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Westminster School District’s DeMille Elementary School Wins A CSBA Golden Bell Award

Contact: Katrina Jefferson                                                                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: marketing@educators.coop  Westminster School District’s DeMille Elementary School [...]

By | 2017-12-26T05:01:48+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Hot Topics, In Schools, Press Release|Comments Off on Westminster School District’s DeMille Elementary School Wins A CSBA Golden Bell Award

The Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science of the Netherlands Visits The Cajon Valley Union School District

Contact: Katrina Jefferson                                                                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Email: marketing@educators.coop The Ministry of Education, Culture, and [...]

By | 2017-12-26T04:20:47+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Hot Topics, In Global Ed, Press Release|Comments Off on The Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science of the Netherlands Visits The Cajon Valley Union School District

Why Is a Teacher’s Personal Story So Critical in Helping Students Explore the World of Work?

By Jessica Tena “We become the stories we tell ourselves.” - Leslie Marmon Silko For years, the mantra of making sure students are college and career ready has been extolled and repeated to educators. College and career readiness is, after all, explicitly called out in the Common Core standards, has been the cornerstone of many [...]

By | 2017-12-26T04:52:02+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Hot Topics, World of Work|Comments Off on Why Is a Teacher’s Personal Story So Critical in Helping Students Explore the World of Work?

Should Educational Professionals Attend MozFest? Definitely.

by Kirk Melkonian Recently I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in London, the UK participating and presenting a session at Mozfest.  In case you’re not familiar with Mozfest, it’s a like a festival… or a conference … or an open space for collaboration and idea sharing.  It’s an annual event put on by [...]

By | 2017-12-26T04:58:13+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Conferences, Hot Topics|Comments Off on Should Educational Professionals Attend MozFest? Definitely.

How Do You Change the World, One Student At A Time?

By Jessica Tena “I did not know if I wanted to come to the conference today.  In fact, I almost stayed home.  I thought I would be the only Muslim student and I was afraid of how I might be treated.  I never know how people are going to react when they see me wearing [...]

By | 2017-12-26T04:44:47+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Hot Topics, In Schools|Comments Off on How Do You Change the World, One Student At A Time?

Principles for Designing a Professional Development Badging System

1. Clearly define the outcomes This step is so obvious it is typically not given enough time. Outcomes should include short term (task completion), medium (behavioral change), and long-term (impact) expectations. Often, professional development is defined by learning outcomes or familiarity with a program, software package, or curriculum. An effective badging system will focus on [...]

By | 2017-12-26T04:22:46+00:00 February 5th, 2015|In Instruction, In Schools, In Technology|Comments Off on Principles for Designing a Professional Development Badging System

Local Control Funding Formula meets Innovation in Education

How can or will the Educators Cooperative team members support your California Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) initiative?   Briefly, the LCFF creates base, supplemental and concentration grants in place of most previously existing K-12 funding streams. This includes revenue limits and most state categorical programs. To read more about the extent of LCFF, visit [...]

By | 2017-07-07T22:57:52+00:00 July 14th, 2014|In Instruction, In Schools|Comments Off on Local Control Funding Formula meets Innovation in Education

Instructional Decision-Making

How is instructional decision-making strengthened through teacher leadership?  Over the next six weeks, our team will continue to work with one of our partners, Cajon Valley Union School District in the San Diego area to answer this question.  We started the academic year by bringing together teacher leaders from across the district and developing workshops [...]

By | 2017-07-07T22:57:52+00:00 May 30th, 2014|In Instruction, In Schools|Comments Off on Instructional Decision-Making

Individualized Learning: The Future of Education

Take a minute to remember what it was like to be in elementary school. Now forget about the recess drama, the pizza fridays, and that first boyfriend that lasted one lunch, and really try to remember the education you received. Most of us remember the dioramas, the science fairs, the talent shows, spelling bees, field [...]

By | 2017-07-07T22:57:52+00:00 April 18th, 2014|In Instruction, In Schools|Comments Off on Individualized Learning: The Future of Education

What is the Balanced Instructional Design?

Our team has had the opportunity to work with schools for many years, observing the pendulum shift back and forth from whole school Project Based learning to the Reading First initiative and now back to the whole school Project Based Learning initiative. Through action research and reading other folks research, what we know is for [...]

By | 2017-07-07T22:57:52+00:00 April 7th, 2014|In Instruction|Comments Off on What is the Balanced Instructional Design?

Creating a Condition for Blended Learning

Think about your classroom in 5 years.  What will it look like? How will your role evolve, and how will students learn? We ask these and other questions to educators as we facilitate the design of a blended learning environment.  Educators debate and design answers to this challenge during collaboration time. During these great conversations, [...]

By | 2017-07-07T22:57:52+00:00 April 7th, 2014|In Schools, In Technology|Comments Off on Creating a Condition for Blended Learning