Education Services

  • Courageous Conversation - Introduction for Parents and Community Principal Network Series Elementary CohortNorth-South Information Meeting 2018 FRISK Training Paraeducator Special Education Series - September 5 and 19, 2018

    In September, the Paraeducator Series will present two trainings:

    • September 5, 2018 - Paraeducator Roles and Responsibilities
    • September 19, 2018 - Communication and Teamwork

    This series is designed to provide training to enhance the skills necessary to work as a special education paraeducator.

    Speech & Language - Supporting Executive Functioning - September 7, 2018

    The first workshop, Supporting Executive Functioning, in a series of five workshops designed for Speech and Language Specialists and school special educators, is taking place at the Marin County Office of Education on September 7th. Marin County schools' special educators are eligible for scholarships to attend. Click here for registration, scholarship information, and other workshops in this series for registration, scholarship information, and other workshops in this series.

    Arts Education Week - September 12-18, 2018

    This weeklong event, sponsored by the Marin County Office of Education and Youth in Arts, will host over ten workshops covering a variety of topics including Bringing Theater into the Classroom, Improvisation, Creativity in the MakerSpace and much more. 

    Attendance of Records Workshop - September 12, 2018

    A workshop designed for District Supervisors of Attendance Training and will take place from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Marin County Office of Education.  The training will identify and review the duties of district supervisors of attendance as identified in California Education Code Section 48240.  Areas of discussion will focus on responsibilities related to the following:

    • Raising the awareness of school personnel, parents, guardians, caregivers, community partners, and local businesses of the effects of chronic absenteeism and truancy and other challenges associated with poor attendance;
    • Identifying and responding to grade level or pupil subgroup patterns of chronic absenteeism or truancy;
    • Identifying and addressing factors contributing to chronic absenteeism and habitual truancy, including suspension and expulsion;
    • Ensuring that pupils with attendance problems are identified as early as possible to provide applicable support services and interventions; and
    • Evaluating the effectiveness of strategies implemented to reduce chronic absenteeism rates and truancy rates
    • Providing support services and interventions, which may include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following:
    • A conference between school personnel, the pupil's parent or guardian, and the pupil;
    • Promoting co-curricular and extracurricular activities that increase pupil connectedness to school, such as tutoring, mentoring, the arts, service learning, or athletics;
    • Recognizing pupils who achieve excellent attendance or demonstrate significant improvement in attendance;
    • Referral to a school nurse, school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, and other pupil support personnel for case management and counseling;
    • Collaboration with child welfare services, law enforcement, courts, public health care agencies, or government agencies, or medical, mental health, and oral health care providers to receive necessary services;
    • Collaborating with school study teams, guidance teams, school attendance review teams, or other intervention-related teams to assess the attendance or behavior problem in partnership with the pupil and his or her parents, guardians, or caregivers;
    • In schools with significantly higher rates of chronic absenteeism, identify barriers to attendance that may require school wide strategies rather than case management;
    • Referral for a comprehensive psychosocial or psychoeducational assessment, including for purposes of creating an individualized education program for an individual with exceptional needs;
    • Referral to a school attendance review board established by the county or by a school district; and
    • Referral to a truancy mediation program operated by the county's district attorney or probation officer.

    Leadership for Racial Equity - Six Sessions in 2018-19 - First Session September 18, 2018

    Administrative teams focus on deepening the will, skill, knowledge, and capacity of administrators to lead, oversee, and manage the dynamic process of system-wide racial equity transformation.

    Improv in the Classroom Series - September 20, 2018

    Teachers will participate in this 10-day series with Bay Area arts integration experts to grow in their skill sets and harness theatre's power of kinesthetic learning to creatively teach core subjects.

    FRISK Training - September 27, 2018

    Presented by the Law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo, the FRISK Training series is a communication framework for remediating performance problems and developing legally defensible documentation.  The framework lays out the basic points evaluators should include in feedback with employees to satisfy just-cause requirements, promote positive change, and provide a clear understanding of performance expectation.

    North-South Information Meeting 2018 - September 27, 2018

    The 2018 North-South Assessment and Accountability Information Meeting hosted by the California Department of Education (CDE) will be held in Sacramento, September 20, 2018 and will also be webcast on September 27, 2018. To register for the meeting in Sacramento, click here. Marin County Office of Education will be providing the opportunity for districts to join the webcast on September 27th, at Marin County Office of Education (MCOE).  To register for the webcast at MCOE, click here

    Immigration Updates for Marin County Educators - September 28, 2018

    Learn how to best support immigrant families in the new school year. Get the most current information on DACA, Public Charge, Know Your Rights, and Family Preparedness.  Presented at MCOE.  Please RSVP your attendance to Lauren at Laurens@canalalliance.orgEngaging with the Math Practices Series - September 28, 2018

    This cohort series is designed to:

    • Set the foundation to implement the use of the math practices
    • Build in daily routines to engage students in problem solving skills
    • Plan lessons integrating the math practices in fluency, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving

    Universal Design for Learning Cohort Series - Beginning October 4, 2018

    Learn to backwards map lessons to meet the unique needs of each student, eliminating barriers and creating voice and choice in the classroom.  K-12 educators and Special Education Administrators are encouraged to attend. 1 CEU may be earned.

    Courageous Conversation - Sp/Elling Out Racial Equity and Excellence - October 8, 2018

    Explore what race has to do with the ways that we serve marginalized groups of students and the critical perspective of the impact of race and institutionalized racism on access to culturally relevant, inclusive learning environments.

    CA NGSS K-12 Cohort Series - Beginning October 9, 2018

    Participants will work in grade levels using the Science Framework Instructional Segments, and bundle blueprints to deepen science lessons and units.

    Principal Network Series Elementary Cohort - October 9, 2018

    Creating an Elementary Principal Cohort to explore together.  Cultivating an interactive process for teaching and learning that focusses on:

    • Using the Dashboard and other forms of data
    • Analyzing classroom observations
    • Formative assessment
    • Review ELA/ELD B.E.L.I.E.F. Modules

    This work is highly collaborative and engaging.  Please register by calling 415-499-5870.

    Prevention From Sexual Harassment - October 10, 2018

    All supervisory employees must receive two hours of sexual harassment prevention training.  This training must be 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 six months of hire.  This Training will be also be held on January 16, 2019.

    Courageous Conversation - Introduction for Parents and Community - October 15, 2018

    Engage in a thoughtful and compassionate exploration of race and racism. This seminar will provide the basics of Beyond Diversity I protocol and the notion of race matters.  Held at Edna Maguire School, Mill Valley.

    Courageous Conversation - Beyond Diversity - October 15-16, 2018

    A few of you have inquired about Beyond Diversity trainings.  While the 2017-18 trainings have come and gone, we have added additional training dates for 2018-19.  The concept of race and bias can be present at all levels from the classroom to the office.  You are all encouraged to participate in the Beyond Diversity training and allow yourself the opportunity to really inspect your own practices on race and bias.  Please forward to your staff as appropriate.

    C.A.P.T.A.I.N. Bridges Summit - October 18, 2018

    Bridging the use of evidence-based practices for students with autism between school, home, and the community.  A California Autism Professional Training and Information Network.

    Legal Updates for Administrators - October 24, 2018

    Presented by Carl Corbin of School and College Legal Services.

    • 504 Updates
    • Student Discipline
    • Human Trafficking
    • Title IX