California Language & Learning Innovation Collaborations (CALLI) ~ @CALLIcollabs
This new portfolio is anchored by the SCALE Up Collaboration, and is made up of five distinct district-to-district collaborations across California. Each collaboration is focused on a key challenge, derived from shared, high priority needs. Through in person and virtual work, teams are joining together from across the state to undertake an exciting, authentic, transformational journey of capacity-building and improvement. From 2016-2018, these teams will engage in a dynamic learning and systems-change process that will allow them to learn new skills, refine tools and approaches, share best practices, implement dynamic new strategies in their topic area. Ultimately, through this work, they will be able to more effectively and sustainably address the key challenges and opportunities of transitioning to the new California Standards, inspiring and equipping all of students for a successful transition to college and career. [Visit the virtual collaboration site]
Math in Common® ~ @mathincommon
Math in Common® (MiC) was established in 2013 with significant support from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, is a collaboration of diverse California school districts working together to learn from and support one another in the transition to the Common Core State Standards for Math (CCSS-M) in grades K-8. Leading the statewide transition to the CCSS-M, MiC is a robust learning community where district participants share plans, lessons learned, and tools with other members and statewide. The initiative spans 2013 to 2020. [Visit the virtual collaboration site]
CORE, a collaboration of 10 mostly large, urban districts, brought together by a founding group of visionary Superintendents, has established three specific areas of collaboration: Standards, Assessment and Instruction; Professional Capital; and the School Quality Improvement System (also known as the ESEA Waiver).
Stanford/SFUSD Partnership ~ @stanfordsfusd
The Stanford/SFUSD Partnership, established in 2011, supports and promotes innovative, practical research, and engages practitioners, policy makers, and academics in a dialogue about research findings and implications for research-based decision-making. The collaboration helps San Francisco acquire, interpret, and utilize research, and enables Stanford to learn from real world practices taking place in San Francisco’s schools, with the goal of improving student academic and behavior outcomes in San Francisco and beyond, with special attention to improving outcomes for under-served students. [Visit the virtual collaboration site]