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Distance Learning Support

Vol. 2: Issue 9 -  December 8, 2020

 

What’s new on our website? 

For Parents, Teachers, and Administrators

Community and Family Support

The Second Harvest Food Bank's Food Connection hotline provides information and referrals to callers regarding how they can get food for themselves and their families. Call 1-800-984-3663. Read more here.

Trauma-Informed Schools During COVID-19 

New infographic from 321insight gives quick tips to support teachers and students through the ongoing pandemic. Read more here.

Reading Foundations Lesson Resources for Teachers

The University of Florida Literacy Institute (UFLI) provides free online instructional materials including videos, Google slide decks, sample activity sequences, and tips for virtual classroom management of small group instruction. All tools support reading instruction and intervention for the elementary grades. Access UFLI's virtual learning hub here.

The Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature provides a visual library of the 20 best multicultural books of 2020. See full list here.

Story Time with Safe Routes to School

Take a lunch break with San Mateo County Office of Education's Safe Routes to School Program every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Join our reading adventure and gain a better understanding of pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic safety. Most appropriate for Kindergarten to 8th graders. Register here.

Implementation Support Videos for Teaching English Language Development (ELD)

A compilation of videos aligned with the English Language Arts/ELD framework.

Compiled and curated by the California Department of Education, these videos provide resources for program implementation, ELD instruction, and professional development in the five key areas of instruction and support for English Learners. Click here to access.

Improving Outcomes For English Learners with Disabilities

Training Modules
The Imperial County SELPA training modules webpage provides a video library of professional development that centers on teaching English Learners with disabilities in distance learning. Learn more here.
Creativity and Mindfulness Corner
Save the date! SMCOE's 3rd Annual Art Institute is Wednesday, February 3, 2021. This virtual professional development opportunity will be rich with opportunities to practice creativity and its connection to the vital work we all are leading for in this trying time. This institute is open to all K-12 teachers and administrators and will include presenters from Stanford Live, Young Audiences of Northern CA, KQED, and the San Mateo County Arts Commission (guest presenter from Alabama - the quilters of Gee's Bend). The workshops will highlight key topics for student engagement including all five arts disciplines, diversity, equity & inclusion, social emotional learning (SEL), and distance learning. Please join us for this exciting day of learning and share this opportunity with others!
Professional Development

Distance Learning Community of Practice

Let's connect to sharpen our skills, share tips, and collaborate with teachers across our county. Read more here.
The distance learning community of practice is open to everyone on select Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
  • December 10
Register here.
 
 
 

The English Learner Roadmap Professional Development for Teachers and Administrators

The English Learner Roadmap teacher strand workshop series from January to April 2021 focuses on classroom practices, teaching and learning, and specific instructional strategies that align with the California English Learner Roadmap. Learn more and register here.

The English Learner Roadmap for administrators strand of five modules from February to May 2021 provides a solid and comprehensive learning and support structure preparing administrators to lead implementation of research-based, assets oriented programs and services for English Learners. Learn more and register here.
We Are Here to Support You
Kim Bambao
Mathematics
kbambao@smcoe.org
Michelle Holdt
Arts and Restorative Learning
mholdt@smcoe.org
Tina Nelson
Library Services
tnelson@smcoe.org
Gwenn Lei
ELA & History/Social Studies
glei@smcoe.org
Gracie Hough
English Learner Support Services
ghough@smcoe.org
Erica Ng
English Learner Support Services
eng@smcoe.org
Doron Markus
Science, Engineering & Health
dmarkus@smcoe.org
Sandra Velásquez
Technology and Innovation
svelasquez@smcoe.org
Jared Prolo
Executive Director, CIS
jprolo@smcoe.org
Andra Yeghoian
Environmental Literacy
ayeghoian@smcoe.org
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