valley Union School District, career exploration starts in kindergarten. Five-year-olds learn about police officers, doctors, artists, teachers, bakers and farmers. Over the next eight... Read More

Upcoming Webinars

Real Talk About Classroom Management: Connecting with the Hard-to-Reach Student

Monday, May 7, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT
Presented by Serena Pariser
This webinar is for any teacher in grades K-12 who wants to learn practical classroom management strategies that can be immediately implemented into any classroom. Serena Pariser’s new book Real Talk About Classroom Management departs from the traditional approach of teaching obedience and instead shares how to empower students, build positive relationships, and create independent and curious learners. Serena shares her story of growing from a teary-eyed first year teacher to Teacher of the Year, international consultant, and Fulbright scholar.Read More

Fostering Collective Efficacy: 3 Enabling Conditions

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 3:30pm PDT

Presented by Jenni Donohoo

What matters most in raising student achievement? Research identifies collective efficacy—the shared belief that what we do really matters—as the number-one factor. When teacher teams believe that they can positively impact student learning, it results in a number of productive patterns of behavior: deeper implementation of high-yield strategies, increased teacher leadership, high expectations, and a strong focus on academic pursuits. Join us to learn more about what collective efficacy is, why it's important, and how to foster efficacy to ensure equity, promote well-being, and enhance public confidence in education. Read More

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Upcoming Professional Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

American Reading Company
Discovery Education
The Flippen Group
Grand Canyon University
Learning List
Lozano Smith LLP
National Geographic Learning/Cengage
California Science Teachers Association
Project Tomorrow - FEA

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