Curriculum & Instruction

Support & Professional Development For Educators

The Curriculum and Instruction department provides expertise and leadership for programs and services supporting the success of all students, educators, and learning communities in Santa Cruz County. We work to promote learning opportunities for all students in a manner that reflects the best current knowledge of teaching and learning. Our department provides leadership in supporting the work of local school districts by offering direct assistance and professional learning experiences for teachers and administrators.

Highlights from the 22-23 Teacher Leadership Institute for Sustainability (TLIS)

We are excited to share impacts from the first year of our Teacher Leadership Institute for Sustainability (TLIS) and look ahead to 2023-24. TLI 2020-21 …

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SLV Teachers Showcase Power of Lesson Study

Five 1st grade teachers from the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District (SLVUSD) recently demonstrated the effectiveness of Lesson Study, a professional development approach that …

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Computer Science Lending Library Computer Science Exploratorium Event!

The Santa Cruz COE launched its new Computer Science Lending library at our exciting CS Exploratorium for Educators event on Wednesday, February 8. This was …