Jun
27
to Jun 29

R4 Summer Institute- We R 4 the Future

  • Alameda County Office of Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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In this 3-day Institute, we will explore the future of college and career pathways in alternative education in the R4 consortium with one common goal: to help our community THRIVE.

Our R4 Summer Institute will feature keynote speaker Shawn Ginwright, author, professor, and activist, as well as workshops from our partners.  Take a look at the daily agenda.  

In addition to keynotes, plenaries, and workshops, we are opening up panel presentations for our R4 partners.  We are asking that EVERY R4 school have representation from staff or students on at least one panel discussion, which will all be held on the last day, Friday, June 29th.  Our partners are also invited to select a panel to join, however it is not necessary for participation.  

Panel Topics for Friday, June 29th
Panel participation may be selected upon registration

  • YOUTH LEADERSHIP:  Students have always been at the center of the work that we are doing, and that is what built our foundational pillars of LIVE, LEARN, EARN, and THRIVE. This year's focus of THRIVE is not only about sustaining our pathways, but also about preparing our youth to be our next generation of leaders. In this panel, we will explore how our programs are shaping leaders for our future and hear from the leaders themselves! 
     
  • BUILDING BRIDGES: Share your experience and best practices for creating those partnerships between R4 Consortium members (schools, CBO's, workforce, and industry).  
     
  • READY 4 THE FUTURE: With THRIVE as the theme for our final year, this panel will invite our partners to share how they have prepared our R4 youth for success by highlighting an array of techniques used to instill the skills needed to thrive in college and/or career in the 21st Century. Additionally, this panel will emphasize the process(es) used to encourage character development, promote empowerment, and ensure they are ready for the future.

Registration deadline: Monday, June 25th at 12pm.  

Take a look at last year's R4 Summer Institute: 

 

Who should attend:

  • R4 School Site teams= Administrator plus at least 1 staff and a student if possible

      • Up to 3 staff members from each R4 school will receive a stipend for attending for the full 3 days.  Staff must be attending outside of their normal work hours and will be required to fill out additional paperwork.

      • Students who attend will receive a stipend per day and will also be required to fill out paperwork.
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May
4
8:30 AM08:30

Empowering Educators: Brain Sparks: Uncommon Solutions to Common Classroom Challenges

  • Martinez Unified School District Boardroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
"A heart and science based approach to connecting with your best self in the midst of challenge... and helping students to do the same."


What can you do to help illuminate new passageways for students who  have “meltdowns” in your classroom? What can you do to help them begin to move forward, rather than staying stuck in a “fight or flight” mindset?  Or for that matter, what can you do for yourself to keep from nearing your own meltdown point? Join us as we learn brain edged and heart centered strategies  to help our students [and ourselves] better manage moments of stress and high anxiety, and to be open to change.  

The last 2017-2018 FREE orkshop in ACOE's R4 Empowering Educators series is coming soon and we hope that you will join us!   This session, entitled Brain Sparks: Solutions to Common Classroom Challenges will take place on Friday, May 4th, 8:30am - 3:30pm, with an option fter the workshop Deeper ve session from 3:45pm - 4:45pm.  or more information on Deeper Dives see below!

In this workshop, we will learn WHAT is going on as our brain responds to anxiety or fear, as well as HOW to playfully engage ourselves and our students in order to move towards change, growth and transformation.  

The workshop will be led by Laurel Edgecomb, MFT, PPS, who has loved working in schools for over 40 years. She runs a thriving private therapy practice and teaches Brain Educated Solution Techniques at colleges and clinics in the Bay Area.

If you are interested in participating in this very informative and strategies-based workshop, please register HERE or at www.newleafcollaborative.org, and look for the Empowering Educators link on the left side of the page to sign up.

For your attendance you will receive, as a gift of our appreciation, a stress-management tool related to the subject! Don't forget we also encourage you to bring a student with you to the workshop. Our workshops provide the opportunity for live encounters with students that generate discussions which spur collaborative creative engagement.  Students also enjoy learning how school can become more empowering for everyone! ll students will receive a $25 gift card for their participation.

