Curriculum Matters: California Learning & Advocacy Series

July 20, 2021
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Curriculum Matters: California Learning & Advocacy Series

California policy and advocacy organizations are invited to participate in a no-cost workshop series being held in partnership with Pivot Learning,  The Education Trust-West, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, Californians Together, and the Loyola Marymount University Center for Equity for English Learners to learn more about, and advocate for, high-quality curriculum and materials (HQIM) as a lever for educational equity.

During this workshop series, we will explore HQIM and professional development for educators, with an emphasis on mathematics (given the schedule and focus of the California materials adoption process). With the expertise of our partners, we will dive into the relationship between standards-aligned and user-friendly curriculum, excellent instruction for English Learners, and culturally relevant teaching.

The series will culminate in a call to action led by The Education Trust-West and Californians Together, advocating for the highest quality curricula across California and in your community.

Benefits to Learning & Advocacy Series Participants

    • No-cost training series with national experts on best practices in HQIM and instruction.
    • Community-building and engagement with like-minded organizations pursuing educational equity.
    • Participation in a network of organizations advocating for HQIM for all students in California.

Learning & Advocacy Series Sessions

  • Session 1, held August 5, 2021: Watch Why High-Quality Instructional Materials Matter, featuring Jess Box, EdReports Director of Field Services, and Centering English Learners in Materials, featuring Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, Strategic Advisor at Californians Together
  • Session 2, held November 9, 2021: Watch Advancing Educational Equity with Standards Alignment, featuring Shannah Estep, EdReports Senior Outreach Specialist
  • Session 3, held February 10, 2022: Watch Cultural Relevance in High-Quality Instructional Materials, featuring Jen Arberg, Director of Mathematics Leadership at UnboundEd
  • Session 4, May 12, 2022, 1-3 p.m. PT: Register
    This session will focus on advocating for English Learner success and feature Leyla Bravo, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives at English Learners Success Forum (ELSF).
  • Session 5, July 21, 2022, 1-3 p.m. PT: Register
    Our final session will focus on a call to action, featuring special guest, Dr. Gholdy Muhammad, an Associate Professor of Language and Literacy at Georgia State University and Director of the Urban Literacy Collaborative and Clinic.


Download our flyer to share with other interested organizations.

*We define high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) as state standards-aligned, user-friendly, culturally relevant, and supportive of English Learners in accessing the grade-level content.


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