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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Improvement Collaborative Meeting Schedule

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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 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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1 669 900 6833

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)


Updates for the Week of September 8, 2020

Date: 09/08/2020
Author: Belinda Soto

Dear C&I Network Members,
 
With the shortened week due to Labor Day, we have decided to cut next Tuesday's C&I Network meeting down from one hour to 30 minutes (8:30-9:00am). Below are the topics to be covered:
 
Updates:
Breakout groups:
  • What is working well?
 
C&I Network: Zoom Link | Agenda | Tuesdays at 8:30am
 
Enjoy the long weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday morning!


Updates for the Week of August 31, 2020

Date: 08/31/2020
Author: Belinda Soto

C&I Network: Zoom Link | Agenda | Tuesdays at 8:30am
 
C&I Updates
  • English Learner Status:

Students who are enrolled on or before October 7, 2020, will be included in the 2020–2021 census data reporting. If Initial ELPAC testing is completed before November 13, 2020, CALPADS  will be updated with the student’s English Language Acquisition Status, which will be reported for 2020–2021. Testing and scoring should be completed no later than November 12, 2020, to have CALPADS updated by November 13, 2020.  This impacts LCFF funding for Unduplicated Students.


Updates for the Week of August 24, 2020

Date: 08/24/2020
Author: Belinda Soto

C&I Network: Zoom Link | Agenda | Tuesdays at 8:30am
 
We will spend some time framing the Learning Continuity & Attendance Plan and the review process.
 
C&I Updates
Participation and Weekly Engagement:
 

J-13A Waivers & School Closure FAQ

The CDE has created an FAQ with information about applying for a J-13A waiver when a school closure occurs and is not COVID related. There has been flexibility granted to the J-13A requirement for districts/schools that have had to close due to the fire. However, districts that added emergency days into their calendar must use those days first before applying for the waiver.


Updates for the Week of August 17, 2020

Date: 08/17/2020
Author: Belinda Soto

  • C&I NetworkZoom link - Starts at 8:30 am
    • Shauna Hamilton, Program Coordinator, School-Based Mental Health Support (SCOE), and Ryan Pepin (SCOE) will provide information on Social-Emotional Well-being/Mental Health support for students and staff

    • We will gather your feedback on the type and structure of support for Learning Continuity & Attendance Plan will be most useful.


Updates for the Week of August 10, 2020

Date: 08/10/2020
Author: Belinda Soto


Updates for the Week of August 3, 2020

Date: 08/03/2020
Author: Belinda Soto

    • Learning Continuity & Attendance Plan - Overview/ Purpose
    • July 28 Tuesday’s @ 2 Webinar - Learning Continuity & Attendance Plan
    • CDE Webinar Series - Learning Continuity & Attendance Plan
      • August 4th @ 2:00 pm
      • August 6th @ 2:00 pm
      • August 11th @11:00 am
      • August 13th @ 2:00 pm
    • Learning Continuity & Attendance Plan


Updates for the Week of July 27, 2020

Date: 07/27/2020
Author:

  • Slide Deck: ELPAC Optional Summative, ELPAC Initial Assessment