Community Engagement Initiative: Lessons Learned So Far

DESCRIPTION

This session highlights the high impact school governance has on culturally responsive efforts of districts that are participating in the Community Engagement Initiative, and how their participation has led to them building trusting relationships, effective partnership structures that require district teams (comprised of various educational partners) to develop a sustainable community engagement system and in turn allowing them to have difficult conversations and more meaningful engagement in the LCAP process and in supporting the success of their students.

PRESENTERS

Steven Mitchell, Assistant Director, Community Engagement and System of Support, CCEE

Mars Serna, Family and Community Engagement Program Manager, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Jan Gustafson-Corea, CEO, California Association of Bilingual Educators

Dr. Karling Aguilera-Fort, Superintendent, Oxnard School District

Tamara Otero, School Board Member, Cajon Valley Union School District

SLIDES

RESOURCE TYPE

Media, Professional Learning

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

Board, Site Administrator / Instructional Coach, Systems Leadership, Teacher

TOPIC AREA

Community Engagement

KEYWORDS

California Statewide System of Support for Governance Teams

DESCRIPTION

Serving the needs of our children and youth is the top priority for the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence. With so many demands at the local level, it can be challenging for Governance teams to know how to align initiatives and identify the support that may be needed by administrators, teachers, and most importantly the students. This presentation provides an overview of California‘s Statewide System of Support (52074) and better understand the services and supports that are available to support districts. Utilizing the many resources created by state, regional and local agencies, Governance teams can build capacity, and improve collaboration with educational and community partners to improve outcomes for our students and their families.

PRESENTERS

Dr. Chris Hartley, Deputy Executive Director, CCEE

Mindy Fattig, Senior Advisor, CCEE

Dr. Stephanie Gregson, Deputy Executive Director, CCEE

Ed Manansala, Superintendent, El Dorado County

Stuart Packard, Superintendent, Buttonwillow Union School District

SLIDES

RESOURCES

21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA)

System of Support Evaluation

Special Education Educator Workforce Investment Grant (SpEd EWIG)

California Coalition for Inclusive Literacy

California Dyslexia Initiative

ELRISE! English Learner Roadmap Implementation for Systemic Excellence

Early Literacy Support Block (ELSB) Grant

Regional County English Learner Specialist (RELS)

California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE)

California Early Math Initiative

RESOURCE TYPE

Media, Professional Learning

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

Board, Site Administrator / Instructional Coach, Systems Leadership, Teacher

TOPIC AREA

Governance

KEYWORDS

Equity in Action: A Systems Change Approach to Improving the Learning Landscape for African American and Other Underserved Students in California

DESCRIPTION

CCEE and the California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) presented at the Kern Equity Conference, held on October 20, 2022. In the session, CCEE and CAAASA moderated a panel with district and county teams, as they shared their final research report and key takeaways about promoting equitable access, increasing family engagement, and ensuring college readiness and success for African-American and ALL students in California.   

The learning outcomes for this session included:

  • Understanding equity gaps in statewide measures for African-American students, beyond test scores
  • Identification of systemic practices that districts have put into place to support African-American student success that also leads to generalized student success
  • Contact information for district teams/leadership who have led this work

PRESENTERS

Sujie Shin, Deputy Executive Director, CCEE

Dwight Bonds, Executive Director, California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA)

Dr. Kimberly Hendricks-Brown, Principal on Special Assignment, Fresno Unified School District

Dr. Darryl Brown, Coordinator III of Charter School Office, Los Angeles County Office of Education

RESOURCES

RESOURCE TYPE

Professional Learning

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

LEA Leadership and Staff, Site Administrator

TOPIC AREA

Equity

Advancing Student Equity Through District Learning Networks

DESCRIPTION

CCEE and the California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) presented at the 2022 California Educational Research Association (CERA) Annual Conference, held on November 2-4, 2022 in Anaheim, CA. In the session, CCEE and CAAASA moderated a panel with district and county teams, as they shared their final research report and key takeaways about promoting equitable access, increasing family engagement, and ensuring college readiness and success for African-American and ALL students in California.   

The learning outcomes for this session included:

  • Understanding equity gaps in statewide measures for African-American students, beyond test scores
  • Identification of systemic practices that districts have put into place to support African-American student success that also leads to generalized student success
  • Contact information for district teams/leadership who have led this work

PRESENTERS

Sujie Shin, Deputy Executive Director, CCEE

Dwight Bonds, Executive Director, California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA)

Dr. Darin Brawley, Superintendent, Compton Unified School District

Dr. Jorge Torres, Senior Director of College & Career Readiness, Compton Unified School District

Dr. Shaunte Knox, Director of Black Student Achievement, Compton Unified School District

Josh Schultz, Deputy Superintendent, Napa County Office of Education

RESOURCES

RESOURCE TYPE

Professional Learning

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

LEA Leadership and Staff, Site Administrator

TOPIC AREA

Equity

Universally Designed Professional Learning

DESCRIPTION

At the request of the Department of Education, Dr. McKenna presented a 45-minute presentation at CA Comprehensive Literacy State Development Leads Quarterly Convening on October 5th. The focus of the presentation was on how the seven state literacy lead projects universally design their projects to address barriers to participation and application.

PRESENTERS

Dr. James McKenna, Assistant Director, Professional Learning & Leadership Development, CCEE

SLIDES

RESOURCE TYPE

Professional Learning

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

Board, Site Administrator, Systems Leadership, Teachers

TOPIC AREA

Universal Design for Learning

Foundations of Universal Design for Learning

DESCRIPTION

Dr. McKenna presented a 75-minute session on Universal Design for Learning to general and special education teachers as part of the California Teacher Association’s 2022 Special Education Conference, held September 29th-October 2nd in Burlingame, CA. The presentation focused on the foundational principles, necessary mindsets, and suggested first steps for teachers to begin implementing Universal Design for Learning in their classrooms.

PRESENTERS

Dr. James McKenna, Assistant Director, Professional Learning & Leadership Development, CCEE

SLIDES

Resources

Guides Notes Document

RESOURCE TYPE

Professional Learning

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

Board, Site Administrator, Systems Leadership, Teachers

TOPIC AREA

Universal Design for Learning

System Improvement Leads (SIL) Summit

DESCRIPTION

The CA Statewide System of Support (SSOS) is to integrate, coordinate and be accessible to all educators, families and students while intentionally implementing proactive inclusion for students with disabilities. SIL Summit brings educators together to share best practices and learn from each other in the continuous improvement framework and mindset. CCEE, Senior Advisor for the Statewide System of Support, Mindy Fattig, opened the Summit connecting the resources from the state level to the classrooms in order to create One System of support for all of our students.

PRESENTERS

Mindy Fattig, Senior Advisor of System of Support, CCEE

SLIDES

RESOURCE TYPE

Professional Learning

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

Board, Site Administrator, Systems Leadership, Teachers

TOPIC AREA

Special Education

Symposium for California Trends and Challenges in Special Education Law: A Blueprint for CA SPED Directors to Navigate the Post-COVID Landscape

DESCRIPTION

CCEE, Senior Advisor, Mindy Fattig in partnership with CDE Special Education Division, Heather Calomese, provided updates from the most current reform measures related to special education law, compliance and best practice in serving students with disabilities throughout the state. Overview of the Statewide System of Support (SSOS) detailed including overview of state initiatives and resources available to schools with an intentional focus of meaningfully educating students in One System in CA.

PRESENTERS

Mindy Fattig, Senior Advisor of System of Support, CCEE

SLIDES

RESOURCE TYPE

Professional Learning

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

Board, Site Administrator, Systems Leadership

TOPIC AREA

Special Education