Your NCSOE Team invites you to "lean in and learn in" to these challenging times. Check out these fun and informative videos created by your NCSOE team.
From the Executive Director, Jason Lea
It’s been an unprecedented year of challenges and my heart goes out to those navigating public education. On behalf of the staff at North Coast School of Education, I want to thank you all for your flexibility as NCSOE continues to respond to the changing needs in education while supporting educators and administrators as they work towards successfully completing their credential program.
Moving forward into the 2021-22 school year, NCSOE will continue to look for ways to serve our program participants in the context of the pandemic and use the lessons we have learned. Embracing technology and problem solving new ways to support our staff and participants will remain in the forefront as we continue to evaluate how to provide instruction in the ever changing landscape of COVID-19.
Through the use of technology, NCSOE has expanded our ability to support program participants during a time when in-person learning was not possible. Understanding the value of face-to-face instruction, NCSOE will be integrating that option back into our professional learning offerings once the guidelines and the safety of our participants allow us to do so.
We at NCSOE would like to thank you for your patience and faith in our staff to help you through this challenging time. Thank you for choosing to be part of our public education system and thank you for committing your time and energy to be educators who are committed to helping the children in your schools prepare to face the world that lies ahead.
Program Completion Q&A
Online Learning Tools
As we all "learn in" with online teaching, check out these great resources:
Registration for NCSOE’s professional learning opportunities opens August 3rd. Once available, you’ll find a variety of topics to choose from.
Below are some additional resources:
- Keeping Students Engaged in Digital Learning (Edutopia, April 2020)
- Teaching Strategies of Award-Winning Online Instructors (Edutopia, April 2020)
- More Technology and Online Learning Tools
Student Confidentiality Guidelines: Prior to including photos or videos of students as part of program ePortfolios or other requirements, please be sure that you have consent from adults (students 18 or over) and/or from the parents (students under 18). Many schools and districts already have such permissions on file (you will need to ensure this is the case); if not, you must obtain consent before submitting photos or videos. Download a sample consent form here: SCOE Media Release.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Minimize close contact (e.g. no hand shaking or hugging)
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve, then throw the tissue in the trash.
What is the Coronavirus?
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus is from a family of coronaviruses that typically cause respiratory infection, such as the common cold, but they also can result in more severe disease, as seen in past years with SARS and MERS. This new strain, COVID-19, has previously not been found in humans, and its health impact is currently being closely monitored.
What are the Symptoms of Coronavirus?
Typically, human coronaviruses cause symptoms of respiratory illness, such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath which are very similar to the flu. In some cases, COVID-19 can cause more severe respiratory illness.
How will we be notified if there is an issue that impacts classes or workshops?
North Coast will send a notice through our email system. Communications will be posted on the NCSOE website.
What if I work somewhere that has closed due to concern about exposure to COVID-19?
We recognize that some local districts have closed or may close due to concerns about COVID-19. If a person has concerns about exposure to COVID-19, we recommend contacting your primary care provider to discuss a recommended course of action.
Where can I get additional Information?
- More information about COVID-19 is available on the SoCo Emergency website, California Department of Public Health, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- The Sonoma County Office of Education and Humboldt County Office of Education have both provided guidance for K-12 schools.
- Check with your local school district or county health department.