Cross System Alignment & Curriculum Development

Featured Video: CA Early Childhood Education Community of Practice (CoP) (10 June 2020)

Featured Video: CA Early Childhood Education/Child Development Practicum Stakeholder Meeting (22 May 2020)

Materials: ECE Practicum Stakeholder Mtg. – Chat Questions, Answers, and Comments
                Technology Proposal for Hard-to-Convert Lab Courses in Child Development and Education – template
                Hard-to-Convert Lab Class Live Stream Legal Proposal for Child Development and Education Classes – template

The Los Angeles Education Alignment Project (LEAP)

Featured Video: CCCAOE LEAP Spring 2021: Los Angeles Education Alignment Project (LEAP) (March 2021)

The Los Angeles Education Alignment Project (LEAP) Report brought key stakeholders in teacher preparation together from colleges participating in the Strong Workforce Program (SWP) and beyond, to coordinate, collaborate and align student EDU (Education) opportunities (including STEM and CTE teaching pathways) within Los Angeles Regional Colleges. These meetings took place from September through December 2020.

Cross System Alignment and Curriculum Development involve developing dual enrollment and articulation courses with K-12 and higher educations partners; and guiding students through an educational pathway to the completion of their teaching credential. The process encompasses:

  • Identifying: internal and external partnerships; and specific dual enrollment/articulation courses
  • Developing: partnerships; MOUs; and work experience opportunities
  • Aligning: pathways from high school to university; curriculum; courses (sequentially); and work experience

View and download the Cross System Alignment & Curriculum Development presentation for more information. Other Resources: California Community Colleges (CCC) & California State University (CSU) Collaboration in Teacher Preparation – The CCC-CSU teacher preparation framework was recently completed by the California Community College (CCC) Teacher Preparation Programs (TPP) and the California State University (CSU) system Department of Educator Preparation and Public School Programs. CA Bay Region – Articulation Handbook V4 – Bay Region Guide: High School to Community College Course Articulation, Framework for Effective Practice Dual Enrollment Toolkit – via Career Ladders Project – a resource for secondary and community college partners STEM teaching resources – Commonalities Among the Practices in Science and Engineering in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Mathematics in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Our strategies, tools & resources support community colleges in developing innovative teacher preparation programs that boost the number and diversity of students entering the education field, particularly in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and career technical education (CTE).