North State Together focuses professional development and training efforts around community partnership, attainment and impact, scale, and sustainability of systems and facilitates professional development opportunities for each county collective impact team to build strong, sustainable collective impact partnerships. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have expanded our listings to include helpful online trainings, webinars, and events that can assist our communities navigate the rapidly changing environments.

As a backbone organization to our region, North State Together is focused on developing sustainable shared measurement systems.   North State Together’s role is to ensure that our county network partners see the value in data and have the data capacity to collect, analyze, and use data for their own continuous improvement.  As a backbone organization,  establishing shared measurement practices and building partners’ capacity to contribute and use data in a shared measurement system is a priority for our team.  We recognize our partners need ongoing assistance with data, and NST staff are here to provide technical assistance and additional staff capacity.  For assistance, please contact the North State Together backbone team at

Events/Trainings Updated September 1, 2020 11:15 AM 

***Unless otherwise specified all of the webinars are free and open to anyone who is interested in registering.***

Certifications and Postsecondary Attainment: A Conversation with Dr. Courtney Brown and Local Leaders

September 2, 2020 – 3:00-4:00p ET

High-quality credentials take all forms, including certifications. Join this interactive conversation with Dr. Courtney Brown, Lumina’s Vice President of Strategic Impact, to learn how certifications are counted, and the role they play in postsecondary attainment.  We will also be joined by two local, collaborative leaders who have been leading efforts to increase adult attainment through certification and certificate programs.

Speakers include:

Dr. Courtney Brown, Lumina Foundation
Patricia Mahabir, Cincinnati Talent Hub
Luz Elena Michel, Community Education Coalition of Columbus, IN



Connecting to Community Resources for Educational Success

September 17, 2020 – 2:00-3:30p ET

Learn about how Ivy Tech Community College and Aunt Bertha are working together to connect students to community resources so they can stay in school! This partnership helps support students in and out of the classroom and allows them to reach their fullest potential. We will talk about the partnership and walk through a demo of Aunt Bertha’s platform. You will learn how to search and refer people to services, utilize intake management tools, and use impact analytics to identify key needs and gaps in your own community.

Speakers include:
Kathryn Stremiecki is the Assistant Vice President for Student Life, Development, and Wraparound Services at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. Stremiecki has been a student life professional for nearly 15 years. Prior to this role, Kathryn was the Director of Student Life at the Lafayette campus of Ivy Tech and has also worked as the Coordinator of Programming and Applied Learning at Indiana University Kokomo. She holds an M.S.Ed in College Student Personnel from Purdue University.

Alicia Baker is the Indiana and Ohio Community Engagement Manager for Aunt Bertha – a nationwide social care network that helps connect people to social service with dignity and ease. In her role, she works with community organizations to maximize the tools that Aunt Bertha offers. Previously, Alicia was the Director of Neighborhood Engagement at John Boner Neighborhood Centers on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis, and also worked in the non-profit sector with local community and international development organizations for 10 years. (



Fall 2020 Virtual Talent Hub Learning Lab
As a Lumina Talent Hub, North State Together has an opportunity to join in the Fall 2020 Virtual Talent Hub Learning Lab for FREE.  These training are open to your county network teams, by registering on the Eventbrite links below no later than Thursday, September 10th.

The key topics will be:
Data & Workforce (September 29th from 9:00A – 1:30P) main speaker is Burning Glass Technologies:
Equity (September 30th from 9:00A – 1:30P) main speaker is STL Sandbox
Sustainability (October 1st from 9:00A – 1:30P) main speaker is FSG

Each of the sessions are set up to be autonomous so you may register for  one, two, or three of the days.  They are set up as hands-on, so the first session of each day will be an introduction to a tool and then the next session that day will allow teams to work together to make it relevant to them.


College Quest, a college information night, will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  This FREE community event is open to everyone and is designed so that north state students and their families can explore higher education opportunities.

ACCESS event here:

Representatives from over 100 colleges and universities from across the US will be available in their “booths” to showcase the unique features of their institutions.  At least 5 regional community colleges will be part of the event as well.  Access the College Quest webpage to see the list of planned participants.  Local organizations will be on hand to assist families in planning for college, including where to find scholarships to help with college costs.  Additionally, there will be representatives from the military, the local library and local trade schools participating.  There will also be a financial aid workshop presented by College OPTIONS staff from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  This is a great way for students and parents to get a taste of many different colleges and universities without having to leave their home.


Data Drop-Ins

Do spreadsheets, graphs, and data make you feel like this guy? Don’t be afraid! North State Together’s data team offers data coaching and consulting services to help our county network collective impact teams drive systematic change across their county and the North State region. The weekly drop-in sessions with North State Together’s data team is meant to be an informal place to come and ask your data questions without fear! Come ask impromptu or random questions or let us know ahead of time, and we can prepare coaching topics based on our most frequent requests from partners or customize the drop-in call to meet your county collective networks needs and goals. These free drop-ins are open to anyone on steering or subcommittees for Reach Higher Shasta, Expect More Tehama, Advancing Modoc Youth, Trinity Together Cradle to Career Partnership, or Cradle to Careers for Siskiyou
Have a question on your county network’s Roadmap or data tracking spreadsheets? Have miscellaneous data questions for a grant report for your county? Applying for a grant and need help with metric choices? This is your time to ask North State Together’s backbone team your data questions! Login to this informal question and answer session. To obtain the Zoom link contact your county coordinator or email
Wednesday, 7/1 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thursday, 7/9 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday, 7/13 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Wednesday, 7/29 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:00-11:00 am
Friday, August 14, 2020 9:00-10:00 am
Wednesday, August 19, 2:00-3:00 pm
Thursday, August 24, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, September 1, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday, September 10, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, September 16, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Monday, September 21, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


