Imperial County Office of Education https://www.icoe.org/rss.xml en Serving - More Than a Job https://www.icoe.org/news/serving-more-job <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Serving - More Than a Job</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-03/13737729_10208219147009614_7011389149383022781_o_0.jpg" width="600" height="426" alt="Picture of Cabrera Family" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/toddevangelisticoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="todd.evangelist@icoe.org">todd.evangelis…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 03/19/2017 - 22:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Cabrera Family on Adoption Day</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>Calexico</em> - For the past 20 years John Cabrera has worked with high risk populations here at ICOE, but none more so than when he and his wife Sandra decided to be Foster Parents and eventually adopt three children from murky if not tragic family circumstances. </p> <p>With a centered calmness John, or Johnny to his friends, explained how his work here as the coordinator of the AmeriCORPS program is simply an extension of the rest of his life, as a servant-leader.  “Serving is a key component of the AmeriCORPS program,” said Cabrera “And I enjoy it – I feel like I’ve been serving others my whole life, whether through my church, with my family, or in my roles with ICOE – serving others has been the common thread.”</p> <p>With two grown children, several years ago the Cabreras decided to become Foster Parents and so far, they’ve adopted Maria who is 16, Carlos age 7, and most recently Lianni who is 6.  With an additional child, Juan who’s 11, in the home the Cabrera house may not be quiet, but it is a safe place where children have more than a just a house to stay – they have a home and a family.</p> <p>Initially working in ICOE’s Alt. Ed. program, Cabrera now works in the Student Wellbeing office and is a great example of someone who lives our shared values of Service and Leadership as well as Social Responsibility in his life here at work and at home.  </p> <p> </p> </div> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:08:25 +0000 todd.evangelist@icoe.org 417 at https://www.icoe.org CA School Dashboard Debuts https://www.icoe.org/news/ca-school-dashboard-debuts <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CA School Dashboard Debuts</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-03/Thumbnail.PNG" width="285" height="284" alt="California School Dashboard title" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mmezaicoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mmeza@icoe.org</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 03/15/2017 - 15:20</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><b><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;&#10;mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:&#10;minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;&#10;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10;EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">California Department of Education Releases New Groundbreaking Accountability System that Goes Beyond Test Scores: the California School Dashboard</span></b></p> <p>Imperial County parents and educators will soon have a new opportunity to learn about the performance of local schools and districts with a new system that goes far beyond what was previously available.  The California School Dashboard (<a href="http://www.caschooldashboard.org">www.caschooldashboard.org</a>) is a new website that uses multiple indicators to give a more complete picture of how schools are serving our diverse student population.</p> <p>“The changes to our new accountability system are taking us in the right direction,” said Dr. Todd Finnell, Imperial County Superintendent of Schools. “The focus on equity and access for all students across multiple measures, while supporting local decision-making, will prove much more effective in improving our schools and helping our students find success.”</p> <p><br /><strong>State and Local Performance Indicators</strong></p> <p>The Dashboard replaces the Academic Performance Index (API), which relied on test scores to produce a single number that offered a limited view of school performance.  It shows how districts and schools are performing over time on a dozen state and local school district indicators, including high school graduation rates, career and college readiness, English learner progress and suspension rates, while still looking at test scores in English language arts and mathematics.  </p> <p>The Dashboard features easy-to-read reports on school and district performance.