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Teaching and Leading

Performance expectations for teachers and leaders define how teachers can best support students and how leaders can support high-quality instruction so students can learn and thrive.

Greatness by Design (GbD): Supporting Outstanding Teaching to Sustain a Golden State (PDF; 3MB), the Educator Excellence Task Force report sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) External link opens in new window or tab. acknowledges the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) and the California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSEL) as “beacons for guiding practice that can be used across the entire continuum of the career.” The standards for teaching and leading practices in California are:

Current Funding Opportunity

2015 Request for Applications-California Elementary Mathematics and Science Professional Learning Initiative
The CDE is accepting applications from eligible partnerships to provide professional learning opportunities to teams of elementary teachers and their principal to strengthen their content, pedagogical, and collective knowledge and instructional leadership skills for the continued implementation of the California academic content standards in mathematics and California academic content standards in science.

Upcoming Webinar for Prospective Applicants

A Webinar is scheduled for August 26, 2015, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
Please contact our office for instructions on how to participate.

Past Funding

Additional Resources

Questions:   Title II Leadership | titleii@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7331