Putting science instruction at the center of re-engagement this fall: An interview with Ardice Hartry, PhD

By Frances Reade As school district staff across California prepare for a fall return unlike any other, a main focus is likely to be providing socio-emotional learning (SEL) and supports. But a focus on SEL doesn’t need to come at the expense of content-area learning...

Science teachers got creative during the COVID-19 crisis. For a stronger return to school , let’s help them keep experimenting.

By Frances Reade In our series of interviews with STEM coaches and administrators throughout the 2020–21 school year, participants of the Hybrid and Distance Learning Collaborative (HDLC) marveled at the creativity of teachers and school staff in meeting the needs...

Leveraging Expanded Learning Opportunity grants and community partnerships: science-focused ideas from 22 CA school districts

By Frances Reade “We're thinking about how we can utilize these partnerships to not return to normal per se after COVID is over, but [to think about] how do we use this crisis to our benefit? How can we teach and learn differently?” – Hybrid and Distance Learning...

To Achieve Racial Equity in Education, Include Students as Co-Creators

Authored by Frances Reade and Laura Buckner. Project contributors include Christina Pate, Zoë Jenkins, and Zachary Patterson. As part of the COVID Education Equity Response Collaborative, WestEd is leading a year-long Equity Accelerator to support California County...

CALE Voices From the Field – Looking Ahead With CDE’s Stephanie Gregson

We are excited to share a new installment of CALE Voices from the Field, a video series exploring the latest in policy and practice through the unique perspectives of education leaders across the Golden State. In this video, CDE's Chief Deputy Superintendent of Public...

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We seek out and nurture promising advancements in educator practice, allowing the spark of potential to flourish.

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COLLABORATION

We forge new links that help grow the impact of organizations and individuals by empowering meaningful partnerships and coaction.

ACTION

We are driven to take chances and explore bold possibilities as we work to advance the teaching profession.

Equity

We strive for a future where public education meets the needs of all learners, especially the underserved.

INNOVATION

We seek out and nurture promising advancements in educator practice, allowing the spark of potential to flourish.

RESPECT

We foster respect and regard for the teaching profession by amplifying the great work, talent, and knowledge around us.
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COLLABORATION

We forge new links that help grow the impact of organizations and individuals by empowering meaningful partnerships and coaction.

ACTION

We are driven to take chances and explore bold possibilities as we work to advance the teaching profession.
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