Leaders from 27 education groups that focus on the advancement of science, technology, engineering and math have gathered in Washington, D.C. this week to exchange strategies for building STEM education. Specifically, they’re exploring ways to increase the number of STEM networks or ecosystems, which promote learning in these fields by fostering collaboration among schools, businesses and community organizations. [...]
Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County's superintendent of schools, has released a brand new report assessing OCDE's progress toward meeting its eight strategic goals. "Measuring Up: Strategic Priorities and Key Performance Indicators” offers a user-friendly snapshot of how the department's programs and services are performing while tracking the achievement of Orange County students overall. Click through to view the report and learn more.
A coalition of Orange County organizations serving children and families will host a community conversation next month on early childhood care and education based on the PBS documentary series, “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation.” OCDE will take part in the event, which will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Brandman University in Irvine. Click through for RSVP details.
The Orange County Department of Education and Code.org are hosting a free workshop for K-5 educators interested in teaching computer science. The one-day workshop will take place on September 12 at the OCDE offices in Costa Mesa. [...]
More than local 500 educators, school workers and law enforcement representatives will gather in Costa Mesa this week to address critical school safety and security issues during the sixth annual Safe Schools Conference. Presented by former state Secretary of Education Dave Long in collaboration with the Orange County Department of Education and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the three-day conference will be held Wednesday through Friday at the Hilton Orange County. [...]
California’s most recent mathematics standards have changed what teachers and students are doing in the classroom. As a result, teachers are faced with the task of assessing student learning in a way that aligns with the current standards. [...]
Each year, thousands of children sustain concussions, but the path to recovery doesn’t always end after the initial treatment. For students returning to school after a traumatic brain injury, the experience of learning and engaging in academic activities that require concentration may actually cause concussion symptoms to reappear – or worsen. [...]
Today the California Department of Education announced a free professional learning event available to all California PreK-12 teachers, teacher candidates and school administrators. Click through for information and registration link. [...]
The Orange County Department of Education will once again offer an innovative series of workshops designed to facilitate the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support, or MTSS, beginning in fall 2015. [...]
Summer is just around the corner, and for many educators it’s the perfect time to get in some training to enhance and elevate classroom practices. To that end, the Orange County Department of Education is offering Leading Edge Certifications for teachers and school leaders. [...]