At a Glance
The Curriculum and Instruction Services Program of the San Mateo County Office of Education supports schools and districts in the areas of instructional leadership, professional development, and curriculum support in raising the achievement of all students.
General Curriculum and Instruction
General Curriculum and Instruction Services provides content area resources, administrative and instructional support, and deep, sustained professional development to educators in order to enhance teaching and learning in San Mateo County.
Networks for Success
Networks for Success engages high priority schools and districts (specifically, those in Program Improvement and those working to avoid entering Program Improvement) in systemic reform that uses program coherence to accelerate the achievement of children of color, children living in poverty, and English learners.
The STEM Center provides teachers and administrators research-based professional development in STEM content and pedagogy to engage, educate, and inspire our 21st Century Learners.
BTSA - Beginning Teacher Support & Assessment Program
Through successful participation in San Mateo County BTSA Induction Program, both general education and Education Specialist beginning teachers can receive their California Clear Credentials.
ACT II - Administrative Services Credential Tier II Program
The ACT II Program is a two-year induction program that is coaching-based, grounded in the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL), and 21st century leadership skills. It combines targeted professional development with individualized mentoring and support. Participant administrators will receive 56 hours of professional development over the two-year course of the program. Professional development will be focused on effective school/district leadership in the 21st century.
Below is a list of programs and services supported by the Curriculum and Instruction Services Department:
- Administrative Services Credential Tier II Program (ACT II)
- Beginning Teacher Support & Assessment (BTSA)
- California Schools Recognition Program
- Common Core State Standards
- Council for Instructional Improvement
- English Language Arts
- English Learner Programs
- History & Social Studies
- Media Services
- Networks for Success/Program Improvement
- School Library Services
- STEM Center
- Transitional Kindergarten
- Visual & Performing Arts
Please use the links at the side of this page to access specific content area resources and other activities in curriculum and instruction.