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California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD)

The California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD) is a diverse community of educators throughout California committed to promoting exemplary practices that ensure all learners reach their fullest potential.

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their capacity as educators and leaders to best serve the needs of our

Pre K thru University students in California.

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CASCD is the California affiliate of ASCD

NEWS!  See below for Information on current events, upcoming professional development offerings, and announcements!

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Nomination to California ASCD Board of Directors

For the 2022-2023 term California ASCD will have at least one open Board position. All  CASCD members are eligible to apply for a Board position. Board members serve a two-year term. Board meetings are held monthly and all but 2 are via Zoom. In January and June/July the Board meets in person. Please click the link below for additional information and for the Nomination form.

Download and complete the nomination form and send to CASCD email at cascd@cascd.org .

To Self Nominate please click here for the nomination form


Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

Two California Principals Receive National Honors!

Two principals from the same district have been recognized by the national associations for elementary and secondary school principals. 

Willow Elementary School Principal Eveline E. Huh, Ed.D., and Whitney High School Principal John K. Briquelet have received honors from the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, respectively.  ACSA is a state affiliate of both NAESP and NASSP.

Both principals lead schools within the ABC Unified School District.  Superintendent Mary Sieu said the leaders were congratulated for their outstanding work in each of their schools.

"Every district should have Principals of the Year such as Dr. Eveline Huh and John Briquelet," she said.  "I applaud them for their willingness to stand by the district's side as we move forward.

NAESP's National Distinguished Principal program recognizes one outstanding elementary and middle-level principal from each state who ensures that America's children acquire a sound foundation for lifelong learning and achievement.

Huh was selected for this honor by ACSA's Elementary Education council and ACSA NAESP Liaison Scott Borba.

"Eveline Huh epitomizes what it means to be recognized as a Nationally Distinguished Principal.  Her work at the school site and within her district speaks for itself, " Borba said.  "Beyond what she does to support her community, Eveline has passionately represented CA principals as President of the ACSA Elementary Education Council and CA State Representative for NAESP."

Prior to her arrival in 2016, morale at Willow Elementary School was low, student discipline levels were high, and the school had the lowest student achievement out of all 19 elementary schools in the district.  Huh's leadership began by building relationships with teachers and staff and establishing a trust that would enable a collective re-envisioning of the school's culture.  By integrating the AVID system throughout the school and establishing PBIS strategies and multi-tiered systems of support, Huh has been able to close opportunity gaps for students.

"One of the biggest leadership lessons that I have learned in my 13 years as a principal is that the principal cannot do it all.  Being a successful and effective principal requires one to effectively distribute leadership and build capacity amongst the staff," Huh said in her application.

Huh will be honored during the National Distinguished Principal Recognition & Celebration event October 7-8 in Washington, D.C.

NASSP's National Principal of the Year program recognizes outstanding middle level and high school principals from all 50 states.  Each year, an ACSA Administrator of the Year in either the Middle Grades Principal or High School Principal category is selected for this national award.

John Briquelet was selected as a state finalist by ACSA's Middle Grades and Secondary Education Councils, and ACSA NASSP Liaison Derrick Lawson.

"I am so proud to see John represent California for this prestigious recognition as he has been a champion of equity, connection to school, and fostering a relationship with a caring adult for every student to help give them an advocate, mentor or guide,"  Lawson said.  "His leadership is widely respected beyond his campus, district and community, and is recognized across CA.

Since becoming principal of Whitney High School in 2016, Briquelet has instituted a number of efforts to help students feel safe, have a sense of well-being, and learn productively.   These have included anti-racism training to staff, hiring wellness counselors and improving grading practices to open opportunities to more challenging coursework for all students.   These and other efforts have garnered Whitney HS national attention and a ranking as the 2022 US News and World Report #1 High School in California (#14 in the US).

"Because Whitney High School is frequently ranked as one of the top three high schools in California, some people believe we do not need to change and that our status quo is just fine," Briquelet said in his application.  "I have never believed this to be the case; instead, I genuinely believe that if we are to give kids our very best, we must always strive for improvement."

From the state winners, three finalists are named as contenders for the National Principal of the Year award.  All state finalists will be honored at the National Principals Institute in September in Washington D.C.

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Professional Development Offerings



"Too Many Standards, Not Enough Time"

FREE Webinar September 29, 2022 

3:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Description:  In this interactive professional learning seminar, Dr. Reeves will address one of the greatest concerns of teachers and leaders: “How can I possibly cover everything?”  Our research suggests that Power Standards are the best way to provide the curriculum, instruction, and assessment for what matters most.  As a result of this seminar, participants will have a clear process for focusing on the most important standards and assessing student work compared to these standards.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting:

Time:  September 29, 2022 at 03:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Link to register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcocu6rqjMtHtCM-LTAFPecCSDirIfcnr0s

Or visit www.cascd.org and click on webinar under Professional Development Events

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  Our facilitator will be Dr. Douglas Reeves, the author of more than forty books including, most recently, Achieving Equity and Excellence (2020). 

Let's Stay in Touch!

