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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.


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Date: 02/10/2017
Author: Stacie

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

Next Curriculum Council Meeting - February 10

Date: 01/31/2017
Author: Jennie Snyder

Just a reminder that our next Curriculum Council meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 10 at 9:15 am in Oak Room D & E. At this meeting, we will be providing updates on the soon-to-be-released web-based system, the California School Dashboard (LCFF Evaluation Rubrics), the new Academic Indicator, as well as Local Indicators.
The meeting will also provide an opportunity to share ideas and learn from each other. To make our time together valuable, we would like to get your input on the topics you would most like to discuss. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey by clicking here

Looking forward to seeing you all next week.



Response Needed --> NGSS Survey

Date: 01/26/2017
Author: Stacie Post-Sheffer

The California Department of Education, State Board of Education, and county offices are working together to to align communication and create a cohesive approach to the implementation of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) statewide.  Your feedback will help us build a landscape for NGSS support statewide.

Please take 3-5 minutes to complete the following brief survey: . 

Below you will find a PDF copy of the survey questions that you can review prior to submission of your responses.  

Thank you in advance for your help.

Curriculum Council Agenda - 11/4/16

Date: 11/04/2016
Author: Stacie

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

Rotary Books for K-1

Date: 09/19/2016
Author: Tara Beiden

Greetings Curriculum Council,

Please see below for a message from Terry Metzger.


Last year, the Valley of the Moon Rotary Club worked with a retired doctor, and a local author and illustrator to create a book about health and hygiene for young children for the St. Joseph's Mobile Health units.  The book, The Bear Family Moves to Rabbit Country, discusses topics such as hand washing, brushing teeth, drinking water and eating well in both English and Spanish.  


The book has been so popular that the Rotary Clubs in Sonoma County would like to provide a FREE copy (with 5 simple teacher-created lessons) to EVERY Kindergarten and First Grade teacher in the county. We'd love to deliver them this fall.  All we need from you is some basic information! Please go to this link: 


If you need more information, please don't hesitate to give me a call. --Terry

Terry Metzger, Ed. D.
Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction
Rincon Valley Union School District
1000 Yulupa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
(707) 542-7375 x4126


Curriculum Council this Friday, 9/2/16!

Date: 08/30/2016

Our first meeting of the year is this Friday, September 2nd at 9:15am in Oak Rooms D & E. Please click here to see the agenda and email Tara Beiden ( with any additional topics you'd like to discuss. 

Appreciation From Mickey

Date: 06/02/2016
Author: Mickey Porter

Colleagues -
As I say at every Curriculum Council meeting, "you are my people" - those who have the teaching and learning in our county's classrooms as the main focus of their work . I wanted to reach out personally, and thank each one of you for what you've brought to our conversations and meetings together. I'm excited (and a tad nervous, of course!) to start a new adventure in my career. Starting August 1, 2016, I'll be offering consulting services for coaching, group and project facilitation, presentations, etc. I'm not leaving the area, so look forward to our paths continuing to connect. For those who are participating in the work next year with Michael Fullan and InnovateEd, I'll see you there! Dr. Herrington has asked that I continue to lead that work - so I'll be at the sessions providing the leadership for the Sonoma County lens on the work, along with the new SCOE Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services.
You are an amazing group of professionals. I look forward to staying in touch, and hearing about the continued great work in the county!
With Appreciation -

Info from 5/6/16 Meeting

Date: 05/12/2016
Author: Tara Beiden

Below you can find two Powerpoints from the last Curriculum Council meeting.


Meeting on 5/6/16

Date: 05/04/2016
Author: Tara Beiden

Don't forget that Curriculum Council is scheduled for THIS FRIDAY, May 6th! Please click here to take a look at the agenda, and email me at if you have anything you'd like to add.


Thank you!

TK Follow-ups

Date: 04/06/2016
Author: Tara Beiden

If you'd like to view the slides from the TK presentation at the last Curriculum Council meeting, please click here.

We'd also appreciate your input in our TK survey here as a way to share information throughout the county.


Thank you!

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