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California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE)

CCEE COVID-19 Distance Learning Technical Assistance Resources

To support local educational agencies transition to virtual learning, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) is partnering with technical assistance providers and expert practitioners to provide resources, guidance, training, and ongoing professional learning for schools and districts.

Available Modules

Maximizing the System of Support to support equity and social-emotional learning

These resources provide guidance around enhancing equity and supporting social-emotional learning in the virtual learning environment. Learn about best practices and strategies that educators can employ to improve teaching and learning through an equity lens.

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System of Support Distance Learning Resources

Access a list of distance learning tools and resources provided by the System of Support Leads.

Advancing Equity in an Era of Crisis: CCEE, the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) and the University of California Los Angeles Center for the Transformation of Schools (CTS) are providing virtual seminars to advance equitable teaching principles and practices that will further the ability of schools to better serve their most disadvantaged students.

Distance Learning Systems

Distance Learning Systems: CCEE in partnership with Working by Design will offer a series of online workshops to help educational leaders at all levels to design, create, deliver, and refine distance learning experiences within a systems framework to support all students.

Distance Learning Systems Session: Our Best Thinking Now: Re-framing for the Distance Learning Ecosystem (Presented April 22 from 1:30-2:30 PM)

This introductory workshop is part of a series focused on helping educational leaders at all levels to design, create, deliver, and refine distance learning experiences in an evolving ecosystem. This first session will help you re-frame the current complexity and begin to dissect it into more manageable components to synthesize a new vision of distance learning to support all students.

Recorded Video Presentation

Social Emotional Learning Signature Practices by CASEL

Worksheets

The Right Thing, Time & Way: Designing the Distance Learning Ecosystem (Presented April 28 from 1:00-2:00 PM)

Designing effective learning systems requires leaders to view existing systems from a broad perspective that includes seeing overall structures, patterns, and relationships, rather than seeing only specific events within the system. This session will help you to design and analyze distance learning systems from a holistic perspective to set goals, understand and determine roles, implement more effective processes, and develop the necessary relationships. From there, explore a model to make critical decisions quickly.

Recorded Video Presentation

Worksheets

Guidance and training to support initial set-up

Unsure of where to start? These resources will guide teachers, administrators, school site and district leaders in developing a Distance Learning Plan, setting up a virtual learning system, and/or getting started with Canvas or Google Classroom.

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COVID-19 Rapid Response Transition Toolkit

The public health crises resulting from COVID 19 caused schools and districts to rapidly shift to a distance learning environment while also attending to necessary services and operations that cannot be handled virtually. Shifting to distance learning requires infrastructure changes, new methods of teaching and learning, and adaptations to lesson delivery, assessment, collaboration, and family engagement. Furthermore, this transition has highlighted tremendous equity gaps, including wide disparities in students’ access to necessary resources, including food, housing, digital devices, and internet access.

CCEE and WestEd are developing a toolkit to help school and district leadership understand, prioritize, and address their system’s immediate needs through the end of the 2019-2020 school year and then plan for school year 2020-21. Each tool supports intentional systems-level planning and assessment of urgent priorities while applying an equity lens. The toolkit will include:

  • Facilitation Guides for district planning sessions
  • LEA Assessment of Immediate Needs and Implementation Status
  • Rapid-Response Plan
  • Resource Links for knowledge-building and recommended actions
  • Communication Planning Tips

Recorded Video Presentation

Presentation Slides

Resource 1: Planning for Immediate Needs

Facilitator’s Guide (90 minutes)

Facilitator’s Guide (3 hours)

Getting Started with Google

CCEE in collaboration with CUE, Inc., will offer online webinars to support teachers, administrators, school site and district leaders in blended and online instruction using the Google platform.

Getting Started with Google

Google Meet

Session I: Presentation Slides

Session II: Recorded Video Presentation | Presentation Slides

Session III: Recorded Video Presentation | Presentation Slides

Google Suite (Beginner)

Session I: Recorded Video Presentation | Presentation Slides

Session II: Recorded Video Presentation | Presentation Slides

Session III: Recorded Video Presentation | Presentation Slides

Session IV: Recorded Video Presentation | Presentation Slides

Session V: Recorded Video Presentation | References

Resources to support teaching and learning in the virtual environment

Learn best practices for integrating online tools to enhance classroom instruction and deepen family engagement! These resources will provide educators with tools and strategies to support students in virtual classrooms. Specific tools will be tailored to meet the unique challenges of supporting highly mobile students, students with limited access to connectivity and devices, English learners, and students with disabilities. “Office hours” with experts provide additional guidance around specific grade-level and subject matter content, technology, and pedagogical needs.

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Teaching Tolerance Magazine: Experts from the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence offer recommendations for supporting students with learning disabilities through the coronavirus pandemic.

Distance Learning Strategies

Distance Learning Strategies: Presented by experienced e-learning educators, this series will introduce topics that are relevant for administrative teams preparing to design and implement distance learning plans to meet local needs to support teachers and expedite student access to online instruction.

Building Connection and Community: Leadership in a Time of Crisis (Presented April 29 from 3:30-4:30 PM)

Leaders know how important connection and community is. How do we build and maintain both of these critical elements during this time of unprecedented crisis? This session explores some basic tools and principles that you can implement with your leadership team and other stakeholder groups. Learn how the “Three Signature Practices for Adults” from CASEL can apply to all opportunities for connection: with yourself, others, and groups. You will experience strategies and tools for migrating these practices to the virtual space.

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References

SELPA LEAD Distance Learning: This series will introduce relevant topics for education leaders who support teachers and administrators in the implementation of special education services and distance learning plans, presented by the CCEE, CDE, and the System of Support SELPA Leads (Marin County SELPA, Placer County SELPA, South County SELPA, and Imperial SELPA).

Setting up Virtual Learning Systems: Presented by CUE, Inc., this series will introduce online instructional tools and strategies, and provide guidance around ensuring student learning privacy and strengthening security measures.

Targeted assistance and coaching

Ongoing professional learning opportunities in the form of distance learning consortia and networks, coaching, and targeted technical assistance support high-need districts and districts serving at-risk students.

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Distance Learning Consortium: A consortium of county offices will collaborate with CCEE to share lessons learned from distance learning and instructional continuity plans and disseminate weekly lessons and professional development to develop distance learning resources.