Riverside County Office of Education wins two Golden Bell Awards

The Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) will be honored with two Golden Bell Awards as part of the 33rd Annual Golden Bell Awards program of the California School Boards Association (CSBA).

The CSBA Golden Bell Awards program promotes excellence in education by recognizing outstanding programs in school districts and county offices of education throughout California.

The Golden Bell Awards reflect the depth and breadth of the education programs necessary to address students’ changing needs. The goal of this awards program is to contribute to the development and evaluation of curriculum, instruction and support services.

The first Golden Bell is for RCOE’s “Differentiated Instruction Through Universal Design,” a program that aligns teacher training at local schools with supporting data to help improve student academic achievement. This program leads districts in closing the achievement gap by bringing together county, district, site, and classroom personnel to work together towards common goals.

The second Golden Bell is for RCOE’s Transition Partnership Program (TPP), which serves 30 high schools and 1,000 young people with disabilities. TPP provides participating school districts with a high quality transition program at no cost to the districts and, in the process, helps high school seniors and recent graduates reach the first step of the career ladder.

The highly respected Golden Bell Awards will be presented at a special ceremony during CSBA’s Awards Luncheon at the Westin Saint Francis Hotel in San Francisco, on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event is held in conjunction with the California School Boards Association’s Annual Education Conference.