Curriculum Council

The purpose of the Contra Costa County Curriculum Council is to support district success and build leadership capacity by providing a forum for district curriculum and instruction leaders to receive timely information, share best practices, and engage in collaborative learning and problem-solving around critical instructional topics.

At Curriculum Council meetings, we provide district support in several areas, including:

  • Updates on federal and state accountability structures including Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  • Updates on legislation, frameworks, instructional practices and textbooks in the primary subject areas, and the integration of English language development and educational technology
  • Showcase of best practices from schools throughout the county

2022-2023 Meeting Dates

September 9, 2022
In Person, CCCOE
October 21, 2022
In Person, CCCOE
December 9, 2022
In Person, CCCOE
February 10, 2023
In Person, CCCOE
April 21, 2023
In Person, CCCOE

Our Mission: Providing relevant and quality professional learning services that promote collaborative partnerships, supporting the achievement of all students.


Our COE team hosts the following content-specific subcommittees of our Curriculum Council:

Arts Convening, facilitated by Tracy McManus, STEAM Coordinator and Patrick Martin, Arts Convening Lead Facilitator

Assessment/Datafacilitated by Shannon Ortland, Assessment, Research and Data Coordinator

Educational Technologyfacilitated by Steve Bateman, Manager Technology/Curriculum Integration & Jamie Nuñez, Common Sense Education 

English Language Arts/English Language Developmentfacilitated by Erin Roberts, ELA/ELD Coordinator

English Learner Networkfacilitated by Lilia Tsui, English Language Learner Support Coordinator

History/Social Sciencefacilitated by Jason Muñoz, UC Berkeley History/Social Science Project and Erin Roberts, ELA/ELD Coordinator

Mathematicsfacilitated by Christen Northrop, Mathematics Coordinator and Tracy McManus, STEAM Coordinator

Social Emotional Learning, facilitated by David Fendel, SEL Coordinator

Sciencefacilitated by Tracy McManus, STEAM Coordinator

Please see this pdf document for dates of our 2022-23 Subcommittee Meetings:
2022-23 Curriculum Council and Subcommittee Meetings

Curriculum Council Summit Newsletter

The Summit Newsletter is a tool to acknowledge and share all the collaborative work taking place in Curriculum Council and its associated subcommittees and networks. In the spirit of ensuring that everyone has equitable access to the information and resources shared through these groups, the CCCOE Curriculum and Instruction Department has created this newsletter to share highlights from each meeting (Peaks) and to communicate what to expect in each content-area in the near future (Horizons).

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