California's Educator Community of Practice
Statewide Programs

A wide array of program resources, support systems, and statewide initiatives aimed at helping sustain a world-class education system for all students.

Learning Resources

Classroom-ready materials from high-quality providers free for educators to blend with their own instructional strategies and share with students and peers.


Group tools help local teams collaboratively develop and share learning materials, instructional strategies, and leadership approaches.

Leadership Support

Resources, programs, and strategies to guide leadership teams in promoting educator excellence, student success, and community support.

California Educators Together is a community of practice designed to provide educators, administrators, specialists, and state program leads a common space to communicate, share strategies, and access resources.

California educators join to access thousands of select learning resources, while also engaging in statewide subject and grade level cohorts of peers.

California leadership teams join to help coordinate staff and programs, while gaining access to direct California Department of Education outreach on initiatives, resources, and supports.

Community Spotlight

A Stone of Hope
Lesson Plan

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial: Lesson 2 of 5 focuses on a specific metaphor used by Dr. King in his famous "I Have a Dream" speech delivered August 28th, 1963 in Washington DC. The actual line reads, "With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope." And it was this line and metaphor that inspired the sculpted center piece of Dr. King's National Monument site unveiled in October of 2011 in Washington DC.
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