Professional Learning Calendar

Professional Learning Calendar

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The CCCOE Curriculum and Instruction Department provides professional learning opportunities in a variety of areas. The 2019-2020 academic school year areas of focus were developed with input from our Contra Costa COE Curriculum Council. Our 18 school districts and COE student programs provided valuable feedback regarding professional learning needs.



 Flyer  The CoP will meet 6 times between November and April and will focus on building adult SEL and educator wellness and resilience.  We will be using the book “Onward” by Elena Aguilar to guide our work together.  Each member who signs up will receive a copy of the book and accompanying workbook.  The dates are third Thursday's November, 2021  to April, 2022.

November 18, 2021
December 20, 2021
January 20, 2022
February 17, 2022
March 17, 20222
April 21, 2022

Time:  3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Register Today at:
For more information contact:
Dave Fendel, Coordinator, Social Emotional Learning at:

Building Fluency with Whole Number Operations with Graham Fletcher

In partnership with Sacramento COE and Placer COE we are excited to bring our local educators FREE Mathematics Professional Learning Virtual Learning Sessions with Graham Fletcher. Two professional learning sessions will be offered along with a follow up collaboration opportunity. In these sessions, we’ll explore the important role that context plays in developing fact fluency. By purposefully sequencing a series of tasks and activities through the same context, students can begin to make connections and develop an understanding that is scalable well beyond single digits.

Audience: K-6 teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators

TIme: All sessions are 3:30 - 4:30 pm (virtual)

Dates: October 26, 2021 (K - 3rd), October 27, 2021 (4th - 6th), & November 1, 2021 (optional follow up)

Cost: Free

Registration: See Registration for more details and to sign up!

California Dyslexia Initiative 2021-2022 Expert Webinar Series: Understanding Dyslexia & Literacy

Join us for a FREE expert webinar series hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education, project lead for the California Dyslexia Initiative (CDI), in partnership with Glean Education.  Learn more about why some students struggle to learn to read, how to recognize risk factors in your students, and how to support reading difficulties and dyslexia in the classroom.  

Flyer and registration information

Audience: Pre-K through Grade 12 Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs), Instructional Coaches, Department Heads, RtI and/or Special Education Teachers, Instructional Support Staff, Site and District Leaders, Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, and Tutors.
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 pm
September 2, 2021
October 7, 2021
November 4, 2021
January 6, 2022
February 3, 2022
March 3, 2022
April 7, 2022


ELPAC & CAASPP Coffee Sessions 

Staff from the California Department of Education and ETS will host these sessions on the second Friday of each month to support local educational agencies (LEAs) in the administration of the 2021–22 CAASPP and ELPAC.
For information: Lilia Tsui or Shannon Ortland

Audience: LEA Assessment Coordinators

Date: Next session is November 12, 2021, 2pm-3pm

Cost: Free

Registration: see website  
  • November 12, 2021
  • December 10, 2021
  • January 14, 2022
  • February 11, 2022
  • March 11, 2022
  • April 8, 2022
  • May 13, 2022
  • June 10, 2022

California Assessment Conference (CAC)

October 12-14, 2021 Virtual Platform

The California Assessment Conference is a unique opportunity for classroom educators to explore connections between assessments and classroom instruction, learn how to utilize assessment tools and resources to support teaching and learning, and hear from other local educational agencies.  This conference has been designed to create collaboration opportunities for educators who wish to discover how other educators, schools, and districts integrate all components of the state assessment system.  A variety of sessions and key topics, covered over three days, allow for a customized learning experience while minimizing time away from the classroom.  Participants will learn, explore, find inspiration, and return to the classroom ready to apply new skills and knowledge. 

California Assessment Conference 

Registration-will close September 27, 2021 or when conference reaches capacity, whichever is first. Registration is non-refundable. If the conference is cancelled for any reason registrations will be refunded.  

Virtual conference pricing: $79 per attendee.