AFTER THE WORKSHOP:
Immediately following the workshop, the Deeper Dive gives a chance for participants in smaller group to ore deeply integrate the content of the workshop into their real work and personal lives.  In the time right after the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with the expert presenter in a smaller group on a more personal leve.  Our goal is provide you with multiple ways to integrate the content where it matters most to you.

In the days following the workshop, you are also invited to sign up for our FREE One-on-One "Touchstone Coaching" session (1 on 1 time with the expert or New Leaf coach) and our "Peer Learning Circles" (a 1.5 hour Zoom video conference call) 1 month after the workshop to check back in with the expert).  

We will give you more information about these opportunities as you sign up for the workshop!

o you need Graduate Level Credits to move up in the Pay Scale?  

We have what you need!  raduate level credits or CEUs are available for your participation in Empowering Educators workshops. Contact Sierra Mathias for more information.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns!

We look forward to seeing you in May,

Rona Zollinger
Empowering Educators Program Director
ronazollinger@gmail.com

Tina Wong
Empowering Educators Coach
tinawongdibetta@gmail.com

Sierra Mathias
Empowering Educators Program Assistant
empoweringeducatorsassistant@gmail.com

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Laney College CTE Open House

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Laney College is having their annual open house for their Career Education programs (machining, welding, photography, culinary, carpentry, and many more). This event is open to all so please let your students, parents, teachers, and staff know.

There will be demos, tours, raffles, and a chance to enroll.  

Questions? Contact caa.outreach@gmail.com

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Mar
17
8:30 AM08:30

Empowering Educators: Transformative Facilitation

21st century education is rapidly living up to the old adage that states “Don’t be the sage on the stage, but rather the guide on the side.” Participants will discuss and practice various methods of powerful classroom facilitation that balance the needs of the students and the requirements of the curriculum. Facilitation is one of an educator’s most effective tools that has been largely overlooked; this workshop will teach participants to begin wielding this tool with strength and skill.

 

 

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Feb
10
8:30 AM08:30

Empowering Educators: Trauma-Informed Care for Social Justice and LGBTQ Youth

The focuses of this workshop are to understand the impact of trauma on both students and educators, and to begin imagining and creating classrooms and schools that provide healing and inspiring environments.

Six key principles will be presented and discussed: 1) safety, 2) trustworthiness and transparency, 3) peer support, 4) collaboration and mutuality, 5) empowerment, voice and choice, and, 6) cultural, historical, and gender issues.

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Feb
5
11:59 PM23:59

PG&E STEM Scholarships DUE

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PG&E is focused on California's future. To help our next generation of Californians succeed and innovate, PG&E is awarding a wide variety of college scholarships-including the PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarships.

  • Twenty scholarships of $10,000 each and 20 scholarships of $1,000 each are available to students in PG&E service areas who are pursuing a degree in an eligible STEM discipline at a four-year California college or university.
  • Students planning to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study for the 2018-2019 academic year should apply by February 5, 2018 at pge.com/scholarships.

Many other scholarship opportunities can be found at pge.com/scholarships. Tell your students or download and share this flyer today!

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Feb
2
12:00 PM12:00

Working Group Meeting

We invite you to join us for another CPT 2 Working Group Meeting held at Merritt College in the ASMC Chambers Room (behind Student Lounge in R Building). We will email out an agenda and parking information the week of the meeting.

Lunch will be served to registered participants before the meeting from 11:30am-12:00pm. To ensure there will be enough food and to prevent over-ordering, please RSVP with your lunch option. If you do not register by the deadline, lunch will not be provided.

Registration will close on 2/1 at 12pm. If you register and will no longer be able to attend, we appreciate if you cancel your registration either through Eventbrite or by emailing us by 12pm on 2/1.

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Jan
11
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar

We are kicking off 2018 with a webinar on Thursday, January 11th from 2-3PM.  In this webinar, we will be covering updates for what's coming up this year, including the R4 Summer Institute.  The full agenda will be mailed out the day before.

We will be using Zoom again for our webinar platform, and registration will be different this month as you will not be required to register through Eventbrite, but through Zoom itself.  

After registering, you will be emailed your own unique access code to join our meeting.  Please check your Spam inbox in case you do not see it immediately after registering.  For your convenience, this access code will also be sent to you 30 minutes before the webinar will begin.  Please register here.  

