COEs Help Prepare for 2020 Census
The US Census will be next conducted in 2020. The Census is used to determine funding for various federal, state and local projects, as well as to determine how many seats each state is allocated in the US House of Representatives.
As a part of a statewide outreach and education campaign, the California Complete Count (CCC) has been funded by the state to work to promote full participation in the 2020 Census. The CCC Office contracted with the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) to develop and pilot educational support materials about the 2020 Census for students and teachers in California. In Phases I and II, SCOE partnered with Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) for facilitation of the process. In Phase III, SCOE is subcontracting with Fresno County Office of Education to support the work statewide. In Phase I of the pilot program, completed in late 2018, twenty teachers from grades 5, 8, 11 and 12, created the curriculum, and piloted the curriculum in their classrooms. The curriculum focuses on United states history and governmental aspects based on grade level.
In addition to the developing pilot education support materials, the CCC Office schools outreach program provides contracts to County Offices of Education to support outreach, information, and community engagement with school districts with the with the highest hard-to-count populations. There are 32 counties that have “opted-in” to this project: Alameda, Butte*, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Fresno, Imperial, Humboldt, Kern, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Tulare, and Yolo.
*Administered by Tehama County
CCSESA Arts Update
Creativity at the Core Summer Institute 2019 Recap
On July 10-12, 2019, state, county, and local educators gathered in Monterey at the Monterey Tides hotel for CCSESA’s 5th Annual Creativity at the Core conference sponsored in partnership with the Monterey County Office of Education, CREATE CA, and the California Department of Education.
Educators heard from state leaders regarding Universal Design for Learning, California Arts Standards, Social and Emotional Learning, and arts education advocacy, among many other topics. Breakout sessions were offered by expert arts leaders including CCSESA Regional and County Arts Leads, California Department of Education leaders: Aileen Allison-Zarea, Jack Mitchell, Letty Kraus and Dr. Lindsay Weiss-Tornatore, and key arts organization leaders. On Day One, participants heard from Pat Wayne, Program Director for CREATE CA about the CREATE CA public will campaign and collaborated on an art making activity led by CCSESA Arts Consultant, Patty Taylor. Also, on Day Two, participants chose a studio opportunity where participants worked with a Monterey area artist to dive more deeply into one of the arts disciplines of dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.
Among many expert presenters included researcher, Dr. Ivonne Chand O’Neal, from MUSE Research shared information regarding creativity research and building inclusive learning environments and Dr. Ping Ho, from UCLA Center for Arts and Healing provided research on the power of arts with students undergoing trauma as well as brain-based research.
Participants had the opportunity to visit Doc Ricketts’ Lab, a historical site on Cannery Row and attend an outdoor musical production of Hello Dolly! at the Forest Guild Theater. An experience made possible by the Monterey County Office of Education and other community partners.
CCSESA Rural County Arts Cohort
CCSESA is pleased to announce the beginning of a Rural County Arts Cohort, as part of a new grant from the Stuart Foundation intended to strengthen and expand arts education in rural communities. CCSESA used an external panel of experts to review grant applications and make funding recommendations. The following county offices of education were selected for Opportunity #1 for implementation of county arts strategic plans: Amador, Butte, Humboldt, Mono, and Tulare. For Opportunity #2, the following county offices were selected to move forward with county arts planning in partnership with the California Alliance for Arts Education: Nevada, Mariposa, and Imperial.
On August 5, Opportunity #1 grantees gathered in Sacramento for a grant Orientation and Arts Integration training and collaboration. Facilitators for the session were Dr. Merryl Goldberg (CSU San Marcos and CREATE CA), Peggy Burt (California Alliance for Arts Education), and Sarah Anderberg (CCSESA). Participants included: Donna Custodio (Amador), Jennifer Spangler (Butte), Stacy Young (Humboldt), Shana Stapp (Mono), and Kate Stover (Tulare).