Fall is Around the Corner! 

The Back-to-School buzz is waning as we all fall into our school routine. Even though this hot weather makes it feel like summer is sticking around, fall is less than a month away. As the change in seasons occurs, please continue to do the things that bring you joy and do not let that “spark” you began the school year with fade. Wellness continues to be a priority area at Contra Costa County Office of Education, and I truly hope you are making your own health and wellness a priority too.  

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and while this is a heavy topic, it is an important one to remember and recognize. This is a month for mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and school communities to unite and promote suicide prevention awareness. 

Hispanic Heritage Month also begins this month (September 15 – October 15). As you scroll through the offerings below, be sure to notice the teacher resources available. From PBS stories highlighting Latino voices in America to interactive ideas for lesson planning, I hope you find our suggestions useful. 

An extensive list of resources and learning opportunities are available to you this month. Please have a look and be sure to share anything that grabs your interest with a fellow educator.  

Thank you for being a light that helps inspire and educate the students of Contra Costa County. 


Lynn Mackey

Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools

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Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year Celebration

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2022: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Nineteen educators in Contra Costa County have been named their school districts’ teacher of the year. With that distinction, they represent the nearly 8,600 teachers teaching in Contra Costa County public schools and community colleges. The teachers represent 18 county school districts, the Contra Costa Community College District, and the Contra Costa County Office of Education. Purchase your tickets for the celebration now!

School Resource Officers & Pittsburg USD created a video about Suicide Prevention.

Watch Suicide Prevention Video: Created in 2018 but still relevant today, the above video was produced by Pittsburg Police School Resource Officers in collaboration with Pittsburg Unified School District to raise awareness about suicide and mental health. It is a moving narrative without dialogue, made for a junior high or high school aged audience.

Suicide is the Second-Leading Cause of Death

Among Young People

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, was the tenth-leading cause of death in the nation (CDC, 2019). Every year in the U.S., more people die by suicide than in car accidents, and more suicide deaths occur than homicide and AIDS deaths combined.

988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be: thoughts of suicide, mental health or substance use crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress.

People can call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for themselves or if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support. 988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the United States, you can reach a trained crisis counselor who can help. A 988 Toolkit is also available with key messaging, graphics, and more.

CCCOE Wellness in Schools Program (WISP)

For crisis resources in Contra Costa County, view the WISP section of the CCCOE website. A comprehensive list of information is continuously updated to support educators, students, and families in our county. 

School-Based Mental Health Collaborative

Please join us in discussions to achieve positive outcomes for our students, staff, parents, and community.

Topic: WISP SBMH Collaborative

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September 15th - October 15th

Hispanic Heritage Month Lesson Resources for Educators

English Learner Professional Development Opportunities

 EL RISE! 2022-2023

Professional Learning Offerings

Many Dates Available

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Three-Session Webinar Series:

How Coaches Can Support Teachers Enacting EL Roadmap Policy

9/20, 11/8

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Be Prepared to Deliver

English Learner Roadmap Workshops to Your Families

September 13, 2022

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Classroom Practices, Teaching &

Learning, and Specific Instructional Strategies in English Learner Roadmap 

9/15, 10/20, 12/14, 1/17, 3/2, 4/20

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Four-Part Series - Support Planning, Implementing, Strengthening, and Sustaining Dual Language Programs

9/22, 10/11, 11/1, 12/13

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Overview of the EL FPM Process and the 2022-23 EL Instrument

September 27, 2022

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Emergency Trainings

Dates Ongoing: Cal OES - Governor's Office of Emergency Services offers trainings in Disaster Recovery, Disaster Mitigation, Emergency Management Concepts, and more! Browse training sessions. **Note, you must create an account before you register for a course.***

Interim and formative Assessment Training Series

Dates Vary

Cost: Free

The California Department of Education invites you to attend fall sessions of the 2022 Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series. Fall sessions are a repeat of the same content from the summer sessions. 

This engaging training series will provide direct, online training focused on leveraging the interim and formative components of the Smarter Balanced comprehensive system of assessments to inform teacher and learning. It is designed for teachers, instructional coaches, and educators on special assignment, but local educational agency California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) coordinators and administrators may also find this training series useful to support local educators. 

