Whole Child Design Series – Summer Learning

June 8, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom
As students return to in-person learning this summer and next fall, the pressure to focus exclusively on academic instruction will be intense. At the same time, we know that students – and staff – have experienced unprecedented levels of disruption and stress that will impact their ability to [...]

New Episode: Leading Forward Podcast

June 2, 2021
The Leading Forward Podcast showcases voices from leading California researchers and practitioners talking about lessons we can all learn from 2020 — and how we can reimagine education moving forward. A perfect companion to the Field Guide, the podcast offers an additional way of learning about key research from recognized [...]

Does It Quack Like a Duck? Would I Know a Balanced Assessment System If I Saw One?

May 27, 20213:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom
This webinar includes examples and partial examples from the field to help participants understand what developing systems look like in practice. Participants will hear from district assessment leaders across the country from various size school districts to understand how they are adapting the theory and practice of balanced [...]

Summer Program Marketing, Enrollment, and Engagement

May 27, 202110:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom
Summer is approaching fast and summer learning is needed more than ever. Fortunately, much is known about what works to support learning and well-being in the summer. And there are likely to be historic public investments in summer learning. Participants will learn about the latest national research on [...]

Together with SIL: Virtual Networking Series for Teachers

May 26, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom
Join Together with System Improvement Leads (SIL), a virtual networking event, and connect with colleagues across the state and discuss various topics related to expanding in-person learning opportunities for students with disabilities. Thought partner, share resources, and spread promising ideas across a supportive network of educators dedicated to [...]

Together with SIL: Virtual Networking Series for Educational Leaders

May 26, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Zoom
Join Together with System Improvement Leads (SIL), a virtual networking event, and connect with colleagues across the state and discuss various topics related to expanding in-person learning opportunities for students with disabilities. Be a thought partner, share resources, and spread promising ideas across a supportive network of educators [...]

New Episode: Leading Forward Podcast

May 26, 2021
The Leading Forward Podcast showcases voices from leading California researchers and practitioners talking about lessons we can all learn from 2020 — and how we can reimagine education moving forward. A perfect companion to the Field Guide, the podcast offers an additional way of learning about key research from recognized [...]

Root Cause Analysis: Investigating Problems In Our School Systems

May 24, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zoom
California’s special education monitoring processes are shifting from a compliance focus to a continuous improvement approach. Local Education Agencies (LEAs) identified for monitoring are now required to develop an annual Special Education Plan (SEP). Now more than ever, LEAs have the opportunity to leverage monitoring processes and the [...]

Introduction to Improvement Science

May 21, 2021
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Zoom
In this two-part workshop, participants will be introduced to key improvement science principles and explore methods that drive the improvement journey. Improvement science is a disciplined approach to educational innovation that supports educators, leaders, and researchers in collaborating to solve authentic problems of practice. Attendees will engage in [...]

Summer of Joy: Strategies to Slide into Learning Acceleration

May 19, 20213:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom
Summer learning provides a renewed opportunity to invite stakeholders to the table, including teachers, parents, and community partners, to collaborate as key designers of a balanced approach to student learning. A blend of academics, social interaction, and enrichment is key to engaging students, increasing their sense of belonging, [...]