California County Superintendents Events Calendar
The Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC) is a committee of the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA). CISC initiates collaborative leadership with school districts, the California Department of Education, and other partners to ensure programs, practices, and services that support success for all students. The committee identifies statewide curriculum and staff development needs, provides a communication and implementation network for curriculum and professional development activities, and assists the CDE in adopting and implementing instructional materials and developing publications such as curriculum frameworks.
The annual CISC Leadership Symposium brings together over 1,000 educational leaders from throughout the State for three days of networking and learning about the latest shifts in education and models of innovative action.
The California NGSS Statewide Implementation: Coherent and Student-Centered Science Assessment System is an online professional learning experience designed for K-12 academic coaches, administrators, curriculum leads, and teacher leaders to deepen their understanding and implementation of science assessment in classrooms, schools, districts, and the state.
The learning sessions include grade band assessment experiences that allow participants to develop a shared understanding of the productive use of assessment to inform instruction. They will engage in thinking about assessment as a system in order to have a holistic understanding of where students are at in terms of three-dimensional learning. And they will explore the use of tools that allow for the analysis of strengths and limitations of science tasks, as well as examining assessments with a lens of equity.
Participants will register for a grade band to allow their conversations to focus on the needs of a student group at the center of their system. It is recommended that educators register as teams in order to fully bring this professional learning into their school and district systems.