North State Adverse Childhood Experience (ACES) Summit
September 17, 2020
Online and Virtual Experience
Cost is $187, Scholarships Available
Click Here for More Information and to Register

Summit Objectives:

Raise awareness of the disproportionate high rates of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) scores in the North State of California

  1. Increase participant understanding of the effects of ACEs on individuals and communities leading to a more trauma informed region
  2. Provide a platform for relationship building through dialogue and information sharing
  3. Provide both short-term and long-term solutions to addressing ACEs and the linkages to the Social Determinants of Health through presentations and breakout sessions led by experts throughout the day
Zoom Live Training Webinar Series
Zoom experts host free and interactive live training webinars daily. Get up to speed in less than an hour. Please select the time zone that fits best for you when registering for one of our live training webinars.
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2020 North State Together County Network Summit

Each year, we bring the county network teams together for a deep dive collaboration session.   Our annual summit was previously scheduled for an all day event on March 16th at The McConnell Foundation.  Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we had to cancel our full day packed agenda at the last minute.  We are excited to announce we have rescheduled to a virtual event on September 25, 2020, 9:00-11:30 PST.

We will learn communication strategies from our Hattaway Communications partner provided as part of our Lumina Talent Hub designation.

Please register for this event with the link below so we can get an accurate picture of who will be in attendance.   In order to be the most effective, please ensure that members of your county network teams are in attendance.


Summit Tentative Agenda:
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introductions
9:15-9:50 Introducing Aspirational Communications
9:50-10:50 Crafting Your Shared Aspirational Narrative
10:50-11:00 Break
11:00-11:20 Elevator Speech
11:20-11:30 Takeaways and Next Steps

Hattaway Communications, a strategic communications firm based in Washington, D.C., will host an Aspirational Communication Workshop. During this session, the Hattaway team will teach, through a series of fun exercises, communications tools and frameworks—such as a simple but powerful narrative framework—to create a shared authentic and aspirational narrative that unites the region’s message and will help strategically guide your communications work. Participants will leave the workshop with a narrative framework, an elevator speech, and a template to share strategic stories from your work with key audiences. To learn more about Aspirational Communication and its methodology, you can read this article that the firm’s president wrote for Stanford Social Innovation Review.


Past Events/Trainings:

Shasta Regional Community Foundation is hosting a virtual fall grant workshop for interested nonprofits on Tuesday, August 11 from 4-5 pm. We’ll share more about our fall 2020 grant opportunities including: Animal Welfare Endowment Fund, Community Arts Endowment Fund, COVID-19 Relief Fund, Redding Rancheria Community Fund, and The Women’s Fund. A great chance to learn updates to the programs to help your organization submit the strongest possible applications!

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How Schools Can Use Data, Science and Evidence to Chart a Path Forward During the Pandemic
Thu, Aug 27, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
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Analytic projections and experts all agree that COVID-19 will continue to have an impact on our lives into 2021 and beyond. This new reality is changing the way individuals make decisions and plan for the future – education is no exception.

Schools are struggling to determine how to best care for and teach their students. Teachers and administrators will be tasked with ensuring students who are at-promise, underserved, and underrepresented do not fall behind, are supported, and are provided an equitable opportunity to continue their education. While school districts will have their own challenges moving forward, they can all make the most of data, science, and evidence-based practices that provide a roadmap for identifying effective solutions.

This interactive session will provide a framework for how to effectively use data to improve individual and group decision-making. Attendees will learn how to identify solutions and how data and technology can be used to provide guidance and improve student, organization, and community outcomes.

Webinar is free for NCAN members | $99 for non-members | Join NCAN now to access all webinars for free.  If you are a North State Together partner, please list North State Together as your organization when registering.



Regions Recover Together
Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1-4 p.m., On Zoom
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Recent events have magnified the deep inequities and injustices in our communities, reinforcing the immediate need to bring about systemic change. As we work together to rebuild a more inclusive and sustainable California where all of our communities can prosper, it is more important than ever to reduce the significant racial and geographic inequalities that existed before the crisis. To do this, we must start by listening to and lifting up the voices in the communities and regions throughout the state.

Join CA Fwd, the California Stewardship Network, the California Economic Summit network, and state and local leaders at the helm of California’s local and regional recovery strategies to:
• Share best practices of how regions are responding, recovering and rebuilding in real time.
• Learn about regional strategies for sustainable and inclusive economic planning aimed at redressing inequalities.
• Build a stronger, more equitable California together.


In response to a business survey that went out to all 11 northern California counties, a free social media series is offered for those businesses who realize they need strategic social media marketing for their business.

Join us as we address three essential themes that dismantle personal challenges and support the creation of a solid social media action plan. We will help you construct your “business story,” (aka brand), offer systems for a manageable posting plan, outline effective evaluation techniques, and more.

Dive in as we explore the social media content areas that provide small businesses with the best value. We’ll walk you through proven practices that not only motivate and engage your customers, but also grow your digital presence.

We’re pulling out all the stops in our final video. We will be sharing countless game-changing hacks that will elevate your online game in no time. From engaging influencers and specific posting guidelines to cross-promotion and helpful apps, we will be showcasing all sorts of juicy insider tips.


