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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.

2021-22 Communities:

  • 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.


Rural Schools Community of Practice

  • Rural Schools:

    Facilitated through the California Rural Ed Network, this 21CSLA Community will address the unique needs of those teachers teaching 3 or more grade levels in the same classroom.

    All sessions will be held from 3:30 – 5:00 pm, virtually on Zoom.

    • 2021: September 21, October 19, November 16
    • 2022: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 24

    Registration Flyer

  • Small School Districts (ADA under 5000):

    Facilitated through the Small School Districts’ Association, these 21CSLA Communities will address the common needs of small school leaders in building site-based capacity to collaboratively identify action steps towards removing barriers for all students.

    Teacher Leaders

    Virtual Sessions: all meet 4:00-6:00 pm

    • 2021: September 15, November 17
    • 2022: January 19, March 16, May 18

    Registration Flyer for Teacher Leaders

    Site/District Leaders

    Virtual Sessions: all meet 4:00-6:00 pm

    • 2021: September 9, November 18 
    • 2022: January 13, March 10, May 12 

    Registration Flyer for Site/District Leaders

  • Medium - Large School Districts (ADA over 5000):

    Facilitated through The Education Trust - West, these 21CSLA Communities will support our medium-large school district leaders in making the necessary shifts to ensure that all students are provided with high-quality learning experiences in environments that are safe, supportive, and sustaining.

    Teacher Leaders (TOSAs, Academic Coaches, etc.)

    Virtual Sessions: all meet 4:00 – 5:30 pm

    • 2021: September 21, October 14, November 4
    • 2022: January 12, February 10, March 9, April 19, May 11

    Flyer for Teacher Leaders

    Site-Based Leaders (Principals, VPs, GIAs, LDs, etc.)

    Virtual Sessions: all meet 4:00 – 5:30 pm

    • 2021: September 22, October 20, November 16
    • 2022: January 20, February 16, March 17, April 20, May 17

    Flyer for Site Leaders

    District-Based Leaders (Superintendents, Asst. Superintendents, Directors, Managers, etc.)

    Virtual Sessions: all meet 4:00 – 5:30 pm

    • 2021: October 7, October 28, November 15
    • 2022: January 24, February 24, March 24, April 28, May 26

    Flyer for District Leaders