Professional Learning Support Division
Provides direction and resources to support educators to increase their content knowledge and the effectiveness of their instructional support strategies to meet the unique needs of every student, including English learners, to ensure high academic achievement.
Barbara Murchison, Director
The Professional Learning Support Division is part of the Teaching & Learning Support Branch.
California Mathematics and Science Partnership (CaMSP)
Enhancing content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers in mathematics and science.
Professional development for teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and other staff in selected curriculum areas.
Resources and legislation for driver education provided by public schools.
Standards for professional teaching practices in California; includes ten design elements for high-quality development and guidance from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
Resources for those interested in the academic achievement of kindergarten through grade six public school students; includes transition-to-school guidance.
Environmental Science/Environmental Education
Current environmental education resources, special events, grant opportunities, and a state plan for environment-based education.
The State Superintendent highlights supplemental resources to help parents, students, and educators ensure that California's next generation of consumers are financially responsible.
Gifted & Talented Education
Information and resources related to implementation of Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs.
Improving Teacher & Principal Quality
California's plan to implement NCLB Title II, Part A regulations/requirements to prepare, train and recruit highly qualified teachers and principals.
Resources and information for enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers and links to foundational documents which guide California's mathematics instruction.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports
A framework that aligns Response to Instruction and Intervention with the California State Standards and the systems necessary for academic, behavior, and social success.
Physical Education resources for administrators, educators, parents and students on credentialing, physical education courses, exemptions and athletic insurance.
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
The nation's highest honor for teachers of science and mathematics.
Reporting information for persons, firms, associations, partnerships, or corporations offering or conducting a full-time day school at the elementary or high school level for students between six and eighteen years of age.
Professional Learning Modules
Series of thirteen modules focused on transitioning to California’s recently adopted standards. Available in both online and on-site professional learning formats.
Resources related to the performance standards for teachers, administrators, and professional learning systems that are intended to help develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to increase capacity and improve educator effectiveness.
Pupil Promotion & Retention
Current law and information on pupil promotion and retention policies and related supplemental instruction programs.
Recommended Literature (K-12)
Collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents in grades kindergarten through grade twelve.
Resources and information for enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers and links to foundational documents which guide California's science instruction.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
Information and resources on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
Secondary Literacy Partnership
A partnership of organizations that support educators in improving the literacy of secondary students through Webinars, symposiums, articles, and other resources.