Sonoma County Office of Education

Improvement Collaborative Newspage

This page provides news, information, and resources for district curriculum representatives who are part of the countywide Improvement Collaborative (previously known as the Curriculum Council).

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Tuesday C&I Network

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, ESS has temporarily paused the Improvement Collaborative meetings and is instead holding weekly meetings on Tuesdays for all C&I administrators to discuss current topics and collaborate on responses to the pandemic. C&I Administrators are encouraged to be added to the calendar invite for these meetings - to be added in, please email Belinda Soto at bsoto@scoe.org.

C&I Network: Zoom Link | Agenda | Tuesdays at 8:30am

Updates for the Week of January 25, 2021

Date: 01/25/2021
Author: Belinda Soto

Dear Colleagues,
 
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at 8:30 for our C&I Network meeting.  We will briefly discuss the updates below and will devote a majority of the meeting to vaccination plans and reopening considerations.  
 
Zoom Link for Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93162180539
 
 

C&I Updates

  • Middle School Convening Requests 

  • College Board Presentation - What we know about AP Exams and opportunities for scholarships and college exploration

  • State Updates

    • SARC Information (due Feb 1)

    • Data Reporting

    • CALPADS Changes

      • WBL and Parent Ed Level




  • Vaccination Plans & Reopening Considerations

        (Jeff Harding, John Laughlin, Mary Downey)


Updates for the Week of January 11, 2021

Date: 01/11/2021
Author:

C&I Updates


Updates for the Week of November 2, 2020

Date: 11/02/2020
Author: Belinda Soto

C&I Updates


Updates for the Week of October 19, 2020

Date: 10/19/2020
Author: Belinda Soto

C&I Updates

  • CDE Technical Assistance: Title III and Title I Opportunity

  • Q&A Attendance Accounting Webinar

  • Question from the last meeting: In order to meet the requirement of SB 98 to provide in-person instruction to the extent possible, are districts required to open for in-person instruction when Sonoma County falls into the red tier?  SCLS response: SB 98 does allow districts to offer distance learning through the end of the year regardless of county tier status.

  • SPSA: SB 820 provides that all schools operating Title I, Part A SWP, including charter schools and single school districts (SSDs), must develop and approve a School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for the 2020–21 school year.  Section 73 of SB 820 removes the requirement for charter schools and SSDs to establish a Schoolsite Council (SSC) in the 2020–21school year.  Instead, SSD and charter schools are required to use the stakeholder engagement outlined in SB 98 for the LCP.


Updates for the Week of October 19, 2020

Date: 10/19/2020
Author: Belinda Soto

Hello Colleagues,
 
I would like to invite you to a feedback session about the spring 2021 CAASPP administration.  The California Department of Education will be taking this item to the State Board of Education in early November and has asked COEs to gather feedback from the field.  Please join me on Thursday, October 29th from 8:30-9:30 if you are interested and available via Zoom.
 


Updates for the Week of October 5, 2020

Date: 10/05/2020
Author: Belinda Soto

C&I Updates

Zoom link: zoom link


Updates for the Week of September 28, 2020

Date: 09/28/2020
Author: Belinda Soto

Dear Colleagues,

 We hope that you are staying safe and out of harm's way.  Our thoughts are with all of you.  In light of the current situation, we will shift the regular meeting format to offer space for you to connect with your colleagues across the county during yet another devastating event in our community.  There won’t be any additional announcements or pressing business and understand if you are not able to join.  Brief updates are listed below.  

Future meetings will be every other week starting on Tuesday, October 6th.

 C&I Updates

  • ELPAC Remote Testing Meet-Up:  The ESS Department is hosting an ELPAC remote testing meet-up on Wednesday, September 30th, 9:00 am-10:00 am:

    • Join colleagues for a time to check-in on remote testing, share ideas, troubleshoot, and brainstorm

    • No registration required

    • https://zoom.us/j/94283670065


Updates for the Week of September 21, 2020

Date: 09/21/2020
Author: Belinda Soto

C&I Updates

  • Legal and statutory protections for schools engaging in equity/social justice work (DB)

  • Conversations in Common: A Collaborative Diversity and Inclusion Reading Project for Sonoma County Schools (Matthew Morgan & Renee Semik)


Updates for the Week of September 21, 2020

Date: 09/21/2020
Author: Belinda Soto

ELPAC Remote Testing Meet-Up 

The ESS Department is hosting a ELPAC remote testing meet-up on Wednesday, September 30th 9:00am-10:00am:

  • Join colleagues for a time to check-in on remote testing, share ideas, troubleshoot, and brainstorm

  • No registration required

 

https://zoom.us/j/94283670065

Meeting ID: 942 8367 0065

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Please forward this information within your district as appropriate.


Updates for the Week of September 14, 2020

Date: 09/14/2020
Author: Belinda Soto

Dear C&I Network Members,
 
Based on overwhelming feedback in support of shorter meetings, the C&I Network meetings during September will be 30 minutes (8:30-9:00 am). The majority of the time tomorrow will be in breakout groups after the brief updates listed below are shared.
 
Updates:
  • Preventing Zoombombing

  • VIDEO: Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Information for Educators in Distance Learning (SCOE, So. Co. Human Services Dept., Family Justice Center)