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Math Matters California Report
Deborah Stipel and Alan Schoenfeld
March 2012
Recent research demonstrates that children’s level of mathematics knowledge before entering school is critical to their subsequent academic achievement and even predicts high school graduation. This document summarizes the discussion of the California-focused meeting which addressed four issues: standards, assessment, professional development, and curriculum.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Math Matters National Report
Stipek, Deborah and Schoenfeld, Alan
November 2011
The conference “Pathways for Supporting Early Mathematics Learning” brought experts together to discuss how educational research, practice, and policy can be coordinated to improve the teaching of early mathematics for children ages 3 through 8. Participants also considered how preschool mathematics instruction may be meaningfully linked to a K-3 system that is based on the Common Core State Standards.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Math Matters National Report, Executive Summary
Stipek, Deborah and Schoenfeld, Alan
November 2011
The conference “Pathways for Supporting Early Mathematics Learning” brought experts together to discuss how educational research, practice, and policy can be coordinated to improve the teaching of early mathematics for children ages 3 through 8. Participants also considered how preschool mathematics instruction may be meaningfully linked to a K-3 system that is based on the Common Core State Standards.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Mathematics, Policy
Resource Type: Research & Reports

May 2011 TK Monthly Call
Elizabeth Magruder, Support Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District; Rebecca Chamow, Local Communications Consultant; and Ernesto Saldaña, State Field Director, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
May 2011
Audio recording outlining TK program planning and implementation as well as parent engagement strategies and communications.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

November 2011 TK Monthly Call
Joyce Wright, Assistant Superintendent, Sacramento County Office of Education; Vickie Ramos, Deputy Field Director, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California); and Deborah Kong, Communications Director, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
November 2011
Audio Recording presenting the Transitional Kindergarten Planning Guide: A Resource for Administrators of Public School Districts, preceded by an update on the Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Summit and a communications update.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Nuts and Bolts of Building a Transitional Kindergarten
Kingsburg Elementary Charter School District, Washington School. Mrs. Esau and Mrs. Lee
August 2011
A comprehensive guide to starting a transitional kindergarten from Kingsburg Elementary Charter School School District. It provides an overview of transitional kindergarten, as well as information on TK in Kingsburg including communication, design, partnerships, purchases, standards and more.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications, English Language Arts, English Language Development, Family Engagement, Mathematics, Policy, Social Emotional Development
Resource Type: Presentations, Research & Reports

October 2011 TK Monthly Call
Wilma Hashimoto, Associate Director, Early Care and Education, Fresno County Office of Education; Dr. Susan R. Macy, Coordinator, Early Childhood Program/ Director, Joyce M. Huggins Early Education Center, Kremen School of Education and Human Development, California State University, Fresno; Justina Cross, Consultant , California Early Learning Advisory Council; and Dr. Li sa Kaufman, Director, Early Learning Services, Santa Clara County Office of Education
October 2011
Audio recording on professional development for transitional kindergarten, how to build an advisory committee to support TK programs, and findings from the field on TK.
Topics: Administration & Operations
Resource Type: TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

Online TK Resources
Sacramento County Office of Education
March 2011
A list of online resources for transitional kindergarten, including key California Department of Education websites, TK websites, and additional resources.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Palo Alto's Young Fives - Program Description
Palo Alto Unified School District
May 2011
Program description and contact information for the Young Fives program offered at Palo Alto Unified School District.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

PD on Formative Assessment: Insights from Research and Practice
WestEd
April 2013
This paper examines the need for professional development on formative assessment, the literature on effective PD in general, and examples of PD related to formative assessment that are documented in the literature. It also discusses major issues in the design and implementation of PD on formative assessment and makes recommendations for future efforts.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Policy
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Research & Reports

Planning for Long-Term Student Success - Presentation to Cambrian School District Board of Education
Cambrian School District and Santa Clara Office of Education, Early Learning Services Department
October 2011
A Power Point presentation developed for the Cambrian School District Board of Education. The presentation provides an overview of TK, design and implementation, key planning components, and next steps for Cambrian School District.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications
Resource Type: Presentations

Planning for the First Week of School in TK
Fresno County Office of Education
August 2011
Teacher training for planning for the first week of school in a TK classroom.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Presentations, Teaching Strategies, Templates & Activities

Postcards for TK Family Outreach
Soquel Union Elementary School District
May 2010
Sample postcards that families can mail to school districts to request registration packets and information about TK.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Communications, Family Engagement
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

Professional Development Modules for TK
CCSESA
November 2013
The TK modules, developed through a collaboration among county offices of education, provide an overview of The Alignment of the California Preschool Learning Foundations with Key Early Education Resources (CDE, 2012) and include strategies and resources to support the implementation of transitional kindergarten.
Topics: English Language Arts, Mathematics, English Language Development, Social Emotional Development, Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Templates & Activities, Teaching Strategies, Guides & Tools, Presentations

Professional Development Presentation on TK
Santa Clara County Office of Education, Early Learning Services
August 2011
Power Point presentation from Santa Clara County Office of Education to Campbell Union School District on TK to support professional development. Presentation includes an review of the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 (SB 1381), an overview preschool instructional supports for TK, and ideas for design and implementation.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Communications
Resource Type: Presentations

Ready for K with ESEA - CCSESA
California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA)
October 2009
A plan from California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA), offering the A B C’s of how to use Title I, Part A, ESEA Funds for preschool in California. The "Ready for K" plan is designed for a public school district (Local Education Agency - LEA) that is interested in exploring new opportunities to improve the readiness of children for kindergarten and learning.
Topics: Administration & Operations
Resource Type: Research & Reports

Sample School Board Policy for Transitional Kindergarten Implementation
California School Board Association
January 2012
The following example policy from the California School Boards Association is for school district use and may be revised to reflect district practice.
Topics: Administration & Operations
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

SCCOE Quarterly Planning Template for TK implementation
Santa Clara County Office of Education, Early Learning Services
October 2011
A quarterly planning template for TK implementation developed by Santa Clara County Office of Education, Early Learning Services Department, to support districts with TK implementation across the county. The document lists various aspects of planning and includes shaded areas that indicate when a district might have a stronger focus on that area of planning. The planning areas outlined in this template include communications, operations at the central office and school site levels, classroom program, professional development and curriculum development. This document is sometimes referred to as a "bucket list" referring to the buckets or categories for planning.
Topics: Administration & Operations
Resource Type: Templates & Activities

September 2011 TK Monthly Call
Camille Maben, Director, Child Development Division, California Department of Education; Cecilia Fisher - Dahms, Education Administrator , Quality Improvement Office, Child Development Division, California Department of Education; Kerry Kriener - Althe n , Ph.D., Director, CCFS Evaluation Team, West Ed; Jenny Paul Rappaport, Senior Policy Analyst, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California), and Janet Lopez, Senior Policy Analyst, Early Edge California (formerly Preschool California)
September 2011
Audio recording of a discussion on the DRDP-SR Assessment Tool, with an overview of a DRDP-SR tool pilot and field study. Includes a brief policy update.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning, Policy
Resource Type: TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

September 2012 TK Monthly Webinar
Cecilia Fisher-Dahms, Peter Mangione, and Osnat Zur
September 2012
Powerpoint presentation on aligning the Preschool Foundations with California's Infant Toddler Learner and Development Foundations, Kindergarten Content Standards, Kindergarten Common Core Standards, Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.
Topics: Administration & Operations, Classroom & Instructional Planning
Resource Type: Guides & Tools, Presentations, TK Monthly Calls & Webinars

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