SCCOE LCAP Professional Learning

LCAP 101

September 12 & November 6, 2019

1:00 - 3:00 PM

This short 2 hour training will focus on a basic overview on the critical elements of the LCAP for any new LCAP writers or those looking for a refresh. Topics will include the history of LCFF funding, statutory requirements when writing an LCAP, stakeholder engagement, timelines, and the 3 criteria for approval.

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September 12, 2019

November 6, 2019

LCAP Reboot: New LCAP Template Training

January 7, 2020

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Save the date of January 7th for the official training on the New LCAP Template. The LCAP template has undergone significant revisions based on feedback in hopes of reducing redundancy, consolidating where appropriate, and making the document clearer to read.

This full day training will start with an overview of all the new changes to the LCAP template and discussions around how to best organize your new LCAP to easily set goals, monitor metrics, and report expenditures. The afternoon will consist of breakout sessions lead by SCCOE staff around content specific areas and priorities to be included in your LCAP. Specific sessions will be posted at a later date.

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LCAP Writing Sessions: Bring the Team!

LCAP writing sessions are designed for LCAP writers and teams to come work on their LCAPs with SCCOE staff in the room providing technical assistance. Each session will start with a review of the new template requirements and focus in on a specific section. The bulk of the time will be devoted to writing and making progress on your LCAP. The sessions are spread out over 4 months and we encourage you to attend one or all as you work towards drafting your LCAP.

February 26, 2020 - 1:00-4:00 PM

March 25, 2020 - 9:00 AM- Noon

April 27, 2020 - 1:00-4:00 PM

May 14, 2020 - 9:00 AM- Noon

Getting Started with Improvement Science

This 4 day training is designed for district and site leaders who are interested in learning more about a process and structure for improvement. Improvement Science comes from the work of the Carnegie Foundation for Education and has been adopted by the state of California as the recommended improvement framework. Attendees will learn how to start with data to identify a Problem of Practice. Then they will learn about tools that help determine the root causes of the problem and how to come up with change ideas to map out a theory for improvement. Lastly, they will learn how to measure and test change ideas to determine if they will produce the desired improved student outcomes.

Features of the training:

  • Simulation of the complete Improvement Cycle
  • Lots of tools and protocols that can be used during planning of SPSAs and LCAPs
  • Lots of iteration and reflection
  • Coaching support


Chris Izor: Director of LCAP Advisory Services and Improvement

Annie Murphy: Coordinator of District Support

Sharon Johnson: Coordinator of District Support

This training is offered as a direct service to districts. For inquiries please contact Chris Izor at or (408) 453-6852.