July 18, 2019
Going “Off List” in California means adopting and implementing instructional materials that are not on the State Board of Education (SBE) list of approved instructional materials. As the California Department of Education (CDE) has moved from a model of oversight to one of supportive accountability, a shift has occurred in its role in instructional materials adoption. These shifts allow districts greater autonomy in selecting their materials. Keep Reading
July 10, 2019
To better understand how open educational resources (OER) are used in California, we interviewed over a dozen teachers, district administrators and OER content developers and distributors about why they adopted, created, and use OER. Read more to learn about the benefits of OER and helpful tips around additional considerations for adoption OER materials. if adopting OER materials.
Calcurriculum is excited to announce that it’s partnering with the California Department of Education to offer a free two-day, grant-funded workshops this May and June to help districts identify opportunities and strategies to improve their math program implementation.
As the Statewide System of Support and the California School Dashboard continue to grow, districts need targeted supports that align with continuous improvement strategies. This free workshop is designed help county offices, districts, and charter management organizations refine district implementation of math materials in alignment with continuous improvement strategies.
Register your district’s team today as spaces are limited. This workshop supports Tier 1 for all districts or can be a targeted support for districts designated for assistance.
Participants will investigate their instructional materials, consider possible adaptations or supplemental materials, and plan for how to improve the math program in their schools. The workshop is free and meals will be provided however participants will need to cover their own travel, hotel, and other incidental costs. Want a preview of what we’ll cover in the workshop? Check out our Implementation Guide.
Have questions or need more information about the workshops? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep Reading
May 7, 2019
California leads the country in prioritizing the needs of English language learners (ELL) when selecting materials, and our guidance is designed to help districts make effective selections for programs that serve all students. Materials don’t come off the shelf perfectly matched to meet all English Language Learner needs. However reviewing materials for the depth of support provided to ELL students can help identify the strengths and gaps of the programs you’re using. Keep Reading
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