Bright Spots in Education

 

August 3, 2022: Leadership through Continuous Improvement

Jeremiah records live at the annual Charter SELPA Leadership academy in Sacramento CA and interviews a panel of leaders from across the state on new initiatives at their schools, their improvement plans for the new school year, and key takeaways from the conference. Next, he sits down with conference presenter Jasmine Vance from System Improvement Leads, a CDE and CCEE collaborative project between EDCOE, WSGV, and RC SELPAs. Topics include the science of school improvement, and prioritizing change efforts for maximum impact.

To Learn more about our panelist schools, visit:
Urban Charter Schools Collective: http://urbancsc.org/ (Sacramento area)

Howard Gardener Community School: www.hgcschool.org (Chula Vista, San Diego)

Olive Grove Charter: https://olivegrovecharter.org/ (Central Coast, Santa Barbara or SLO County)

To access data protocols, training videos, and other resources from System Improvement Leads, visit www.systemimprovement.org or email info@systemimprovement.org

El Dorado County Office of Education: www.edcoe.org

West San Gabriel Valley SELPA: https://www.wsgvselpa.org/

Riverside County SELPA: https://rcselpa.org/

 

For more El Dorado Charter SELPA webmodules, training videos, and resources, visit our online learning center at http://charterselpa.org/online-learning-center/

If you have a story to share, let us know. We want to hear about the amazing work being done in our schools to improve outcomes for all students.

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March 10, 2022: Embrace What’s Possible

In this week’s episode recorded live at the Charter SELPA “Embrace What’s Possible” Symposium in Sacramento, we interview our keynote speakers including musician and inspirational speaker Sparsh Shah, youth advocate and educator Donovan Hall, and leadership coach Mickey Porter on the topics they shared at the conference. In addition, we hear from administrators from the Charter SELPA schools at the Language Academy of Sacramento and iLead schools, on current best practices in their programs, and how they are leveraging lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to improve student outcomes in the field. Enjoy the episode!

To access Donovan Taylor Hall’s content, visit https://donovantaylorhall.com or follow on social media, @donofriend on Twitter, Instagram, and Tiktok.

For more information on leadership and coaching with Mickey Porter, visit plusoneleadership.com.

To access Sparsh Shah’s music and learn more about his story, visit https://sparshshah.com.

To learn more about the Language Academy of Sacramento, visit www.LASAC.info.

 

For more information about iLead student services and supports, visit https://ileadstudentsupport.org/

April 07, 2021: Reopening, Learning Loss and English Learners

Special Guests Vanessa Lopez from the Imperial County SELPA, as well as Christine Kane and Valentyna Banner of San Diego Global Vision Academy join Jeremiah and Moises to discuss COVID-19 related challenges, English Learners, UDL, and much more.

To access resources for ELs and students with disabilities from Imperial County SELPA and the grant-based EL resources referenced in the episode, visit https://www.icoe.org/selpa/el-swd.

California Practitioner’s Guide for Educating English Learners with Disabilities (CDE)

For more information about San Diego Global Vision Academy, visit SDGVA.org.

San Diego Area Writing Project: Provides year-round professional learning in all content areas with a focus on writing, equity, and teachers teaching teachers.

Project GLAD: “evidence-based practices that help design classrooms and lessons where language comes alive through content.”

SDSU CGI Collaborative: “The goal for students is to develop rich informal mathematical thinking and innate problem-solving abilities. Teachers learn how mathematical thinking develops and how to guide children toward deeper, more sophisticated levels of understanding.”

Imagine Learning: “Imagine Language & Literacy is an adaptive learning solution that accelerates reading and language proficiency for students in grades PreK–6. Designed to supplement core literacy instruction, Imagine Language & Literacy provides instruction and practice in all four domains of literacy—reading, writing, listening, and speaking.”

If you have a story to share, let us know. We want to hear about the amazing work being done in our schools to improve outcomes for all students.

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September 9, 2021: Educational Leadership: Navigating Our New Normal

Jeremiah and Moises speak with a live panel of school leaders from across the state about the significance of building a school community, educator self-care, leveraging technology, and navigating the new normal of COVID-19 related challenges and student achievement. As a bonus, you will hear personal stories recorded from attendees at the El Dorado Charter SELPA Leadership Academy, held in July 2021 in San Diego, California. Enjoy the show!

June 11, 2021: High School Graduation and Pathways to the Post-Pandemic Workforce

Guests Joyce Montgomery from the California Transition Alliance and Rachel De Bruin, Transition Coordinator for Connecting Waters Charter share resources, personal stories, and best practices in the area of transition. Guests provide context regarding the challenges and opportunities for graduating students stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as valuable information about building and sustaining a strong high school transition program.

To access Rachel De Bruin’s curated transition resource padlets, or sign up for upcoming workshops visit:

www.abilityeducation.org

Padlet code: workshop

Visit the California Transition Alliance website at http://www.catransitionalliance.org to access transition tools and resources for teachers, parents and educators.

Additional resources:

California Career zone https://www.cacareerzone.org/

California career center https://www.calcareercenter.org/

Transition California https://www.chapman.edu/education/centers-and-partnerships/thompson-policy-institute/transition-initiative/index.aspx

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition: https://transitionta.org/

Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center: http://www.wintac.org/topic-areas/pre-employment-transition-services

Disability Benefits 101: https://ca.db101.org/ca/situations/youthanddisability/planning/program.htm

JAN: Job Accommodation Network: https://askjan.org/

If you have a story to share, let us know. We want to hear about the amazing work being done in our schools to improve outcomes for all students.

Click here to contact the SELPA >

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