Mid-State (Tulare) Regional Academy Spotlight

January 30, 2023

Opportunities for communities of practice and collaborative study

The 21CSLA Mid-State Regional Academy is moving into 2023 with a bang. We have launched four new Communities of Practice for the winter/spring months: 

  • A COP for School Counselors, facilitated by colleagues from Ed-Trust West
  • Atomic Habits Book Study, facilitated by our Geo Lead at the Mid-State Collaborative
  • A COP for K-12 Math Leadership, focused on the book Choosing to See and facilitated by the author Dr. Kyndall Brown of the California Mathematics Project (in partnership with the Riverside/San Diego Regional Academy and the ValCo Regional Academy)

In addition, we have two new professional learning opportunities coming up:

  • Envisioning and Leading Equitable TK Classrooms, March 20-21 (hosted at the Monterey County Office of Education)
    • Day 1: Leadership Practices to Support, Integrate, and Align P-3
    • Day 2: Inquiry Through Play
  • Leading Cultures of Collaboration and Continuous Improvement, presented virtually January through April (in partnership with the Placer/Sacramento Regional Academy)

Most exciting of all, we held our 2023 Winter Leadership Retreat this past week—"Equity, Leadership, and Competency"— hosted by the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. Participants from seven of our regional counties spent two intensive days looking at Leadership for Racial Equity with author and former Superintendent, Dr. Melissa Krull. On February 1, Dr. Krull will now kick off yet another COP to read and discuss her book Principal Leadership for Racial Equity: A Field Guide for Developing Racial Consciousness.

We are  looking forward to our 2023 Summer Leadership Retreat! We will be delving into Leading the Launch, with our very own Dr. Kim Wallace facilitating. This time, the Stanislaus County Office of Education will host us. (Registration is available on our website, www.mcsos.org/21csla.)

21CSLA Mid-State Winter Retreat 2023 speaker in front of audience