Curriculum/Instruction and Research
Becky Sullivan, Director
Tamara Wilson, Director
K-12 English-language arts is part of the K-12 Curriculum and Instruction Department. We offer high-quality professional development, coaching, consulting, and technical assistance. We have expertise in California's Common Core State Standards, English Language Development Standards, and all of the SBE-adopted programs. Our staff is here to meet your English-language arts needs.
Our workshops and trainings are research-based, interactive, and immediately applicable to your work. We serve a variety of audiences: administrators, coaches, and teachers. We also offer services to manage your training events, track professional development hours, and earn continuing education credits (when applicable). For a complete list of titles, visit our
Training and Consultation
Our site-based services include curriculum support, administrator and teacher coaching, coach support, as well as delivering workshops and trainings. For information about scheduling a training or consultation, contact:
Workshops and Trainings for Teachers
Workshops and trainings for teachers are designed to support your focus on core knowledge and significant components related to English-language arts content and/or instruction. Trainings include current research, strategies to address the needs of all students, including English learners, and activities to refine instructional practice that can be readily applied in the classroom.
Workshops and Trainings for Administrators
These trainings are designed to support your focus on core knowledge and significant components related to ELA content and/or instruction. Our trainings support the development of students' academic proficiency and your current leadership efforts. Find details about our workshops and trainings for administrators here:
Curriculum Support for Teachers and Coaches
Professional development is more than workshops and trainings. Our Curriculum staff can support your professional development needs in a variety of ways. We are well versed in California's language arts curriculum, framework, and standards. All of our Curriculum staff hold Reading/Language Arts Specialist credentials and have consulted at the state, district, and site level on ELA curriculum matters.
- Curriculum implementation reviews
- Walk-throughs and data analysis to identify and diagnose instructional issues
- Providing workshops and trainings focused on identified needs
- Training and facilitating lesson study
- Data analysis and collaboration based on language arts assessments
- Supporting RtI implementation
Instructional leaders wear a variety of hats. We have the content expertise to be the extra set of eyes you need to help move your staff to higher levels of literacy achievement.
Let us build your capacity by working together to create a comprehensive literacy plan that includes:
- Walk-throughs and data analysis to identify and diagnose literacy issues
- Professional development targeted at the identified needs
- Monitoring and managing instruction
- Planning for site/teacher support and intervention needs
We have over 10 years of experience coaching teachers in the delivery of their English-language arts programs. We'll work with grade level/department teams to improve the effectiveness of their instruction.
- Observation and feedback
- Lesson planning
- Lesson study
- Workshops and training
- Coaching cycle
- Demonstration lesson
- Demo lesson debrief
- Lesson observation
- Lesson debrief
The most effective coaches have expertise in current research, lesson delivery, and working collaboratively with teachers. Our Curriculum staff have not only been coaches, they have been supporting school-site coaches in the field for over 10 years.
Let us increase the capacity of your coaches by supporting them in:
- Technical skills of reading
- California Common Core State Standards
- California English Language Development Standards
- Curriculum materials
- Relationship building
- Presentation skills
- Delivering demonstration lessons
- Time management
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K-12 Curriculum and Instruction services.
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