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 SDCOE Highlights Resources for October 2021

​​​Each month, the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) highlights low-cost or no-cost opportunities in the What's Happening newsletter. The October edition includes several SDCOE-offered programs and resources, along with offerings by some of our community partners. Some of these opportunities are highlighted below.​ To sign up for the newsletter, email

Watch Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers

In partnership with SDCOE, Cox Communications will air a one-hour “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” television special to recognize local teachers, spotlight the recently announced 2021-22 County Teachers of the Year, and share highlights from the Salute to Teachers reception held last month.

Tune in at 9 p.m. Oct. 17 on YurView Network (Cox Channel 4/1004) for the debut showing. Additional air dates are:

  • Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 24 at 9 p.m.
  • Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.
  • Oct. 31 at 9 p.m.
  • Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.
  • Nov. 7 at 9 p.m.
  • Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.

Save the Date for Aztec Women's Basketball

SDSU Athletics will be welcoming school groups once again to these popular events. Save the dates now for these upcoming women's basketball games:

  • Jan. 29 Girls and Women in Sports Day, Aztecs vs. New Mexico at noon
  • Feb. 9 - Field Trip Day, Aztecs vs. Nevada at 11 a.m.

Through a partnership between SDSU and SDCOE, free tickets will be available for students, teachers, and chaperones to attend these games. More information about requesting tickets for each date will be available next month.
Schools are responsible for their own transportation. Game tickets are free for K-8 students and their teachers and chaperones. High school students are welcome but cannot receive free tickets, as per NCAA recruiting rules.

Educator Fall Preview Presented by The Fleet

The Fleet Science Center invites all teachers to a preview of educational resources offered by institutions throughout San Diego at a free virtual event Oct.13 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Representatives from a dozen institutions in Balboa Park and beyond will present their educational programming. Educators can learn about current opportunities for their students regarding field trips, workshops, virtual offerings, funding sources and free programs. Visit the event registration page.

Join the Kindness Unites Paper Chain Project

Kids for Peace, home to The Great Kindness Challenge, invites students across San Diego County and their families to come together to share messages of love and hope while setting a record for the world’s longest recycled paper chain ever.

Schools are encouraged to make and send in a quarter, half, or full mile paper chain section that will be added to the final 100-mile chain at a special event on World Kindness Day, Nov. 13 in Carlsbad. After the paper chain is officially measured for the Guinness World Record, sections will be distributed to display in hospitals, senior centers, libraries, and schools. Visit the program page to sign up your school, see the various ways to participate, and step-by-step instructions for how to create the paper links. Check out this video from local students inviting others to join the challenge.