Welcome to CDE Today, a weekly publication from CDE Communications designed to offer you with clear, constant updates on what’s vital to California colleges.
This is the final version of CDE Today for this college yr. After a quick pause, CDE Today will return to publication in mid-August.
Elevating the Voices of Tomorrow
The CDE is completely happy to highlight the State Superintendent’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The YAC is a council for equitable change and genuine youth voice in training. YAC members have supplied enter to the State Superintendent, and statewide companions on instructional points affecting younger folks. During the previous yr, these youth have participated in varied webinars in partnership with Mentor California and the California Department of Public Health discussing the impacts of COVID 19 on Student Mental Health. They’ve joined occasions about college security, Black History Month, LGBTQ+ pupil helps, and literacy. YAC members additionally supplied enter for youth psychological well being and suicide prevention coverage. We are grateful for their contributions in advocating for genuine youth voice.
Important Education Bills Progress by the California Legislature
This week, a number of payments sponsored by State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, handed out of legislative committees and took one other step towards turning into legislation. These embrace: SB 952, which expands dual-language immersion applications; AB 1703, which inspires sturdy, constructive interactions between colleges and tribes to create a extra related and correct curriculum for all California college students; and SB 364, which would supply free breakfast and lunch to TK-12 college students when colleges are closed, and modify information assortment insurance policies to additional cut back the stigma of “free meals” and shield household privateness. Learn about different payments sponsored by State Superintendent Thurmond in the April 29 CDE information launch.
CDE Launches 2023 California Teacher of the Year Program
The CDE, in partnership with the California Teacher of the Year Foundation, is happy to ask County Offices of Education (COEs) to take part within the 2023 California Teachers of the Year (CA TOY) Program which honors one of the best and brightest of those that have chosen the instructing occupation. The program brings consideration to academics who efficiently make use of methods to extend educational success and slender the chance hole amongst a variety of scholars and to organize college students for twenty-first century faculty and careers. Learn extra on the CDE CA TOY net web page. COEs who will not be collaborating in this system and need to study extra about it ought to contact the CDE Awards Unit by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. A County Coordinator coaching will happen on June 23.
Celebrating Healthy Meals and Summer Meals
This yr, Farm to Summer Week is June 20 to June 24. Farm to Summer Week celebrates native meals on college menus by providing college students take a look at tasting and agricultural studying alternatives. Also, obtain the CA Meals for Kids app, making it simple for households and caregivers to seek out summer time and afterschool meal places. Summer meals present kids with entry to important diet throughout college closures all through the summer time break. You can obtain the CA Meals for Kids app from Apple’s App Store, Google’s Play Store, or Microsoft’s app retailer from the CDE CA Meals for Kids Mobile Application net web page. To discover meal providers in your space, go to the CDE 2022 Summer Meal Service Sites net web page.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Career Exploration Program
Students who specific an curiosity within the army could apply for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Career Exploration Program (CEP). The program is obtainable by the United States Department of Defense as a free useful resource for colleges that may function a stand-alone complete profession steering useful resource and is required for college students serious about army profession choices. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program compiles profession info from a wide range of dependable sources and presents college students with all of their choices to allow them to make a sensible plan for life after highschool. Program info is accessible on the ASVAB CEP web site
. If you could have any questions concerning this topic, please contact John Merris-Coots, Education Programs Consultant, California Career Resource Network Program, by telephone at 916-324-8151 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
School Health, Safety & Support
School Safety Resources
To help colleges in serving to college students address violence, loss, and grief, the CDE has supplied some useful sources in English (PDF) and sources in Spanish (PDF) which can be relevant for dealing with any tragedy. For extra info, contact your college district’s coordinator for disaster response or your county workplace of training. Counseling and pupil help specialists (college counselors, college psychologists, college social staff, and college nurses) and native psychological well being specialists can help you in working with particular person college students and workers. More details about dealing with tragic occasions may be discovered on the CDE Coping with Tragedy net web page.
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under Five
Based on FDA advisory committee and CDC conferences this week, the COVID-19 vaccine for these below age 5 is predicted to be accessible as early as June twenty first! Early care and training websites may help improve entry to this vital vaccine by internet hosting pop-up vaccine occasions. Please full this Mobile or Pop-up occasions request type
on the California Department of Public Health net web page if you’re . More info is accessible through this School Vax Team useful resource
(PDF), or questions may be submitted to SchoolVaxTeam@cdph.ca.gov.
Events and Opportunities
Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) Office Hours (June 22)
Join CDE for digital workplace hours each different Wednesday afternoon focused for Local Education Agencies (college districts, constitution colleges, county workplaces of training) in order that attendees can come and ask questions and obtain technical help about finishing required plans for UPK implementation. The first quarter-hour shall be a fast assessment of UPK and the newest developments. Registration shall be restricted to 500 contributors per session and shall be open to all areas of California. Registration for this occasion shall be open on the afternoon of Friday, June 10, 2022. Please register forward of time. Resources for UPK have been posted on the CDE Elementary net web page, together with info from the primary three UPK webinars and steering to make use of in planning for UPK implementation. Register for the following UPK Office Hour, which shall be held on Wednesday, June 22, from 4–5 p.m. To register, go to the CDE UPK Office Hours net web page.