The 2022 Interim and Formative Assessment Training Series consists of three district, independent modules with multiple opportunities to attend. Modules 1 and 2 will be recorded for later viewing. 

Audience: Teachers, instructional coaches, educators on special assignment, coordinators, and administrators. 

New CAASPP Coordinator Training

Dates Vary

Cost: Free

The first CAASPP coordinator training is designed for CAASPP coordinators who are new to their role or want a refresher. This training session will: 

  • Focus on the roles and responsibilities of the LEA CAASPP coordinator in planning and preparing for a successful CAASPP administration,
  • Familiarize new coordinators with the assessments that fall under the CAASPP umbrella, 
  • Explain the responsibilities of the CAASPP coordinator,
  • Offer suggested time frames for completing activities. 

Audience: LEA CAASPP coordinators who have been in their role for less than 12 months or want a refresher on the coordinator responsibilities. 

Presented by Tandem, Partners in Early Learning

Date/Time: Thurs, September 8. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Presented by Tandem, Partners in Early Learning: Storytime can be the most cherished time of day for you and your students. It can be a time of inquiry and laughter, movement and fun. Join us to practice three proven strategies for making your storytimes magical!

Pretest Virtual Training Series- Preparing for Testing


November 17 - Get to know the Test Operations Management System!

December 15 - ELPAC What’s New for Testing?

January 12, 2023 - CAASPP What’s New for Testing?

February 9, 2023 - Administering and Monitoring Testing

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration: Register now for the Pretest Virtual Training Series

Cost:  Free

The 2022-23 Pretest Virtual Training Series provides coordinators with the information needed to successfully prepare for and administer the CAASPP and the ELPAC. By request from the field, the content has been modified to be presented over the course of several sessions to provide local education agencies (LEAs) with timely information, training, and support throughout the year. 

Audience: LEA CAASPP and ELPAC coordinators who have been in theri role for less than 12 months or want a refresher on the coordinator responsibilities. Experienced coordinators only need to attend the What’s new session(s) for their respective program(s).

Workshop Prerequisites: LEA CAASPP and ELPAC coordinators who have been in theri role for less than 12 months or want a refresher on the coordinator responsibilities should attend the New Coordinator Training in June for the ELPAC and in September for the CAASPP as well as the New Coordinator Webinars offered throughout the year. The following videos are recommended before attending this training. CAASPP 101    ELPAC 101

Matching Accessibility Resources to Students’ Needs Virtual Training

Date/Time: Session 2: September 13, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration: Session 2

Cost: Free

The Matching Accessibility Resources to Students’ Needs virtual training will focus on providing participants with an understanding of the purpose and importance of accessibility resources, the different accessibility resource categories, the process for matching students with the appropriate accessibility resources for classroom instruction and assessments, and a research-based framework (Universal Design for Learning) and the connection it has to accessibility resources.

Audience: LEA CASSPP and ELPAC coordinators, special education specialists, curriculum coordinators, or teachers on special assignment. 

Training Prerequisites: Attendees must view the Matching Accessibility Resources to Students’ Needs videos. The videos will be available on August 23, 2022, on both the CAASPP Accessibility Resources Virtual Training Series and the ELPAC Accessibility Resources Virtual Training Series web pages. 

Sixth Annual Student Mental Health Wellness Conference

Date: Wed, September 14 - Thurs, September 15 

Cost: $529.00+$30.70 Fee

Join CDE and Wellness Together in-person or virtually at the sixth annual Student Mental Health Wellness Conference. The conference, “Promoting Student and Staff Mental Wellness and Improving School Climate,” will include workshops, panels, and presentations from leading experts at the intersection of educational, familial, and communal mental health. Learn how to expand best practices, establish networks of support, and maximize community mental health resources in the school setting.

Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference

Date/Time: Wed, September 14 - Sun, September 18, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $95

Attend the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, the fourth annual event that gathers people who are passionate about nature, art, science, curiosity, and wonder to share ideas, learn from each other, support each other, inspire each other, and have fun together in nature’s beauty. The online event will be five full days featuring a rich schedule of 30 classes, panels, lectures, and nature journaling challenges. For more information, please contact Tracy McManus, STEAM Coordinator at tmcmanus@cccoe.k12.ca.us.

