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Professional development and technical assistance from the Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services (CIS) at the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) supports educators in planning and providing high quality instructional programs that prepare students to demonstrate proficiency on the Common Core State Standards, and acquire skills and knowledge necessary for success in the 21st century.
 
   Units within CIS provide the following services:  

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
provides what first generation college students need: high expectations, encouragement, day-to-day support, and a vision of college acceptance and graduation. AVID involves students in a strong group of peers and adults who share a commitment to academic achievement and who work together to help the group succeed.
Laurie Wiebold, wiebold_laurie@lacoe.edu
http://www.lacoe.edu/CurriculumInstruction/AVID.aspx

    The Center for Distance and Online Learning (CDOL)
provides innovative professional development courses for K-12 educators using online and multimedia technologies. University credits are available for many courses at an additional cost. Extensive teaching and learning resources are available at no cost for educators and students.
Dotti Ysais, ysais_dotti@lacoe.edu
http://www.lacoe.edu/CurriculumInstruction/OnlineLearning.aspx

 
     
    Early Learning Support Unit
 
California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) Region 11 - CPIN provides professional development to state funded early education programs in Los Angeles County with the goal of helping young children develop into eager, healthy and prepared learners who succeed in elementary school and beyond.


Early Childhood Education Professional Learning Communities (ECEPLC)
- The First 5 LA/LAUP funded project provides training and technical assistance to Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program principals and teachers on the implementation of developmentally appropriate TK practices that support preschool through elementary education articulation.
Judy Sanchez, sanchez_judy@lacoe.edu
http://www.lacoe.edu/EarlyLearning/TransitionalKindergarten.aspx

 
   


Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - The Division of Curriculum and Instructional Services provides support to our schools and districts as they work to transition to the CCSS. LACOE’s workshops and trainings on the Common Core State Standards give our educational community a resource by which they can access information about the CCSS, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, and links to viable resources from across the county, the state, and the nation.
Yvonne Contreras, contreras_yvonne@lacoe.edu
http://www.lacoe.edu/CurriculumInstruction/CommonCore.aspx

 
 

The Curriculum Support and Assessment Unit assists educators in interpreting and using assessment results, and establishing comprehensive and balanced assessment systems.  CSAU leads the county transition to the SMARTER Balance Assessment Consortia assessments that will be used in California.

Kathryn Edwards, edwards_kathryn@lacoe.edu
http://www.lacoe.edu/CurriculumInstruction/Assessment.aspx


 

The Early Care and Education Career Development Policy (CDP) Project, funded by First 5 Los Angeles, is designed to address the multiple needs of the ECE workforce. The project is focused on achieving policy goals to create long-term sustainable change for the Early Care and Education workforce. The ECE CDP Project provides an opportunity to elevate the visibility of policy issues to improve ECE workforce retention and compensation through systems change.

Evelyn Toliver, toliver_evelyn@lacoe.edu

 
 

The Educational Leadership Program builds leadership capacity in veteran and new administrators by using research-based practices focused on teaching and learning in 21st century schools and districts. In a collaborative setting, professionals examine, research, and develop best practices to improve student achievement.

Shannon Wilkins, wilkins_shannon@lacoe.edu
http://www.lacoe.edu/ProfessionalDevelopment/AdministrativeTrainingProgram.aspx

 
 


The Family Engagement and Instructional Leadership (FEIL)
positively promotes family engagement and impacts school readiness by building "collective capacity" among educators and families through specialized trainings on instructional leadership, analyzing data, and classroom strategies.

Liz Guerra, guerra_liz@lacoe.edu

http://www.lacoe.edu/EarlyLearning/FamilyEngagementInstructionalLeadership.aspx

 
   
The Center for History-Social Science Education supports K-12 history-social science teaching and learning by offering professional development, programs, events, and networking opportunities to prepare all students for college, career, and citizenship in the 21st century.
Michelle Herczog, herczog_michelle@lacoe.edu
http://www.lacoe.edu/CurriculumInstruction/HistorySocialScience.aspx
 
 

Mathematics Education provides programs and services that assist K-12 mathematics educators to support and strengthen high quality mathematics instruction and the transition to the Common Core State Standards. SB 472 professional development workshops focus on state adopted instructional materials.

Anthony Quan, quan_anthony@lacoe.edu

http://www.lacoe.edu/CurriculumInstruction/Mathematics.aspx

 
 

Multilingual Academic Support Unit workshops prepare PreK-12 educators with the content and strategies needed to assure that English Learners receive a quality standards-based education that effectively addresses their language and academic learning needs, resulting in academic success.

Magdalena Ruz Gonzalez, ruz-gonzalez_magda@lacoe.edu

http://www.lacoe.edu/CurriculumInstruction/EnglishLearners.aspx

 
 

The Reading/Language Arts Unit provides reading/language arts workshops; leads the county initiative around the Common Core State Standards; provides SB 472 professional development workshops focused on state adopted instructional materials; and hosts the Los Angeles County Spelling Bee.

Della Larimore, larimore_della@lacoe.edu

http://www.lacoe.edu/CurriculumInstruction/ReadingLanguageArts.aspx

 
 

Regional System of District and School Support (RSDSS) is a part of the statewide system of school support that was established to meet state and federal requirements. The support system, working within county offices of education, offers intensive and sustained assistance to local educational agencies and schools receiving federal Title I funds to increase the opportunity for all students to meet the state’s academic content standards.

Tammy Gabel, gabel_tammy@lacoe.edu

http://region11s4.lacoe.edu/

 
 


School Health and Physical Education (SHaPE) 
supports school districts in planning and implement effective, standards-based programs that support appropriate decision making and healthy behaviors across the lifespan by promoting safe and healthy learning environments.

Joanie Verderber, verderber_joanie@lacoe.edu


 
 

The Science Education Unit offers workshops designed to improve academic achievement and scientific literacy and hosts events including the Los Angeles County Science and Engineering Fair and the Regional Science Olympiad. The Outdoor Science School provides rigorous, standards-based, science field study programs for students and their teachers.
Anthony Quan, quan_anthony@lacoe.edu
Gary Widdison, widdison_gary@lacoe.edu
http://www.lacoe.edu/CurriculumInstruction/ScienceEdFieldStudy.aspx

 
 

Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) provides training on VAPA standards, development of arts education plans, and arts integration strategies that support Common Core State Standards. The VAPA Unit partners with the Los Angeles County Arts Commission through the Arts for All initiative, and with multiple regional and statewide collaborators.

Shannon Wilkins, wilkins_shannon@lacoe.edu

http://vapa.lacoe.edu/content/

 
     
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