Instruction and curriculum

2016 Teacher of the Year Janis Leach

2016 Orange County Teacher of the Year: Janis Leach

Today, we’re following along as the Orange County Department of Education announces the county’s five Teachers of the Year for 2016. We now bring you the next teacher honored this morning, Janis Leach. [...]
2016 Orange County Teacher of the Year Natalie Carias

2016 Orange County Teacher of the Year: Natalie Carias

This morning, the Orange County Department of Education and a handful of program sponsors have been visiting schools to announce the 2016 Orange County Teachers of the Year. And here at the Newsroom we are following the announcements and bringing you some information on each of the winners. Now, we bring you the story of Natalie Carias, our most recent honoree. [...]
2016 Teacher of the Year Sharon Romeo

2016 Orange County Teacher of the Year: Sharon Romeo

The “prize patrol” bus loaded with OCDE administrators, media and sponsors continued the journey announcing the five 2016 Orange County Teachers of the Year this morning. We now bring you the story of the next winner: Sharon Romeo. [...]
2016 Teacher of the Year Lisa Moloney

2016 Orange County Teacher of the Year: Lisa Moloney

Today, the Orange County Department of Education announced the county’s five Teachers of the Year for 2016. In the next few posts, we’ll be sharing a bit more about the winners and the qualities that make each a great teacher. Let’s begin with Lisa Moloney, a second-grade teacher at Perry Elementary School in the Huntington Beach City School District. [...]
Young Authors' Faire Logo

14th Annual Young Authors’ Faire celebrates literacy, creativity

Student literacy is an essential component of preparing students for college and career readiness. It is the goal of the Orange County Department of Education and Orange County Public Libraries to encourage reading, writing and creativity – and to highlight the efforts of young authors. To that end, student writers will have an opportunity to showcase their work, meet published authors and engage in hands-on activities at the 14th annual Young Authors’ Faire, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at OC Public Libraries in Aliso Viejo, La Habra and Tustin. [...]
Equipping an emerging generation invite

Educators invited to register for OCDE’s ‘Equipping an Emerging Generation’ conference

Seats are still available for an upcoming education conference featuring a pair of highly influential academic leaders. “Equipping an Emerging Generation,” hosted by OCDE and County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Al Mijares, will include presentations by renowned author and researcher Michael Fullan and College Board Senior Vice President Trevor Packer from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. [...]
A screenshot from a video showing educators taking part in the University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI) Institute

Orange County teachers look to merge core academic content with career technical education (video)

Last week, high school teachers from core subjects including history, math, science and English gathered with their counterparts in career technical education for three days of intense research and collaboration at National University. The group’s mission? To develop new secondary courses that combine real-world technical training with core academic subjects and meet UC and CSU admissions requirements. [...]