Lessons learned so far from COVID’s challenge
Thursday, June 11, 11 a.m. “What can we learn from California school districts’ early response to COVID-19?” sponsored by Pivot Learning and PACE. Two district superintendents will discuss how they planned an early response and are tackling the work ahead. A county leader will discuss how county and state agencies can collaborate with districts in coming months. Pivot Learning will present research findings. Speakers: Nadya Chinoy Dabby, Pivot Learning; Superintendent Marcy Guthrie, Mother Lode Union School District; Priyanka Kaura, Pivot Learning; Superintendent Ed Manansala, El Dorado County Office of Education; Hannah Melnicoe, Pivot Learning; Superintendent Michelle Rodriguez, Pajaro Valley Unified. Go here to register.


Horizons:  Designing a Future that Works
A Free Virtual Summit
June 8—11, 2020

Leading Together
Join thousands of private, public, and nonprofit trailblazers to design radical new solutions to today’s unprecedented challenges. Our action-oriented virtual #JFFHorizons experience will lay the foundation for transforming education and workforce systems to build an equitable economic recovery.

For more information and to register visit


Webinar Series:  Racial Equity in Online Environments

A six-part webinar series designed to provide strategies for faculty and administrators to support and advocate for their most vulnerable students.

All webinars are from 12:00-1:30pm

Webinar I
The Importance of Equity-Minded Virtual Practices During COVID-19: A Conversation with Students

Webinar II
Equity Minded Online Teaching: Using Canvas as a Model
Register here

Webinar III
Being Aware of Learning Constraints Posed by Online Teaching and Moving Towards Anti-Racist Practices
Register here

Webinar IV
Online Support as an Anti-Racist Practice
Register here

Webinar V
Equity-Minded Mathematics Instruction
Register here

Webinar VI
How to Express Care with a Focus on Racial Equity
Register here


Webinar:  Advancing Equity in an Era of Crisis Webinar Series

30 free, live virtual seminars with leading educators and equity leaders that help parents, teachers, para-educators, and administrators better meet the needs of our economically and educationally disadvantaged students.

The California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) and the University of California Los Angeles Center for the Transformation of Schools (CTS) have collaborated to develop this free online series, which provides families and educators with the tools and strategies they need to enhance equity in the virtual learning space in the wake of the COVID-19 school closures.

With support from the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE), we’re inviting educators and equity leaders to share the practices and approaches that they believe will ensure that students continue to learn and thrive, even as their schools remain closed.

You’re invited to join these conversations. Please register once to join each free, hour-long conversation. Together with individual educators and school-based teams from across the state, you will have the chance to discover the real-world-tested strategies you can employ right away to improve outcomes for your students, even as they continue their learning from home.

Can’t make a session? Register now to ensure access to every live and archived session, and to share the growing archive with your colleagues or staff.

More information and Registration:

Advancing Equity in an Era of Crisis


Webinar: Various Online Webinars for Northern California Businesses Coping with COVID-19


Coping with COVID — 10 minute overview of Forms Needed to Apply for Disaster Assistance

Northern California SBDC Finance Center advisor Sunita Maharaj shares step-by-step guidance on filing an application for the SBA Disaster Relief loan.
SBA-FORM-5C  |  SBA-FORM-5  |  SBA-413  |  SBA-1368  |  SBA-2022  |  SBA-4506-T

Moderated by Scott Rogalski | Topics: SBA Disaster Relief Loan | Date Recorded: March 19 2020

Coping with COVID: Emergency cash flow resources and opportunities

Northern California SBDC Hosts a panel of expert advisors who will offer suggestions and answer your questions on how small businesses can cope with tight cash flow during the Covid-19 emergency. Panelists include expert financial advisors from across the Norcal SBDC network.

Moderated by Ann Johnson-Stromberg | Topics: Cash Flow, Online Sales Strategies, Debt Consolidation, Financial Management, Emergency Working Capital | Date Recorded: March 19 2020

Coping with COVID: Prepping to apply for Emergency SBA Economic Injury Loans

Northern California SBDC Hosts a panel of advisors to answer your questions on how small businesses can prepare and apply for an SBA Economic Injury Loan. Panelists include expert financial advisors from across the Norcal SBDC network as well as a representative from the Small Business Administration.

Moderated by Scott Rogalski | Topics: SBA Loan| Date Recorded: March 19 2020

Restaurants ~ Responding to COVID 19

This webinar is for restaurants, bars and the hospitality industry. Join the SBDC Restaurant Program and the SBA to get more information on loans and resources, the ABC for information on licensing status, transfers and changing restrictions, the Health Department on keeping your opened businesses and employees safe and EDD on resources for managing workforce.

Moderated by Louise Dawson | Topics: Restaurants, Bars, Hospitality, Loans & Resources | Date Recorded: March 20 2020

Start Selling Online Series During COVID-19: 1

This is the first in a series of 5 webinars to help you start selling online. Session 1: Creating a Sitemap for your Store and Writing Marketing Copy.

Please join us with Veronika Monell, owner and marketing strategist of JumpStartNOW, who will show you the power of eCommerce. Her superpower is strategizing with business owners. She will share her expertise to help you learn how to organize your website content and create powerful copy. The topics covered will include:

  • Structuring your website
  • Creating a powerful site map
  • Developing website content
  • Creating a content strategy

Topics: Online Sales Strategies, Online Commerce, Online Marketing | Date Recorded: April 10, 2020


Webinar:  Four Pillars for Sustaining Rural Cross-Sector Data-Driven Decisionmaking

May 14, 2020
12:00-1:30 pm PT


Join REL West at WestEd for the fifth webinar in our Rural Data Use Webinar Series.

