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2013-2014 Professional Development Catalog

TCOE PD CatalogOur new and improved professional development opportunity catalog has just been released for the 2013-2014 school year!  
With training opportunities for school and district leadership teams as well as classroom teachers, you are sure to find something to improve your craft.  Learn how you can also register electronically for Fresno Pacific University continuing education units for TCOE PD courses.

Find ways to add emerging technologies to your curriculum, ensure you are on the right path toward Common Core success, and incorporate 21st Century skills and learning techniques into your classroom.

Content areas are now color-coded for handy reference, and descriptions updated to ensure you know exactly what you'll need to help reach your school and/or district's PD-based goals. 


This once-a-month PLC provides an opportunity for collaboration, sharing of resources, problem solving, discussion of appropriate developmental stages of kindergarteners, and implementation of instructional strategies focusing on the Kindergarten Common Core State Standards.  

CDE Searchable Database of CCSS Resources

California Department of Education has made available Common Core Search, an online searchable database that will permit stakeholders at all phases of implementation to easily access the high-quality resources they need to support local implementation efforts.  The database allows users to employ filters and a keyword search to quickly find the resources they are seeking.

Brokers of Expertise Content Literacy Module

The Content Literacy in History/Social Studies K-5 module provides kindergarten through grade five (K–5) classroom teachers with information, resources, and strategies to implement the California Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy) in the history/social studies curriculum.

Curriculum Council Meeting

Educators, curriculum leaders and administrators gathered to discuss Blended Learning during the May 9th Curriculum Council meeting.

As always, archived conversations can be found via the Curriculum Council Edmodo Group.  Below is the presentation provided at the May 9th Curriculum Council meeting:

Upcoming Curriculum Council dates are:  Sep. 26, Nov. 21, Jan. 30, Mar. 27, and May 15.  Topics will be shared here soon, so please check back often.  

Do you have a topic you'd like to see covered?  Please provide your input...

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Mapping Instructional Units?

Tulare County Office Education has partnered with CESA 7 to offer California Eclipse, an affordable and easy to use curriculum management system.

Customized for use in a Common Core environment, California Eclipse will allow your district and schools to electronically collaborate on, manage, share and store its curriculum.

Click here to learn more about California Eclipse Curriculum Manager.

Winner, Most Connected County Office, 2013 - Thank you!


New Transitional K Resources!


Creating a presentation and want to use our 21st Century Skills graphic? Click on the image to the right for a large scale version you can copy, save and use.

CCSS Walkthrough Feedback Form Available

Our consulting team has developed a useful walkthrough tool, built using the Forms tool within Google Drive.  This form allows you to choose an emphasis on Literacy Instructional Shifts, Mathematics Instructional Shifts, or 21st Century Skills, and offers feedback for teachers to hone their skills.  

The form is not intended to be an evaluative tool, and both teacher and observer can use the tool together for the benefit of the teacher and students.

If you'd like to receive a copy of the CCSS Walkthrough Feedback Form to edit and use for your own district or school, please email Steve Woods for more information and assistance.

We're not alone in seeing the value of creating walkthrough tools using Google.  Read Michael Graham's article on TICAL to see another method of gathering classroom data using your mobile device.