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WestEd-California's Evolving Accountability Landscape - March 8, 2016

WestEd is presenting a discussion on "California's Evolving Accountability Landscape" including an update on the impact of ESSA, with Jannelle Kubinec from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Marin County Office of Education. Light breakfast will be served. To register, call (415) 499-5870.

Gold Ribbon Schools Award Program

Nine Marin schools have been selected to move forward in the Gold Ribbon Schools Award process.  Validation visits are required for six schools and are scheduled to take place this month.  We are soliciting administrators to serve as team members for the half-day visits.

Mathematics Placement Act of 2015

The California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015 requires the governing boards or bodies of local education agencies that serve pupils entering grade nine and that have not already done so, to adopt "a fair, objective, and transparent mathematics placement policy" before the beginning of the 2016-17 school year.  The mathematics placement policy must be adopted in a regularly scheduled public meeting. 

Click here to view the letter from the California Department of Education regarding implementation of the California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015.

Foster Youth Services

Nearly all districts have signed on to the Foster Focus Interagency Agreement.  We are continuing outreach to districts to solicit participation in the agreement, which will allow access to Foster Focus, the web-based system that allows for interagency sharing of foster youth data.

California Global Education Survey

The California Department of Education is conducting a survey to learn how schools across California are helping develop students' global competence, including the development of fluency in more than one language, and the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance.  Please forward this California Global Education Survey to the person who can best answer this short survey on behalf of their school. 

21st Century Studying - March 7, 2016

This workshop will teach the latest tools and strategies currently being implemented in classrooms that assist with reviewing multi-media materials in interactive formats.

Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum (EEI)  - March 9, 2016

An easy pathway for classroom integration of Common Core and Next Generation Science standards.

High Impact ELD for Common Core Success – March 17, 2016

For Common Core success – making K-8 English Language Development (ELD) powerful for every student.

Farm Day - On March 17

The Marin County Fair Grounds will host Farm Day to highlight the importance of agriculture and farming in Marin County. A series of student activities are planned and field trips are encouraged. Related contest flyers are available below:

The Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project

The Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project reaches out to Asian and Pacific Islander youth in California to build on their understanding of what it means to be Asian and Pacific Islander American students in todays culturally and ethnically diverse society.  Fifty juniors and seniors will be selected from statewide applicants to participate in the conference on March 17-20, 2016 in Sacramento.  Please share information about this conference to all interested students.

Advanced Encaustic Workshop with Karen Meadows – March 19, 2016

During this continuing workshop the following techniques will be taught: putting photo image transfers on encaustic surfaces; cutting your own stencils; using oil pastels.

Videos, Vimeo and iMovie – March 22, 2016

Learn how to use, acquire, create and save video based materials to use in the classroom to support any content.

Administrative Credential Program Announcement

The Marin County Office of Education and San Francisco State University will be co-sponsoring the Marin Leadership Institute for those interested in earning an Administrative Services Credential.  Applications are due no later than April 1, 2016.

Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching.  The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning.

Principals, teachers, parents, students, or members of the general public, may nominate teachers in grades K-6 for the 2016 Award Year.  To submit a nomination,  please click here to view the Presidential Award Information for instructions and application.  The deadline for applications is May 1, 2016. 

Project Based Learning Institute (PBL)

On August 3, 4 and 5, 2016, the Buck Institute for Education and the Marin County Office of Education are offering three opportunities: PBL Institutes 101 and 201; Instructional Coaching Academy; Leadership Academy for Administrators.