</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="708"><tbody><tr><td style="width:351px;height:0px;"> <p><strong>STATE INDICATORS</strong></p> <ul><li>Academic Indicator: English language arts and math (grades3-8)</li> <li>English Learner Progress(K-12)</li> <li>Graduation Rate(9-12)</li> <li>Suspension Rate(K-12)</li> <li>Chronic Absenteeism*(K-12)</li> <li>College/Career Readiness*(9-12)</li> </ul><p> </p> <p> * Data for these indicators will not be available at launch</p> </td> <td style="width:357px;height:0px;"> <p><strong>    LOCAL INDICATORS</strong></p> <ul><li><strong><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><p></p></span> </strong>Basic Services</li> <li>Implementation of State Academic Standards</li> <li>Parent Engagement</li> <li>School Climate</li> <li>Coordination of Services for Expelled Youth**</li> <li>Coordination of Services for Foster Youth**</li> </ul><p> </p> <p>       ** These indicators apply only to County Offices of Education</p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <p><strong>Performance Levels for State Indicators</strong></p> <p>Performance on state indicators for individual schools and districts will be represented in the Dashboard by easy-to-understand color-coded pie pieces. The five performance levels are: blue (highest), green, yellow, orange, and red (lowest). The levels reflect both current performance and changes in performance over time.</p> <p><img alt="Color coded pies used in the Dashboard" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="afb3d2d0-ca51-4bbd-ac6e-897bfab5decd" height="118" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Dashboard_icons_Pies.png" width="410" /></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Easy to Use Dashboard Reports</strong></p> <p>The Dashboard provides four types of reports with detailed performance information:</p> <ul><li><strong>Equity Report </strong>– performance level of all students</li> <li><strong>Status and Change Report </strong>– current performance and change over time</li> <li><strong>Detailed Reports </strong>– year-by-year data for the state and local indicators</li> <li><strong>Student Group Report </strong>– performance of various demographic groups</li> </ul><p><img alt="Screenshot of the Dashboard" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a7d21f44-f38b-4b95-8b8b-137370a3456d" height="389" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Dashboard_screenshot_smaller.PNG" width="934" /></p> <p> </p> <p>The Dashboard is the next step in a series of major shifts in public education in California that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students.</p> <p>The Dashboard also reflects California’s commitment to transparency and continuous improvement. The new system places greater emphasis on changes in performance from year to year. This will highlight programs that are making positive change and allow schools and districts to learn from each other’s success. It will also make it easier to identify areas where schools need assistance to improve performance.</p> <p style="margin-left: 1pt;"><br /><strong>Key Advantages of the California School Dashboard</strong></p> <ul><li><strong>More than a Single Number</strong><br /> A quality education is defined by more than a single test score.<br />  </li> <li><strong>Focus on Equity</strong><br /> Increased focus on addressing disparities among student groups.<br />  </li> <li><strong>Supports Local</strong><strong> Decision-Making</strong><br /> More information to support the local strategic planning process.</li> </ul><p><!--[endif]----><br /><strong>Resources</strong></p> <p>Imperial County Office of Education has gathered and developed some helpful resources related to the Dashboard for parents and community members in both English and Spanish and they are posted on the ICOE website at:  <a href="http://www.icoe.org/dashboard">www.icoe.org/dashboard</a>.</p> <p>The Dashboard Home Page is accessible at: <a href="http://www.caschooldashboard.org/">caschooldashboard.org</a></p> <p>Additional information can be found at the California Department of Education's California Accountability Model &amp; School Dashboard website at:  <a href="http://www.cde.ca.gov/dashboard" target="_blank">www.cde.ca.gov/dashboard</a></p> <p>The Dashboard does not provide detailed test results for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). That information will continue to be available at <a href="http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov/">caaspp.cde.ca.gov</a> and individual student CAASPP score reports will continue to be mailed home annually.<br />  </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.caschooldashboard.org"><img alt="Header" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2246bf33-08b5-497f-8872-267a08054db8" height="98" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Header_Wesbite_2_0.png" width="643" /></a></p> <p><!