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CA State releases official guidance on school re-openings

Editor's note:  Still not sure if they understand schools or not.  Keeping students 6 feet apart from each other is clearly not a viable option in schools where 40 students are crammed into a single classroom.  Unclear what resources, if any, will actually flow to schools to enable these recommendations to lead to actual implementation.  But here they are . . . . California Releases Guidance on Re-Opening of Schools Stronger Together -  Published June 8, 2020. https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/documents/strongertogether.pdf
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Sarah Neville-Morgan—New CDE Deputy Superintendent

California Department of Education News Release
California Department of EducationNews Release California Department of EducationNews Release Release: #19-44June 6, 2019 Contact: Cynthia ButlerE-mail: : 916-319-0818 SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that he has appointed Sarah Neville-Morgan as Deputy Superintendent for the Teaching and Learning Support Branch at the California Department of Education (CDE). Neville-Morgan is the former Director of the CDE Early Learning and Care Division. In that role she provided leadership and support to the early learning community, providers, and contractors statewide. “Sarah is an advocate and champion for learners of all ages throughout the state,” said Thurmond. “Her background and collaboration with partners in the field of early learning and care is unparalleled, and she brings those skills to her new position. Under Sarah’s leadership and strategic focus, her branch will continue the work that ensures students from birth to age twenty-two have access to a quality and equitable public education.” Neville-Morgan started her career at CDE as a Child Development Consultant in 2011. In 2013 she left to become the Deputy Director of Program Management at First 5 California. There, she managed a team and funding focused on closing the achievement gap and supporting quality early learning. Neville-Morgan also worked as the Deputy Executive Director of the Governor’s Early Learning Advisory Council during the Schwarzenegger and Brown administrations and as an Academic Child Development Specialist at the University of California, Davis Center for Child and Family Studies. She also has worked in a child care resource and referral agency, with foster care education programs, and has supported school teen parent programs. She returned to the CDE in 2017 to lead the Early Learning and Care Division. As the Deputy Superintendent for the Teaching and Learning Support Branch, Neville-Morgan will oversee a branch that is responsible for helping all students—from early learners to adults—reach their academic potential and goals by providing the necessary support to early educators and providers, teachers, administrators, school and district leaders, and community-based organizations. She will continue the work of the Teaching and Learning Support Branch to ensure that inclusion practices are established during classroom hours, before and after school, and in early learning and care programs, and that the programs and instructional resources and supports reflect diversity, accessibility, and equity. Neville-Morgan earned a B.A. in Psychology at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and a M.S. in Child Development at the University of California, Davis. Neville-Morgan replaces former Deputy Superintendent Tom Adams. She started in her new role on May 31. # # # # Tony Thurmond — State Superintendent of Public InstructionCommunications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100 Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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CK-12 offering Educator Certification this summer

Reap the Rewards, Get CK-12 Certified! Summer break is the time to discover more about using CK-12 to boost your students' progress. Say hello to CK-12's Certified Educator Program! Our training program is back, with more sessions and flexibility to suit your every need. So don't wait, sign up now. BENEFITS Improved student engagement and learning. Discover how to: use a variety of resources through Concept-Based Learning, replace textbooks with customizable FlexBooks®, help your students explore math and science concepts with interactives, assign Adaptive Practice to support students at various skill levels, and more.Professional growth. Gain key skills, earn professional development hours ...
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Teaching Vocabulary - Middle School History

Teaching social studies is often focused on new vocabulary.  Here are my ideas about how to do that. 1. Use the three D's, Define, Describe, and Draw.  I learned this from a reading teacher at the UCLA Teaching Lab in the 90"s, I believe it was Kathy Reider but am not positive,  and have been using it ever since.  Student copies definition, then writes in their own words, and finally draws a simple image of what the word is.  Classmates may help slow neighbors with the the second two d's.  We start in class and finish for homework. 2.  Use a Frayer model to teach and practice words, I call it "four corners" in my classroom.  This is a strategy based on...
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Edsource Podcast This Week in California Education: Episode 5, March 18, 2017

Edsource Podcast This Week in California Education: Episode 5, March 18, 2017
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