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Curriculum and Instruction

The vision of the Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) Department is to build capacity and empower educators to provide high-quality, evidence-based instructional and assessment practices which meet the needs of all students.

We support this vision by:

  • Designing and facilitating professional learning that engages schools and districts in continuous improvement
  • Supporting the development of educator leadership
  • Facilitating educator networks across all content areas
  • Developing processes for the selection and implementation of high-quality curriculum and instructional resources
  • Sharing information between the State of California and individual schools and districts across San Diego County
  • Providing direct assistance to county offices of education and individual schools and districts

New! Summer Professional Learning Opportunities

Summer of Support, Professional Learning OpportunitiesJune - August 2021

Summer (June-August) is a time of learning, sharing, and collaboration for school professionals. After a long, unique year, the SDCOE Curriculum and Instruction department has designed summer professional learning opportunities that are interactive, inspiring, and impactful. They are designed to fit your goals as well as your busy schedule. Gain a new perspective, add more tools to your toolbox, and benefit from the experience and fellowship of other teachers. Click the button below to register and don’t forget to tell a friend or even sign up as a team.

Summer of Support

Summer Session: Leadership Practices to Address Equity Challenges in the New School Year

Looking for inspiration and support as you start the school year? This summer equity session provides a roadmap that will equip you to meet the equity challenges in your system throughout the 2021-22 school year. Cost: $60 per person
Aug. 5-6, 2021: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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Quarterly Sessions: Leading with Excellence Through Equity in Action

Our quarterly meetings address critical social justice and anti-bias education topics. Dig deeper into topics that matter to you and your students. These engaging sessions will help you learn more about school climate, instruction, classroom culture, and family and community engagement — all through the lens of equity.  Free

Sept. 28, 2021, Nov. 16, 2021, Feb. 8, 2022, April 5, 2022: 1 to 3:30 p.m.

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Problem of Practice: From Theory to Action: Developing Personal Agency as an Equity Leader

These professional learning sessions aim to build essential awareness of individuals’ identity, privilege, and situatedness and the structures of power within the classroom, school, and community. Each meeting will explore a problem of practice derived from real-life equity challenges. We will explore equity-based skill sets, including constructivist listening, recognizing dominant discourse, using consultancy or tuning protocols to support equity-oriented instruction, and developing an equity lens and mindset. Cost: $100 per person.

Includes two books:

  • Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education by Paul Gorski
  • Street Data by Shane Safir and Jamila Dugan 

Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Dec. 9, 2021, Feb. 17, March 24, April 28, May 26, 2022: 2:30 to 4 p.m.

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C&I Leaders Network Meetings

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  • Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1-3 p.m.
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  • Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1-3 p.m.
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  • Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m.
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