--![endif]----></p> </div> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:20:35 +0000 mmeza@icoe.org 406 at https://www.icoe.org ICOEnnections March 2017 https://www.icoe.org/news/icoennections-march-2017 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ICOEnnections March 2017</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-03/Science_Fair_Thumbnail.PNG" width="497" height="366" alt="Science Fair Winners 2017" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mmezaicoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mmeza@icoe.org</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 03/14/2017 - 08:34</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Click here for our <a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLQ0owVENvMGhjQ28">March 2017</a><a class="0" href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLbXRtZGxzWTVIX28" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="0"><span class="element-invisible"> </span></span></a><a class="0" href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLMXBSZlFfb3JGMEU" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="0"><span class="element-invisible"> </span></span></a> community edition of the monthly ICOEnnections publication.</p> <p>Read about valley-wide stories in this month's ICOEnnections (<a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLQ0owVENvMGhjQ28">Click here</a><a class="0" href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLbXRtZGxzWTVIX28" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="0"><span class="element-invisible"> </span></span></a>)</p> <ul><li> <p>Save the dates</p> <ul><li> <p>Imperial County Education Fair on April 8, 2017</p> </li> <li> <p>Celebration of Education on May 4, 2017</p> </li> <li> <p>Tech de Mayo on May 6, 2017</p> </li> </ul></li> <li>Imperial County Schools Celebrate Read Across America</li> <li>Academic Events <ul><li>Science Fair</li> <li>Academic Decathlon</li> <li>Mock Trial</li> <li>National History Day</li> <li>Spelling Bee</li> </ul></li> <li>Curriculum and Instruction Updates <ul><li>2017 CISC Leadership Symposium</li> <li>Kinsey Unit Presentations at CISC and at the Achievement Gap Summit</li> <li>California SUMS Initiative</li> <li>NGSS and Classroom Management Workshops</li> <li>LCAP Support and the New California School Dashboard</li> </ul></li> <li>Office of Higher Education and Adult Learning <ul><li>Imperial Valley Counselors' Roundatble</li> <li>Upcoming events</li> </ul></li> <li>Migrant Education Updates <ul><li>Mexican Flag Day</li> <li>UCSD Parent and Student Conference</li> <li>Regional Advisory Council Meeting</li> <li>MEP Honor Student of the Year</li> </ul></li> <li>SELPA <ul><li>2017 Transition Fair</li> </ul></li> <li>Circle of Friends <ul><li>Annual Special Citizens Day at the Fair</li> </ul></li> <li>Alternative Education Updates</li> <li>CETPA Regional Meeting</li> <li>ECEP Update <ul><li>Classroom Management: Learning Centers</li> <li>Little Roadrunners Preschool's Literacy Program Closing Session</li> <li>Children's Fair: April 1, 2017</li> </ul></li> </ul></div> </div> </div> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:34:10 +0000 mmeza@icoe.org 404 at https://www.icoe.org 2017 Spelling Bee Participants https://www.icoe.org/news/2017-spelling-bee-participants <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2017 Spelling Bee Participants </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/toddevangelisticoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="todd.evangelist@icoe.org">todd.evangelis…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/06/2017 - 17:16</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Local School Spelling Champs! </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>El Centro - Here's a quick video of the local school spelling champions who are set to compete in the Imperial County Regional Spelling Bee. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-video field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News story video</div> <div class="field__item">https://youtu.be/ix1GGhOCfP0 </div> </div> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 01:16:33 +0000 todd.evangelist@icoe.org 401 at https://www.icoe.org Spelling Bee - March 15th https://www.icoe.org/news/spelling-bee-march-15th <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Spelling Bee - March 15th</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-03/Screen%20Shot%202017-03-01%20at%2010.18.10%20AM_0.png" width="500" height="412" alt="Flyer for Annual Spelling Bee" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/toddevangelisticoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="todd.evangelist@icoe.org">todd.evangelis…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/06/2017 - 16:47</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Southwest Jimmie Cannon Theater</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>El Centro</em> - The 12th Annual Regional Spelling Bee will take place on Wednesday evening, March 15th at the SHS Jimmie Cannon Theater.  The event will showcase the best spellers from local K-8 schools and is open to the public.  </p> <p>This year the Spelling Bee will be live-streamed via the Imperial Valley Press Facebook page: (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/ivpress">https://www.facebook.com/ivpress</a>) starting at 6pm.