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.

    Integrated Learning Specialist Program - October 8 & 22, November 19 and December 3, 2016

    The Integrated Learning Specialist Program (ILSP) offers educators of all levels the opportunity to grow professionally and deepen contemporary education strategies through content that supports CA Standards and Performance Based Assessments. Course A - Strategies and Resources for Arts Integration offers a hands-on course focusing on an introduction to arts integrated teaching, curriculum development, and assessment grounded in contemporary arts and educational frameworks from Harvard's Project Zero: Teaching for Understanding, Studion Thinking, and Making Learning Visible.

    Learning Intentions and Assessment Workshop – Dylan Wiliam – October 10, 2016

    In collaboration with MCOE, the Ross School District is hosting a workshop with Dylan Wiliam, Emeritus  Professor of University of London.  His all-day presentation is focused on learning intentions, creating formative assessment, using assessment to guide instruction, and the impact of instructional feedback.

    Fall Paraeducator Series – October 11 & 25, 2016

    The Paraeducator Workshop series is designed to provide intensive training for paraeducators to provide/enhance their skills necessary to work as a special education paraeducator in public schools.  October 11th: Technology in the Classroom – learn to navigate the technology used by paraeducators in the classroom.  Hands-on experience navigating commonly used apps to enhance learning.  October 25th: Supporting the Language Development of Children and Adolescents – Learn typical milestones for language development and strategies to support students with difficulties in expressive, receptive and social language.

    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 such as: Access to a wealth of curriculum resources and NGSS implementation support.

    CUE Classroom Cribs - October 17, 2016

    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.

    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.

    iPBL - Integrating iPads with PBL Units- October 25, 2016

    MCOE in collaboration with Larkspur-Corte Madera School District are presenting iPBL at Hall Middle School, Larkspur, on October, 25th.  Learn how PBL working with iPads enhance students' learning, what kinds of activities and protocols can support the PBL process and how can the iPad become a tool for documenting student learning.

    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.

    2016-17 Civic Learning Awards

    Per the letter from Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction: We recognize and value the crucial role that public schools play in preparing each generation for participation in our democracy, so it is with great enthusiasm that we invite you to apply for the California Civic Learning Award.  Following the recommendation of the California Task Force on K-12 Civic Learning that civic learning begin in kindergarten, all of California's public elementary, middle, and high schools are invited to apply.  Click here to access the application as they are due January 9, 2017.

    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.  Click here for the registration information and event topics of discussion.

    Avid Via Individual Determination (AVID)

    A program designed to increase academic rigor, create positive learning environments, and support all students in achieving lifelong success.

    AVID is currently being used in Marin’s larger districts – in high school, middle school, and even elementary school beginning in Kindergarten.  The mission of AVID – to prepare students for college and life – is one we hold for ALL students, and the instructional methods and strategies used in the AVID program are beneficial to every learner.  Additionally, AVID includes a robust professional development component that ensures teachers are prepared and confident to support students on the path to college and career.

     Marin County Office of Education is interested in forming an AVID Consortium to leverage resources and offset the financial impact of AVID implementation while creating a collaborative countywide community of AVID teachers.  If your district is interested in joining a Marin County AVID Consortium, please contact Raquel Rose at


    Click here to view the AVID Video.