Panelists include North State Together‘s James Crandall/Data Specialist and Jamie Spielmann/Director of Planning & Development

This 90-minute webinar will enhance the knowledge and skills of rural and rural-serving career pathway partnerships around data sharing and data use. Grounded in research and based on the experiences of three rural and rural-serving consortia, participants will gain practical knowledge, skills, and capacity for collecting, sharing, and using cross-sector data to sustain activities in their own regional career pathways. Presenters will discuss:
• Frameworks that guide data-driven decisionmaking and related tools to guide cross-sector pathways teams as they develop and maintain data-use capacity;
• Strategies and tools used in rural regional partnerships for sustaining cross-sector data infrastructure, technical expertise, and data-driven processes and culture; and
• The developmental stages of cross-sector data work used to secure and sustain investment in rural cross-sector pathways.
There will also be an opportunity to learn about and discuss the impact of COVID-19 on regional data ecosystems and cross-sector collaboration.


Webinar:  Follow This Playbook for Successful Postsecondary Ecosystems

Thursday, May 14
10:00 -11:00 am PST
Register here.

“Postsecondary ecosystems” exist where community-based organizations, K-12 districts and schools, postsecondary institutions, and other organizations work together to improve students’ postsecondary outcomes. Many NCAN members find themselves in some kind of postsecondary ecosystem, but how do these arrangements work, and how can they be improved? In spring 2019, NCAN had the opportunity to dive into this issue with a cohort of graduate students from George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.

This team pursued two research questions:
• What are the characteristics and best practices of successful postsecondary ecosystems?
• Where we identify K 12 school districts, higher education institutions, and community based organizations working successfully in collaboration, what do their interactions and overlapped processes look like?
Across an extensive review of the literature, as well as interviews with NCAN members and other college access and success organizations, the research team produced a number of findings and recommendations for both current and prospective collaborators in postsecondary ecosystems. Join NCAN as this team presents their work, takes questions, and offers insight into what a “playbook” for postsecondary ecosystems might look like.

Webinar is free for NCAN members | $99 for non-members | Join NCAN now to access all webinars for free.  If you are a North State Together partner, please list North State Together as your organization when registering.

Parenting Student Webinar
May 14, 2020 01:00 PM

The Hope Center and Generation Hope are joining forces for a special webinar on parenting students. Learn from new #RealCollege findings on basic needs insecurity among the more than 1 in 5 college students with children and how those challenges relate to childcare costs. Listen to what parenting students from around the country have to say about the impact on their education, and the support that they need to succeed. With COVID-19 challenging these students and their kids, there has never been a more important time for this discussion.


Webinar:  Engaging families in distance learning

May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

The Regional Education Lab West at WestEd will present state, district, and school-based strategies to support student and family engagement, particularly among vulnerable populations, in the context of distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will focus on three areas: cultivating a partnership orientation; practicing cultural responsiveness and establishing two-way communication. Go here to register.


Webinar: Strategies for Success with Distance Learning

Tuesday, May 12 1:00-2:00 pm

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In his March 13 executive order, Gov. Gavin Newsom stated that school districts and charter schools should continue to deliver “high-quality educational opportunities to the extent feasible.”

But what does “high quality” mean? What does “feasible” involve? What should parents expect from their schools and their teachers? And what strategies might be most effective for high-quality learning?

For answers, we’ll turn to researchers from the Center on Reinventing Public Education at the University of Washington Bothell, who are tracking how more than 100 school districts and charter school organizations nationwide transitioned to distance learning.

And Pasadena Unified high school history teacher Manuel Rustin and Los Angeles school leadership director Jeffrey Garrett, co-hosts of the YouTube show “All of the Above: An Unstandardized Take on Education,” will bring a classroom perspective to the discussion.

Among the questions they will address:

· How have effective districts/schools improved over time?
· What strategies do effective school districts have in common?
· What should be the balance between instruction and independent study/enrichment?
· How often should teachers hold office hours for parents/students?
· Should live (synchronous) instruction be encouraged/required?
· What might a daily schedule look like?


· Bree Dusseault, a practitioner-in-residence at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.
· Jeffrey Garrett, the Senior Director of Leadership Development at the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.
· Layna McKittrick, research analyst focusing on special education at the Center on Reinventing Public Education.
· Manuel Rustin, a high school history teacher who has been teaching for 16 years.
· Steven Wilson, a Senior Fellow with the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

Moderated by:

· John Fensterwald, EdSource education policy reporter


Webinar:  Creating a plan to address learning gaps 

May 13, noon to 1:15 p.m. 

Go here to register.

Pivot Learning and UnboundEd will address “How can we move forward into next school year with a plan to address learning gaps widened by school closures?” They will showcase customizable tools and a data-driven process to better understand unfinished ELA and Math instruction and learning across your district system.


Webinar:  Helping Students Prepare for and Navigate the Transformed Job Market After COVID-19
May 14, 2020
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST

COVID-19 is reshaping the U.S. economy in real time impacting millions of Americans. In the coming months, new college graduates will be entering this transformed labor market defined by new workplace, recruiting, and work practices.

  • What can higher education leaders do to prepare students for the new landscape?
  • How does career readiness look different than it did even a few months ago for students planning to enter the job market in the coming year?
  • Will students seeking to advance in their careers be forced to seek different types of opportunities because of economic disruption?
  • Do new competencies become central? Even after the COVID-19 crisis, for example, will it continue to be more important than ever to demonstrate an ability to work remotely?
  • Do these changes require new approaches to instruction, assessment, and student support?
Join our expert panel to learn how to adapt practices at your institution to help your graduates succeed.


Webinar:  Insights Into Our Economic Changes & Challenges 

The Job Training Center is hosting an informative webinar featuring Robert Eyler, Ph.D. on Friday, April 17 at 1:00 PM and a follow-up session May 8 at 9:00 AM. Dr. Eyler will provide insights on the economic changes and challenges that we can expect in Tehama County and the Northstate Region in the coming months.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WEBINAR on April 17. You will automatically receive a reminder and a link to the May 8 update.
Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of Dr. Eyler’s presentation.