Audience: All TK-12 educators, instructional coaches, administrators

2022 CSU Counselor Conferences

Dates: Mon, Sept. 19:  Clovis Veterans Memorial District |  Wed, Sept. 21: San Jose DoubleTree Hotel | Fri, Sept. 23: CSU Sacramento | Wed, Sept 28: Pasadena Convention Center | Fri, Sept. 30: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina 

The CSU Chancellor's Office and all 23 campuses are happy to invite you to register for the 2022 Counselor Conferences. This year's conferences will feature admission information, Cal State Apply updates and campus highlight sessions from all 23 California State University campuses. Other sessions will cover financial aid, CSU affordability, and student support programs such as Educational Opportunity Program (EOP). Attendees will also have a chance to pick up printed materials from the CSU College Fair and reconnect with CSU campus outreach and recruitment offices.

CSU College Nights 

Dates: Mon, Sept. 19: Clovis Veterans Memorial District, Clovis | Wed, Sept. 2: DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose | Thurs, Sept. 22: CSU Sacramento- Student Union, Sacramento | Tues, Sept. 27: Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena | Thurs, Sept. 29: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego

College Nights have been planned for the general public, for those not able to attend the CSU Counselor Conferences. Attendees will have a chance to partake in a college fair and visit with CSU campus representatives from all 23 CSU Campuses. The CSU College Nights are in-person, free, and held in the evening. More information regarding the college nights will be posted at the Counselor Conference website soon.

New Coordinator Webinar #2

Date/Time: September 22, 2022 3:00-4:00 p.m 

Cost: Free

This webinar, hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education, provides information about the following:

  • A review of upcoming coordinator checklist tasks
  • A deep dive into Accessibility Resources and the coordinator role in relation to accessibility 
  • 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. 

Social And Emotional Learning: Seven-Part Webinar Series

Dates: Thurs, Sept. 22, Thurs. Oct. 27, Thurs. Dec. 1, Thurs. Jan. 26, Thurs. Feb. 23, Thurs. Mar 30, Thurs. Apr 27

Cost: Free

The Contra Costa County Office of Education is facilitating a seven-part community of practice (CoP). The CoP will center on building our own adult social emotional learning skills. We will be using the text "Onward" by Elena Aguilar to support the emotional resilience and wellness of educators. Participants will receive a copy of the text and accompanying workbook.

Supporting Teaching and Learning with the Tools for Teachers Website

Date: September 29, 2022 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

The Tools for Teachers website provides educators with instructional and professional learning resources that are embedded with formative assessment and accessibility strategies. 

This webinar series is intended for all local educational agency (LEA) staff, including administrators and classroom educators. Each webinar in the series will feature California educators sharing how they use Tools for teachers and related resources to support teaching and learning in the classroom, and each webinar will include a questions-and-answer session. 

Audience: Local educational agency staff, including administrators and classroom teachers 

STEAM Symposium

Date: Sat, October 1 - Sun, October 2 | Anaheim

Cost: $545

Throughout the event, we will come together to explore high-quality strategies to cultivate systems to promote life-long learning for everyone through inclusive and targeted practices, high-impact techniques, and policies, whether from a classroom or organizational point of view. These approaches promote a sense of belonging and ignite student passion for learning as well as support the social-emotional development of our education community. Together we will share knowledge, research, and stories to support each other in navigating our personal and professional journeys. 

The Symposium will provide a space for exploring equity in STEAM learning, particularly for underrepresented populations we seek to grow in STEAM: educators and students of color, girls, multilingual learners, foster youth, unsheltered students, LGBTQIA+, low socio-economic students, and those with special learning needs. Participants will be able to embark upon this journey immediately with access to resources, collaborators, and a network that seeks to leverage STEAM education as a tool for developing STEAM Identity, civic engagement, social responsibility, student agency, and other shared goals to benefit future generations. Use code CDESTEAM for $50 off. For more information, please contact Tracy McManus, STEAM Coordinator at tmcmanus@cccoe.k12.ca.us.

