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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:

  • California Standards for the Teaching Profession External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
    Address the diversity of students and teachers in California schools today, and they reflect a holistic, developmental view of teaching.

  • California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
    Provide quality standards for site and district leaders in order to help establish a framework for preparation, professional learning, certification, and assessments.

  • Educator Evaluation Systems
    Information for districts, the general public, and interested parties who wish to learn more about teacher and principal evaluation at the local, state, and national levels.

  • Peer Assistance and Review
    Information for districts, the general public, and interested parties who wish to learn more about the use of the Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) process at the local, state, and national levels.

Funding Opportunity

Request for Applications-Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program
The CDE is accepting applications from eligible local educational agencies, including county offices of education, school districts, charter schools, or a consortia of local educational agencies to provide professional learning opportunities to teams of eligible teachers, principals, and paraprofessionals for the purpose of increasing the number of teachers who obtain a bilingual authorization as a result of participation in the program and increase the number of teachers with a bilingual authorization who return to teaching in a bilingual or multilingual setting.

FY 2017-18 Funding Results
Funding Results for the statewide Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Program grant competition.

Technical Assistance Webinar

A technical assistance Webinar was held on September 8, 2017.

RFA Webinar Slides (PDF)
RFA Webinar Slide Text and Script
Recorded Webinar: Bilingual Teacher Program Request for Applications External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 37:47)

Attendee Information (for Participants)

Date: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm
Event number: 400 358 014
Event password: 142062
Event registration External link opens in new window or tab.

Tip for Attendees

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use WebEx.

Step 1: Visit the test site External link opens in new window or tab.
Step 2: If you experience issues joining the meeting, contact WebEx support at 1-866-229-3239

Important Notice: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. This webinar will be recorded.

Improving Teacher Quality State Agency for Higher Education Grant Program

The ITQ State Grants program is a federal program, established under Title II, Part A of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 – Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance No. 84.367. The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. Grant awards are contingent on continued funding by Congress and subject to any changes made in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Additional Resources

Questions: Educator Excellence Office | educatorexcellence@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7331 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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