Interim Assessment Hand Scoring Training

Teachers, instructional coaches, and educators on special assignment:  Openings are still available for next week’s virtual Interim Assessment Hand Scoring trainings! Separate sessions are available for English language arts/literacy and for mathematics.  These four-hour hand scoring trainings, which are free of charge, comprise one of three modules in the 2021 Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series. The other two modules are as follows:


  • Using the Formative Assessment Process and Tools for Teachers Website to Boost Instruction
  • Gauging Student Progress with the Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments and Related Online Systems Register on the 2021 Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series website, where you can find training dates and additional information about this training series.  If you have questions, email ETS at

English Learner Master Plan Institute: Designing local policy aligned to ELR

Brought to you in partnership with EL RISE! and SEAL, this interactive institute will help LEA teams create a plan to

develop a district-wide English Learner Master Plan aligned to

the research-based California English Learner Roadmap policy.

Participants will engage in discussions to guide planning for

the development of visionary policies, programs, and services

that ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for English

learners. Participants will receive resources included in the

Center for Equity for English Learners’ English Learner Master

Plan Playbook to develop a strategy for beginning or refining

their approach to writing their EL Master Plan. Alignment with

EL Roadmap principles and elements will be highlighted.

Audience: Administrators and District teams

Date: First session is November 16, 2021

Cost: Free

Registration: see FLYER

For more information contact Lilia Tsui:

English Learner Network (ELN) Lunch & Learn

~ 11/5 Topic: Multilingual Education: Policies and Pathways~ FLYER

Join us for our Lunch & Learns! Following a short presentation on a topic of interest, participants will have time to discuss, share ideas, and learn from fellow ELN (English Learner Network) colleagues. A calendar invitation with the Zoom link will be sent to ELN members.

Date: Friday, 11/5/21, 12pm-1pm

Cost: Free

For more information email:

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program

CCCOE is proud to announce the addition of a Preliminary Administrative Services Credential Program to our Administrative Leadership Program (ALP) offerings. Our 11 month program begins in February 2022, and features Saturday classes, online learning and PLC meetings, and a mid-program summer institute. Our coursework will be applicable to a Master’s degree in partnership with National University. Interested in learning more? Complete our interest form and plan to attend an upcoming virtual information meeting. Application window opens September 1st.

Audience: Aspiring Administrators with 4+ years teaching and/or services experience

Virtual Informational Meeting Dates: September 13, and October 18 at 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Cost of Program: $8000, includes core textbook, materials, and non-refundable $200 application fee. Payment plans available.

CCCOE PASC Informational Flyer


Science Exploration Online Workshops by Exploratorium

Learn how to bring NGSS-aligned, inquiry-based science exploration into your classroom with hands-on, synchronous online workshops for educators. Engage as a learner, explore hands-on phenomena, reflect and plan with colleagues, and learn how to use our teacher resources designed to support student learning in a variety of settings.
* Exploring bubbles Workshop for K-5 educators
* Phenomenal Science Activities Workshop for secondary & teacher Leaders
Audience: K-12 teachers, instructional coaches and administrators
Date/Time: Various dates between Aug-Nov, 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm or 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: FREE


Dual Language Pedagogy Institute for Elementary Teachers

Brought to you in partnership with EL RISE! and SEAL, the Elementary Dual Language Pedagogy Institute for Elementary Teachers develops the foundation and strategies that teachers need in order to implement effective, transformative, and sustainable dual language programs. Bilingual teachers will learn specific skills and strategies for:

● grounding their work in bilingual pedagogy,

● strategically coordinating authentic literacy instruction,

● facilitating learning that capitalizes on cross language connections and the power of the bilingual brain, and

● leveraging their students and families cultural and linguistic assets.

Audience: Classroom teachers bilingual/dual language programs, Site/local teams of educators

Date: First session is November 4, 2021

Cost: Free

Registration: see FLYER

For more information contact Lilia Tsui:

Alternate ELPAC Workshop for Test Examiners

District teams of test examiners are invited to join us for some hands-on practice with the Alternate ELPAC after the completion of their Moodle modules. A Zoom link will be sent to participants who are registered by noon on 10/18/21.