Webinar:  Building and Strengthening College Access in Rural Places

Thursday, May 7
10-11 a.m. PST
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Although many NCAN members are located in urban and suburban areas, interest in college access in rural places and the organizations serving these communities has been growing in recent years. In spring 2019, NCAN had the opportunity to work with a cohort of graduate students from George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration interested in college access for rural students.

This team of graduate students pursued two research questions:
• How do the geographic, social, and socioeconomic factors that exist in rural areas facilitate (promote) or inhibit (hinder) college access for students who live in those areas?
• What are promising strategies that NCAN members may use to increase college access for their students residing in rural places?
Across an extensive review of the literature, 17 interviews with NCAN members and member-served students, and an in-depth case study, the research team produced a number of interesting and rural-specific findings and recommendations. Join NCAN as this team presents their work, takes questions, and offers insight into how to improve and expand college access services in rural places.

Webinar is free for NCAN members | $99 for non-members | Join NCAN now to access all webinars for free.  If you are a North State Together partner, please list North State Together as your organization when registering.


Webinar:   Blending funds to benefit students

May 5, 11 a.m. to noon

WestEd will hold “Blending and Braiding Funds to Mitigate the Impact of COVID-19 on the Most Vulnerable Students.” Blending and braiding uses multiple funding streams to support a common initiative, or project. WestEd speakers will be Sara Doutre, Tia Taylor and Jason Willis. . Go here to register.


COVID-19 Legal Briefs for K-14 Schools

COVID-19 and It’s Impact on Educational Institutions: AALRR Continuous Update

Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo will continue to provide up-to-date information in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its significant impact on our educational institutions. Our complimentary webinars will provide updated information two times per week concerning executive orders, new legislation and recommendations from government agencies.
AALRR, a California legal firm, is offering free legal updates or K-14 public institutions

This webinar meet  9 times.

  • Tue, Mar 31, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Fri, Apr 3, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Tue, Apr 7, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Fri, Apr 10, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Tue, Apr 14, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Fri, Apr 17, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Tue, Apr 21, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Fri, Apr 24, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT
  • Tue, Apr 28, 2020 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM PDT

Incorporating SEL Into Your District’s Plans for Back-to-School

Content provided by Panorama Education.

This webinar takes place on May 4, 2020 @ 11:00 AM PST

Register for this webinar now.

For many district and school leaders preparing for back-to-school in today’s context, social-emotional learning (SEL) will be integral to student success. Join this webinar to hear superintendents share their experiences and concrete strategies to strengthen and support students’ social-emotional well-being in schools.

This webinar will cover how to:

• Understand each student’s social-emotional skills and well-being through valid, reliable data.
• Enable school teams and educators to engage in data-based decision-making around SEL supports.
• Welcome students back into our buildings with positive, safe, and supportive school environments.


Sheldon Berman, Superintendent, Andover Public Schools, Andover, Mass.
John Marschhausen, Superintendent, Hilliard City Schools, Ohio
Chris Moore, School Psychologist, Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Ore.
Samuel Moulton, Director of Research, Panorama Education
Molly Walker, Director of Social Emotional Learning & Measurement, Hilliard City Schools, Ohio
Becky Barstein, Professional Learning Manager, Panorama Education

Register for this webinar now.


Title: Looking Ahead: Planning for Education in a Post-COVID-19 World
Date:  April  29, 2020
11:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour

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Content provided by:  Reading Plus

Description: What challenges will school district administrators face as they plan ahead for the next school year? How will you re-establish strong learning environments and address the emotional and instructional needs of students and staff? How can you model supportive leadership? What assessment and learning gaps can you expect? Will the short-term push for remote learning have a long-term impact on instructional tools and decisions? Join our webinar for a forward-looking conversation that will be particularly valuable for district instructional leaders at every level.

Guest Speakers:

Barbara Haeffner, Director for Teaching and Innovation, Meriden Public Schools, Meriden, Conn.

Angie Stafford, Secondary Curriculum Supervisor and Federal Programs Director, Dyer County Public Schools, Dyer County, Tenn.


Jenny Eisenman, Director of Education, Reading Plus

Education Week is serving only as the host for this presentation. The content was created by the sponsor. The opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the sponsor and do not reflect the opinion of or constitute an endorsement by Editorial Projects in Education or any of its publications.


Title: Leading and Inspiring Through Uncertain Times
Date:  April  28, 2020
11:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour

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Content provided by:

Description:  Find your voice to lead through periods of uncertainty, whether that’s now or in the future. As educators, you are communicating with parents, colleagues, students, and sometimes the media. This webinar will help you to communicate effectively using your unique style.

Guest Speaker:  John Bates, Leadership Communication Expert, Executive Speaking Success

Moderator:  Dan Walker, Director of Product Marketing,

Education Week is serving only as the host for this presentation. The content was created by the sponsor. The opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the sponsor and do not reflect the opinion of or constitute an endorsement by Editorial Projects in Education or any of its publications.


Webinar: Notes from the Field: COVID-19’s Impact on California’s Workers

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time
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Join for a conversation on how we can address the immediate issues frontline workers are facing during the Covid-19 crisis.

During this virtual gathering, hosted by National Skills Coalition and California EDGE Coalition, you will:

• Hear stories from our partners in the field on how they are adjusting skills training to support workers and smalls businesses.
• Have an opportunity to share the work your organization is doing to address the challenges frontline workers are facing.
• Connect with peers in your state and the Skills for CA leadership to learn how we can work together as we continue to advance workforce development policies that remove systemic barriers and promote an inclusive economy for all Californians.


