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.

Dr. Faris Sabbah

Understanding Assessment Data

Dear community member, Recently, the California Department of Education released English and math assessment data from the 2022-23 school year. While there are some encouraging ...
Local teachers Beth Shafer (Mission Hill Middle School) and Andy Gersh (Pacific Collegiate)

Santa Cruz County Math Teacher Circle Under Way

The 2023-24 Santa Cruz Math Teacher Math Circle has officially begun. In a lively and collaborative session titled “Are Circles Always Round,” UCSC Associate Math ...

Empowering Educators: The 2023-2024 Teacher Leadership Institute for Sustainability

The 2023-2024 “Every Classroom a Green Classroom” Teacher Leadership Institute for Sustainability launched in October with a new teacher cohort representing all grades TK-12 and ...