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This page provides news, information, and resources for district curriculum representatives who are part of the countywide Curriculum Council. To subscribe to automatic email updates, please contact Tara Beiden, or (707) 522-3151.


September 1, 2017 | Agenda
December 8, 2017 | Agenda
February 16, 2018 | Agenda Coming Soon
May 4, 2018 | Agenda Coming Soon

September 2, 2016 | Agenda
November 4, 2016 | Agenda
February 10, 2017 | Agenda
May 5, 2017 | Agenda

September 4, 2015 | Agenda
November 6, 2015 | Agenda
April 1, 2016 | Agenda
May 6, 2016 | Agenda

Wanted: Nominations and Applications for Masterful Teachers

Date: 01/10/2018
Author: Stacie

Sonoma County has outstanding teachers.

SCOE is participating in the California Teacher of the Year Recognition Program. The Teacher of the Year Program recognizes teachers and rewards them for their masterful teaching and commitment to their students’ success. In support of great teaching, Community First Credit Union is providing a $3,000 cash award to the Sonoma County Teacher of the Year and a $2,000 cash award to the first runner-up. 

For more information on who is eligible and how to nominate one of your teachers, please visit

Curriculum Council Agenda - 12/8/17

Date: 12/08/2017
Author: Stacie

The agenda for today's Curriculum Council meeting has been posted and can be found by clicking here

Curriculum Council - December 8

Date: 11/28/2017
Author: Jennie Snyder


Our next Curriculum Council meeting is scheduled for next Friday, December 8th starting at 9:15 in Redwood Rooms A & B.

Based on feedback provided at our September meeting, we will set up the meeting so that you'll be able to get updates and connect with others around topics of interest. For the first part of our meeting, we'll set up tables where you can talk with C&I colleagues and ESS staff with expertise on those topics.

To help us to be able to provide information that will best meet your needs, please let us know what topics are most important for you by completing this very brief survey (click here). 

Afterwards, we hope that you will be able to join us for a special extended session of Curriculum Council focused on School-Based Systems of Support related to our county's ongoing response to the recent wildfires. This session, designed for district and site administrators will take place from 10:30-12:00 pm and will:

  • recap some of the high-level concepts and resources from the October Train-the-Trainer workshop that was held at SCOE
  • offer a consultation model to identify and leverage the skills, expertise, and knowledge within a system to address educator, parent, and student needs related to the wildfires 
  • allow for sites and districts to reflect and optionally share what has worked (and what hasn't) in their wildfire-response efforts
  • engage in a needs assessment to inform future support to sites and districts

​Please let me know if you have any questions. We hope to see you next Friday!

IMPORTANT: Location Change for Tomorrow's Curriculum Council Luncheon

Date: 11/13/2017
Author: Stacie

The location of tomorrow's Curriculum Council luncheon has been changed to KIN Windsor at 740 McClelland Drive in Windsor. Here's the full details of the luncheon: 

  • Tuesday, November 14th from 12:00-1:30pm at KIN Windsor
  • Bring a strategy to share (something that you have done or are doing)
  • Please RSVP by completing this brief survey ASAP.


REMINDER: Curriculum Council Luncheon, November 14

Date: 11/08/2017
Author: Jennie Snyder

Good afternoon. This is a quick reminder of the Curriculum Council Luncheon we are holding on Tuesday, November 14.

Here are the details:

  • November 14th from 12:00-1:30 pm at RESIG, 5760 Skylane Blvd #100, Windsor
  • Bring a strategy to share (something that you have done or are doing)

Please RSVP by completing this brief survey ASAP.


Thank you, 



Curriculum Council Luncheon

Date: 10/31/2017
Author: Jennie Snyder


I know that each of you has been working tirelessly during the past few weeks to respond to the needs of students, staff and families in your districts in the aftermath of the recent fires.  

Now that schools are reopening, we'd like to invite you to join us for lunch and conversation around how we can support students and staff during the transition back into their school communities and classroom learning. This will be an opportunity for us to reconnect and share strategies to support students' social-emotional and academic needs in the weeks and months ahead.  

 Here are the details:

  • November 14th from 12:00-1:30 pm, location TBD
  • Bring a strategy to share (something that you have done or are doing)

Please RSVP by completing this brief survey no later than Thursday, November 2nd.


Thank you, 


November 3rd Meeting Rescheduled

Date: 10/23/2017

Dear Curriculum Council,

The November 3rd meeting has been rescheduled for Friday, December 8th at 9:15am, immediately following Leadership 40.

 Thank you.

Curriculum Council Agenda - 9/1/17

Date: 09/01/2017
Author: Stacie

The agenda for today's Curriculum Council meeting has been posted and can be found by clicking here

2018 CISC Symposium

Date: 08/30/2017
Author: Jennie Snyder


You are cordially invited to participate in the 2018 CISC Leadership Symposium, being held February 21-23, 2018 at the Monterey Conference Center. 

This year the symposium will focus on supporting educational leaders in developing greater coherence within their systems to achieve equitable outcomes for all students. Conference Strands will provide participants with opportunities to deepen their understanding of resources and promising practices related to:

  • Coherent Systems
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Equity

You can find more information about the symposium as well as a link for registration at There is no limit to the number of registrants.

We hope to see you there.

Curriculum Council - September 1st

Date: 08/24/2017
Author: Jennie Snyder

Just a reminder that the first Curriculum Council meeting of the year is scheduled for Friday, September 1st from 9:30 am to 11:30 am in Redwood C. 
Based on feedback from the Curriculum Council members last spring, as well as the planning group, the first hour of the  meeting will be devoted to informational items and the second hour will be focused on collaborative conversations among attendees. 
At this meeting, we will provide updates on:
NGSS implementation
Continuous Improvement
Kindergarten Student Entrance Profile (KSEP)
See you then!

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