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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. 


Instructional Rounds training Available

Instructional Rounds introduces educational leaders to the key principles and practices of an effective classroom-oriented approach to observing, analyzing, and improving teaching and learning.  

This one-day training, held on June 19th, will help you get started using the Instructional Rounds process.  Book and lunch is included with your registration.

Click here to download our informational flyer, and register for the class here.

Build Your 2014 Reading List

Deborah Hofmann of The Learning Network recently shared the list of theTop 75 New York Times Best Selling Education Books of last year.

The list is definitely worth your time, in case you were looking for some valuable professional development or personally uplifting education-related reads for 2014.

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.

CVCUE Training Opportunities

​Don't forget to register for the CUE Rural Rock Star, to be held at Sundale Elementary School on June 18-20.  Please sign up and share the link with anyone who may be interested, keeping in mind that we try to limit the size of Rock Stars to keep the class ratios small and hands-on.

CVCUE Tech Expo Registration, for the event on March 1st at Glacier Point Middle School in Fresno, is also open.  Registration and more info can be found at

The call for presenters is open, and CUE is looking for presentations on CCSS, particularly with a technology focus.  Presenters get complimentary registration.

Upcoming 21st Century Fluency Series

Lee Crockett of the 21st Century Fluency Project will guide participants at every grade level and in in every subject area through a structured process for developing rigorous and relevant units of study.

Cohort 2: April 28 and May 19, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration link

Crockett's online resources, including the public planning tool and his text, Literacy is Not Enough, will be utilized.

Click here to download the flyer with more details.

Curriculum Council Meeting

Educators, curriculum leaders and administrators gathered to discuss STEM during the March 7th Curriculum Council meeting.

As always, archived conversations can be found via the Curriculum Council Edmodo Group.

The next Curriculum Council meeting will be held on May 9, 2014 (Registration link) with a topic of STEM.  All are invited to attend and join in the discussions and collaboration.  Be sure to join us!

Here's a listing of our upcoming Curriculum Council meetings and their topics.

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California Eclipse

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 for more details, or email Charlene Stringham for details and pricing for 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, 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.

We've curated a collection of top video clips representing strong support for the Instructional Shifts, 21st Century Skills, Rigor and Relevance, and the range of Depth of Knowledge (DOK).

The downloadable PDF has hyperlinks of its own to help you visit each useful video.