“Supporting You Supporting Students: Providing Tools for the Challenging Times”, a three-part webinar series hosted by CDE in partnership with Wellness Together School Mental Health. It will feature an ongoing discussion to highlight practices, programs, and policies to strengthen student supports in the midst of school closures. This series will address some of the adjustments necessary to ensure students are receiving mental health support in the midst of the recent challenges.

Dates: Thursdays—April 9th, 16th, and 23rd from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

To register for this three part webinar, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.


How Schools Can Partner with Families during Distance Learning

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:00 am PST


Online Webinar

Families have a powerful role in supporting their children’s health and learning. However, it’s challenging to build relationships in a remote environment. How can your school effectively partner with families during distance learning? Presented in partnership by Kaiser Permanente and Action for Healthy Kids this live, interactive session will provide educators with concrete ways for family engagement during distance learning to support student health and academic success.


Rural Broadband: Three Service Providers Discuss Business Models and Solutions

Date:   Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Time:  11:00 am to 12:00 pm PST

Overview: Rural service providers continue to deploy broadband solutions and work to close the digital divide,  developing strong local partnerships and sustainable business models. Please join BroadbandUSA for its April webinar on broadband topics of interest, which  features three providers that utilize different technologies to bring broadband solutions to their rural communities. Panelists include an electric coop from the Virginia Piedmont, an independent telephone company serving rural areas in the Southeast, and a regional cable provider, offering a triple play of video, Internet and voice in the upper Midwest.


  • Renee Chapline, Vice President of Communications and Government Affairs, Prince George Electric Cooperative
  • James Garner, Vice President of Operations, Telephone Electronics Corporation
  • Justin Forde, Senior Director of Government Relations, Midco

Please pre-register for the webinar using this registration link.   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Tips for a New Workspace

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:00 AM

Register at:

Suddenly, we’re all working from home! For some of us, this is new. Since our friends at Executive Scheduling Associates have been working as a large, remote team for years, we asked them to share their tips and ideas for a productive workspace at home.

In this webinar, we will cover:
– Creating your remote workspace.
– Digital tools that complement remote work.
– High-productivity strategies.
– And more!



California Data System Webinar Series

From April 6-13, 2020, please tune into the California Data System Webinar Series. This series of webinars will provide in-depth demonstrations of different tools that could be integrated into the state data system. The webinars will also be recorded and provided on our website. The Zoom information for the webinars will be shared on the afternoon of the webinar at 12:45 pm. We will send an update with the dates/times when all of the webinars are scheduled.


Webinar Agenda (for all webinars)

April 6: Postsecondary Electronic Transcript and Eligibility Tool Webinar

eTranscript California
Time: 1-2 pm
Presenters: Barney Gomez, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), Vice Chancellor of Digital Innovation and Infrastructure (DII), Alex Jackl, CCCCO, Executive Consultant/EdTech Data Governance, DII, and Natasha Nicolai, Department of Social Services, Chief Data Strategist
eTranscript California Website
Watch Live!
Webinar Materials
Webinar Recording

April 7: Electronic Transcript/College Planning Tool Webinar

California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI)
Time: 1-2 pm
Presenters: Ben Baird, CCGI, Director of Data Infrastructure, Tessa Carmen De Roy, Ed.D., CCGI, President, Ying Lo Khang, CCGI, District Partnerships Manager, and representatives from Ceres USD, CSU Bakersfield, and West Hills College Lemoore
CCGI Website
Watch Live!
Webinar Materials
Webinar Recording

April 8: Dashboard Tools Webinar

Representatives from various state longitudinal data systems.
Time: 1-2:30 pm
Presenters: Representatives from California, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Washington State
California: CalWORKs Outcomes and Accountability Review
Kentucky: KY Stats
Minnesota: Minnesota Statewide Longitudinal Educational Data System
Washington: Education Research and Data Center
Watch Live!
Webinar Materials
Webinar Recording

April 9: Firewalled Analytical Tools Webinar

Children’s Data Network (CDN), CORE Districts (CORE), and the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)
Time: 1-2 pm
Presenters: Noah Bookman, CORE Districts, Executive Director, Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Ph.D., Children’s Data Network, Director, Adam Dondro, California Health and Human Services Agency, Agency Chief Information Officer, Robin Henke, Ph.D., RTI International, Senior Program Manager, and Stephanie Nevill, RTI International, Senior Data Analyst
Children’s Data Network Website
CORE Districts Website
NCES DataLab Website
Watch Live!
Webinar Materials
Webinar Recording

April 13: Regional Health and Social Services Tools Webinar

Silicon Valley Regional Data Trust (SVRDT) and the Stanislaus Cradle-to-Career Partnership
Time: 1-2 pm
Presenters: Marcy Lauck, SCCOE, Senior Advisor for Data Initiatives and Stanislaus Cradle-to-Career Partnership Staff
SVRDT Website
Stanislaus Cradle-to-Career Partnership Website
Watch Live!
Webinar Materials
Webinar Recording


COVID-19: Supporting Students’ Emotional Health + Learning


Friday, April 10, 2020 9:00 AM PST

In the last few weeks, learners of all ages have suddenly been pulled from their classroom communities. Students, like their teachers and professors, are grappling with new routines and technology, along with uncertainty, fear, and anxiety that extend far beyond the classroom. Many adult learners must juggle the expectations of home, work, and school in new and deeply challenging ways. Many of our younger learners are navigating independent or remote learning, without the comforts of friends nearby. These shifts are affecting mental and emotional health both in terms of creating new adverse experiences–and in terms of exacerbating preexisting trauma experiences.

