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INTRODUCTION: Welcome to the CUSD Curriculum & Instruction web page. Whether you are interested in reviewing the curriculum and staff development at Cabrillo Unified or you are a current employee looking for a particular instructional resource, we hope you will take a few minutes to browse the information offered here.

Joy Dardenelle, Assistant Superintendent Curriculum & Instruction
phone: 650-712-7107      
email: dardenellej@cabrillo.k12.ca.us

Josefina Infanzon, Administrative Secretary
phone: 650-712-7107      
email: infanzonj@cabrillo.k12.ca.us

BTSA — Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment open

Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) is a program funded by the state of California. It is designed to improve teacher performance and retention. BTSA serves all first and second year teachers with preliminary credentials. Working with a veteran teacher, participating teachers are able to improve the educational performance of students through improved training, information and assistance. BTSA’s goal is to assist new teachers to develop into professional educators who will help shape the culture of their school and district.


FOCUS = ELEMENTARY — What to look for in our Classrooms open

Workshop Environment
Readers matched to books
  • Evidenced in fluent reading
  • Students can talk about books
  • Students can talk about strategies learned
  • Students can sustain attention across a book
Classroom libraries
  • Book baskets labeled
  • Books organized and accessible
  • Books reflect various genres, themes, series, and content areas based on grade level. At least 1/3 of library is leveled.
  • Books used during RW are at “just right” level for each student
Workshop model with
  • Mini-lessons (with strategy charts)
  • Independent work time with conferring
  • Partnerships (partners talking about books)
  • Teaching Share
  • Student seating promotes partnerships and inquiry
  • Meeting area established in classroom
Reading each day
  • Evidenced by student reading logs (3-5)
  • Guided reading/Strategy lessons/small group
Routines
  • Orderly transitions
  • Independent access to materials
Writing each day
  • Evidenced in student writing notebooks/folders
Professional Learning
  • Initiates own learning as well as openly receives coaching

Teachers taking notes during conferences that identify both the  compliment and daily teaching point

 

FOCUS = SECONDARY —  Expected School-wide Learning Results open

Self Directed Learners:
Responsibility
  • Students, parents, and counselors create a four year academic plan.
  • Teachers provide relevant, motivating, and challenging curriculum which is aligned to the state standards and clearly represented to the students at the beginning of class.
  • Students select academically appropriate courses and schedules.
  • Teachers implement common classroom expectations.

Knowledgeable, Effective Candidates for the World of Work:
Skills

  • Students demonstrate knowledge of key concepts, principles, processes and skills in the disciplines of English, social studies, math, science, physical education, visual and performing arts, and foreign language.
  • Students are held accountable for attendance and timeliness.

Involved Citizens:
Community involvement

  • The students and staff appreciate diversity and implement the projects designated by the Diversity Advisory Board.
  • Students actively engage in community service projects and/or community activities.
  • Students participate in extra curricular activities.

Effective Communicators:
Appropriateness and Fluency

  • Students and staff demonstrate respect, personal integrity and social responsibility on campus and in the classroom.
  • Students communicate their content knowledge in a variety of ways; i.e. research papers, presentations, assessments, electronic media, and other technologies.


Seal Bilingual Seal of Literacy adopted. Learn more...

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SPSA PLANS

School Site Plan for Achievements (SPSA)

Staff Links 

 

STAFF DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR 2016-17 Grades K-5 open

 

Date Hatch El Granada Kings Mountain Farallone View
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 English Language Development English Language Development English Language Development English Language Development
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Curriculum Mapping in Mathematics Math Assessments/Rubrics Math Assessments/Rubrics
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 District Survey; English Language Development District Survey; English Language Development District Survey; English Language Development District Survey; English Language Development
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Student-Centered Mathematics: Teach Through Problem-Solving English Language Arts Writing Assessments/Rubrics English Language Arts Writing Assessments/Rubrics
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 English Language Development English Language Development English Language Development English Language Development
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) English Learners: Planning, Teaching, and Assessing Student Progress Through Math and English Language Arts Assessments/Rubrics Student Progress Through Math and English Language Arts Assessments/Rubrics
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 English Language Development English Language Development English Language Development English Language Development


Site Plans 2016-17 - All Schools - LEARN MORE

K-5 Professional Development Plans 2016-2017 - Download


STAFF DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR 2016-17 Grades 6-12 open

 

Date Cunha HMBHS Pilarcitos
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Team Building English Language Development (Department-Based): Standards, Strategies, and Planning English Language Development (Department-Based): Standards, Strategies, and Planning
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 CPR and AED Training and Certification Block Schedule: Common Core Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)/School Climate/Attendance
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 District Survey; Targeted Interventions for At-Risk Students District Survey; Targeted Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) District Survey; Transition and Planning for Instruction at New Site
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 English Language Development (Department-Based) English Language Development (Department-Based) English Language Development (Department-Based)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Technology/Guest Speaker Targeted Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)/School Climate/Attendance
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Homework: Value and School Philosophy Block Schedule: Consultation Period Structures and Strategies Common Core in Alternative High School Setting
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)/Common Core Strategies for At-Risk Students Block Schedule: Share Lessons Site-Wide Continuation High School WASC Field Trip

 

Site Plans 2016-17 - All Schools - LEARN MORE

6-12 Professional Development Plans 2016-2017 - Download


 

HMBHS Awarded Gaston Caperton Honor Roll

The College Board is pleased to share the exciting news that your district has earned a position on the 2015 Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll! The Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll recognizes districts for creating opportunities for traditionally underrepresented students; expanding access to higher education by providing students with rigorous academic offerings and innovative college-preparation programs; and demonstrating significant and consistent growth in the number of traditionally underrepresented students and low-income students taking college-level courses, and applying to four or more colleges.