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Professional Learning Support Division


Supports and promotes high quality professional learning for educators so every student has access to teachers and leaders who can support their academic achievement and social, emotional, and physical well-being.

Monique McWayne, Director

Phone: 916-323-6440
Fax: 916-323-2807


The Professional Learning Support Division is part of the Instruction, Measurement & Administration Branch.

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21st Century California School Leadership Academy
The 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA) will provide high quality professional learning for administrators and other school leaders free of charge to local educational agencies that receive federal Title II funds on a statewide basis.

Asset-Based Pedagogies
Asset-Based Pedagogies focus on the strengths that diverse students bring to the classroom. It is a direct response to deficit-based models to education of the past.

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Literacy Resources
Resources to support the teaching of the CCSS for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects.

Curriculum Areas
Professional development for teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and other staff in selected curriculum areas.

Educator Excellence
Information and resources regarding educator excellence aligned to the Greatness by Design report from the Educator Excellence Task Force.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) Students
Information and resources for supporting LGBTQ+ students’ wellness and academic success in schools.

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.

NP PS Equitable Services Professional Development
Information and resources related to non-profit private schools (NP PS) professional development consultation (Title II, Part A).

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
The nation's highest honor for teachers of science and mathematics.

Professional Learning Opportunities
A searchable database of professional learning opportunities available throughout California and online.

Professional Standards
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.

Promoting Equitable Access to Teachers Program
Resources to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) with gathering data and reporting disproportionate access to effective, experienced, and appropriately assigned teachers by low-income and minority students as required under the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Quality Professional Learning Standards
The Quality Professional Learning Standards (QPLS) present the elements of a quality professional learning system that, if well implemented, will benefit educators focused on increasing their professional capacity and performance.

Recommended Literature List
Collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents in grades prekindergarten through grade twelve.

Title II, Part A
Title II, Part A is a U.S. Department of Education (ED) grant program that provides supplemental funding to help support effective instruction. ED awards Title II, Part A funds to state educational agencies, which then sub-grant funds to LEAs.

Questions:   Professional Learning Support Division | 916-323-6440
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, December 6, 2023
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