How can schools, families, and the education community come together to both respond to what may be new social emotional needs, and tend to the emotional success of our learners? To help guide and inform your response efforts, we’ve convened leaders from the field to share firsthand how they are approaching these challenges, and what we can do as a community to support.


COVID-19 Financial Planning for K-12 Districts


Friday, April 10, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (PDT)

In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, California school districts are facing financial challenges and decisions as never before.

To help, CASBO Strategic Alliance Partner Forecast5 Analytics, Inc., is hosting a complimentary forum that will be broken down into three distinct topics and timeframes.

Join their representatives as they present a look back at the Great Recession, identify the financial questions you should be asking today, and discuss what the financial future will look like.



Leading and Managing Remote Teams

Thursday, April 9, 2020 10:00 AM


Mitch Santala, President at Executive Scheduling Associates and Wendy Zanotelli, Executive Director of SMART Business Resource Center have been managing remote teams for more than a decade. In this webinar, they will present the principles and application of leading and managing remote teams during this time of rapid transition.

We’ll discuss:

  • Principles of leading and managing remote workers
  • Team support during an uncertain time
  • Establishing a foundation of communication, connection, and collaboration
  • Application on a global and local level
  • Tips and ideas for keeping people engaged
  • Managing people’s stress and personal evolution
  • Overcoming assumptions



Managing Change in (Rapidly) Changing Times
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Cost: Free

If you have questions about how to manage change, whether it’s about managing your work priorities, your partner relationships, your teams, or even *how* to work at this time, we’re here to help.

Join us for this week’s webinar where we will be answering your questions and offering recommendations and resources for what to think about and how to move forward when our work seems to be shifting by the day.


Equity-Minded Student Services in the Online Environment

Apr 9, 2020 10:00 AM PST


Description: In response to COVID-19, this webinar will focus on equity-minded student services strategies and practices that can be employed by community college professionals in the online environment. This webinar is facilitated by Drs. J Luke Wood​ Frank Harris III and sponsored by Center for Organizational Responsibility and Advancement – CORAACPA – College Student Educators International, and Chief Student Services Officers Association.

How Families Can Partner with Schools during Distance Learning


April 8, 2020, 11 – 11:30 a.m. PT | Hosted By: Action for Healthy Kids

Families have a powerful role in supporting their children’s health and learning. However, it’s challenging to build relationships in a remote environment. How can families effectively partner with schools during distance learning? Presented in partnership by Kaiser Permanente and Action for Healthy Kids this live, interactive session will provide parents and caregivers with concrete ways to connect and build relationships with educators during distance learning to support student health and academic success.



An Overview of Natonal Student Clearnghouse StudentTracker for High Schools (60 minutes)
Join this webinar to learn what StudentTracker for High Schools is and the reports available. For secondary schools active with StudentTracker for High Schools or looking to learn more about the service.

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM



North State Together county networks have been invited by our Jobs for the Future partner in the following peering learning call. Please feel free to forward to those in your counties who may be interested.

Effective Strategies for Work Based Learning in Rural Communities (REL West)
Peer Learning Call
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This is a peer learning call to showcase the evidence-informed quality work-based learning framework developed for rural communities by the Tulare Kings College and Career Collaborative. The call will feature a case study of the development, implementation, and scaling of an impactful work-based learning program at Cutler-Orosi School District in the Central Valley.

Join by Video  
ID: 798185857

Join by phone
1-408-792-6300 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 798 185 857



Managing Change in (Rapidly) Changing Times
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Cost: Free

If you have questions about how to manage change, whether it’s about managing your work priorities, your partner relationships, your teams, or even *how* to work at this time, we’re here to help.

Join us for this week’s webinar where we will be answering your questions and offering recommendations and resources for what to think about and how to move forward when our work seems to be shifting by the day.


What Districts & COEs Must Know about COVID 19

ENCORE: What Districts & COEs Must Know about COVID 19: Preparation, Policy Particulars, Safety Control, Communications

Join us for a webinar on Apr 02, 2020 at 3:00 PM PDT.


This webcast will focus on what you must know about COVID 19, including strategies to prepare for workplace disruption, illness and quarantines, leaves, accommodations and compliance with federal and state regulations and emergency declarations. We will help participants make sense of the quickly changing – and, often, conflicting – reports and guidelines from the CDC, OSHA, and other regulatory agencies. We will help you identify your own entity’s unique concerns for employees, the public, students and families as we all grapple with foreseeable and potential developments. We will provide tools for preparation with proactive policies and strategies. We currently anticipate the following major topics:

Explanation, in plain, non-alarmist, and objective terms, of the range of issues for school districts and COEs for maintaining appropriate precautions to prevent exposures and keep students and staff safe.

Making sense of conflicting or changing guidelines, recommendations, travel advisories and emergency declarations regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and potential pandemic.
How to handle employee absenteeism for those who are ill, or required to self-quarantine for up to 14 days.

Imposing travel restrictions on business and personal travel – what is lawful and constitutional for public employees.

Wage and hour and leave issues – legal standards, MOU and policy issues; and proactive plans for employees who are quarantined and cannot report for duty or work remotely.

How to enact and enforce effective telework policies, for both temporary and longer-term options, as they may become necessary.

Potential industrial and non-industrial illness claims, including RTW issues with mandated testing, fitness for duty statements, and more

How to sidestep discrimination, harassment or retaliation traps for the unwary

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Stress Management for Educators

A Live Interactive Webinar
Wednesday, April 1
11:00 AM PST

Kaiser Permanente, Sanford Harmony, and Healthier Generation will help you learn the impacts and response patterns associated with stress, along with practical tips to rise above and maintain your cool even in times of crisis.


