The Core Learning Department designs and delivers high-quality, culturally-responsive professional learning opportunities, instructional coaching, and technical assistance through strong leadership to improve and support teaching, learning, and assessment in partnership with our 18 Alameda County School Districts and Court and Community Schools. Our expertise supports the Early Learning ecosystem, TK-12 learning, grant-funded partnerships, and technical assistance around curriculum and instruction through all levels of the education system.
Our department includes experts trained in the following content areas: Arts Learning, Early Learning, English Language Arts/English Language Development, History-Social Science & Civic Engagement, Math, Science, and Technology. Our team members utilize Universal Design for Learning Principles as well as the Adult Learning Theory when designing in-person, hybrid, or virtual professional learning opportunities. Each team member also seamlessly integrates opportunities for leaders and educators to reflect on their practices to ensure that students are provided with equitable access to learning and the interventions they require to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.
Additionally, our team regularly communicates and supports implementation of content-specific policy updates and partners with our districts, institutions of higher education, and community-based organizations to support teaching, learning, assessment, and workforce development in our county. It is also an honor for our Core Learning department content experts to serve as regional leads for Arts Learning, Early Learning, Science, and the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC).
Lastly, the Core Learning department proudly designs, facilitates, and hosts the Alameda County Mock Trial and we support our Alameda County districts and schools in the statewide Distinguished Schools Awards program.
Navdeep Purewal, Ed.D.
Chief of Learning Services
Ben Sanders, Ed.D.