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California Staff Development Institute Collection at the California Adult Education Archives
OTAN FA 004  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Administrative History
  • Indexing Terms
  • Scope and Content of the Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Title: California Staff Development Institute
    Date (inclusive): 1994-2000
    Identifier/Call Number: OTAN FA 004
    Creator: California. Dept. of Education. Adult Education Office
    Physical Description: Eight file storage boxes and one photo storage box
    Repository: Sacramento County Office of Education. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
    P.O. Box 269003
    Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
    Abstract: The California Staff Development Institute (1994-2000) was funded by the California Department of Education, Adult Education Unit, with federal adult education leadership monies to facilitate professional development. The collection includes SDI contracts, a series on the development of the California State Plan for implementing Title II of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, records related to California's State Literacy Collaborative Council and Resource Centers, print masters for training modules, and the Administrator Scholarship Program. The records of the Programs of Excellence initiative include a collection of photographs.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Location: The materials are in the California Adult Education Archives maintained by the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network at the Sacramento county Office of Education. For current informaiton ont he location of the materials, please consult the OTAN Web site at http://www.otan.us.

    Access

    The collection is open for research by appointment. Please call the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.

    Publication Rights

    California Adult Education archival materials are publically funded and not subject to copyright restrictions. Publications should properly reference the Archives and the specific collection that contains the quoted materials. See Preferred Citation.

    Preferred Citation

    Guide to the California Staff Development Institute Collection at the California Adult Education Archives. OTAN FA 004. Adult Education Archives, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA

    Acquisition Information

    In 2004, after the records retention period required for federally funded contracts expired, the Sacramento County Office of Education forwarded the SDI records to the CA Adult Education Archives. In 2005, the Archives obtained the assistance of the last Director of SDI, Margaret Kirkpatrick, to review the retained records and identify those that had archival value. Some records such as purchasing forms and confidential personnel files were shredded. Ms. Kirkpatrick provided a preliminary organization of the remaining nine boxes of materials that were related to SDI programs and products. In 2007, the Archives Specialist processed and organized the collection and prepared detailed box indexes.

    Administrative History

    The California Staff Development Institute (SDI) was funded from 1994 to 2000 by the California Department of Education, Adult Education Unit with its federal adult education leadership monies. The contractor was the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE). "The Staff Development Institute consolidated staff development projects that previously were funded separately: the ESL Teachers Institute, the Adult Literacy Instructors' Training Institute, the Adult Education Leadership Training Program, and the Professional Resources Outreach System. The primary goals of SDI were providing professional development for implementing the model standards of adult education, offering models for the use of technology, targeting change agents for training, and establishing mentoring systems. The institute facilitated hundreds of professional development activities for thousands of adult education instructors and administrators. It utilized new technologies for distance learning and multimedia learning for delivering staff development training and developed online modules on topics such as family literacy, instructional software evaluation, and classroom use of SCANS competencies. The Adult Education Leadership Institute evolved and expanded under SDI. A process for identifying exemplary adult programs was established, and 34 Programs of Excellence were recognized in 1997-98, 1998-99, and 1999-2000." West, L.L., 2005. Meeting the Challenge: A History of Adult Education in California from the Beginnings to the Twenty-first Century, 89. California Department of Education. The Technical Director of the Staff Development Institute was K. Lynn Savage, who had previously been Director of the ESL Teacher Institute. She was joined in the first year by an Administrative Director, Joan Dailey Polster, a Vice Principal of Adult Education from Sacramento City Unified School District. Mrs. Polster became the sole director in 1995. In 1998 Mrs. Polster joined the California Department of Education as the Administrator of the Adult Education Office and State Director of Adult Education. She was succeeded at SDI by Margaret Kirkpatrick, a visiting educator from Berkeley Adult School, where she was Principal.

    Indexing Terms

    Corporate Names

    Adult Education Leadership Training Program
    Adult Literacy Instructors' Training Institute
    Association of California School Administrators. Adult Education Committee
    California Staff Development Institute
    California State Literacy Collaborative Council
    ESL Teacher Institute
    California. Dept. of Education. Adult Education Office
    California. Dept. of Education. Adult Education Unit

    Personal Names

    Joan Dailey Polster
    Margaret Kirkpatrick
    K. Lynn Savage

    Subject (ERIC Thesaurus)

    Adult Basic Education
    Adult Education
    Adult Literacy
    Educational Quality
    Educational Technology
    English (Second Language)
    Family Literacy
    Inservice Education
    Mentors
    Partnerships in Education
    Professional Development
    Staff Development
    State Standards
    Statewide Planning
    Workplace Literacy

    Scope and Content of the Collection

    The collection includes a complete set of contracts for the Staff Development Institute between the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Sacramento County Office of Education and an incomplete set of contractor reports to CDE.
    The California State Plan series has work group minutes, drafts, and records of public hearings related to the process of developing the first California State Plan for implementing Title II of the federal Workplace Investment Act of 1998.
    The Projects Activities series contains materials related to many minor SDI projects, including the Equipped for the Future pilot, the Small Schools Initiative, and the California implementation of Bridges to Practice.
    Records related to California's State Literacy Collaborative Council and the California Regional Resource Centers include minutes of meetings and reports. There is a set of transparencies for a presentation about SDI and brochures detailing many training programs and other initiatives.
    The Adult Literacy Instructors Training Institute (ALIT) series contains print masters for photocopying of fifteen training modules originally developed by the ALIT and modified for continued use by SDI.
    The SDI Training Modules series contains print masters for photocopying of eighteen modules, some adapted from the ESL Teacher Institute, that were used for training instructors and change agents in adult basic education, adult secondary education, and English as a second language programs. There are also print masters for training modules developed by SDI in the later years on new staff development topics including ESL citizenship, family literacy, workplace literacy, and educational technology. There are agendas from training of content specialists and training of trainers, and an extensive collection of workshop flyers.
    The Programs of Excellence series contains applications, correspondence, forms, and publicity related to the process and applications of programs organized by the three program cycles, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, and 1999-2000. There are videos representing two programs that received awards in the 1998-1999 cycle, Long Beach School for Adults, and Napa Valley Adult School. There is an album with photos representing each winning program in all three cycles and the awards ceremony at the ACSA Adult Ed Workshop in 1998.
    The Administrator Scholarship Program series contains communications and process information related to the program and applications or reports from each recipient in the two cycles, 1997 and 1998.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is organized into fourteen series: (1) Contracts, 1994-2000; (2) Reports, 1998-2000 (incomplete; a complete set of SDI reports to CDE are cataloged separately in the CA Adult Education Archives) (3) Development of CA State Plan, 1999-2004; (4) Projects and activities, 1994-2000; (5) State Literacy Collaborative Council and Regional Resource Centers, 1997-2000; (6) Staff Development Institute, general, 1993-2000; (7) Adult Literacy Instructors' Training Institute (ALIT) modules, 1992-1997; (8) SDI Training Modules, Early Years; (9) SDI Training Modules, Later Years; (10) SDI Training flyers; (11) Programs of Excellence, 1996-2000; (12) Leadership Training Program, 1995-2000; (13) Programs of Excellence photos and negatives; and (14) Administrator Scholarship Program. The print items are arranged in labeled file folders in boxes according to the following table of contents. The photo collection (13) is in a special photo box.