HCOE Communications Center
WEEKLY DIGEST
Story of the Week
YouTube Preschool Storytime
Laurel Davis is a Special Education Preschool Teacher. She is communicating with her students through a series of playful videos she is creating and putting on YouTube.
Supporting our Community
The four Jean Olson Award winners
Honoring the Best of Humboldt's Teachers
May 13 was the Day of the Teacher, and on that day HCOE held its first virtual Excellence in Teaching and Jean Olson Career Achievement Awards. The four wonderful educators pictured above were honored as this year's Jean Olson Award winners. We also honored 13 teachers with the Excellence in Teaching award. Learn about these amazing educators on the HCOE Awards website!
2020 Innovate! Business Challenge Finale
Innovate Title Slide
The Innovate! Business Challenge is one of our favorite events of Awards Season every year, and this year's event will be presented as a Facebook Watch Party! Interact with your friends and colleagues as we hear from five amazing students about their innovative business ideas.
Featured Learning Resources
Explorer Classroom

National Geographic has launched an initiative called Explorer Classroom that brings live broadcasts to students every weekday at 11:00 a.m. PDT. 
Improv Homeschool

Allison Poklemba, a local environmental literacy coach, has started a Facebook page and YouTube channel that helps kids enjoy environmental learning while at home.
Professional Development
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CPIN Trainings are Going Virtual!
Sponsored by the California Department of Education’s Early Learning and Care Division (CDE/ELCD), this professional development opportunity is based on the Preschool Learning Foundations and Preschool Curriculum Frameworks and other best practices documents, part of California’s Early Learning System.
Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses
Patterns of Strengths and Weaknesses
During this 2-day training on May 19 & 21, participants will review different PSW models with a discussion of the similarities and differences between them. The training is presented by Jenny Ponzuric, one of the lead trainers on the Ventura County SELPA PSW Model.
CDE Webinars
CDE Webinars
This week's CDE webinars include two Facebook live events with Superintendent Tony Thurmond on Thursday, May 21: a Discussion for LEAs on the safe re-opening of California schools at 10 a.m., and a Student Support Circle at 3 p.m.

Resources & Updates
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Updates on Governor's May Budget Revision
Last week Governor Newsom issued a budget revision reflecting the changed realities of our economy. HCOE Director of Fiscal Services has issued a memo outlining some key pieces of information.
A row of chairs. They're free!
Free Furniture from HSU!
Solidly built, these tables and chairs have been serving Humboldt State University students at The J dining hall since the 1990s. They are heavy, but well-maintained. First come first serve-take the full lot or piecemeal.
Virtual Graduation Guide
Virtual Graduations
It’s Graduation Season! Although we cannot gather in the ways we hoped, the memories and special moments can continue. Check out our virtual graduation guide !
Census Update Leave Clarification
The California Complete Count - Census 2020 Office issued a document last week clarifying guidance in response to questions from partners on Update Leave for households with PO Boxes and Rural Routes.
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COVID-19 California Case Tracker
HCOE data analyst Ronda Stemach has been maintaining an interactive case tracker for California and Humboldt County, and recently added a new "trends" tab to compare cases over time.
Wellness Tip of the Week
Emotional Support Builds Resiliency

Children are naturally resilient, but as our Peter Stoll writes, it's important to support them and help them continue to build connections, and to encourage them to express their experience.
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Jenny Bowen, Director of Communications • 707.445.7000 • commcenter@hcoe.org