</p> <p>The top speller from Imperial County will be awarded a trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Scripps Spelling Bee in late Spring.  </p> <p>Here are some additional resources:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-r4tiqXDq_ET1A2OFpNX3JfczA/view?usp=sharing">Official Spelling Bee Rules</a></li> <li><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-r4tiqXDq_ENUdrU0VTWGhtNnc/view?usp=sharing">Spell It Study Guide</a></li> <li><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-r4tiqXDq_EZVZBODRIVkN4Qlk/view?usp=sharing">Spelling Bee Flyer</a></li> <li><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-r4tiqXDq_EOWF4d1dLcXZtWnc/view?usp=sharing ">Local Students Promotional Video</a></li> </ul></div> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:47:23 +0000 todd.evangelist@icoe.org 400 at https://www.icoe.org Imperial County Education Career Fair https://www.icoe.org/news/imperial-county-education-career-fair <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Imperial County Education Career Fair</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-02/Career_Fair.PNG" width="538" height="533" alt="Career Fair Invitation" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mmezaicoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mmeza@icoe.org</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/23/2017 - 08:16</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h1>Don't miss the Imperial County Education Career Fair</h1> <p>ICOE will host its 4th Annual Imperial County Education Career Fair on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Southwest High School (Multi-Purpose Room). This event will be a great opportunity for those seeking careers in education to connect with school districts and higher education institutions.</p> <p>Local schools and school districts will conduct on-site interviews for both teaching and non-teaching positions. In previous years, many job seekers left the career fair with conditional job offers!<br />  <br /> Districts and Institutions of Higher Education interested in participating are invited to register by April 7 at<br /><a href="http://icoe.k12oms.org/1151-127332">http://icoe.k12oms.org/1151-127332</a></p> <p>Job seekers are invited to register by April 7 at <a href="/jobfair">www.icoe.org/jobfair</a></p> <p>Click here for the <a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLY1lUOEMtM3U1OFk">flyer</a>.</p> </div> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:16:10 +0000 mmeza@icoe.org 393 at https://www.icoe.org Against All Odds https://www.icoe.org/news/against-all-odds <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Against All Odds</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-02/IMG_2867%20copy_0.JPG" width="600" height="509" alt="Girl in front of Calipatria Gym" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/toddevangelisticoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="todd.evangelist@icoe.org">todd.evangelis…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 02/19/2017 - 20:13</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Danielle Flores, Calipatria High</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>Calipatria</em> – Just three days before the start of her sophomore year at Calipatria High School, <em>Danielle Flores</em> received the unexpected news that she had stage four Hodgkin’s-Lymphoma.  The ensuing eighteen months for Danielle would be the toughest of her life as she battled cancer through radiation and dreaded chemotherapy sessions. </p> <p>Amazingly, instead of focusing on the illness that forced her to split time between Rady Children’s Hospital and at home in isolation because of her weakened immune system, Danielle focused on her school work.  Whether it was dedication or a coping mechanism to keep her mind off the ordeal, the 4.0 student made academics her top priority. </p> <p>“My family’s main concern was my health, but I was more concerned about my school work,” explained Danielle.  “Teachers would drop off school work or email assignments to me, and then I would plan my day around when I could study because the medication would make me real nauseous in the afternoons,” said the straight A student. </p> <p>After a year of treatments, the cancer went into remission and Danielle was able to return to school for her junior year at Calipatria High.  This coincided with the new summative <em>CAASPP State Tests</em> that all juniors in high school now take.  Against all odds, Danielle scored in the highest category for both Math and English Language Arts – a testament to her hard work, but also to a school that cares about students and to the teachers that refused to allow Danielle to miss out on her studies. </p> <p>Danielle has no signs of cancer and is finishing her last semester of high school.  