Education Services

  • Educational Technology Series – September 27th, 2016 through May 2, 2017

    All Educators are invited to attend the Educational Technology Series presented by Dan Phillips at the Marin County Office of Education.  On September 27th Dan will present Everyone Can Google – how to help diverse learners read, write and study using the Google and Chrome platform, apps and extensions.  On October 17th he will present 21st Century Studying – learn the latest programs, apps and strategies to make studying engaging and impactful like never before.

    CISC Leadership Symposium

    Attached is information about the upcoming CISC Leadership Symposium being held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA on February 22-24, 2017.  Registration for this event is now open.  Attached is the website that includes registration information and event topics of discussion.  

    Title III - LEP Survey - Available online August 8 - September 16, 2016

    The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Part A. Section 3121, requires each Title III Limited English Proficient Student Program subgrantee to report on language instruction programs and activities it conducts.  The CDE has created an online survey to comply with this requirement to report on the 2015-16 school year.  The survey questions relate to the implementation of language instruction programs in your local educational agency during the 2015-16 school year, whether or not paid for with Title III funds.

    Legislative Update Series for School and District Administrators – September 7, 2016 (Elementary) and September 28, 2016 (Secondary)

    Presented by the School & College Legal Services and hosted by the MCOE, this workshop is presented in two parts: Elementary Focus and Secondary Focus.  Elementary Focus topics include: English Learner Terms; Sexual Health Education, Dyslexia, SB277 Personal Belief Exemption, Foster Youth, Homeless, Categorical Programs and Educator Effectiveness Funds.  Secondary Focus topics include: English Learner Terms, High school exit exam, Grade 9 Mathematics, College and Career Pathways, SB277, Foster Youth, Homeless, Categorical Programs and Educator Effectiveness Funds.

    Next Generation Science Standards

    Deepen your understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards and California's Science Framework. · Introducing a Phenomena · The Three Dimensions of the NGSS · How to Engage Students in Scientific Practices

    Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) & Accountability Update – September 26, 2016

    The Marin County Office of Education invites you to join us as we engage in conversation with Barbara Murchison and Nancy Brownell from the CDE as they provide the most up to date information about ESSA and the accountability systems.

    ELA/ELD Instructional Material Adoption Process – September 27, 2016

    Presented by the Marin County Office of Education, District Teams will review local and state data components to help develop unique district lens; explore programs' integration of the four literacy strands across the grade levels; and, delve deeper into components to determine how intentionally the ELD standards are used in tandem with the ELA Literacy standards.

    North-South Information Meeting 2016-17 – September 27, 2016

    The 2016 North-South Information Meeting will be held this year via webinar at the Marin County Office of Education. This meeting will provide local updates on a number of important topics related to California's assessment system.

    Paraeducator Series – September 20 & 27 and October 11 & 25, 2016

    The Paraeducator Workshop series is designed to provide intensive training for paraeducators to provide/enhance their skills necessary to work in as a special education paraeducator in public schools.  All trainings are 6 hours in length and can be attended individually or as part of a series.  See the attached flyer for more detail.  The cost per training is $45 or $160/series.

    Sexual Harassment Prevention Training – October 13, 2016

    All supervisory employees must receive two hours of sexual harassment training.  This training is provided to supervisory employees every other year and/or if you are new to a supervisory position. If you are new to a supervisory position, you must attend this training within 6 months of beginning a supervisory position.

    Environmental Education Teacher Training – October 14, 2016

    This Training is being held at the Marin County Office of Education and is geared towards 9-12 teachers of any subject as well as educators interested in integrating sustainability concepts into the classroom. Gain hands-on training for a technical sustainability project • Access to a wealth of curriculum resources • NGSS implementation support.

    High-Impact ELD for Common Core Success – October 17, 2016

    Join Tonya Ward Singer, Language and Literacy Consultant, discusses how to translate the ELD standards into high-impact lessons with a concrete framework for planning tools. Participants will engage in interactive demonstrations and analyze videos and plan relevant, engaging ELD instruction aligned to students' needs.

    Project Based Learning (PBL) Series Educator Collaborative – November 3, 2016

    The PBL development series is designed to provide follow up opportunities to reflect, practice and support one another as members of a deeper learning community of practice. There are a total of three separate, single days, each with a different area of focus. The first session is November 3, 2016 is titled Build the Culture.  Session #2 is Assess Student Learning February 2, 2017, and Session #3 is Manage Activities April 3, 2017.

    FRISK Leadership Training – November 8, 2016

    The FRISK Leadership Training Series is a communication framework for remediating performance problems and developing legally defensible documentation when discipline is necessary.  The framework lays out the basic points that evaluators should include in feedback to employees to satisfy just cause requirements, promote positive change, and provide a clear understanding of performance expectations. 

    Middle School Administrator Network Meetings 2016-2017

    Co facilitated by Ross School District, Miller Creek School and the Marin County Office of Education, the Middle School Administrator Network Meetings will bring together middle school administrators to meet and share best practices and collaborate and problem solve with peers.

    National Board Certification to Marin County Teachers

    Marin COE and the Ross School District are partnering to offer a local location for 16-17 Marin NBC cohort.

    • Provides a supportive, collaborative, learning environment
    • Certificate groups are led by National Board Certified Teachers
    • Teachers learn to describe and analyze their practice, which results in deeper understanding and improved teaching

    This year the Ross School District in Marin County has generously offered to be the host site. There are currently teachers from Bolinas-Stinson, Dixie, Larkspur-Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Reed Union, Ross, San Rafael, and Tamalpais. Teachers meet as a group, attend most Stanford sessions remotely, and only attend a few sessions at Stanford. This enables teachers to collaborate, but not have to drive to Stanford each month.

    CUE Classroom Cribs

    Marin County Office of Education is excited to announce an opportunity for innovative learning.  #Classroom Cribs – produced by  CUE Professional Learning and is a new approach that allows educators to examine the learning environment.  Real classrooms are re-imagined by educators.   Join us October 17 from 9:30am to 4:00pm at White Hill Middle School for a day of looking at how the classroom set up and design affects learning.  Ideas for primary classrooms math instruction and classroom design will be the focus of the day. 

    Classroom Cribs is not about fantasy classrooms, rather this is about affordable, practical change and the impact of classroom setup and design on student learning.