The Spotlight

Volume 1, Issue 3: May 2016

Gearing up for 2016-17: UPDATES

What a whirlwind month May has been! Congratulations on wonderful showcases at Open House, diligent work throughout CAASPP testing, and continuing to make every moment matter with your students.


In the final Spotlight for this school year, we are celebrating a job well done, but also looking ahead in preparation for 2016-17.


Accordingly, in each "smore" below, you will find information regarding:


  • Summer training opportunities, (registration links, if available)
  • Curriculum updates for 2016-17


Please note that the latest issue of "Balanced Literacy Connection" and "Tech Tuesday Trainings" have also been included below!

PUSD is a Community of Learners!

Did you know that in addition to the myriad opportunities for PUSD teachers and staff to learn this summer, for the second year running we will host the Leadership Academy for our principals & assistant principals, and an inaugural Coaches Academy for our instructional coaches?


Additionally, look forward to August 10, 2016, when another Districtwide Professional Development event will take place directly following the Welcome Back event! See you there!

Spotlight on:

PUSD leadership and Common Core Lead Teachers (CCLTs)!

Check out photos from their small learning communities, where they come together to learn from one another, and engage in discussion and collaborative problem solving.

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Our Purpose

The Pasadena Unified School District’s Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development department is driven by a commitment to prepare our students for college and career opportunities. We support student success by developing and refining curriculum, in conjunction with providing professional growth opportunities to our staff to ensure quality instruction for every child.