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Curriculum and Instruction Network for Public Charter Schools

​The purpose of the Network for Public Charter Schools is to be trusted partners, provide services and support, and share instructional practices that impact student achievement.

Catch up from the Jan. 5, 2018 Mini-Conference

Opening Powerpoint

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brent Duckor, "Deep Equity with Deeper Formative Assessment Practices:  Making Moves that Make a Difference in the California Classroom"

Breakout Sessions:


  • College and Career Readiness Indicators. Presented by Shannon Coulter

  • Discourse Matters! Tools for Improving the Equity and Quality of Student Talk. Presented by Kirsten Grimm
  • Aligned Instruction as a Means Toward Access and Equity for All. Presented by Jeremy Cavallaro and Dr. Jody Guarino


  • Formatively Assessing English Language Learners: Deconstructing the ELPAC. Presented by Melissa Spadin and Jorge Cuevas-Antillon

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Catch what happened at the Aug. 11, 2017  Mini-Conference

Keynote Speaker: Nicole Assisi, THRIVE Charter School, Let's Get Personal: Why Personalized Learning Matters More Than Ever

Breakout Sessions:

See what you missed at the Jan. 6, 2017 Mini-Conference

Keynote Speaker: Nancy Brownell, "California's Developing Accountability and Continuous Improvement System: Implications for Charters" 

Powerpoint - Brownell

State Board Item 02 - Jan 11

Proposed Methodology Using Scale Scores

Update and Recommended Action on Application of Evaluation Rubrics to Charter Schools

Update on the work of the School Conditions and Climate Workgroup for developing new tools for districts

Full Appendix Explaining the Growth Model Methodology for Academic Indicator for literacy and math

Summary of SBE Actions on Accountability to Date

Attachment 3 from November SBE agenda item 3 that explains a the expectations for Charters 

August Memo Explaining Other State Indicators including e status and change charts

Breakout Sessions:

  • Strategies to Increase Student Engagement and Discourse in Content Areas (Science, History and VAPA)
  • Give Me 5:  Practices and Resources to Increase Student Discourse in Math
Aug. 12, 2016 - Program

Keynote Speaker: Caprice Young, Ed.D., "From Education Experiment to Democratic Right: California Charter Schools and the Future of Public Education" 

​​​Breakout Sessions: 



View a list of upcoming professional learning opportunities through San Diego County Office of Education. ​​​​​​