While she couldn’t play any sports, she did make the cheer squad at Calipatria this year and she is involved in virtually every club on campus.  As she awaits her acceptance letters from the top universities in California, a few things are already known – Danielle Flores has the grit and determination to succeed in college and a career because of the tough lessons she learned through battling cancer and the support of a caring community like Calipatria High. </p> </div> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:13:01 +0000 todd.evangelist@icoe.org 390 at https://www.icoe.org ICOEnnections February 2017 https://www.icoe.org/news/icoennections-february-2017 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ICOEnnections February 2017</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-02/Thumbnail_Website.PNG" width="373" height="265" alt="Picture of the Alternative Education students from the Medical Terminology class at HOSA competition" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mmezaicoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mmeza@icoe.org</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:54</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Alternative Education students from the Medical Terminology class received 3rd place in the 10th annual IVROP Health Skills Event at IVC on February 9, 2017. Way to go, Jaguars!<br /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Click here for our <a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLbXRtZGxzWTVIX28">February 2017</a><a class="0" href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLMXBSZlFfb3JGMEU" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="0"><span class="element-invisible"> </span></span></a> community edition of the monthly ICOEnnections publication.</p> <p>Read about valley-wide stories in this month's ICOEnnections (<a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwC7DLC52ejLbXRtZGxzWTVIX28">Click here</a>)</p> <ul><li> <p>ICOE Hires Alex Wells as New Associate Superintendent of Operations</p> </li> <li> <p>Save the dates</p> <ul><li> <p>Transition Fair on March 10, 2017</p> </li> <li> <p>Imperial County Education Fair on April 8, 2017</p> </li> <li> <p>Celebration of Education on May 4, 2017</p> </li> <li> <p>Tech de Mayo on May 6, 2017</p> </li> </ul></li> <li>Migrant Education Updates <ul><li>Migrant Education Program Speech and Debate Tournament</li> <li>Migrant Education School Readiness Program</li> <li>Interstate Migrant Education Council</li> </ul></li> <li>6th Annual English Language Learner Institute</li> <li>Curriculum and Instruction Updates</li> <li>Alternative Education Updates <ul><li>Board of trustee, Mark Ramirez presenting to Valley Academy students</li> <li>Imperial Pathways Charter School Graduation</li> <li>CPR Training</li> <li>10th Annual IVROP Health Skills Competition</li> </ul></li> <li>Special Education PD Training Opportunities</li> <li>Circle of Friends featured in "“Acceptance and Friendship Create Positive Safe Schools” presentation at the ACSA's Every Child Counts Symposium</li> <li>Little Roadrunners New Partnership with the Early Literacy Program</li> <li>Supporting Children with Autism in Early Childhood Programs - Workshop</li> <li>Student Well-Being Update <ul><li>Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.</li> <li>AmeriCorps Assisting the Imperial Valley Food Bank</li> </ul></li> <li>Business Services' New Construction Accounting Workshop</li> <li>Human Resources ACSA Training:The Human Resources Office: The First 60 Days &amp; Beyond</li> <li>LTE Project</li> <li>Westmorland Union Elementary Receives 1 Gbps Connection through K12HSN's BIIG 2.0 grant</li> </ul></div> </div> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:54:56 +0000 mmeza@icoe.org 389 at https://www.icoe.org Poster Contest https://www.icoe.org/news/poster-contest <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Poster Contest</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-02/Ag%20Poster%20.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="EC Chamber of Commerce Poster Contest" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/toddevangelisticoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="todd.evangelist@icoe.org">todd.evangelis…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 02/07/2017 - 13:13</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Attention Artistic Students</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> </p> <p> <b>2017 Imperial Valley Agriculture Poster Contest Guidelines </b></p> <p><b>Overview: </b>The El Centro Area Chamber of Commerce invites all students to submit a poster design that promotes the importance of agriculture in our community. The designs should focus on the benefits agriculture has on our residents, our economy and its impact around the world. </p> <p>The winning poster design will be displayed at to be determined location on Interstate 8. There will also be a cash prize of $500 for the winning