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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...

Quick Links

SPSA PLANS

School Site Plan for Achievements (SPSA)

Staff Links 

 

STAFF DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR 2017-18 Grades K-5 open

 

Date Hatch El Granada Farallone View Kings Mountain
Aug 16
(full day) District-wide
School Year Kick-off, Strategic Education Plan Overview, Mandatory Training + Common Core Math Practices School Year Kick-off, Strategic Education Plan Overview, Mandatory Training + Common Core Math Practices School Year Kick-off, Strategic Education Plan Overview, Mandatory Training + Common Core Math Practices School Year Kick-off, Strategic Education Plan Overview, Mandatory Training + Common Core Math Practices
Sept 12
(2 hr. 40 min.): Site-based
Wonders/Maravillas
Implementation
PBIS - Data Analysis,
Introduction to
Mindfulness
Mindfulness: Part 1 Responsive Classroom:
Schedules & Routines
Oct 17
(2 hr. 40 min.) District-wide
District Survey +
Math: Growth Mindset
District Survey +
Math: Growth Mindset
District Survey +
Math: Growth Mindset
District Survey +
Math: Growth Mindset
Jan 23
(2 hr. 40 min.)
Site-based
Positive Behaviors
Interventions and
Supports (PBIS)
PBIS - maintaining
behavior expectations,
Mindful Practice in the
Classroom
Mindfulness: Part 2 Responsive Classroom:
Building Community
Feb 13
(2 hr. 40 min.)
District-wide
Math: Questioning
Strategies
District Survey + Math:
Growth Mindset
District Survey + Math:
Growth Mindset
District Survey + Math:
Growth Mindset
March 6
(2 hr. 40 min.)
District-wide
Math: Language
Development
Math: Language
Development
Math: Language
Development
Math: Language
Development
April 10
(2 hr. 40 min.)
Site-wide
Wonders/Maravillas
Implementation
PBIS - Data Analysis and
Planning, Mindful Practice in the Classroom
Mindfulness: Part 3 Responsive Classroom:
Communicating with
Parents


Site Plans - All Schools - LEARN MORE

K-5 Professional Development Plans 2017-2018 - Download


STAFF DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR 2017-18 Grades 6-12 open

 

Date HMBHS Pilarcitos Cunha
Aug 16
(full day) District-wide
School Year Kick-off, Strategic Education Plan Overview,
Mandatory Training + ADVISORY
Pass SYSTEM Training
School Year Kick-off, Strategic Education Plan Overview, Mandatory Training + English Language Development planning and technology enhanced learning School Year Kick-off, Strategic Education Plan Overview, Mandatory Training + Homework Vision and Grading
Sept 12
(2 hr. 40 min.): Site-based
Block Schedule Planning in Departments Technology-enhanced Learning Arts Integration; Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum
Oct 17
(2 hr. 40 min.) Site-based
District Survey + PBIS kickoff, Tier I continued and Tier II District Survey + PBIS: Tier I Implementation, Part II District Survey + Data Analysis: At-Risk Students
Jan 23
(2 hr. 40 min.)
District-wide
Integrated English Language Development Integrated English Language Development Integrated English Language Development
Feb 13
(2 hr. 40 min.)
District-wide
Integrated English Language Development Integrated English Language Development Integrated English Language Development
March 6
(2 hr. 40 min.)
Site-based
TOSA Led CCSS Work/ Integrated ELD Shareout PBIS: Tier I Implementation, Part II Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum; At-Risk Students
April 10
(2 hr. 40 min.)
District-wide
Advancement Via Individual Determination Advancement Via Individual Determination Advancement Via Individual Determination

 

Site Plans - All Schools - LEARN MORE

6-12 Professional Development Plans 2017-2018 - Download