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California Consulting LLC Welcomes the City of Lake Elsinore as New Client!

City of Lake Elsinore 1California Consulting LLC is pleased to welcome the City of Lake Elsinore as our newest client! Lake Elsinore is a city in western Riverside County, California. It was established as a city in 1888. Lake Elsinore is a natural freshwater lake about 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) in size. The city has grown from a small resort town in the late 19th century and early 20th century to a population of 51,821 at the 2010 census.  The City of Lake Elsinore’s vision is to be the ultimate lake destination where all can live, work, and play, build futures and fulfill dreams. They plan to achieve this vision by mastering a few key initiatives, such as: public safety, recreation, transportation, economic development, and education. We are proud to have this wonderful city as our client!

 

 

Maryann Marino and Steve Samuelian attend the ACCOC, OCBC, and Orange County Hispanic Chamber Holiday Party

121715 accoc dinnerCalifornia Consulting LLC President, Steve Samuelian and Senior Business Development Associate, Maryann Marino, attended the Orange County Business Council, ACCOC, and Orange County Hispanic Chamber Holiday Reception in Irvine. It was attended by more than 300 local elected officials, business leaders, and others throughout orange county. Pictured : Maryann Marino, Mike Ellzey, President and CEO, Nixon Library, and Steve Samuelian.

Maryann Marino and Steve Samuelian from California Consulting attend the ACCOC, OCBC, and Orange County Hispanic Chamber Holiday Reception

121715 accoc dinnerCalifornia Consulting LLC President, Steve Samuelian and Senior Business Development Associate, Maryann Marino, attended the Orange County Business Council, ACCOC, and Orange County Hispanic Chamber Holiday Reception in Irvine. It was attended by more than 300 local elected officials, business leaders, and others throughout orange county. Pictured : Maryann Marino, Mike Ellzey, President and CEO, Nixon Library, and Steve Samuelian.

California Consulting attends the Orange County Business Council, ACCOC , and Orange County Hispanic Chamber Holiday Reception

120315 ocbc mtg Irvine Mayor Steven ChoiCalifornia Consulting LLC President, Steve Samuelian and Senior Business Development Associate, Maryann Marino, attended the Orange County Business Council, ACCOC, and Orange County Hispanic Chamber Holiday Reception in Irvine. It was attended by more than 300 local elected officials, business leaders, and others throughout orange county. Pictured : Irvine Mayor, Stephen Choi, Steve Samuelian, and Maryann Marino.

California Consulting Welcomes Lakeside Union School District as Newest Client

lakeside union school district 2California Consulting is pleased to welcome our newest client, Lakeside Union School District in Bakersfield, California.

The Lakeside Union School District is committed to a quality educational program, responsive to the needs of its students within a safe nurturing environment. The staff, students, parents, and community assume responsibility for each student’s academic and personal success. Recognizing the worth and dignity of each student, the Lakeside Union School District prepares all students to achieve their fullest potential. Our goal is to produce students who make informed decisions, as they become responsible citizens and productive members of society.

California Consulting is the state’s largest grant writing firm and has successfully written over 680 grants applications. Through combined efforts, California Consulting has secured over $1.5 billion dollars through federal, state, and nonprofit funding for it’s clients.

California Consulting Now Offers Professional Development Services for School Districts

California Consulting Now Offers Professional Development Services for School Districts

Through a new partnership with Dr. John Walkup and Ben Jones, California Consulting now offers school districts a wide range of teacher workshops, classroom observation, and leadership development training services. Their services will help your professional educators learn new concepts and skills designed to enhance the learning environment in your classrooms.

 

Through their intensive training efforts, your instructors and administrators will:

·         Learn a systematic approach to delivering inquiry-based learning

·         Use Depth of Knowledge and Bloom’s Taxonomy to boost the rigor of instruction

·         Learn a systematic technique called GRAPPLE for delivering questions in class

·         Understand how to overcome sub-skill barriers in students from disadvantaged backgrounds

 

 

Providers

John WalkupDr. John Walkup

With a Doctor of Philosophy in theoretical physics, John combines a strong mathematical and science background with expertise in K12 curriculum development and analysis. As a co-developer of Cognitive Rigor Matrix, he applies those concepts in helping educators develop better curriculum, instructional practices, and improve student learning. John, has interests in such topics as STEM learning, English Learners, curriculum development, classroom observation, professional development, standards alignment, and curricular rigor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben JonesBen S. Jones

Co-developer of the Cognitive Rigor matrix and a veteran educator of 25 years, Ben has spent much of his career helping students, teachers, colleagues, and policy makers better understand the impact learning environments have on student outcomes. With a Bachelor’s degree in geophysics and a Master’s degree in curriculum development and implementation, Ben continues to blend practical expertise in instruction, curriculum development, assessment, and educational research creating innovative approaches in building effective learning environments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services

Rigorous Guided Inquiry

Learn the differences between rigorous and non-rigorous instruction by exploring the inquiry-based lesson model. By exposing the strengths and weakness of guided inquiry in science, develop a deeper insight into how rigorous instruction changes the game, regardless of the subject area.

Cognitive Rigor Lesson Planning

Learn how the distinctions between Bloom’s taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge help orchestrate an improved learning experience by allowing teachers to target a greater variety in skills and concepts for lesson planning.  Let Cognitive Rigor guide you in selecting effective combinations of instructional strategies, methodologies, and activity formats.

Subskill Scaffolding

Learn how to use Bloom’s Knowledge Dimension to identify grade-appropriate content while separating out the various sub-skills and sub-concepts. Scaffolding techniques focus on using grade level instruction while helping students fill in the gaps between lesson targeted skills and those prerequisite skills and concepts.

Questions Strategies Science Teachers

Learn the differences between checking for understanding and questioning for engagement by applying the GRAPPLE technique and depth of knowledge. By using better student selection methods, learn to convert student responses into meaningful learning dialogs.

Cognitive Rigor In The Classroom

Learn the differences between Bloom’s taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge and how the two compliment each other in creating a more contemplative learning environment.  Cognitive Rigor provides a flexible staging approach to instruction for both creative and critical thinking.

Writing In Science

Learn how to teach students organizational skills and techniques for committing their learning experiences into formal documents.  Science lab reports offer a prime example of how evidence of instruction creates meaningful long term cross-curricular opportunities to develop writing skills.

Problem/ Project Based Learning in the Classroom

Learn how to improve student abilities to handle open-ended scenarios through collaborative approach which incorporate both creative and critical thinking skills. Embed written, oral, technical opportunities for students to express their learning and solutions.

Classroom Observation/ Coaching

Learn to use classroom analysis techniques to direct reflective dialog as part of the professional development process. Create attainable goals based on objective use of data, observation, and personal interactions.

Interested in providing these services to your school district?

Contact California Consulting at 323-728-9002 or shasta@californiaconsulting.org. Also, see our Professional Development section on our website at www.californiaconsulting.org. California Consulting LLC is the state’s largest grant writing firm. Since 2004, California Consulting has written over 670 successfully-awarded applications for its clients.