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Meetings

The California Collaborative’s primary activity is a series of meetings focused on important problems of practice faced by California districts, such as implementing the Common Core State Standards,  improving the quality and effectiveness of the teaching force, turning around their lowest-performing schools, or using assessment and other data effectively to guide instructional decision-making. Each meeting brings to bear research and practical knowledge relevant to the selected problem and is grounded in the concrete realities of a particular California district. By embedding the series of conversations in the context of specific California districts, the Collaborative supports leaders in those districts to reflect on and refine their strategies and serves to create a body of district exemplars from which other California districts may learn.

The links below provide access to materials used for specific meetings of Collaborative members that might be useful to others in the education reform community.

  • Briefing Book: The briefing book includes recent literature relevant to the discussion of each core meeting. On this page, you can find the cover letter that introduces the meeting, a citation and brief description of each piece of literature, and (when available) a link to its online location.
  • Meeting Summary: The meeting summary captures key themes that emerge from meeting dialogue.
  • Follow-Up: Dialogue that takes place within the Collaborative meetings sometimes inspires action that might extend the lessons learned to other district leaders or policymakers. When this happens, we have included the products of this action.

Collaborative Meeting Topics and Materials

Meeting 44
June 24, 2021 - June 25, 2021
Virtual Meeting

Meeting 42
December 2, 2020 - December 3, 2020
Virtual Meeting

Archived Meetings

Meeting 29
October 29, 2015
Sacramento, CA
Meeting 28
June 18, 2015 - June 19, 2015
Whittier, California
Meeting 27
March 5, 2015 - March 6, 2015
Fresno, California

Meeting 25
July 15, 2014 - July 16, 2014
Garden Grove, California
Meeting 24
April 2, 2014 - April 3, 2014
Los Angeles, California

Meeting 23
November 21, 2013 - November 22, 2013
Sacramento, California
Meeting 22
June 27, 2013 - June 28, 2013
San Francisco, California
Meeting 21
April 11, 2013 - April 12, 2013
Oakland, California
Meeting 20
January 10, 2013 - January 11, 2013
San Jose, California

Meeting 19
June 28, 2012 - June 29, 2012
Fresno, California
Meeting 18
March 26, 2012 - March 27, 2012
Menlo Park, California

Meeting 17
November 7, 2011 - November 8, 2011
Long Beach California
Meeting 16
June 30, 2011 - July 1, 2011
Los Angeles, California
Meeting 15
March 24, 2011 - March 25, 2011
Garden Grove, California

Meeting 14
November 29, 2010 - November 30, 2010
Sanger, California
Meeting 13
June 29, 2010 - June 30, 2010
La Jolla, California
Meeting 12
March 23, 2010 - March 24, 2010
Sacramento, California

Meeting 11
December 17, 2009 - December 18, 2009
Menlo Park, California
Meeting 10
June 22, 2009 - June 23, 2009
San Bernardino, California
Meeting 9
March 9, 2009 - March 10, 2009
Fresno, California

Meeting 8
October 28, 2008 - October 29, 2008
Hayward, California
Meeting 6
February 28, 2008 - February 29, 2008
Redwood City, California

Meeting 5
November 5, 2007 - November 6, 2007
Sacramento, California
Meeting 3
February 28, 2007 - March 1, 2007
Menlo Park, California

Meeting 2
October 4, 2006 - October 5, 2006
Los Angeles, California
Meeting 1
April 6, 2006 - April 7, 2006
Hayward and Menlo Park, California