Staff Resources

Curriculum and Instruction Staff Resources

Overview jeannette-schroeder

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 andrea-starace

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 marla-lobotzke

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.

Mathematics 2019-20 Professional Learning

Overview mikila-fetzer

SCUSD Hosts SVMI’s Math PD Sessions-Open to All Teachers of Mathematics!

Sessions are 8:00-3:00 at Serna Center, with a light breakfast and lunch provided.  Interested teachers need to register with SVMI (registration link). Sub costs will be covered by request prior to the event from your Math Specialist or Mikila Fetzer, your Math Coordinator.

Professional Library

Overview andrea-starace

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 aaron-pecho

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.