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County Offices of Education Present Environmental Literacy Programs at CISC Leadership Symposium

County Offices of Education Present Environmental Literacy Programs at CISC Leadership Symposium

By Faris Sabbah, PhD. This winter, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion focused on environmental literacy at the annual California Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee (CISC) Leadership Symposium. Our session featured the work of county offices of education that are supporting districts using environmental learning as the context for inclusive, relevant engagementRead more about County Offices of Education Present Environmental Literacy Programs at CISC Leadership Symposium[…]

The Green Return to School: California Administrators Find a New Lens for Teaching Environmental Literacy

The Green Return to School: California Administrators Find a New Lens for Teaching Environmental Literacy

As the new school year begins, educators are adapting to a new reality amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools are deciding if and how they should open their doors while multiple concerns hang in the balance. Indoor gatherings constitute a risk to community safety while virtual learning has revealed deep inequalities in students’ access to technology. AdministratorsRead more about The Green Return to School: California Administrators Find a New Lens for Teaching Environmental Literacy[…]

Virtual Math Camp

Virtual Math Camp

In late July 2020, the Santa Cruz COE, working with DeLaveaga Elementary teacher Isaí Baltézar and 4 interns from UCSC’s Cal Teach program, organized the first-ever “Virtual Math Camp” for 26 6th grade students in our county. During the week, students engaged synchronously each morning for 75 minutes and asynchronously each afternoon for 45 minutes to: HaveRead more about Virtual Math Camp[…]

Equal Access Santa Cruz, Cruzio Internet, and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Equal Access Santa Cruz, Cruzio Internet, and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education

By James Hackett, Cruzio Director of Business Operations Equal Access Santa Cruz has a simple goal: to bridge the digital divide and bring true high-speed broadband to every family in the Santa Cruz community, regardless of income level. The project is spearheaded by Cruzio Internet, one of the country’s oldest independent ISPs and a trustedRead more about Equal Access Santa Cruz, Cruzio Internet, and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education[…]

Help Support the Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair

Help Support the Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education is seeking community support for the County Science and Engineering Fair. Your sponsorship or donation will help provide Cash prizes for students Certificates and awards Development of a mentorship program for underrepresented students at the fair Facility rentals Donate with PayPal We appreciate all community support of student science in Santa Cruz County. PleaseRead more about Help Support the Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair[…]

Stuff the Bus 2020

Stuff the Bus 2020

It’s time again for Stuff the Bus! The Santa Cruz COE is proud to partner with United Way of Santa Cruz County again this year for Stuff the Bus: School Supply Fundraiser to help supply students experiencing homelessness or financial hardship with the supplies they will need for the upcoming school year – whether theyRead more about Stuff the Bus 2020[…]

Santa Cruz Works and Santa Cruz County Office of Education Form Partnership

Santa Cruz Works and Santa Cruz County Office of Education Form Partnership

Connecting Educators and Students with Community Tech SANTA CRUZ, CA – – July 16, 2020 – – Doug Erickson, Executive Director of Santa Cruz Works, and Faris Sabbah, County Superintendent of Schools, announced today the formation of a partnership to provide educators and students access to local tech webinars.  The partnership enables any TK-12 educatorRead more about Santa Cruz Works and Santa Cruz County Office of Education Form Partnership[…]

California Youth Lead the Movement for Environmental Action

California Youth Lead the Movement for Environmental Action

Environmental literacy equips students with the knowledge and skills to lead a more sustainable future. While the California Environmental Literacy Initiative (CAELI) helps foster these educational opportunities, we learn from students more than we teach them. Young people across California are serving as the model for leading environmental action. As we continue to see theRead more about California Youth Lead the Movement for Environmental Action[…]

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