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Dec
14
to Dec 15

Get Focused, Stay Focused Conference

  • Santa Barbara City College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In December, the annual Get Focused, Stay Focused Conference will be held in Santa Barbara on December 14th and 15th. We'd like to invite you to join a group of educators and administrators from the Bay Region. Please pass along this message to others in your network that might be interested. 

With support from the Strong Workforce K14 Regional Joint Venture and SB1070, we are able to cover of the cost of registration for any attendees from our region. Hotel, flight, food, etc. are the responsibility of attendees/attendee home institutions. 

If you are interested in receiving free registration for this conference, please complete this form by Monday, October 30th. 

More information about the conference can be found here (including hotel details):

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Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Working Group Meeting

We invite you to join us for another CPT 2 Working Group Meeting.

Thanks to Chabot College for hosting us. 

Full agenda and parking information will be mailed out the week of the meeting.

Lunch will be served to registered participants before the meeting from 11:30am-12:00pm. To ensure there will be enough food and to prevent over-ordering, please RSVP with your lunch option.  If you do not register by the deadline, lunch will not be provided. 

Registration will close on 11/30 at 10am.  If you register and will no longer be able to attend, we appreciate if you cancel your registration either through Eventbrite or by emailing us by 10am on 11/30.   

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Sep
27
3:00 PM15:00

Explore R4: Curriculum Exploration Day

  • Alameda County Office of Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Interested in learning more about the college and career pathways curriculum that R4 has to offer our schools?  Then join other alternative school staff in the R4 Consoritium for Explore R4: Curriculum Exploration Day.

In this after-school session, you will have the chance to experience two of the following curricula listed below.  Please mark your preferences upon registration: 

  • PilotCity Workforce Incubators & Modern Fabrication- A STEM Course: Learn more and sign-up to bring work-based experiences to your classroom with our high growth industry employers. Our workforce incubator brings employer project challenges to your classroom in 3D Printing, Lasercutting, Virtual Reality, Internet of Things (IoT) and Robotics that lead to opportunities for employment with our partnering companies. This workforce incubator leads to access to the Modern Fabrication (ModFab) curriculum designed by Alameda County Office of Education, PilotCity and Employer Partners.
     
  • Get Focused, Stay Focused- A College and Career-Ready Program : This model is a classroom-based, comprehensive guidance program designed to Increase high school and college completion AND assure successful entry into the workforce with the skills required to succeed.  Become more familiar with this college and career curriculum currently being taught to high schools students at Berkeley City College and other schools throughout the R4 network.
     
  • Canvas- A Distance Learning Management System: Come explore available and free-to-use digital learning content (“Open Educational Resources”) that you can incorporate into the Distance Ed course you are creating for R4. You will explore the Canvas Commons -a repository of digital learning resources shared by Canvas-using  educators across the country and around the world. You will be shown how to access the Canvas Commons from within the R4 Canvas LMS (Learning Management System)  and be able to experiment with importing digital learning content into a course in Canvas. In addition to locating  digital content you might want to incorporate in your course, the exploration process will expose you to examples of digital lessons that you might want to emulate for digital learning content you create.
     
  • Literacy, Advocacy, and Public Service- A YPAR Course: This Youth Participatory Action Reserach course was created from an outline of an approved “A-G” CTE for the Public Service and Public Health pathways to meet the needs of students in the alternate education system. The reading list includes long and short text that are culturally relevant for many different communities. The curriculum is modular so students don’t need to complete the assessment in sequence, while at the same time the assessments are cumulative and academically prepare for an internship in their community.  
     
  • Introduction to Health Science and Medical Technology- A CTE Course: This year-long CTE Health course is aimed at introducing high school students to the systems and functions of the human body, especially as they pertain to development and disease prevention. In addition, the course introduces students to a variety of careers within the area of Health Science and Medical Technology. Students learn technical vocabulary, conduct health research and write a patient health treatment plan as well as other industry based tasks.
     
  • Reading with Relevance- Literacy Instruction that Develops Social & Emotional Skills: Dig into the fundamentals of social and emotional learning, explore the Reading with Relevance curriculum, and sign up to receive free books and classroom materials for the new school year!  Reading with Relevance improves students’ literacy skills and builds their self-confidence. Students are motivated to read because they relate to the strong, diverse, and resilient characters featured in our selected novels, and because each session gives them the opportunity to connect what they’ve read to their own lives.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 26th at 10am. Dinner will be provided.

