The San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) offers support for California English Language Arts Standards and Framework implementation. Support services can be provided at the school and district level. In addition, SMCOE offers many workshops and institutes that are offered as county-wide events. Support can be as follows:

  • Standards & Framework Implementation 
  • Foundational Skills
  • Small-Group Instruction
  • Integrated ELD in Language Arts
  • Tier 1- Reading Strategies and Support for Content
  • Reader’s & Writer’s Workshop
  • TOSA/Coaching Support for Communities of Practice
  • Instructional Leadership Support in Literacy
  • Administrative Leadership Support in Literacy and ELD
  • Textbook Adoption Support and Implementation
  • Recommended Literature Lists
  • Customized Technical Support for Schools & Districts

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Related Websites

California Department of Education

Common Core State Standards Initiative


California's Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

California English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework

Gwenn Lei

Reading/English Language Arts Coordinator


Phone: (650) 802-5624

Ellen Arenas

Administrative Assistant, Curriculum and Instruction (CIS)


Phone: (650) 802-5332