poster. </p> <p><b>Deadline: </b>All submissions must be received by <b>Friday, March 16, 2017. </b></p> <p><b>Eligibility: </b>All current Imperial County school students in all grades (K-12 and college) may participate. </p> <p><b>Awards: </b></p> <ul><li> Winner will receive $500 cash prize. </li> <li> Design will be displayed at to be determined location on Interstate 8. </li> </ul><p> </p> <p><b>Guidelines: </b></p> <p><b>Theme: </b>This contest allows students to send a message about the importance of agriculture in our lives. Designs should highlight what students feel is most important about the role agriculture plays in our community. </p> <p><b>Design Specifications: </b></p> <ul><li> Posters should be no larger than 24 X 36 inches. </li> <li> All entries become property of the El Centro Area Chamber of Commerce. </li> <li> Posters must be the <b>original work </b>of the individual student. Original work is created by the student and shows a fresh, new idea. Students should be made aware of <b>copyright protection</b>. (See Copyright section.) </li> <li> Acceptable tools of drawing / painting include pencil, crayon, water color, oil paint, computer drawing, etc. Photographs, wires, and other 3D objects are not acceptable. The completed artwork must be on a flat piece of paper. </li> </ul><ul><li> The drawing / painting must not represent any particular individual, business, or brand name and must not depict any religious theme. </li> </ul><ul><li> Name and age of participant as well as school’s name and address must be clearly mentioned on the back of poster in the English Language. </li> </ul><ul><li> The theme "Agriculture in Imperial Valley" should be the main focus of the poster. </li> </ul><ul><li> Posters should be submitted <b>flat and not rolled</b>. </li> </ul><ul><li> <b>Do not </b>include any information on the front of the poster that can identify you (Picture of yourself, name, etc.) Remember, put this information on the <b>BACK </b>on the slip provided by the ECAC! </li> </ul><p> </p> <p><b>Copyright: </b></p> <p>Copyright is a protection by U.S. laws for the authors and creators of original work. A copyright protects the particular manner of expression of ideas, but not the ideas themselves. </p> <p><i>Example: You can make a poster using cartoon characters that talk about soil and water conservation in comic-strip fashion if the ideas are yours (this main idea cannot be copyrighted). But if classmates recognize your cartoon characters as popular characters, then your work is copied from the original artists. Remember to use your imagination because your own ideas are the BEST! </i></p> <p><b>What makes a good poster? </b></p> <ul><li> A brief, catchy message; one theme that can be read in 10 seconds or less </li> <li> A slogan telling viewers to do something and making them want to do it </li> <li> Use of colors and white space to get and hold attention </li> <li> Letters large enough to be easily read and words separated enough to read them quickly </li> <li> Planning ahead! Don’t wait until the last minute and rush through it- neatness counts! </li> </ul><p> </p> <p><b>Avoid these poster faults: </b></p> <ul><li> More than one theme </li> <li> Too busy – too many and/or too scattered pictures or words </li> </ul><p> </p> <p><b>Criteria for Judging: </b>Winning designs will be selected based upon their artistic merit, originality, and creativity in incorporating agriculture theme into both textual and design elements. </p> <p><b>How to Submit Entries: </b></p> <p>Attach a label on the back of each printed submission which includes: </p> <ul><li>o Student name </li> <li>o Student school and grade level </li> <li>o Student email address and phone number </li> </ul><p> </p> <p><b>Entries must be received by mail by Friday, March 16, 2017. </b>Send submissions to: </p> <p>ATTN: Agriculture Poster Contest </p> <p>El Centro Area Chamber of Commerce </p> <p>1095 S. 4th St </p> <p>El Centro, CA 92243 </p> </div> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 21:13:10 +0000 todd.evangelist@icoe.org 384 at https://www.icoe.org Migrant Education's Speech & Debate Tournament https://www.icoe.org/news/migrant-educations-speech-debate-tournament <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Migrant Education&#039;s Speech &amp; Debate Tournament</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/toddevangelisticoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="todd.evangelist@icoe.org">todd.evangelis…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/06/2017 - 09:27</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Migrant Ed&#039;s Speech &amp; Debate Tournament</div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-video field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News story video</div> <div class="field__item">https://youtu.be/Z8I0iW_xxkM</div> </div> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:27:21 +0000 todd.evangelist@icoe.org 383 at https://www.icoe.org