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The Tulare County Office of Education model for Project Based Learning,
, 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
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
Want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to lead trainings in
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2013-2014 Professional Development Catalog
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.
TO REGISTER FOR CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TRAININGS, CLICK ON THE PD BINDER IMAGES TO THE RIGHT.
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.
Click here for a downloadable flyer with meeting dates and registration information
Brokers of Expertise Content Literacy Module
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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Mapping Instructional Units?
Tulare County Office Education has partnered with CESA 7 to offer
, 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
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
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
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