Dyslexia Professional Learning Network

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 4, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

The California Dyslexia Initiative is hosting a free, virtual Professional Learning Network. Learn from leading experts in dyslexia and collaborate with colleagues. Featured keynote speaker Dr. Maryanne Wolf will discuss research from the cognitive neurosciences on development of the reading brain and how this knowledge base informs our understanding of dyslexia, its prediction, assessment, and intervention. Breakout session presenters include Resha Conroy, Dr. Lillian Duran, Jessica Hamman, and Dr. Nancy Cushen White. Hosted by the Sacramento County Office of Education in partnership with the CDE, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence, and the California State Board of Education.

Computer Science Fundamentals Intro Workshop

Location: In-Person - Contra Costa COE, 77 Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA

Date/Time: October 5, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Code.org's elementary school curriculum allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing. Courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with "unplugged" classroom activities that require no computer.

Participants will receive: 

* in-person instruction from experienced computer science facilitators

* an intro to computer science and pedagogy

* an overview of the online curriculum and teacher dashboard

* a printed curriculum guide containing course lesson plans

* strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities

* a bag of Code.org swag

Audience: All K-5 educators, instructional coaches, administrators

For more information, please contact Christen Northrop, Mathematics Coordinator, at cnorthrop@cccoe.k12.ca.us.

Attracting All Learners to STEM Using Culturally Based Pedagogy

Date/Time: October 14 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Saturday, October 15 | 7:00a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Cost: Free

The Smithsonian Science Education Center is hosting this free virtual workshop. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of culturally based practices, observe how educators use culturally based practices in preK-12 STEM classrooms, and contextualize learning and network to support implementation of culturally based strategies in their own STEM instruction and classroom activities.

Audience: All TK-12 educators, instructional coaches, administrators

For more information, please contact Tracy McManus, STEAM Coordinator at tmcmanus@cccoe.k12.ca.us 

California Science Education Conference 2022

Date: Fri, October 14 - Wed, October 16 | Palm Springs

Cost: $225

The California Science Education Conference, hosted by the California Association of Science Educators (CASE), is the pre-eminent science education event held annually for educators from throughout California. Drawing more than 1,000 attendees, the goal of the annual gathering is to develop an educational space for professional learning, deepening connections, fostering creativity, generating new ideas and energizing science educators to build excitement and enthusiasm for science education inside and out of the classroom. For more information, please contact Tracy McManus, STEAM Coordinator at tmcmanus@cccoe.k12.ca.us.

Math Con 2022

Date: Saturday, October 15, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $175

The Stanislaus County Office of Education MATHCON math conference is the premier location in the Central Valley to engage in a wide variety of professional development opportunities in the area of math content and instruction for the TK-12 classroom. In addition to a fantastic keynote speaker, Dan Meyer, we will have several breakout sessions hosted by rock star teachers from across Stanislaus County and an exhibit hall filled with powerful resources to bring back to your classrooms. Lunch is provided and there will be ample opportunities to win prizes throughout the day. For more information, please contact Christen Northrop, Mathematics Coordinator at cnorthrop@cccoe.k12.ca.us

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2022 California Assessment Conference

Date: Tues, October 18 - Thurs, October 20 | Riverside

Cost: $350

Registration for the 2022 California Assessment Conference (CAC) is now open. The CAC offers a unique chance for educators to connect with peers to discover assessment tools and strategies for improved learning and teaching. Do not miss out on the keynote address by Professor Nancy Frey. This year’s CAC will take place in person in Riverside, CA. A limited virtual offering is also available. With the theme of Partners in Progress: Harnessing the Power of Student Assessment, the conference will feature knowledgeable K–12 educators from across the state who have developed and implemented best practices for using assessment resources in their classrooms. For more information about the conference, to register, and to submit a session proposal visit the California Assessment Conference website.

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Contra Costa County Library News

 Library Card Sign-Up Month 

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and the Contra Costa County Library is asking you to sign-up and encourage your friends and family to sign-up for a library card. Learn about all the free programs and resources available with a library card including eBooks, eAudiobooks, access to hundreds of digital newspapers, Rosetta Stone, Ancestry, live online tutoring and so much more. There’s nothing more empowering than a library card. Through access to technology, media resources and educational programs, libraries provide people of all ages the opportunity to pursue their dreams and passions. Share your love of the library and help your community to grow and prosper. Sign-up now.