CASCD is active on Twitter:   #cascd, @CA_ASCD, and Facebook:  California ASCD. We'd love to see what's happening out there, feel free to tag us!  #cascd or follow us!

For email updates contact cascd@cascd.org.

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This collection houses resources and guidance that local educational agencies and partners can use in preparation for the implementation of Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) in California. State and local implementers, leaders, and practitioners of UPK can find information on early learning and care programs, key local partners that can assist in UPK planning efforts, archived webinar materials, and more. Additional guidance will be added to this collection as they are developed.


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Preparing Young Children for School - Practice Guide 

Recent research has identified practices that have the potential to prepare young children to benefit from the learning opportunities they will encounter in school. 

In collaboration with expert panelists, the What Works ClearinghouseTM (WWC) distilled that research into practical recommendations for preschool educators to use to help prepare children for school.  The Preparing Young Children for School Practice Guide details seven evidence-based practices designed to be used by teachers; center and program directors; district or state personnel involved in adopting curricula for preschool programs; and parents and caregivers.

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Announcements

California ASCD Congratulates our 2022 Outstanding Instructional Leader Award Recipient

Dr. Gina Potter


Dr. Gina Potter, San Ysidro School District Superintendent has been named CASCD Outstanding Instructional Leader (OIL) Awardee

The OIL Award is given annually to recognize an individual educator who has significantly contributed to education in California.  Dr. Gina Potter has served in the field of education for over 30 years within 7 culturally diverse school districts throughout California.  Dr. Potter is a third-generation educator in south San Diego County, having followed in the footsteps of both her parents and grandfather who are all retired South Bay educators.  Dr. Potter is currently the Vice President Legislative Action for Association of California Schools Administrators (ACSA). 

Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction summarized Dr. Potter's many contributions to education as follows, "I have had the opportunity to personally work with and observe Dr. Potter addressing the needs of our students learning the English language.  She has extensive experience in leading curriculum adoptions and ensuring that students receive the proper tools to help them succeed.  She is a strong advocate for holding our schools and school systems accountable to maximize student learning at all levels." 

In addition, Dr. Potter has established exemplary instructional programs such as International Baccalaureate, Dual Language and STEM Academies in schools and districts throughout the state with the highest percentages of English Language Learners, poverty and unhoused youth.  Most recently, during the recent pandemic crisis, Dr. Potter has provided exemplary leadership for the students and staff of San Ysidro School District. 

OUTSTANDING INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER AWARD - NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2023!

School and division leaders have been faced with enormous challenges in the year 2022. Yet with determination, talent, and outstanding leadership, school is continuing. California is fortunate to have outstanding educational leaders who exemplify the best qualities of learning, teaching and leading. These are people who demonstrate true understanding of curriculum, assessment, and instruction, inspire others through their leadership and have had impact statewide. CASCD’s Outstanding Instructional Leader (OIL) award nominations are open now. Nomination materials are due by January 15, 2023.

The nomination must be made on an official form and submitted to CASCD Executive Assistant, Cheryl Casagrande with OIL Nominee” in the subject line. These forms are available on the CASCD website under the "About" tab and then click on Outstanding Instructional Leader Award above. If you have any questions, please contact CASCD Executive Director, Kathleen McCreery at cascd@cascd.org.



ABOUT California ASCD Membership - an ASCD Affiliate

CASCD members are active and involved in the changing face of education.  CASCD strives to exist as a vibrant and active network that supports paraprofessional, educators, teachers, administrators, site and district leaders, and retirees who seek to support improvements related to   quality teaching, leading and learning.

CASCD members frequently volunteer to host workshops and institutes at their local schools, serve on committees, produce newsletter articles or webinars, and serve the association in a variety of ways. 

Would you like to be part of a collaborative network of educators?  This is a warm and welcoming group!  Members can be involved in many aspects by serving on committees or serving as a member of the board of directors!  The best part of involvement is the opportunity to network, learn together, and connect with leaders across California and across the country!  

Examples include:  Support with publications, assist with professional development activities, volunteer at events, support efforts around the "Whole Child," participate in legislative advocacy and more!  A complete list of committees for membership involvement can be found here.  

If you are a CASCD member and would like an opportunity for greater involvement, please speak with a board member (click here), or Executive Director Kathleen McCreery via email kmccreery@cascd.org about opportunities for involvement.

We encourage new members and renewing members.  For more info, click the gold box below.



ASCD - Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

CASCD is an affiliate of the national ASCD - learn more about the role ASCD plays both nationally and internationally by clicking here! 

CASCD member registration for conferences and purchases benefit our California Affiliate directly.   Simply place the items for purchase in your ASCD shopping cart and then enter CAAFF in the space for promotional code.  ASCD will return 5% of your conference registration and 2% of your book purchases to us to support programs in California.  






ASCD CaliforniaPhone: (530) 520-9412
Mailing: PO Box 1841
Oroville, CA 95965

The California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (CASCD) is a diverse community of educators throughout California committed to promoting exemplary practices that ensure all learners reach their fullest potential.

  

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