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Teaching American History
MCOE sponsors a variety of professional development opportunities for teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and parents. Workshops are offered throughout the year, usually during the late afternoon and early evening hours and on Saturdays, across a wide range of topics. Professional development is provided for teacher and administrator certification and credentialing, curriculum and instruction, home, school, and community involvement, and school leadership. The County Office also hosts many regional professional development institutes that are offered by such groups or organizations as the Redwood Writing Project, the North Bay Math Project, the California Reading and Literature Project, the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Project, and the Statewide Systems of School Support.
The Mendocino County SELPA also sponsors a variety of workshops and trainings. Please peruse their Workshops page for details.
Open to all educators, these five sessions are designed as a collaborative and networking opportunity for specialists, teachers and principals working with English Learners. Held throughout the school year, these sessions will present a series of relevant EL topics with discussions highlighting instructional activities, presentations and readings. Current research and practices, state updates and local initiatives will also be part of the collaborative. Participants will learn from one another and take away new knowledge and skills. Topics and activities can be shared at school sites informally or at staff meetings, providing structure and strategies for addressing the academic needs of English learners. Attendees are encouraged to contribute and share ideas for all topics.
2012-13 Scheduled Dates: September 11, October 8, November 29, January 30, and April 3. All sessions held at MCOE and begin at 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Teaching American History Project 2010-2013
About the Project ~ Teaching American History (TAH) is a three-year grant funded by the United States Department of Education and awarded to the Mendocino County Office of Education. This project is designed to develop and deliver a three-year program of quality professional development for teachers in the content and teaching of traditional U.S. History targeted at 4th and 5th grades but also open to other teachers. TAH Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma is a collaborative effort among the Mendocino County Office of Education, Sonoma State University, and school districts within Mendocino, Lake, and Northern Sonoma Counties (Cloverdale, Windsor, Piner-Olivet, and Santa Rosa City Schools). The Mendocino Historical Society and the Grace Hudson Museum are also part of this collaboration. As a result of participation in the grant, teachers will be able to help students more effectively meet high academic standards in American History. The program will support teams of teachers in summer institutes, establish and maintain professional networks focused on teaching standards based American History. Also, teachers will learn how to develop lesson plans which will integrate literacy strategies, support English language learners and use technology to access primary sources.
Summer Institute: Monday through Friday, June 21, Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 2013 (9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) Boston & Philadelphia Field ResearchTrip July 1-7, 2013
Regional Fiscal Assistance Team
In order to strengthen the financial accountability and oversight process of a school district's financial position, legislature was put into action in June 2004. To accomplish this, we will focus on developing and maintaining a well-trained, highly-supported school business workforce in districts and county offices throughout Region I.
Region 1 Fiscal Assistance Team Events
Region 1 CBO Class Schedule
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