Resources to empower
Independent learning, personal motivation, and leadership skills continue to develop in this grade band. Students are encouraged to think independently and express their opinions, maximize their potential and maintain positive relationships. Students in this grade band need to pass Algebra I or Integrated Math by the end of 9th grade. They also will have an increasing awareness and acceptance of differences in people.
The Countywide Vision is a community-based effort to create a county where residents and investors can prosper and achieve well-being. The Countywide Vision website includes the Countywide Vision statement, information on progress being made to achieve the Vision, and resources to help everyone participate in the Vision effort.
Learn about the skills and abilities employers are looking for in job candidates. Each video also includes examples of careers that require the skills or abilities discussed.
The Alliance for Education supports the alignment of partner work and resources across San Bernardino County by connecting business and community organizations to education. Alliance partners from business, labor, industry, community and faith-based organizations, education, and government work collaboratively to increase relevance in student learning. Our online platform, powered by SBConnect, offers businesses and schools the chance to make connections and bring concrete, real-world experience to the classroom. Professionals can share their knowledge and expertise with students across our region. Students can gain insight into career pathways and expand their awareness of high-demand jobs and growing industries throughout San Bernardino County.
At home Work-based Learning Career Exploration Activities designed to guide students in the exploration of a variety of careers. These are free, online, student-paced activities.
This study highlights the economic benefits of social and emotional learning and the need for further research by comparing the benefits and costs of six different interventions.
This article explains how understanding the economic impact of school quality requires matching the quality of schools attended to each state’s workers and then seeing how economic growth is affected by worker quality.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is administered out of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The program provides up to $1.1M in funding for research and development of innovative forms of learning and instructional technologies for classrooms.
This book spotlights best practices in high-performing school systems worldwide.
This brief focuses on social and emotional learning-related policy actions due to COVID-19, providing concrete recommendations based on state examples about ways to enhance the social, emotional, and academic learning of all students.
This report examines leading state approaches to middle school CTE through interviews with state CTE directors, state and local leaders, and practitioners who support or work directly with middle school CTE students.
This article shows that future reform must focus on the quality of education.
This paper reviews how states and districts have historically approached career readiness in K-12 schools and the limitations and challenges with current approaches. This paper also defines career readiness and argues that it should be pursued as an integrated measure under postsecondary readiness as part of ESSA state accountability systems as well as specific recommendations for the business community in addressing key implementation challenges involving the career readiness components of a postsecondary readiness indicator.
This paper investigates the impact of participating in a specialized high school-based CTE delivery system on high school persistence, completion, earning professional certifications, and standardized test scores. The paper focuses on individuals from low-income families, an overrepresented group in CTE.
This article discusses the impacts of COVID-19 on career and technical education.
This research highlights the ways how advocates can more effectively communicate about CTE with parents and students.
Attendance Works provides recommendations to city and county leaders on how to bring together school and community resources and improve school attendance.
This article describes the expected learning losses from the COVID-19 shortened COVID-19 school year.
This brief article reviews what school boards need to know about the reauthorized Perkins Act.
This article argues that lower reading and math test scores will impact the future U.S. economy.
This PowerPoint presentation geared towards state officials provides recommendations on re-thinking CTE, aligning CTE programs with market needs, and fostering collaboration.
This 20-year study tracked a group of kindergarten students who were evaluated on social capabilities (e.g., listening to other, sharing materials). Researchers followed these children for the next two decades, examining whether these assessments could predict how these same children would fare by early adulthood.
The Virtual Health School is an online, interactive tool that provides innovative learning experiences to help make schools healthier.
As part of the Future of Education and Skills 2030, this report provides background on how education systems can help develop students agency.
This guidance document reviews what SHAPE America has identified as the “essential components” of physical education.
This guide outlines how different individuals within K-12 can leverage Zoom in a virtual learning environment.
This report highlights six elements of successful schools: 1. Focus on the Total Child. 2. Commitment to Equity and Access. 3. Family and Community Engagement. 4. Distributed Leadership. 5. Strong, Supported Teaching Force and Staff. 6. Relationship-Oriented School Climate.
This blog post lists five decision-making activities for middle school students.
This white paper illustrates how AVID professional learning (PL) exhibits effectiveness, engages teachers, and fosters positive change in teacher behavior and student learning.