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The Curriculum Feed

The Curriculum Feed—concise information and timely resources for California educators




Published monthly, The Curriculum Feed focuses on what's happening in education in California. We sift through a range of news sources and do our best to provide CASCD members with a manageable set of leads on critical topics in curriculum, policy, professional development, and technology.  We also feature occasional articles and relevant news from our educational and corporate partners.


The Curriculum Feed - concise information and timely resources for California educators...


A publication of California ASCD - March 2019

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The Curriculum Feed
March 2019 Volume 1

The Curriculum Feed is the monthly newsletter of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.


California May Add A New Ethnic Studies High School Graduation Requirement

California high school students may need to start taking a one semester class in ethnic studies in order to graduate. Assembly Bill 331, introduced Thursday, would require the students in grades 9-12 to take an ethnic... Read More


Bill Gates Says The Textbook Is Dying. Is He Right?

The annual Bill and Melinda Gates letter features nine "surprises," including one trend sure to affect classrooms--if it really happens. "Textbooks," says Gates, "are becoming obsolete." What he's really describing is... Read More


California May Require High Schools To Teach Financial Literacy As Part Of Economics Course

High Schools in California could require students to learn how to budget, how to bank, and how to use credit as a mandatory course in order to graduate. Students are already required to take at least one semester of... Read More


The Number of Homeless Students in the U.S. Soars

Unaccompanied youth make up 10 percent or more of the homeless student population in 28 states, according to report by the National Center for Homeless Education. The number of students in kindergarten through the... Read More


EdReports Breaks New Ground with Inaugural Science Reviews

EdReports.org, a nonprofit that provides free reviews of instructional materials, announced the results of its first round of science reviews for grades 6-8. Its findings revealed that one of the six instructional... Read More


New media arts curriculum to build pipeline to creative careers

With media arts now a staple in California’s new art education standards, a Los Angeles-based non-profit is developing a media arts curriculum to be piloted in five schools serving about 9,000 students... Read More


The Science of Learning: What's memory got to do with it? - McREL International

Imagine a student who is well adjusted socially but * Is reserved in group activities; rarely contributes to classroom discussions or activities. * Has difficulty completing tasks. * Appears to not... Read More


7 Ways to Spark Engagement

Student engagement is the Mega Millions of education: When you hear about it, it seems so easy to win-and then you read about the odds. The good news is that there are effective strategies for boosting student... Read More


Upcoming Even when districts want more school nurses, they have trouble finding them

When walking off the job in Los Angeles, and now Oakland, teachers have made demands not only for themselves but also for others who they see as overworked and under-supported in schools. High on the list are school... Read More


Upcoming Professional Development

4/4/19 You Can't Write What You Can't Say! Writing Instruction with Embedded Language Development for Academic English Learners with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.

Clovis, California
Clovis Unified's Professional Learning Center
On the Corner of Herndon and Clovis
362 North Clovis Ave., Suite 101
Clovis, CA 93612-0300
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Registration Includes Lunch Read More


4/5/19 BUILDING A POSITIVE AND SAFE SCHOOL CULTURE WEAVING SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT INTO THE DAILY FABRIC OF YOUR SCHOOL

Clovis, California
Clovis Unified's Professional Learning Center
On the Corner of Herndon and Clovis
362 North Clovis Ave., Suite 101
Clovis, CA 93612-0300
REGISTER BY 3/22 AND USE THE DISCOUNT CODE: LOVE FOR 20% OFF Read More


4/10/19 BUILDING A POSITIVE AND SAFE SCHOOL CULTURE WEAVING SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT INTO THE DAILY FABRIC OF YOUR SCHOOL

Dublin, California
Dublin Unified School District Board Room
REGISTER BY 3/27 AND USE THE DISCOUNT CODE: LOVE FOR 20% OFF Read More


June 17-21, 2019 - San Diego, CA Corwin Institutes in Collaboration with California ASCD Present: Teacher Clarity for Literacy & PLC+ Institutes

The Teacher Clarity for Literacy & PLC+ Institutes are two events designed to provide teachers and teacher leaders with space to engage in deep discussions, in order to better understand what students need to learn and their impact on student learning.
Join our award-winning authors and consultants as they discuss high-impact literacy practices you can create in your PLCs that are engaging and build clarity from the onset of instruction. Read More


Partner News

Leading an Equitable STEM Culture symposium

Our partners at Discovery Education invite you to attend the Leading an Equitable STEM Culture symposium taking place on Wednesday, March 27 at the Oprah Winfrey Studio. This one-day gathering will be focused on STEM learning experiences that make lasting connections between science and students’ everyday lives. During this unique event, district leaders will share ideas and effective practices for leading and improving science and STEM instruction. Details and registration information can be found HERE. Sign up today as space is limited! Read More


Twitter Slow Chats

Looking to grow your professional learning network? Join McRel for our weeklong Twitter slow chats, where participants share best practices, strategies, and common (or uncommon) struggles and successes. Follow us on Twitter and use the hashtag #McRELchat to share your thoughts and ideas with other educators.
March 4–10 | How do you educate students on healthy choices such as diet, alcohol, nicotine, exercise, etc.?
March 11–17 | How do you celebrate Pi Day (3/14) in your classroom or school? Also, what's your favorite pie?
March 18–24 | What extracurricular activities did you participate in when you were in school? 


CORPORATE PARTNERS


Character Strong
Corwin Press
Discovery Education
The Flippen Group
Grand Canyon University
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Lexia Learning
Lozano Smith LLP
McREL
National Geographic Learning/Cengage


EDUCATION PARTNERS
ACSA | CUE
TICAL | ASCD
California Science Teachers Association
Project Tomorrow - FEA




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