Summer '22

Browse our professional learning offerings for summer of 2022 below.


EL RISE: Summer Community of Practice

Collaboration & Planning for Implementation in 22-23
June 7-9, 2022 OR June 14-16, 2022 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Santa Cruz COE
: Sofia Sorensen
CEUs available
For both Dual Language and English-taught classroom teachers

Come together with other EL RISE participants to plan how you will implement EL RISE Strategies in your classroom in 2022-2023. Feed your soul and feed your brain by collaborating with your colleagues. We will have actual food, too!

LGBTQ+ Literature Project

Luncheon & Teacher Training
June 14, 2022 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Santa Cruz COE
Facilitators: Rob Darrow & Stephanie Sumarna

$500 stipend for participating teachers

Santa Cruz County public and school librarians and book lovers have created a list of the top 10 LGBTQ+ books that each school library should purchase. These lists are organized by grade span (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12). The announcement of this list will be made during a luncheon and press conference at the Santa Cruz COE on June 14th, 2022. The afternoon will be the orientation and launch of the lesson plan writing process based on the chosen books.

Summer Arts Integration Institute

June 20-23, 2022 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | In Person
Earn 3-8 CEU's depending on participation level

Our annual Summer Arts Integration Institute is happening June 20-23 from 10:00-3:00 at either Harbor High School or Santa Cruz High School. This is our 12th year and the Institute has now expanded to include all of Region V: Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Clara counties. You will be eligible to earn between 3-8 CEUs depending on your level of participation. Those who participate in the year-round Arts Integration Community of Practice can earn 8 CEUs. Learn more and register HERE

Foundations of Equitable Grading Summer Online Course

June 1- August 31, 2022 | Asynchronous | Virtual
Upon completion of this course, two (2) graduate-level semester units will be available through the University of the Pacific for a fee.

The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) invites all TK-12th grade educators, TOSAs (Teachers on Special Assignment), instructional coaches, and district/school site administrators to the Foundations of Equitable Grading Summer Online Course.

During this course you will:

  • Reflect upon current grading practices and how they support/hinder a growth mindset

  • Explore equitable grading practices and how these practices impact students

  • Learn strategies to make grading more equitable

  • Begin to build an understanding of equitable grading systems


  • Participants will need to purchase Grading for Equity by Joe Feldman.

  • This self-paced course will take about 14-16 hours to complete.

  • Upon completion of this course, two (2) graduate-level semester units will be available through the University of the Pacific for a fee.

  • Click here for the flier


SVMI Virtual Coaching Math Institute

July 18-22, 2022 | 9:00-11:00 | Via Zoom

Participants are encouraged to register as a Team!

Support for teachers with taking real-world situations into classrooms, and having students mathematize them in order to make generalizations, create convincing arguments, and/or analyze their findings. Scholarships available for SC County Teachers! An admin session will be offered July 21. In-Person Institutes will be offered July 25-29 in Lafayette and Stockton.

Computer Science Leadership Academy

2022-2023 Cohort
July 18-21, 2022 | 9:30 am - 2:30 pm | Santa Cruz COE
Scott Keller & Stephanie Sumarna
$1500 stipend or 5 sem
ester units for participating teachers

Join the Computer Science team from the Santa Cruz County Office of Education in a year-long exploration of computer science and information technology during our Computer Science Leadership Academy. This professional learning opportunity will provide Santa Cruz county educators with a fun and supportive environment to learn, practice and apply computer science into classroom curriculum and be a CS leader in their district.


Grading Team Planning

August 3-4, 2022
Facilitators: Cristine Chopra, Marty Krovetz & Charlene McKowen

More information coming soon!