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211database.org

A comprehensive, up-to-date database of local health and social services is the backbone of 211. Call specialists use the database to refer callers to resources. Individuals can access the database, too, free of charge. Just select from the menu options at left. Special guides for targeted populations are updated regularly and can be downloaded in English and Spanish.

9/11 Materials for Teachers

Links to lesson plans and activities for students and teachers

The 21st Century Fluency Project

The 21st Century Fluency Project is a collaborative initiative that was created to develop exceptional educational resources to assist in transforming learning to be relevant to life in the 21st century. Our mission is simple - to instill awareness of the importance of the change that is happening today, to help educators understand the need to "catch up" to today's students by re-evaluating current instructional and assessment methods, and to provide guidance in how to make change a beneficial thing for both student and teacher.

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A Roadmap to Kindergarten©

A Road Map to Kindergarten© is a component of a public parent education campaign.

The parent education campaign strives to:

  • Provide a guide for successful Kindergarten transitions for parents of children ages 0-5
  • Increase the knowledge of early childhood developmental milestones and school readiness indicators
  • Promote partnerships and collaboration of family supports and educational services
  • Empower families to become active partners in education

Brokers of Expertise

Get Resources

Find lessons and Web activities, videos and other resources for use in your classroom.

Join Community

Connect with colleagues near and far to share a wealth of expertise and best practices.

Access Training

Access the training from local, regional, and statewide sources across the entire state.

BTSA (Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment)

picture of BTSA mentor and teacherThe Contra Costa County Office of Education/Saint Mary's College BTSA Inductions Program (CCCOE/SMC BTSA Induction Program) consists of thirteen school districts. The program also collaborates with several private schools in the county providing a pathway for their PTs to clear their credentials. Mentors are full time classroom teachers, partial or full release teachers, or retired teachers.

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Bullying and School Safety Resources

The NEA's Bully Free: It Starts with Me Campaign

The NEA provides bullying and sexual harassment prevention and intervention resources for teachers and education support professionals.

CalEdFacts

CalEdFacts is a compilation of statistics and information on a variety of issues concerning education in California.

California Children's Report Card – 2014

From childrennow.org – How kids are doing in our state and what needs to be done about it.

Visit: www.childrennow.org/uploads/documents/2014_CA_Childrens_Report_Card.pdf

California Early Childhood Online

To support early childhood teachers, the California Early Learning and Development System provides an integrated set of resources based on state- of-the-art information for early learning and development and best practices in early education.

California Preschool Instuctional Network

Provides professional development on instructional practices for pre-school directors and teachers.

California Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes engineering, technology and biomedical science courses for middle school and high school students.

Careers with the CCCOE

The Contra Costa County Office of Education's goal is to hire people that will help our students develop their potential to the highest level possible in today's society. Please feel free to explore our job opportunities.

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Copyright Compliance

  • Creative Commons: Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.
  • The Copyright Monster: A list of articles that appear in School Video News related to copyright compliance.

Dateline

Dateline is a newsletter produced monthly by the CCCOE Communications Office and distributed to all teachers in Contra Costa. It lists resources for teachers including classes, conferences, field trips, grant information and more.

DonorsChoose.org

Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.

Then, you can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, we deliver the materials to the school.

Contra Costa County STEAM

A leader in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Education for the Contra Costa County School Districts and the region by developing opportunities, providing resources and fostering communication among STEAM and Educational professionals that prepare all students to become successful members of a rapidly emerging technological world.

ed1stop

An award-winning educational Web portal for teachers and students offering anytime, anywhere access to tools and resources designed to enhance student learning and help teachers meet state standards.

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Edutopia

Edutopia.org contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for districtwide change.

The diverse and innovative media resources available from The George Lucas Educational Foundation are designed to connect and inspire positive change in all areas of education.

  • Edutopia.org: An in-depth and interactive resource, Edutopia.org offers practical, hands-on advice, real-world examples, lively contributions from practitioners, and invaluable tips and tools.
  • Edutopia video: Through an extensive offering of documentaries, Edutopia video is a catalyst for innovation by helping educators and parents, as well as business and community leaders, see and understand pioneering best practices.

FBI-SOS-Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge

A FREE internet safety and cyber citizenship program for 3rd through 8th grades. Backed by the FBI and Nova Southeastern University

Lessonopoly

Lessonopoly, a free tool that lets you manage your classroom, find and share lesson plans, and connect with other teachers

Livescan Fingerprinting

Before beginning paid service, California public school employees must be fingerprinted and a criminal background clearance must be received by the employing school district.

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Newseum

The Newseum displays these daily newspaper front pages in their original, unedited form. Some front pages may contain material that is objectionable to some visitors. Viewer discretion is advised.

Office Live and SkyDrive

A free service by Microsoft. Create and share MS Office documents without without having Office installed on your computer. SkyDrive accounts include 25GB of storage space for free. You can also upload documents to share from your hard drive. This service does require that you have a Windows Live ID.

OnGuard Online

The internet offers a world of opportunities to socialize and communicate. But they come with risks. OnGuardOnline.gov's Net Cetera campaign provides information and resources about helping kids make safe, responsible decisions when they're online.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

California is experiencing an increase in the number of reported illnesses due to Pertussis. Contra Costa has not reported any deaths from whooping cough in 2010. Children younger than 6 months of age are the most vulnerable to serious illness if they develop Pertussis. The most effective prevention against Pertussis is vaccination. We encourage vaccinations for parents, caregivers, siblings and healthcare workers. This helps decrease the chances of a young infant being exposed to Pertussis. Symptoms of Pertussis begin with a cough and runny nose for 1–2 weeks followed by weeks of coughing fits. Fever is not usually seen. People with symptoms should see their health care provider for testing and diagnosis.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Information for Parents (English)

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Information for Parents (Spanish)

Information Provided by the Contra Costa Health Services

Prezi - Online Presentations

Prezi is a terrific, free alternative to PowerPoint. Use it to create astonishing presentations, storyboards and mind maps. Prezis can be viewed on Prezi.com or embedded in your own blog or regular Web site.

The 'Public' account is free, but current teachers and students are eligible for a free 'Enjoy' account upgrade.

ROP (Career Technical Education)

ROP is a career training program designed for high school juniors and seniors and adult learners. The goal of ROP is to help students learn about career opportunities and develop job skills.

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