Professional Development


Educational Technology - It's our goal to assist schools in the nine northeastern counties to integrate and sustain the use of technology that supports instructional practices based on principles of effective learning, staff development and organizational improvement.

 staff train

Staff Training - To better serve our students and staff, Butte County Office of Education’s focus is to provide consistent training to all employees. This training plan is designed with these functions in mind:

  • Empower learners to feel safe, capable and proficient through comprehensive training.
  • Provide accessible, accurate and current information about issues and programs that contribute to improved performance.
  • Increase efficiency and productivity.
  • Participate in learning new technology skills.



DATA provides the professional development and technical assistance classroom teachers, principals and curriculum coordinators need to collect, analyze, and use student performance data to improve instruction.

 learning support

Learning Support Network Region 2 provides regional technical assistance and training for After SchoolEducation and Safety Programs (ASES) and 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC)  after school programs. Region 2 includes the nine Northern California counties of: Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Tehama, Trinity, Shasta and Siskiyou.  The Regional Lead works to ensure that after school programs provide high quality programs that include academic support, enrichment and recreation with a youth development focus.  Professional development is available for school administrators, program directors, site coordinators, program leaders, activity assistants, academic liaisons, teachers, tutors, as well as community partners.  Professional development opportunities include regional conferences, site-based staff trainings, webinars, Training of Trainers (TOTs), online trainings, professional learning communities (PLCs) etc.


Mathematics Instruction - This program provides professional development and technical assistance educators need to analyze student performance in mathematics, and to then determine appropriate strategies for improving student performance. The SB 472 Mathematics Professional Development Program offers 40 hours of institute training for kindergarten and grades 1-6 using state-board approved instructional materials which are aligned with content standards and curriculum frameworks.


English Learners - The Instructional Resource Center offers a staff development program in English Language Development (ELD) and Specially Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE). The EL Coordinator can assist with direct services and support necessary to develop a compliant and comprehensive ELD program.