Resources to empower
Education plays a significant role in our local communities as well as in society as a whole. Educated individuals typically have better job opportunities and are economically successful adults.
Differentiated Assitaince Playlist for 2022-23 This is a playlist of resources for Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) in education are programs, practices or activities that have been evaluated and proven to improve student outcomes. Districts can have confidence that the strategies are likely to produce positive results when fully implemented.
Engage students in a fun a creative Cyber Escape room experience where they are able to incorporate critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, and communication skills as they work through a cybersecurity learning experience,
This guide from the What Works Clearinghouse provides teachers, reading coaches, principals, and other educators with instructional recommendations that can be implemented in conjunction with existing standards or curricula and does not recommend a particular curriculum. Teachers can use the guide when planning instruction to support the development of foundational reading skills among students in grades K–3 and in diverse contexts.
This article discusses the elements outlined in the Science of Reading. It also shares what it looks like in the classroom and shares resources that can be used within the classroom.
Children are more successful when parents and teachers work together. Family engagement contributes to: Increased student achievement, Higher graduation rates, reduced absenteeism, and drop-out rates, Better student attitudes towards learning, Better social skills and fewer conduct problems, Better student-teacher relationships, and Improved cultural competence and trust in schools. This article provides steps to build this home-school connection.
This presentation from the California Department of Education share current requirements for TK class sizes, teacher workforce, and adult to student ratios. In addition it also outlines and shows how penalties will be calculated for these non waiverable requirements.
This article shares easy and fun ways to ensure that your child starts the school year off right.
From the California Department of Education. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Universal PreK. These include implementation, grant funding, teacher workforce and more.
This page features links to new and important information about Universal Transitional Kindergarten. From frequently asked questions, planning and implementation to funding, you will find it here.
This is a guide for embracing students with special needs in multilingual programs and it is available for FREE!
In many ways, education has evolved and given way to a more thoughtful approach to intentionally designed digital learning. This paradigm shift has reinforced the idea that technology can and should serve as the foundation for schools and districts to scale upon, as it provides equitable access to quality teaching and learning. But true equity is achieved when students can learn at their own pace and educators have the tools and instructional methods to support personalized learning. To achieve this, educators must have access to tools to provide a consistent, familiar “digital classroom” that is accessible whenever, wherever students are ready to learn.
Families are an integral part for TK student success. Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a great opportunity to engage families and build a strong foundation for family-school partnerships. By welcoming families and establishing strong partnerships, both parents and teachers can begin to lay the foundation for the best learning outcomes for their youngest learners.
This summer, Early Edge will be sharing testimonials from parents highlighting the benefits of Transitional Kindergarten (TK).
Nearpod is a platform where slides can come to life! Teachers can upload slides or build right in Nearpod to create interactive lessons. Students can respond to different activities directly on their own devices. Nearpod activities can be used live (with a group/class) or individually (self-paced).
Adobe Express is a creation platform that is free for all teachers. Teachers and students can create and build within the Adobe Express platform.
The Centers of Excellence, in partnership with the Alliance for Education, has developed a regional GIS map that identifies the location of existing K12 CTE pathways, community college programs, and regional labor market data illustrating the alignment/misalignment of workforce needs with regional workforce preparation programs.
Joyful Reading at School and at Home is a four-part webinar series designed to help PreK–1st grade educators learn a routine for storybook reading, explore ideas for creating school-to-home connections, and extend storybook reading to creative expression activities.
The California State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) Requirements Poster may be printed on large paper and hung in classrooms, guidance counselor offices, and other areas where students and parents may see it.
Recognitions provided to students on the Path to Biliteracy or Multiliteracy.
If you're looking for books for older kids and teenagers, take a look at these booklists for grades 4-12 organized by topic and representing a wide range of cultures and perspectives.
These booklists for children celebrate a wide range of cultures, languages, and experiences. They are perfect for read-alouds and bedtime stories, as well as for author studies! You can also get to know some of the featured authors in our Meet the Authors section.
These multicultural booklists for young children introduce a wide range of concepts, themes, and activities and feature a diverse range of children and families. The 40+ booklists are organized by topic/theme, and many of the books are available in bilingual editions or in multiple languages.
Unite for Literacy offers bilingual children’s e-books in Spanish and English. Navigating the site is simple. Use the tool bar at the top to check out the various book categories (nature, technology, health and others) or search for specific titles. It’s also the place to select the text language (either English or Spanish) and audio translation. Audio translation is available in over 30 languages!