Professional Learning Plan

2021- 2022

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education created this Professional Learning Plan in collaboration with local stakeholders to offer a menu of relevant & innovative support options to educators and school leaders.

Explore the PLP

At the Santa Cruz County Office of Education (COE) we believe that relevant, research based and effective Professional Development is critical to support teachers and other educators in ensuring the success of students in all areas.

The COE is committed to offering a variety of Professional Development, based on needs assessments and current best practices, for teachers and educators throughout the school year and summer.

Our goal is always to keep students in mind and provide whatever is needed to ensure that their educational experiences are positive, equitable, successful and supportive of the “whole child”.

This Professional Learning Plan encompasses our philosophy, our core values, our methods of delivering Professional Development, and both integrated and content specific offerings.


Included in our overview section is our Beliefs & Background, Common Elements across offerings & a list of Support Options.


This portion of our PLP lists offerings for the 2021-2022 academic year listed by Content Area.


The complete list of our staff members, their titles & contact information.


Scroll through options for upcoming professional development opportunities in our PD Calendar below. This calendar is a comprehensive list of current PD offerings, including sessions hosted by the Santa Cruz COE and beyond.