Date: Tuesday, 10/19/21, 3pm-5pm

Cost: Free

Registration: Click Here

For more information contact Lilia Tsui: or Shannon Ortland:

New Coordinator Training Webinar #3

Hosted by the Sacramento Office of Education, this webinar provides information about the following:
A review of upcoming coordinator checklist tasks
A deep dive into Resources for Student Practice,
e.g. practice tests, interim assessments, etc.
Question and answer session with experienced Coordinators.

Audience: LEA CAASPP and ELPAC Coordinators who have been in their role for less than 12 months or want a refresher on the Coordinator responsibilities.
Date: October 21, 2021 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Registration Free


EL RISE! Professional Learning Offerings 2021-2022 Flyer

CCCOE is partnering with EL RISE! to offer 8 exciting professional learning series this school year. EL RISE! is a collaboration between Californians Together, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) and Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Equity for English Learners, funded through an Educator Workforce Investment Grant from the California Department of Education to support statewide implementation of the 2017 CA English Learner Roadmap State Board of Education policy. The professional learning offerings look to support educators and districts in making meaning of the EL Roadmap principles, understanding their English learner/dual language learner populations, becoming familiar with research on dual language development, developing local implementation plans, and implementing those plans across multiple roles.

Audience: Varies according to offering; Including but not limited to classroom teachers, coaches, administrators, and site/local teams

Date: 2021-2022

Cost: Free


Elementary Coaching to Enact the English Learner Roadmap

Instructional coaches play a critical role in creating

classrooms and communities that respond to our students’

strengths, needs, socio-emotional health, and identities. Brought to you in partnership with EL RISE! and SEAL, this three-session webinar series, with embedded pre-session work and follow-up reflection and application, focuses on how coaches can support teachers in enacting the English Learner Roadmap policy. Participants will learn specific skills and strategies for supporting their teachers in leveraging students’ and families’ cultural and linguistic assets, harnessing formative assessment to guide instruction, and facilitating intentional, collaborative planning of integrated and designated ELD using the ELD standards. 

Audience: All classroom teachers, Classroom teachers

bilingual/dual language programs, site/local teams of educators, paraeducators, COE staff

Date: First session is October 25, 2021

Cost: Free

Registration: see FLYER

For more information contact Lilia Tsui:

ELD for Elementary Teachers and Administrators Institute

Equitable access to a comprehensive education including both

integrated and designated ELD instruction is a civil right for

English learners. Brought to you in partnership with EL RISE! and SEAL, this Institute, with embedded pre-work, will support teachers in designing responsive designated ELD lessons that build upon students’ knowledge across the disciplines. Teachers will expand their understanding of backward planning to identify English learners’ strengths and needs to provide targeted language instruction. Scaffolds and supports presented in these sessions include language functions, graphic organizers, differentiated frames, language transfer strategies, and formative assessments that ensure students to effectively engage with complex texts and tasks. Through this work, teachers will develop the tools needed to create the academic conditions students need to flourish. 

Audience: Classroom teachers, site administrators

Date: First session is October 21, 2021

Cost: Free

Registration: see FLYER

For more information contact Lilia Tsui:

Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series

The California Department of Education invites you to attend the 2021 Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series.This training series will provide direct, online training opportunities focusing on leveraging components of the Smarter Balanced comprehensive system of assessments to inform teaching and learning. There will be three distinct, independent components of this training series, with multiple opportunities—in both the summer and fall—to attend. Sessions in the fall will contain the same content as covered in the summer.

Audience: This training series is intended for teachers, instructional coaches, and educators on special assignment. Local educational agency staff and administrators may also find this training series useful to further support educators locally.

Cost: Free

Registration: Available on the 2021 Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series Website.

Module 1: 3 hour sessions from 1-4 pm on October 19, 2021 and October 26, 2021

Module 2: 3 hour sessions from 1-4 pm on October 20, 2021 and October 27, 2021


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