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Instructional Quality and Professional Development

The Educational Services department operates a wide variety of opportunities and activities that focus on improving the quality of education in Tuolumne County in local school districts. The focus is on the classroom teacher and students in order to optimize and improve educational opportunities for all. Responsibilities to the districts include:

  • Provide curriculum consultant services to school districts under 901 ADA
  • Coordinate professional development for certificated and classified staff members
  • Facilitate articulation and linkages among K-14 schools and districts
  • Support mechanisms for interagency and community-wide collaboration
  • Make connections to regional and statewide curriculum resources

Contact Cathy Parker, Associate Superintendent, for more information.
cparker@tcsos.us, 209.536.2073

Professional Development Opportunities

Each school in Tuolumne County formed a Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) implementation team.  These teams will receive NGSS training and will work with teachers at their schools to implement the new standards. These teacher leaders will also plan and develop an NGSS implementation plan for their school.

K-2 NGSS Implementation Team members register here   K-2 Registration

3-5 NGSS Implementation Team members register here   3-5 Registration

6-8 NGSS Implementation Team memebers register here  6-8 Registration


The Delta Sierra Science Collaborative includes teacher representatives from Tuolumne County (Bi Oak Flat Groveland, Columbia Elementary, Summerville Elementary, Summerville High School, and TCSOS ), Calaveras, Amador and Stanislaus Counties. Teachers are immersed in professional development activities that are then disseminated across the multi-county region. For more information, contact Cathy Parker at cparker@tcsos.us.

Resources

Resources

Framework

The lead writers of the ELA/ELD Framework – Pam Spycher, Hallie Yopp Slowik, and Nancy Brynelson – share important understandings in the framework, including instructional strategies that support the goals of the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and the CA ELD Standards. (Presented on September 17, 2014.) Webinar

Standards

Planning Tools

Sample Units

Sample Modules

 

PowerPoint- Introduction to CCSS Math – Math Common Core Introduction.ppt

Math Standards Update – 1/16/2013 – Math Standards Updated 1_16_2013.doc

Appendix A CCSS Math – Mathematics Appendix A.pdf

CaMSP Site for Math Resources: http://www.wccusd.net/page/403
Inside Mathematics: http://www.insidemathematics.org
EngageNY: http://engageny.org
Utah Core Standards Website: http://www.uen.org/commoncore/
Brokers of Expertise: http://myboe.org/portal/default/Content/Viewer/Content?action=2&scId=306589&sciId=10345
Illustrative Mathematics – Illustrative Mathematics Website:  Tasks sorted by K-8 and High School
Common Core Connect – TCOE (K-12): http://commoncore.tcoe.org/Home/Home
MAISA (Michigan) – K-12: http://www.gomaisa.org/career-and-college-readiness-standards-project/math-ccrs-materials
Stanislaus – Curriculum Mapping Resources: http://www.stancoe.org/SCOE/iss/common_core/math/math_curriculum_mapping_resources.htm
MARS – MAPS Project – Middle / High School: http://map.mathshell.org/materials/index.php
Mathematics Vision Project – Middle / High School: http://www.mathematicsvisionproject.org
Assessing Mathematical Understanding – Assessment Items for K, 1, 2: http://educationnorthwest.org/common-core/assessing-mathematical-understanding