Networks

Professional Learning Plan 2022-2023

Administrators

Elementary School Principals' Network

Dates:TBD

Time: TBD

Provide informal collaboration monthly or quarterly to support sharing best practices and building capacity to address the equity work at sites across the county
Contact: Angela Meeker

Middle School Principals' Network

Dates:TBD

Time: TBD

Provide informal collaboration monthly or quarterly to support sharing best practices and building capacity to address the equity work at sites across the county
Contact: Angela Meeker

High School Principals' Network

Dates: TBD

Time: TBD

Provide informal collaboration monthly or quarterly to support sharing best practices and building capacity to address the equity work at sites across the county
Contact: Angela Meeker

Coaches

Instructional Coaching Network

Dates: quarterly, TBD

Time: TBD

  • Connect with and learn about effective coaching practices from other coaches across the county
  • Share ideas about key pedagogies and current research-based practices in specific content areas
  • Build our cultural proficiency and capacity to promote equitable practices in our schools

Contact: Kevin Drinkard, Heather Wygant, Amity Sandage, Audrey Sirota, Sofia Sorensen, Stephanie Sumarna

Computer Science

Computer Science CoP

Dates: October 6, November 10, December 1, January 9, March 9, May 4

Time: 4:00-5:15

Educators interested in supporting integration of Computer Science will meet to share best practices. REGISTER & LEARN MORE
Contact: Stephanie Sumarna & Elizabeth Shaw

Counselors, College & Career

School Counselor Network

Quarterly in September, November, January, and May - 10:00 - 11:30

Dates: 9/19/22, 11/8/22, 1/24/23, 5/2/23.


The Counselor Network is a group of school counselors who come together to learn about and discuss items or relevant topics of interest or concern. Guest speakers and facilitators attend as appropriate. Topics are determined by the group and voted on in each meeting or by survey.
Middle School Counselor Network: 10/18/22, 2/7/23, 4/11/23.
Registration for both the K-12 & Middle School Counselor Nework meetings coming soon.Audience: K-12 counselors
Contact: Cristine Chopra for more information cchopra@santacruzcoe.org

Grading Practice Project

Dates: TBD

Time: TBD

Administrators and lead teachers meet to increase understanding of grading policy and practice and to collaborate to build a toolkit of resources to use at their school site.
Contact: For more information contact Cristine Chopra: cchopra@santacruzcoe.org

EdTech & Innovation

Teacher & Administrator Innovation Networks

Dates: September 20, October 11, October 25, November 15, November 29, January 31

Time: 3:30 - 5:00

Building on the success of our Distance & Hybrid Learning Think Tank, the Teacher Innovator Network will provide a space for local educational innovators to share best practices, troubleshoot, and have fun! REGISTER & LEARN MORE
Contact: Stephanie Sumarna & Jason Borgen

Tech ToSA Network

Dates: coming soon!

Time: coming soon!

Educators in the role of EdTech ToSA's meet to collaborate, share best practices & problem solve
Contact: Stephanie Sumarna

Environmental Literacy

Network in Nature

Dates: Monthly on 3rd Fridays: September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16, January 20 (No February Outing) March 17, April 21, May 19

Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Teachers and Environmental Educators meet for an uplifting walk in nature and informal networking time to share ideas for increasing environmental connections for students K-12. Locations will vary.Contact: Amity Sandage

Mathematics

Student Leadership Group: Facilitating Math Learning

Dates: Monthly - 9/15/22, 10/12/22, 11/14/22, 12/15/22, 1/18/23, and 2/28/23. We will also schedule 2 in-person meetings, TBD

Time: 3:30-4:40 on Zoom

High School students convene to: learn best practices for facilitating learning math through problems and puzzles; plan and co-facilitate a county-wide Math Festival on Saturday, March 11, 2023.Contact: Kevin Drinkard
Flyer is HERE

Multilingual

Multilingual Leadership Network

Dates: quarterly

Time: 10--12 pm

Supports district teams (District Admin, Site Admin, teachers, over the course of the school year as they take on a focused improvement effort centered around equity for multilingual learners. This year's network will focus on the use of the Multilingual Learner Shadowing Protocol to monitor the impact of of improvement efforts on the engagement of multilingual learners in academic conversations that build content knowledge and conceptual understanding.



Contact: Sofia Sorensen

Dual Language School Network

Dates: fall, winter, spring

Time: afternoons

School-based teams (principal, grade-level leads) and district C and I meet to use The Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education in support of a focused improvement effort centered on dual language program implementation.Contact: Sofia Sorensen ssorense@santacruzcoe.org

Science

Science

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K-12 Teachers and community-based partners convene on a regular basis to collaborate on best practices in NGSS implementation
Contact: Heather Wygant

Visual & Performing Arts

Visual & Performing Arts Network

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District VAPA teachers collaborate in discipline area groups to share research-based, most effective instructional practices and assessment strategies using Harvard’s Studio Habits of Mind.Contact: Audrey Sirota