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Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: Explore R4 Curriculum Exploration Preview

Please join us for the first webinar of the school year.  Take a look at the agenda.  

Project Pathways invites principals, teachers, and district staff working in college and career pathways at R4 schools to join our webinar.  We will be previewing the R4 curriculum in preparation for Explore R4: Curriculum Exploration Day on September 27th. 

This event page is for the Webinar ONLYRegister here for Curriculum Exploration Day and to view full curriculum descriptions.

During the webinar, our curriculum partners will do brief presentations of the curriculum so that you will have a better understanding of what is being offered to the R4 Consortium:

  • Literacy, Advocacy, and Public Service- A YPAR Course
  • Pilot City Incubators & Modern Fabrication- A STEM Course
  • Get Focused, Stay Focused- A College and Career-Ready Program
  • Canvas- A Distance Learning Management System
  • Introduction to Health Science and Medical Technology- A CTE Course
  • Reading with Relevance- Literacy Instruction that Develops Social & Emotional Skills

WEBINAR ACCESS INFORMATION

Link to join Webinar: https://zoom.us/j/310106786

Call In Number: 
(408) 638-0968
(If you will not be listening via Computer)

Webinar ID: 310 106 786

We will be using Zoom for our webinar tomorrow, which is different than our webinars from last year.

If you have never used Zoom before, allow some time before 2pm to make sure that Zoom is downloaded and that your speakers are working.  You can also just use the dial-in number to listen, if you prefer that.  

We will be going over the features of Zoom at the start of the webinar, so please join us at that time.  An important note is to have your "Chat Box" open so that you can interact.  We look forward to meeting in this new space!

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Aug
1
9:30 AM09:30

R4 Summer Institute for Community College

Please note that this R4 Summer Institute has been shifted to a one-day Institute geared towards R4 Community College staff.

Join us for the R4 Summer Institute for our Community College partners. In this one-day Institute, we will explore the question: What R We Here 4?

Our presenters will provide insight from each of the R4 layers: LIVE, LEARN, EARN, THRIVE.

LIVE: In this flipped panel, CBOs will share how they work with Community Colleges to provide essential support...and then, the Community College audience will share how they work with CBOs to do the same.

LEARN: The K-12 system operates differently than the post-secondary level.  Our presenters will share how they navigate and build relationships to bridge high school to college and careers.

EARN: As your students prepare for and enter the workforce, employers are demanding specific skills that will allow students to work in any industry with ease. Join a local workforce development board to learn how to help students earn in their future.

THRIVE: Get Focused, Stay Focused is not only a career exploration curriculum, it is also a vehicle to elevate students to their highest potential by providing students with goal-setting techniques and other essential skills. Learn how this curriculum can help students thrive in high school, college, and beyond.

Registration deadline: Monday, July 31st at 10am. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Jul
21
11:59 PM23:59

DUE: Quarter 4 Invoicing & Budget Revisions

Please note the date extension for the Q4 Invoicing.  These dates will be strictly enforced, per ACOE Fiscal Department, and could result in non-payment if you do not adhere to the invoice deadlines.

Refer to the folder with all of the documents needed to provide a complete invoice, or click the buttons below

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Jun
26
to Jun 28

Cyber Education Conference

SBCSS ROP/Region 7 CTEIG Technical Assistance providers have been in collaboration with the National Integrated Cyber Education Resource Center (NICERC) to bring a teacher conference to Southern California focused on Cyber Security education.  As CTE leaders and providers, you are probably already aware of the growing labor market needs in the industry sector of information communication technology.    All industry sectors are impacted by the need to secure their information from bad actors, and there’s a high demand for experts who can safeguard  technologically based operations and enterprises.   This conference will provide teachers with access to cyber literacy, learning modules and project based learning experiences that can be integrated into the curriculum. 

High School teachers will dive into the exciting world of Cyber and discover new ways to bring it into their classrooms. Cyber experts from NICERC will guide the workshops with hands-on activities, including Computer Principles curricula and a Parallax Boe-Bot for their classroom.

