Professional Development

Expository Reading and Writing Courses (ERWC)

The ERWC is a college preparatory, rhetoric-based English language arts course for grade 12 designed to develop academic literacy (advanced proficiency in rhetorical and analytical reading, writing, and thinking). The ERWC also offers curriculum for grades 7-11, with four extended modules per grade level.


High School Session - 8/8/17, 8/9/17, 10/13/17 & 12/1/17

High School Expository Reading and Writing lessons were designed by high school educators and CSU English faculty to help high school seniors develop CSU entry-level skills in English. Details and registration are at this link


Early Assessment Program - College Readiness Unconference: Partnering for Student Success - 10/12/17

San Francisco State University and San Mateo County Office of Education are partnering to offer counselors and college readiness experts an opportunity to discuss changes to Early Advancement Placement, increase college readiness in English and Math, and so much more. This will be a forum where participants will drive the topic. Please feel free to email college readiness and CSU-based questions to We want your ideas and questions to drive the agenda! Click here for details and registration.