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Our Services

Vision

As the primary partners with San Joaquin County educational agencies, we ensure equity and that every student is college, career and life ready.

Mission

In partnership with our educational community, the Continuous Improvement and Support team leads with equity, designs and facilitates relevant and innovative learning that fosters relationships and is responsive to student and adult needs.

Continuous Improvement and Support Brochure

The Continuous Improvement and Support brochure outlines professional learning opportunities for school districts and schools.
Continuous Improvement & Support Brochure

Professional Learning

Our team can customize and design professional learning aligned to your district or school community’s needs.

Find more information and the video modules at the following locations:
SJCOE Distance Learning Modules Website
SJCOE Distance Learning Modules Padlet

Curriculum Breakfasts
The SJCOE Curriculum Breakfasts are keynote events on current education topics, provided by engaging and inspirational speakers who are experts in their field. 2021-2022 presenters’ topics will be social-emotional learning, equity, and inclusion.

Curriculum Breakfast featuring Dr. Doug Fisher

  • • Co-author of The Distance Learning Playbook, Checking for Understanding, and many more essential educational books, Dr. Fisher will share high-impact strategies from his latest publication Leading the Rebound. This content will complement your SJCOE Accelerated Learning workshop experience!
  • • September 3rd / 9:00 – 12:00 (virtual)
  • • Register now to receive your free copy of Leading the Rebound!
  • • Support your next-steps implementation by joining the Leading the Rebound Book Study Network Oct. 1, Nov. 5, and Dec. 10 (9:00 – 10:00; virtual)
  • Register for Curriculum Breakfast featuring Dr. Doug Fisher

LCAP 101
LCAP information coming soon.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

The Universal for Design Learning Series is returning for another year of professional learning for teachers and administrators. Attend the entire series or select what interests you most. The series will provide a synthesized approach to participating in UDL professional learning in a virtual setting. There will be materials to review prior to each training to encourage a Flipped Learning environment.
Universal Design for Learning Basics
Deeper Dive into UDL Modules
UDL Basics Register Here
UDL Deeper Dive Register Here

Continuous Improvement

Data Services
Providing various data consulting services, such as: analyzing existing data for continuous improvement, root cause analysis, building data tools, impact studies, data reporting, data visualizations, and evaluations. Research and development, such as: literature reviews, continuous improvement, and case studies. Hosting the SJCOE Data Collaborative. This collaborative provides an opportunity for professional development and to share and learn best practices from other data enthusiasts.

Differentiated Assistance

Under the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), county offices of education are the first point of contact for school districts eligible for additional support, also known as differentiated assistance. School districts are the primary drivers of the type of assistance and support they receive under California's new accountability and improvement system for education. The SJCOE collaborates with districts identified by the state through the California School Dashboard. Next steps depend on the needs and decisions of the districts. The SJCOE is available to provide additional support and services.

Local Control Accountability Plan Development

State and Federal Accountability Support

California's Continuous Improvement System
This professional learning will provide updates on school and district accountability and continuous improvement. More details to come as California continues to adapt its system to meet the needs during COVID-19. Flier and registration coming soon!

School Plan Development & Continuous Improvement
November 18th / 9:00 – 12:00 (in-person)
This workshop will provide leaders guidance and tools to develop effective SPSAs. While this workshop will address CSI and ATSI plan development and monitoring requirements, all are welcomed.
Register for School Plan Development & Continuous Improvemen
School Plan Development & Continuous Improvemen flyer

Networks

Curriculum Network
A network for key district personnel responsible for making curriculum and professional learning decisions for their districts. Each meeting will feature professional learning from the SJCOE Educational Services team, so that districts leaders experience the same professional learning as their teachers and administrators. The meeting will also include a hot topics discussion and timely updates from departments across Ed Services and the California Department of Education.

Instructional Coach Network

  • • August 26th / 9:00 – 11:00 (virtual)
  • • October 28, December 9, February 3, April 14 / 9:00 – 11:30 (in-person)
  • • Each Network meeting will feature targeted professional learning as well as outcome-oriented networking and collaboration.
  • Register for Instructional Coach Network.
Instructional Coach Network flyer

LCAP Networks
The LCAP Network is designed to bring together LCAP District and Charter leaders to share news and updates, promising practices, and collective expertise around the LCAP process. Agendas and presentations are developed and shared collaboratively between program and fiscal services. Facilitated by Stephanie Hitchcock and Rosa Reyes.

Site Administrators Network

  • • September 1, January 26, March 2, May 4 / 8:00 – 11:00 (in-person)
  • • This workshop will connect site leaders with current topics and helpful resources in an atmosphere of co-learning, support, and collaboration.
  • Register for Site Administrators' Network
Site Administrators Network flyer

Teachers’ Community of Practice
Join a community of teacher-peers who are committed to collaborating to improve our practice. We understand and recognize that “none of us is as good as all of us” and will have the opportunity to share our resources, ideas, learn from each other, and offer support and encouragement along the way. Facilitated by Lisa Bowman.
Teacher’s Community of Practice flyer

Contact Information

All of the Continuous Improvement and Support Department team members work directly with district and school leaders in partnership to meet their student goals.

District Partnerships and Differentiated Assistance

Connor Sloan, Ed.D.
(209) 468-9084

Local Control Accountability Plan

Stephanie Hitchcock
(209) 468-4959

Professional Learning

Sally Glusing
(209) 953-2127

Fred Cochran
(209) 468-4811

Lisa Bowman
(209) 817-8193

State and Federal, Accountability, Williams and Counseling

Lisa Neugebauer
(209) 468-9052

Data Analysis and Support

Dr. Richard Woodruff
(209) 817-8194

Support

Stephanie Olmos
(209) 468-4868

Ebicalina Casillas
(209) 817-8198

For general information on the support provided by the Continuous Improvement and Support Department, please contact Ebi Casillas at ebcasillas@sjcoe.net. For specific inquiries reach out to the team members above.