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!

    Project Based Learning (PBL) – January 9-11, 2017

    Join us at this three-day introductory PBL workshop.  Participants will design, assess, and manage a rigorous, relevant, standards-based project.  Through a combination of instruction and group work, participants will have the opportunity to plan and discuss a fully designed project.

    Project Based Learning (PBL) Summer Institute - June 27-29, 2017

    Save the Date for the 2nd Annual Project Based Learning presented by the Marin County Office of Education in collaboration with the Buck Institute for Education.

    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. 

    Academic Conversation Series – November 9th, December 14th, January 25th

    Presented by Jeff Zwiers, Ed.D., Stanford Teacher Education Program.  Reaching out to a target audience of Trainer of Trainers, ELA Coaches, EL Specialists, Lead Teachers, Math and Science Coaches and Administrators – this Series is designed to: teach students to converse in academic ways; use conversations as formative and summative assessments of knowledge, skills and engagement indicators; dig into best practices for struggling learners, strategies for working with English learners; and discussion based format for school teams in how to support learning for all students.

    Immersive Learning eXperiences - Virtual Reality in Education - November 16, 2016

    If you are an educator hearing about some of the hype lately surrounding virtual reality (VR), you may be asking "what is VR and how could I use VR in my classroom?" The Marin County Office of Education, The MakerSpace at the Novato Community Education Center and the Marin County Free Library invite you to Immersive Learning eXperiences on November 16 where attendees can hear from educators describing how they use VR to increase student engagement and excite students about learning.

    You will have an opportunity to experience VR and its remarkable ability to create a sense of presence, interactivity, wonder, and empathy. VR experiences in science, art, history, media, engineering, music, and special education will be available to try. Click here to register for the event.

    Approaching Math Learning Through a Growth Mindset – November 17, 2016

    Using Jo Boaler's online course on 'How to Learn Math: For Teachers K-12'.  Participate in eight on-line sessions of Mathematical Growth Mindset: four sessions as a whole group with teachers across the county, and four sessions at your own pace.

    Integrated Learning Specialist Program – November 19, 2016

    Held at Dominican University in partnership with MCOE, this hands-on course focuses 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, Studio Thinking, and Making Learning Visible. Participants explore concepts in math, science, history and language arts through two arts disciplines, investigating the different ways that creative arts help students formulate questions, synthesize, and express learning in core subjects.  Participants make art, share lesson plans, read articles, and write a paper synthesizing their learning. 

    Training of Trainers - Alignment and Using Data to Inform Instruction - December 6th, 2016

    This workshop will focus on: using data to inform instruction; common core and curriculum alignment; creating a formal process to review data; development of data plan to include CELDT, CLASS, EduSnap and SBAC.

    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

    MCOE and the Ross School District are partnering to offer a local location for the 2016-17 Marin NBC cohort. The 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.

    2016-17 Civic Learning Awards

    The above referenced link is a 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 for the Application which 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.  Attached is the website that includes registration information and event topics of discussion.