Connect to FREE online tutors every day from 1 p.m.to 10 p.m. Tutors are trained in academic assistance and do not provide answers. They will help students to master a problem’s underlying academic concepts. Tutoring and homework help services are also available in Spanish. Brainfuse also offers writing lab assistance, resume writing support, test prep, video lessons and study tools.

Library of Things   

Visit the Library of Things page to learn about and check out items like the Outdoor Explorer backpacks that can be used to explore East Bay parks and trails. The Energy Efficiency kits which include an electric use meter for testing home electric appliances and thermometers to test refrigerators/freezers and room temperatures. The kits can help improve energy efficiency in your home and may save you money. You can also check out wifi hotspots and Raspberry Pi kits. Visit the Library of Things page for details and other fun and useful items available for checkout.

 Social Media Ambassadors  

You can support public relations at the Library from the comfort of your home by volunteering as a Social Media Ambassador. You can help the Library extend its reach into the community and raise awareness of library collections, resources and programs at the same time. No application is required. Simply sign up to receive Social Media Ambassador emails once or twice a month. Each email will include information about library initiatives and topics. Ambassadors will be asked to post about the Library in their own words and to share stories about what they love about the Library – maybe an upcoming event, a recent blog post, a favorite branch or what they’re reading or watching. The Library is looking for ambassadors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Nextdoor. Sign up at today!

For more information on all Contra Costa County Library programs, resources and events, visit ccclib.org.

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California Grant Portal

The California State Library has launched a new website that streamlines all available state agency grants for education, small businesses, nonprofits, individuals, tribal governments, and more!

California Green Ribbon Schools Request for Applications 2022–23

Applications are now open for the tenth cycle of the California Green Ribbon Schools program, which honors excellence in whole-school sustainability while spotlighting replicable best practices. California Green Ribbon Schools incorporate sustainable design or operational practices to help students thrive while reducing their impact on the environment. Interested parties may request an electronic application and review program information on the CDE Green Ribbon Schools Award Program web page

Charter Schools: Regional Technical Assistance and Coaching Sub-Grant Activities 

The CDE Charter Schools Division Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) Office is proud to announce the sub-grantees awarded under the Regional Technical Assistance and Coaching (RTAC) Sub-Grant: 360 Accelerator, in collaboration with the California Charter Schools Association (Northern California); Navigator Schools (Central California); and Chapman University-Thompson Policy Institute on Disability, in collaboration with the El Dorado Special Education Local Plan Area (Southern California). Starting this fall, the sub-grantees are recruiting charter school participants in Critical Friends Groups (CFG) professional learning communities to develop high-quality schools. In addition, Best Practices Workshops will be offered within each region, for charter and non-charter schools, with the goal of improving academic achievement for all students in California. Participation is completely free of charge. Find more information about the upcoming RTAC CFG Cohorts and Workshops on the CDE RTAC web page

Directing Change - Mini Grant Opportunity

The Directing Change Program is thrilled to announce a new Mini Grant Opportunity! The Directing Change Program engages students to learn about suicide prevention, mental health and other critical health and social justice topics by creating short films and art projects that are used to support awareness, education, and advocacy efforts across the state, in their communities, and on their campuses. This free and evaluated program has been implemented in California schools for 10 years. Students have a chance to win cash prizes and participate in an award ceremony.

Eligible Organizations: Middle schools, high schools, colleges, community organizations, and youth clubs. Participating youth should be in grades 6-12 or ages 12-25. Public, private, and charter schools and districts are all eligible to apply. Deadline is Friday, September 16.

Mini Grant Funding: $1,500 (higher funding may be available for rural communities). Questions? Email devin@directingchange.org

Schools to Watch Program — Deadline October 3

The California Schools to Watch application for 2023 is now open. This program, led by the CDE and the California League of Schools, identifies model middle-grade schools that are academically excellent, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable and that have a culture of collaborative leadership. The submission deadline is October 3. For more details and to apply, visit the CDE Letters web page.