Online School: A Thoughtful Approach

Association of California School Administrators is hosting an online webinar:

Online School: A Thoughtful Approach
Tuesday, March 31st at 5:00 pm
Click Here to Join the Zoom Meeting

You’re invited to join three former California educators Tuesday evening at 5:00 pm as they share their online school journey. The American International School in Hong Kong serves a global community of students from early childhood to high school. Candy Lee, elementary Student Support teacher, Dave Han, elementary Assistant Principal, and Cami Okubo, elementary Principal are eager to support ACSA elementary administrators and educators as they thoughtfully launch new learning experiences for elementary students and families during these uncertain times. You are invited to a Zoom webinar that will provide an authentic case study on communication strategies, technology tools, and wellness planning.



POSTPONED: National Student Clearinghouse and Race to Rigor

Registration is free but required.


Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

This training will benefit school administrators, educational data specialists, school counselors, and county network team members.

Shasta County Office of Education Professional Development Center | 2985 Innsbruck Drive | Redding, CA 96003
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

BREAKFAST 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM


Attendees will:
• Gain an understanding of the services of National Student Clearinghouse
• Learn about NSC participating colleges and universities
• Find out about NSC data gathering and NSC report structure
• Learn how to read high school reports and their possible uses to improve college readiness and going rates

To learn more about the morning session, please watch:

LUNCH 12:30-1:30


Attendees will:
• Learn about Race to Rigor, an intentional effort to increase students’ access and success in rigorous coursework including UC/CSU A-G completion, Advanced Placement(AP), Dual Enrollment (DE)
• Discover how to use Race to Rigor to ensure preparation and academic success in college
• Understand how this program will help with counseling support for elementary, middle and high school.

END 3:30 PM

Questions? Contact North State Together by email at


North State Together’s partner, The Collective Impact Forum,  is hosting the following free event:

Managing Change in (Rapidly) Changing Times)
Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT


Managing Change in (Rapidly) Changing Times


This has been a time of massive disruption in all of our lives and work. Those of us who are facilitating and supporting collective impact will have to lead our groups through change. This may involve:
– Changing the common agenda, intended results, or performance measures
– Adapting strategies and workplans
– Assisting partners who are meeting urgent needs or are facing organizational crises
– Changing your teams, meetings, and communication, including moving to virtual work
– Working with funders to lift restrictions on grants to focus on urgent needs of community members and organizations


Communicating through the Coronavirus

North State Together is a member of the National College Attainment Network and our county networks including schools are eligible to register for the following webinar:

Signal Vine webinar: Communicating Through the Coronavirus: A Panel Discussion

Friday, March 20
10:00 – 11:00 am PST
Register here.

Right now, every college and university is grappling with the impact of COVID-19 and building business continuity plans. Schools that can are moving online and others are rethinking ways to serve their students and provide for basic needs, especially for the under-resourced. It’s an uncertain time for faculty, staff, and students alike, but if there is one underlying theme, it’s the need to communicate. This includes communicating across campus and with staff and faculty as well.

Join Signal Vine as they invite expert panelists and institutional leaders to discuss how they’re conducting campus-wide communications in light of COVID-19. Participants will walk away with best practices and ideas on how to ensure the right message is sent to the right people at the right time.


POSTPONED – 2020 NST Annual Summit

2020 North State Together County Network Summit – Connect, Collaborate, Contribute

Each year, we bring the county network teams together for a deep dive collaboration session. This year the collective impact teams will work on sharing best practices int the morning and in the afternoon they will learn communication strategies from our Hattaway Communications partner provided as part of our Lumina Talent Hub designation.

We are excited to announce the tentative agenda and registration link for the 2020 North State Together summit on March 16th.    Please register for this event so we can get an accurate picture of who will be in attendance.   Mileage and one night lodging will be provided for those traveling more than one hour to get here.  Please submit your reimbursement form for these expenses.


For the morning, we have listened to your feedback from last year’s summit survey and are providing morning county collaboration time.  Please send us your agenda items for the morning session to  If you would like to present something your county networks are doing during that time, we think that would be  a great addition to the morning session.

As part of our Lumina Talent Hub designation, we have partnered with Hattaway Communications to provide us with a great afternoon workshop for you and your county network team.

Summit Tentative Agenda:
8:30-9:00 Breakfast (Provided)
9:00-9:30 Welcome
9:30-12:00 County Collective Impact Team Networking Time (Please Send Agenda Items to
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (Provided)
1:00-4:30 Hattaway Communications:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Introducing Aspirational Communication
  • Crafting Your Shared Aspirational Narrative
  • Strategic Storytelling
  • Takeaway and Next Steps

Hattaway Communications, a strategic communications firm based in Washington, D.C., will host an Aspirational Communication Workshop in the afternoon of March 16. During this session, the Hattaway team will teach, through a series of fun exercises, communications tools and frameworks—such as a simple but powerful narrative framework—to create a shared authentic and aspirational narrative that unites the region’s message and will help strategically guide your communications work. Participants will leave the workshop with a narrative framework, an elevator speech, and a template to share strategic stories from your work with key audiences. To learn more about Aspirational Communication and its methodology, you can read this article that the firm’s president wrote for Stanford Social Innovation Review.


Cal-Pass Plus
Free & Actionable Student Data System Overview
Wed, Feb 12, 2020 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
Join us for an overview of the most robust longitudinal, intersegmental student data system in California! We will outline how Cal-PASS Plus can help improve student success and increase college and career readiness. Our dynamic dashboards are utilized by over 1500+ members across K-12 institutions, community colleges, and universities. Connect student information across these institutions and transform your data-driven decision making.


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