CAWS Community Service Project - IB World Conference 2022

The IB is supporting the California Association of IB World Schools (CAWS) and Comunidad de Apoyo San Diego (CASD) to help uninsured patients in the San Diego community with critical health needs such as screenings, surgeries, and lab work.

CAWS Executive Director Update - October 2022

Dear Colleagues,

Congratulations on beginning another year of cultivating the desire within your students to be life-long learners and knowledgeable caring citizens of our planet. It is with tremendous joy that I share with you numerous accomplishments CAWS has achieved throughout the past year as well as tell you the plans we have for 2022/2023. CAWS' primary objective remains to serve as your advocate within our state and the IBO. And, as we continue working together, I look forward to our combined efforts building and strengthening our Association.

IB Global Conference, San Diego 2022, 16–19 July 2022,

Our theme for 2022: Embracing innovation, inspiring action.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Global Conference is a vibrant forum where our community of passionate educators gather and engage in robust discussions and share fresh ideas and best practices for education.

Slides from: ESSER Funds & Equity with the IB, held for CAWS April 28, 4:00-4:45 PDT

Knowing that many of you have schedule conflicts, Bob Poole and Robert Kelty are sharing the PowerPoint of their webinar held last week. I encourage you to take a few minutes and look at these very informative slides. I am confident you will find them useful as well as supportive of presentations you may be asked to make when requesting further funding for your IB Programmes.

Bob Poole and Robert Kelty are also available if you wish to work with them individually.,

Warm regards,

University Update, February 2022

It is time for Diploma Program schools to review and update their school “a-g” lists for 2022-2023. The UC CMP (Course Management Portal) will open February 1. The attached handout provides valuable information in this process. UC strongly recommends that schools finish the process before the UC application opens August 1. Errors on your “a-g” course list can disadvantage prospective UC and CSU applicants.

CDE Releases Expanded Learning Opportunities Program Plan Guide, Dec. 8, 2021

CDE recently released the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program (ELO-P) Program Plan Guide, available here. 
According to CDE:
In this program plan, LEAs will describe program activities that support the whole child, and students’ social and emotional learning (SEL) and development. LEAs must operate the ELO-P pursuant to the requirements in California EC Section 46120, including the development of a program plan. The program plan needs to be approved by the LEA’s Governing Board in a public meeting and posted on the LEA's website.
Continue for further information.

High school ethnic studies bill approved by California Legislature

High schoolers in California will be required to take an ethnic studies course in order to graduate, beginning in 2029-30. Assembly Bill 101, authored by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, passed both houses of the state Legislature Wednesday and is now headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.

Newsom: Retired teachers can come back right away, Aug. 16, 2021

Governor Newsom issued an executive order this afternoon allowing recently retired teachers to return to service immediately for "short-term staffing shortages." 
The order waives various timeline requirements that usually prohibit credentialed retirees from reentering classrooms for six months.  Links on next page.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Board of Governors announces the appointment of Mr Olli-Pekka Heinonen as the next Director General of the IB. Mr Heinonen will commence his appointment on 1 May 2021.

I am honoured to join the IB community to further develop the mission of creating a better world through education. It is clear that we are suffering from a global learning and teaching crisis, and COVID-19 has magnified these challenges. I am looking forward to working together with schools and educators to develop solutions to address these challenges and find ways to develop a strong future for our students,”

Next live webcast - Monday, August 9th at 1:00 p.m.

We wanted to make sure you were aware of the 2nd “Brokers of Expertise” webcast to spotlight five different district efforts to address some of the key priorities in the new Budget Act. Most of the emphasis of the work you will hear about is focused on behavior health and student wellbeing and issues for the coming year including staffing.
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