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Professional Development Catalog

We continue to offer incredibly valuable training opportunities for school and district leadership teams as well as classroom teachers. 

Using our Professional Development Catalog, find ways to add emerging technologies to your curriculum, ensuring you are on the right path toward Common Core success, and incorporating 21st Century skills and learning techniques into your classroom.

Learn how you can also register electronically for Fresno Pacific University continuing education units for TCOE PD courses.

Content areas are 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. 


pblCORE Training of Trainers Available

The Tulare County Office of Education model for Project Based Learning, pblCORE, is a structured process designed to support educators in developing and delivering effective instruction focused on building transferable skills that prepare students for college, career, and life.  The pblCORE process is an integrated approach for designing, implementing, assessing, and managing Project Based Learning.  

The ten characteristics of PBL, California Common Core Standards and Instructional Shifts, 21st Century Skills, Depth of Knowledge, the Three Rs (Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships), and conceptual curriculum mapping are embedded in pblCORE.  

Want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to lead trainings in pblCORE?  Visit ourpblCORE page
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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.

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.  


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.

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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.