A free administrators’ day is also planned to provide a forum for cyber career pathway development, and for a deeper dive into the labor market for cyber security professionals  addressing High Quality Elements #2- Curriculum & Instruction, and #5- Industry Partnerships (Labor Market Demand). Please see the link to the flyer below to find out more.  

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Jun
20
to Jun 22

Summer Institute: Part 1

Save the dates for the R4 Summer Institute! In this 3 day institute, we will explore how our R4 schools can help support students to LIVE, LEARN, EARN, and THRIVE. Stay tuned for more information.

Registration deadline: Friday, June 16th at 10am.

Who should attend:

  • R4 School Site teams= Administrator plus at least 1 teacher

      • 1 teacher from each R4 school will receive a stipend per day for attendance

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Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Working Group Meeting

Join us for the last Working Group meeting of the school year!

Location will be at Contra Costa College in the Fireside Hall. Registration will close on 5/31 at 10am. Action items, agenda, and parking information will be emailed out the week of the meeting. We hope to see you there!

Lunch will be provided to registered participants. To ensure there will be enough food and to prevent over-ordering, please RSVP with your lunch option. If you do not register by the deadline, lunch will not be provided.

If you register and will no longer be able to attend, we appreciate if you cancel your registration either through Eventbrite or by emailing us by 10am on 5/31.

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Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Executive Operating Board Meeting

(This meeting is for the Executive Operating Board.)

Join us for the last Executive Operating Board meeting of the school year! Your participation is important as we have plenty of items to tend to. Please keep an eye out for emails about proposals as we will be spending time during the meeting conducting our final votes.

Location will be at Contra Costa College in the Fireside Hall. Registration will close on 5/31 at 10am. Agenda and parking information will be emailed out the week of the meeting. We hope to see you there!

Coffee will be served, and lunch will be provided to registered participants. To ensure there will be enough food and to prevent over-ordering, please RSVP with your lunch option. If you do not register by the deadline, lunch will not be provided.

If you register and will no longer be able to attend, we appreciate if you cancel your registration either through Eventbrite or by emailing us by 10am on 5/31.

Please stick around for the Working Group meeting to follow from 12:00-2:00PM. 

You can register for the Working Group meeting here.

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May
15
11:59 PM23:59

California Education Policy Fellowship Program - Applications Due May 15

The California Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) builds education policy making capacity in California for K-12 and higher education. The program creates cohorts of education policy leaders from a range of roles across the state who are well-versed in key issues affecting student success and who have the relationships needed to work together across systems.

Each year, California EPFP enrolls a new cohort of about 20 mid-career education professionals, called Fellows, drawn from K-12 and higher education, executive and legislative branches of California government, and education related non-profit organizations. Fellows learn to approach and analyze issues and challenges from different perspectives.

Cost
California EPFP Fellows pay a program fee of $875, as well as any travel-related costs to attend the national policy seminar in Washington, DC. CPT 2 will not be covering the cost of participation.  Full or partial scholarships to cover the program fee are available based on the ability of a Fellow’s organization to pay. The majority of program costs for California EPFP are covered by generous contributions from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.

For more information
California EPFP Co-Directors:
Jodi Lewis - jodi.lewis@csus.edu
Terra Thorne - terra.thorne@csus.edu

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May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Monthly Webinar

Please join us for the last webinar of the school year.

Project Pathways invites principals, teachers, and district staff working in college and career pathways at R4 schools to join our webinar.  In this webinar, we will focus on finishing up the 2016-17 school year, as well as projecting into the next.  There will time for Q&A for Momentum Points and Strategic Plans, which are both due June 30th.  We are also excited to be announcing the key note presenters for the Summer Institute, as well as give an overview of what to expect.  To register for the Summer Institute, June 20-22, please click here.  Last, we will be going over the proposal process to make sure you are ready for the next school year.  

WEBINAR ACCESS

We will be using Adobe Connect for the webinar.  Phone and computer access are both required.  You must both call in for the audio AND access the web link for the presentation. 

Call in number:  510-670-7778

To join the meeting: https://connect.acoe.org/cpt2052017/

Sign in as a guest and enter your name.

Room Passcode:  R4

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, you may need to install Adobe Connect.

Test your connection: https://connect.acoe.org/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview 

If you have any questions, contact LaShonda Taylor at ltayor@acoe.org.

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