Arts, Media, & Entertainment Industry Sector (AME) Conference (June 20–23)
The AME Institute, taking place June 20 to 23, is the most important annual skilled convening of Arts, Media and Entertainment (AME) educators and trade professionals within the state. More than 400 educators, directors, trade leaders, tech innovators, and funders will convene in Burbank subsequent week. Attendees will achieve experiences, sources, info, and coaching that helps to make sure California’s subsequent era of AME workforce is ready for their future. AME Career Technical Education applications are rising throughout California resulting from a booming leisure trade serving over 231,000 college students. Register on the AME Institute 2022 net web page
Early Math Symposium (June 24)
Join educators, care suppliers, and households just about to rejoice the maths present in kids’s play, exploration, studying, and conversations. This yr’s digital Early Math Symposium will deal with household engagement, preschool to third-grade alignment, and dynamic breakout classes that may present concepts and instruments to help the mathematical growth of all younger kids. The symposium is a skilled growth alternative collectively sponsored by the CDE, the California State Board of Education, First Five California, WestEd, the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, the AIMS Center for Math and Science, the Department of Social Services, and the California Early Math Project. Learn extra and register on the Early Math Project’s Symposium net web page
August 2022 High School Equivalency Summer Convenings
The CDE’s Proficiency, Equivalency, and Physical Testing Office is internet hosting a no-cost, in-person, three-session coaching collection this August: the High School Equivalency (HSE) Summer Convenings. These classes shall be key for HSE chief examiners, HSE take a look at web site directors, highschool counselors, and others who’ve a connection to this alternate route for college students. The classes, which shall be offered by the CDE, the HiSET Program, and GED Testing Services, shall be held at varied places all through the state. The 2022 CDE HSE Summer Convenings flyer (PDF) offers extra details about this HSE skilled growth alternative. Please ahead this flyer to highschool web site workers who could profit from the data. Registration is accessible on the HSE Summer Convenings registration net web page
. Questions about the convenings may be emailed to Melissa Stockbridge, Sacramento County Office of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 California Assessment Conference (October 18–20)
Register or Submit Session Proposal Today
Registration for the 2022 California Assessment Conference (CAC) is now open. The CAC affords a singular probability for educators to join with friends to find evaluation instruments and methods for improved studying and instructing. Don’t miss out on the keynote handle by Professor Nancy Frey
. This yr’s CAC will happen in individual in Riverside, CA. A restricted digital providing can be accessible. With the theme of Partners in Progress: Harnessing the Power of Student Assessment, the convention will characteristic educated Okay-12 educators from throughout the state who have developed and applied finest practices for utilizing evaluation sources in their lecture rooms. For extra details about the convention, to register, and to submit a session proposal, go to the CAC web site
Spotlight on CDE Environmental Education Program
The California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI), led by Ten Strands, highlighted CDE’s environmental training work in its newest weblog submit. The California Regional Environmental Education Community Network, a program of the CDE, promotes environmental training and environmental literacy by offering academics with entry to high-quality skilled studying alternatives and academic sources.
Read extra concerning the CREEC program from this Q & A on the CAELI net web page
CDE Division Present at 2022 Native American Student Advocacy Institute
On June 9, Cindy Kazanis and Diana Casanova from the CDE’s Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division (AMARD) offered to educators and tribal training leaders on California’s efforts of guaranteeing entry to help and providers for tribal foster youth in Phoenix. This presentation is a part of bigger conversations AMARD is participating in round addressing the academic challenges going through Native college students in foster care together with instructional outcomes and their relationship with historic and present coverage.
Important Dates and Deadlines
LGBTQ Pride Month
The CDE encourages you to yearly acknowledge June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The CDE celebrates Pride Month as a part of ongoing efforts to acknowledge, acknowledge and honor the various histories and backgrounds of CA college students, workers and households. Every pupil deserves an training free from discrimination and harassment.
On Sunday, June 19, State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and the CDE rejoice Juneteenth, a Federal Holiday. Dating again to 1865, it was on June nineteenth that the Union troopers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with information that the struggle had ended and that the enslaved have been now free. Black historical past is American historical past, and we proceed to prioritize efforts to handle racism and bias, promote equitable training in California, and work to reverse the impression race has on alternative gaps in our colleges. As we rejoice #Juneteenth collectively, let’s use this second to resume our dedication to creating alternatives for all of California’s college students to thrive.
National Safety Month
The CDE encourages you to yearly acknowledge June as National Safety Month to assist maintain one another secure from the office to anyplace. It is a time to mirror on the working situations across the nation and the way we are able to create a safer surroundings for those that work exhausting for trustworthy pay.
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Last Reviewed: Friday, June 17, 2022