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The Santa Clara County of Education (SCCOE) is Committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
A premier service organization.
Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
Santa Clara County has nearly 270,000 students in grades TK-12. The mission of the team of experts in
School Climate, Leadership and Instructional Services (SCLIS) as part of the
Professional Learning and Instructional Support Division is to help teachers, coaches, and administrators to understand and be able to deliver high quality instruction in order to prepare all students to develop 21st century language and literacy skills cross the content areas, and to create opportunities for students to become biliterate and multiliterate. We also emphasize closing the achievement gap for over 58,000 English learners who make up 22% of the total student population in Santa Clara County. Our goal is to help prepare future citizens who are ready for college, careers, civic life, and beyond. We build capacity of educators through professional learning, technical assistance, networking, and other resources. We are highly committed to serving schools and districts. If you are interested in customized support, please contact one of our team members.
School Climate, Leadership and Instructional Services is comprised of content experts in:
Access for All is a comprehensive multi-year professional learning system to build the capacity of districts and school sites for academic and language success of English learners in the 21st century classroom.
AAPI Network objectives are to: provide professional networking opportunities for AAPI educators, learn about trending topics related to AAPI students and educators,
discuss issues and challenges related to AAPI students and educators, and
encourage AAPI educators to aim for leadership roles.
The Santa Clara County Office of Education facilitates and supports districts in the development of equitable
parent leadership and voice that meaningfully contributes to district and school governance and the academic growth of all students.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a decision-making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence-based behavioral practices for improving important behavior outcomes for all students.
The Santa Clara County Office of Education has launched the
Seal of Biliteracy initiative. It is an effort to award high school seniors certification noting mastery attainment of two or more languages upon their graduation.
Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) program provides support, training, technical assistance and information to districts in the development and implementation of tobacco free policies and practices in schools.
Access for All A comprehensive professional learning system empowering teachers and students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the 21st century global society.
School Climate, Leadership and Instructional Services is highly committed to providing customized support, which includes planning and professional development in meeting the needs of each district. To schedule a consultation session, contact the Director of School Climate, Leadership and Instructional Services.
Access for All
Access for All is designed to support teachers through job embedded professional learning across the content areas to provide explicit English Language Development (ELD) support to students throughout the day and during designated ELD instruction. Participants will participate in an annual showcase at the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
Technical assistance is available at no cost to all districts in Santa Clara County. Our role is to be thought partners and help to build capacity of district and school teams. Technical assistance might include:
The primary focus is to support the implementation of the ELA/ELD Framework and model the use of existing resources. For a list of the available resources and details of the workshop offerings, visit the
Teacher Professional Learning Portal.
This toolkit is designed for California teachers to deepen their understanding of the California ELD Standards (especially Part II). Participants will have access to practical tools and strategies for addressing integrated and designated ELD instruction. Three online modules can be completed. Participants can participate either online or in blended sessions.
Customized training for districts or schools is available in the following areas:
Technical assistance includes:
The Santa Clara County Seal of Biliteracy Consortium has developed a set of criteria for recognizing students who meet the pathway or the Seal of Biliteracy awards requirements annually. Currently 15 districts and charter schools in Santa Clara County have adopted a policy for these awards.
Title III is designed to provide support to school districts to improve the educational outcomes of English learners and fulfill the federal accountability requirements assumed when applying and receiving supplemental Title III federal funds targeted to this student population. Services include support for districts in developing, writing, implementing and monitoring an annually updated Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Addendum for Title III , analyzing EL performance data, and providing professional development to teachers and administrators.