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Improvement Science


    Open to all district, site and teacher leaders. Come prepared to work on an authentic Problem of Practice within your district or school. School and District Teams are strongly encouraged to attend to discover how Improvement Science can make the difference, in real life, in real classrooms, and in real schools.

    Opening Keynote by Mike Mattos Mike Mattos is an internationally recognized author, presenter, and practitioner who specializes in uniting teachers, administrators, and support staff to transform schools by implementing response to intervention and professional learning communities.

    All Participants will receive a free professional library focused on equity-centered leadership practices

    Registration and hotel room* are covered by 21CSLA for participants within these 11 counties: Inyo, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare


    Deadline to Register June 25

Leading for Equity

  • Leading for Equity in Universal Transitional Kindergarten through Instructional Leadership

    The California Governor’s Master Plan for Early Learning and Care Master Plan for Early Learning and Care urges seamless integration of TK and California State Preschool Programs (CSPP) to make high-quality preschool opportunities equally accessible for young children, all tied to a P-3 framework.

    This professional learning sequence is informed by and integrates existing policies, guidance, and research. The community of practice is designed to:

    • Increase UTK content and policy knowledge
    • Examine equity issues in UTK implementation
    • Improve ability to manage meaningful change

    Meets the following Wednesdays, from 9am to 11am

    • April 13, 2022
    • April 27, 2022
    • May 25, 2022
    • June 8, 2022
    • June 22, 2022

    Open to participants throughout California. Co-Sponsored by Tulare Mid-State Regional Academy.



Leading the Rebound

  • Leading the Rebound

     “If there was ever a time for our heroic school leadership to persevere, it’s now. Because now, well over one year since the pandemic stretched the resilience and reserves of our school systems, it’s time to ‘rebound.’ It’s time to leverage this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reboot teaching and learning as we know it so that we magnify the effective practices from the past while leveraging the many recent lessons learned.”

    Leading the Rebound, Doug Fisher, et al

    This virtual institute, underwritten by 21CSLA, is being led by authors Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey. Included will be a copy of the Leading the Rebound eBook.

    Two-day virtual presentation:

    August 10, 2021          12:00 – 3:00 pm

    August 12, 2021          1:00 – 4:00 pm

    Space is limited.

Equity and Access for All Students (Cultural Proficiency Certification)

  • Equity and Access for All Students (Cultural Proficiency Certification)

    This training, underwritten by 21CSLA, is a cohort model for district/site teams whose goal is to build capacity for sustaining Equity and Access for all students. Teams will learn how to apply the concept and tools of cultural proficiency for completing self-guided equity assessments, and reviewing and developing equity action plans. Includes the Cultural Proficiency: A Manual for School Leaders (4th edition). 


    • Narrowing & closing access and education gaps.
    • Reducing and eliminating disproportional outcomes among student ableness, languages, discipline /behavior, and academic placement.
    • Building professional capital (CTAs) within the district to grow and support large scale change initiatives focused on access and equity for all students.

    All virtual presentations: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    PHASE I: (Cohort 1) Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct 12. |+| (Cohort 2) Jan. 4, Jan. 11, Jan. 18
    Understand the "inside-out” approach and the 4 tools of Cultural Proficiency as a response to educational and equity gaps.

    PHASE II: Feb. 1, Feb. 15, Mar. 8
    Collect site-based data and analyze how Cultural Proficiency can inform practice. Use the five essential elements to turn values into action.

    PHASE III: Mar. 22, Apr. 13, Apr. 26, May 10 
    Use trainer-of-trainer model to prepare participants as certificated training associates (CTAs) to build capacity using the 4 tools of Cultural Proficiency in their school and district contexts. 


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