HCOE Communications Center
WEEKLY DIGEST
Story of the Week
Ambrosini Pivots to Digital
In the past few years, one of the trendy terms in digital news media has been “pivot to video.” Well, since they can’t see their students every day at school, the folks at Norman G. Ambrosini Elementary School in Fortuna are doing just that.
Supporting our Community
#BeTheLightHDN
On Monday April 20, schools around the North Coast turned on their stadium lights to honor the senior class athletes who had their seasons cut short due to COVID-19.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The California Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) put together a video with information and ideas about how you can help.
Featured Learning Resources
Spangler Science

The goal of Steve Spangler Science is to create amazing experiences that make people of all ages fall in love with science.
DREME - Early Math at Home

As families spend more time inside, these fun and easy ideas engage families and inspire young children’s exploration of important early math concepts.
Professional Development
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Help Us Plan SHIFT 2020!
Please fill out this brief form  to tell us what you & your staff need as we consider this PD event for June.
Powerful Presentations Series
Becoming an Effective Trainer
The last of HCOE's Powerful Presentations series for this year is about becoming an effective trainer. It will be held via Zoom, and now will be offered at no cost!
Brown Bag Arts Zoom Series
Brown Bag Arts Zoom Series
HCOE's Arts team, Stacy Young and Bill Funkhouser, are hosting daily Zoom meetings for art teachers to share ideas during school closures. Each day of the week has a different theme. Register through MyHCOE to receive a link.
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Appy Hour: Managing Screen Time
Colby Smart has a very timely Appy Hour this week, about helping parents manage their kids' screen time while distance learning.
Schools in the News
The Little School that Could
The North Coast Journal wrote a feature on how Peninsula School is stepping up to help not just its students, but the entire community it serves.
Resources & Updates
LCAP Update
LCAP Update from HCOE and CDE
Last week Governor Newsom released an Executive Order which primarily focused on the expected changes to the Local Control Accountability Plan process. HCOE has created a “cliff note” version of the key changes. Our team will also be hosting an LCAP Zoom meeting on Friday, May 1 from 1-2 pm to answer any questions

Humboldt County Library Online
Are you in need of a satisfying novel, a stimulating idea, or a wiring diagram for fixing your car? Would you like to browse through a magazine that you used to read in the grocery store check-out aisle? The Humboldt County Library is expanding online access to library resources with the e-account, a new electronic account for Humboldt County residents who do not currently have a library card.
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Take Your Teaching to Television!
KEET-TV (our local PBS station) and Access Humboldt are looking for educators interested in using television to reach Humboldt County students. KEET is offering half-hour timeslots for teachers to conduct on-line lessons, and Access Humboldt wants to broadcast your programming.

Contact Ryan Keller at RKeller@hcoe.org or (707) 441-4505 for details.
Dia de los Libros Storytime
Día de Los Libros Story Time
First 5 California invites you a very special Día de los Libros Facebook Live event with California's First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom! Ms. Newsom will read the book We Count from her home to commemorate Día, a day celebrating young children and early literacy.
Tips for Successful Distance Learning
HCOE's Communications Center has created a series of infographics with tips for students, parents, and educators about distance learning.

Download PDFs: Students | Parents | Educators
Virtual Graduation Guide
Virtual Graduation Guide
It’s Graduation Season! Although we cannot gather in the ways we hoped, the memories and special moments can continue. Check out some tips and tricks for holding a virtual ceremony and some ways you can still celebrate and honor our graduates this year! Check back for new ideas each week!
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Show Your Gratitude
Now more than ever it's important to appreciate the people in our lives who make a difference. Here are some upcoming days to consider:
  • School Principals Day (5/1/2020) 
  • National Teacher Appreciation Week (5/4 – 5/8) 
  • School Nutrition Employee Week (5/4-5/8) 
  • Screen-Free Week (Formerly known as National TV-Turnoff Week) (5/4-5/8) 
  • National Teacher Appreciation Day (5/5/2020) 
  • National School Nurse Day (5/6/2020) 

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Help Shape Humboldt's Future
Spread the word in your community about how important an accurate census count is to local school funding. Check out our new PSA video!
Wellness Tip of the Week
Fresh Air is Good for the Soul

Even while we are all sheltering in place -- perhaps especially when we are sheltering in place -- it's important to get some fresh air and exercise. Here are some ideas for staying active .
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Jenny Bowen, Director of Communications • 707.445.7000 • commcenter@hcoe.org