Superintendent Thurmond Unveils $1.4 Million in Financial Literacy Grants

Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is partnering with California to provide teacher stipends and professional development for financial literacy. This public–private partnership provides $1.4 million in professional development grants to train high school teachers, enabling them to offer personal finance electives at their high schools, and a district-matching grant program for personal finance specialists. Learn more about this opportunity by viewing a full recording of the event on the CDE Facebook page or read more in the CDE Additional $1.4 Million Financial Literacy Grants news release.

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2022 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is Now Open

The 2022 Congressional App Challenge launched on June 15, 2022. Students can enter their apps through November 1, 2022. To be eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, applicants must be a middle or high school student at the time of app submission. Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four. No more than four students are allowed to form a team. Students may compete in the district they reside in or the district they attend school in. If competing as a team, at least half of the teammates must be eligible to compete in the district in which they are participating in. This App Challenge is hosted by the Office of Congressman DeSaulnier. If you have questions about the Challenge, call Mr. DeSaulnier's office (925) 933-2660.

Applications Open for #CaliforniansForAll College Corps Fellows

The #CaliforniansForAll College Corps is a statewide service initiative that helps low-income students graduate on time and with less debt. Students will receive $10,000 for their service while helping to take climate action, tutor and mentor low-income K–12 students, support food insecurity, and more. Over the next two years, 6,500 College Corps Fellows will tackle challenging issues facing our state—this program is roughly the size of the entire Peace Corps. For the first time, Assembly Bill 540 CA Dream Act students will also have the opportunity to participate in a state service program. Learn more on the California Volunteers Californians for All College Corps web page.

K–12 Online Content Project adds PBS Video Collection

California public school students and educators now have access to over 1,200 streaming PBS videos covering topics in science, history, current events, music, and drama. The PBS Video Collection (Fourth Edition) from ProQuest, part of the Clarivate company, is the latest addition to the K–12 Online Content Project, a partnership between the California State Library and the Riverside County Office of Education for school library content and tools. Learn more on the California State Library PBS Video Collection web page, which includes highlights and a full list of video titles. Contact RousleySwank@cde.ca.gov with questions. 

New State Seal of Biliteracy Information and Resources Available

The beginning of the school year is an excellent time to share information about the California State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) with students, families, teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, and others. Please share SSB information with students and families starting in grade nine or earlier to ensure that students have time to prepare to meet the requirements by high school graduation. Outreach and information sharing with English learners and other multilingual learners and their families is particularly important, as these students are already on the path to biliteracy or multiliteracy. The CDE SSB web page has been updated with new information and resources for the 2022–23 school year. If you have questions about the SSB, please contact Gina Garcia-Smith, Education Programs Consultant, Multilingual Support Division, at 916-319-0265 or SEAL@cde.ca.gov.

Register Your School Today for 2022 California Student Mock Elections

The 2022 California primary and U.S. general election are quickly approaching, and it is time once again to get students involved and excited about civic engagement. California Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber and State Superintendent Thurmond are partnering to host the 2022 California Student Mock Election on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. This important program helps young people discover the importance of elections and the power of their votes in the democratic process. Through your school’s involvement, students will discover how government and politics affect their daily lives. The CDE strongly encourages you to incorporate this great program into your curriculum. Registration for the 2022 California Student Mock Election can be found on the Secretary of State California Student Mock Election web page. Read a CDE/CA SOS joint letter for more information and resources.

Educational Programming of edTV 

Looking for some additional quality Monday-Friday educational programming at home or in the classroom? Check out the latest edTV broadcasts here.

Programs scheduled include (times are approximate):

  • Number Talk, presented by the Khan Academy and CCCOE , K-5 math lessons in English and Spanish: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • Food Kids, lessons in purchasing, growing and preparing healthy meals: 12:00-12:30 p.m.
  • STEM in 30, Emmy-nominated program produced by the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum: 12:30 -1:00 p.m.
  • National Arts Gallery, outstanding stories about artists and art movements from around the world: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Number Talk (repeat of morning broadcast), presented by the Khan Academy and CCCOE , K-5 math lessons in English and Spanish: 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. (replay from the morning)

edTV can be found in most of Contra Costa County on cable channels 32 (Comcast) or 99 (AT&T U-Verse).

For info: Daily schedule can be found here.

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77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, California 94523
Lynn Mackey, Superintendent of Schools

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