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  • small circle with people networkingCOMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

    Communities of Practice are cohorts of job-alike leaders who share a similar Problem-of-Practice and a desire to systematically address this problem through a continuous improvement framework alongside regional thought partners. Communities will meet periodically throughout the school year with the support of facilitators. School and district leaders are encouraged to participate as teams to maximize LEA capacity building.

  • Creating Equitable Practices in PBIS - A 21CSLA Community Of Practice and Book Study

    Join us for five virtual sessions to complete an interactive book study of Creating Equitable Practices in PBIS: Growing a Positive School Climate for Sustainable Outcomes. This go-to resource guides educators on how to incorporate equitable practices in a PBIS framework.
    The series will also cover these core concepts:

    • School-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) and multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS)
    • Define equity and present methods for enhancing implementation practices through an equity mindset
    • Analysis of team structures and the evaluation of baseline data sources. 

    Book Study Dates
    Meets from 9am to 10:30am  

    • August 29, 2023
    • September 26, 2023  
    • October 24, 2023  
    • November 21, 2023  
    • December 19, 2023  

    Registration is first come, first served up to 35 participants with priority to Santa Cruz County.


  • Multigrade Teacher - A Free 21CSLA Virtual Community of Practice

    We are eager to bring you into this series for our third year! Join us to make connections with others like you. Meet other teachers who teach three or more grade levels simultaneously. Engage in conversations about your unique classroom practices. Share your stories and help us collect them as data to be shared for rural education research. 

    Meets Every 3rd Tuesday
    3:30PM - 5:00PM Via Zoom

    • September 19, 2023
    • October 17, 2023
    • October 14, 2023
    • December 12, 2023
    • Janurary 16, 2024
    • February 20, 2024
    • March 19, 2024
    • April 16, 2024
    • May 21, 2024


  • Implementing Initiatives with Integrity - A Free 21CSLA Virutal CoP

    Leadership can be lonely, but it doesn’t have to be! Join author and facilitator, Dr. Kim Wallace’s Community of Practice centered around her two books employing field tested strategies to successfully execute new school and district initiatives with integrity. Over the course of 12 collaborative and interactive sessions, Wallace will help participants infuse new initiatives responsibly and responsively into their organizations for lasting impact on student outcomes. There will be ample opportunities for discussion, inquiry, and application, personally customizable to a variety of organizational settings. A copy of Leading the Launch (2021) and Leading Through an Equity Lens (2023) will be provided for each attendee.

    Session Dates:
    Wednesdays 9AM to 10AM  

    • February 7, 2024
    • February 14, 2024
    • February 21, 2024
    • February 28, 2024
    • March 13, 2024
    • March 20, 2024
    • March 27, 2024
    • April 3, 2024
    • April 10, 2024
    • April 17, 2024
    • April 24, 2024
    • May 1, 2024


  • Leading for Improvement - CVNIC in Mathematics

    In Central Valley Networked Improvement Community (CVNIC) we believe that EVERY student is mathematically brilliant. We will strive to support your system in creating a culture and environment where students have increased access to high quality mathematics instruction to create a positive foundation for their academic success.

    Leading for Improvement is designed to prepare coaches and leaders who support site teams. Leaders will utilize continuous improvement methods to impact systemic change. Leading for Improvement sessions will provide professional learning aligned with LCFF Priority 2 and LCFF Priority 4.

    Location: Doe Ave Complex, 7000 Doe Ave., Visalia, CA 93291
    8:30AM - 3:00PM

    • August 22, 2023
    • November 30, 2023


  • Grading for Equity Team Planning

    This community of practice addresses the issue of inequitable and often harmful grading practices and instead encourages teachers to ensure students learn and master state standards while growing their ability to see themselves as competent and successful learners.

    Open Only to Santa Cruz County Leaders. 

    Meets from 4:00pm to 7:00pm  

    • September 19, 2023
    • November 16, 2023  
    • February 15, 20234
    • April 18, 2024 


  • Alternative Programs - Community of Practice


    • Connect and collaborate with other education leaders, including those in alternative education settings
    • Develop assets-based, equity-driven leadership skills
    • Address the challenges of working with at-promise youth
    • Learn to address complex trauma
      • Book study: Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education by Alex Shevrin Venet - free copy provided to all participants
    • Open to educational leaders working with at-promise youth throughout the state

    Addressing Complex Trauma In Person Workshop 11/14/23: featuring Dr. Amy Lopez and Steven Ayala, LCSW

    September 29, 2023  3:00-4:30 PM (Zoom)
    November 14, 2023  8:00-3:30 PM (In Person)
    December 8, 2023 3:00 - 4:30 PM (Zoom)
    February 16, 2024  3:00-4:30 PM (Zoom)
    April 19, 2024 3:00-4:30 PM (Zoom)
    May 17, 2024 3:00-4:30 PM (Zoom)


  • Shifting the Mindset: Supporting At-Promise Youth 

    This five part series focuses on making a shift to an assets-based approach when educating at-promise youth. Topics will include educational reform for Black youth with Dr. Bettina Love, meeting the needs of at-promise youth, and providing culturally sustaining spaces. All participants will receive a copy of Dr. Love's newest book Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal.

    All sessions in person: The Lemoore Service Center, 876 E. Bush Street, Lemoore, CA 93230

    Nobember 2, 2023
    December 11, 2023
    January 16, 2024
    February 1, 2024
    April 4, 2024