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.
Register here for the Aug. 11 Mini-Conference
August 11 Mini-Conference
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 11
WHERE: San Diego County Office of Education main campus
THEME: Building High-Quality Charter Schools
Keynote Speaker: Nicole Assisi, THRIVE Charter School, Let's Get Personal: Why Personalized Learning Matters More Than Ever
THRIVE Public Schools: Blended Learning, A Path to Personalization by Mei Christensen, Intervention Coordinator and Courtney Ochi, Intervention Coordinator
Classical Academy: Online and Blended Learning by Dr. Stacey Perez-Carrasco, Principal
Mueller Charter School: A Holistic Approach to Ensuring Student Success by Dr. Maureen DeLuca, Principal, Melinda Jones, Literacy Coach, Dr. Marisol Robledo, Associate Principal
Feaster Charter School Where the Scientific Method and the Engineering Design Process Meet by Sarah Motsinger, STEM Academy Principal, and Shea Macleod, Instructional Coach
Fostering a Balanced Assessment System by Steve Green, Senior Director Assessment, Accountability and Evaluation and Melissa Spadin, SDCOE Coordinator, Assessment, Accountability and Evaluation (PDF)
- Teaching Strand
The 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning: Developing Autonomous Learners by Kirsten Grimm/Content Specialists
See what you missed at the Jan. 6 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
- 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
- Thinking Matters! Strategies that Promote Deep Content Thinking
- Discourse Matters! Tools for Improving the Quality of Student Talk
- Creating a Learning-Centered Culture
- What's New with the LCAP?
- Connecting Assessment to Instruction: Getting the Most Out of Smarter Balanced Assessment System
- What's Worth Talking About? Using Literature-Based Conversations to Increase Engagement and Deepen Understanding
See below for resources on previous Charter School Mini-Conferences and check back for new dates and details.
Keynote Speaker: Caprice Young, Ed.D., "From Education Experiment to Democratic Right: California Charter Schools and the Future of Public Education"
2016-17 Site Visits
Join us to take a look at three different San Diego charter schools. During our visits, we will meet with school leaders to understand the vision and programming that drives each site. As well, we will visit classrooms to see their work in action.
View a list of upcoming professional learning opportunities through San Diego County Office of Education.