Staff Resources

Curriculum and Instruction Staff Resources

Overview

The Office of Curriculum and Instruction supports SCUSD schools in providing high quality curriculum and instruction designed to ensure that all students graduate college and career ready. A focus on college and career readiness permeates curriculum and instruction from grades preK-12 and within all of the content areas, including mathematics, English language arts, science, social science, foreign language, visual performing arts, and physical education.

FAIR Education Act: Staff Resources

Overview

The FAIR Education Act is to be implemented in social science classes in all grades. As part of this work, SCUSD is available to support teachers and the school community to create and maintain a safe and respectful classroom environment.

The law provides no additional funding for new textbooks.

Materials Development Lab

Overview

The Materials Lab is a self-service project workshop at the Serna Center, on the first floor behind the Professional Library. Entrance to the Lab is across the hallway from the Tennessee conference room.

The Lab’s purpose is to offer educators a space in which creativity in teaching can flourish. The freedom to utilize such a wide variety of crafting machines and materials always opens the door to inspiration. Teaching is then enhanced by creative ideas that complement the basic curriculum and assist students in learning.

Professional Library

Overview

The Professional Library @ Serna has just what you need! It is a review and circulating library of over 25,000 titles including books aligned to California Curriculum.

Teachers can check out up to 30 books for 30 days.

You can search the entire collection from your school or home.

Science Professional Development and Resources

Overview

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

The California Department of Education (CDE) adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 2013 and released the draft instructional framework for Science Education.

To prepare for the implementation of the new standards, the district collaborated with SCTA in the spring of 2015 to form a committee and develop a comprehensive three-year NGSS implementation plan.

Charging Stations

EV Workplace Charging Program

Overview

In order to facilitate the District’s environmental stewardship goals outlined in the Sustainable Schools Report, the District has installed electric vehicle charging stations to be used for employee personal vehicles. SCUSD’s Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging Program is intended to encourage and support the use of an EV for employees as an alternative mode of transportation.