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(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to do both of the following:

(1) Provide to local educational agencies a process that involves teachers, and is consistent with the implementation of standards-based curricula and the principle of local control.

(2) Consistent with Section 60200.7, ensure that school districts are provided with as many high-quality standards-aligned instructional material options as possible, so that educators may have many rigorous options in choosing the best materials that meet the needs of all pupils, including English learners and pupils with disabilities, and that ensure that their pupils are able to master the academic content standards adopted by the state board pursuant to Section 60605.8.

(b) The Superintendent, in collaboration with the state board, teachers of various grade levels and subject areas, district and county office of education curriculum administrators selected from various geographic areas, professional development training experts, and representatives from postsecondary institutions or other educational agencies and organizations, as deemed appropriate by the Superintendent, shall do all of the following:

(1) Develop criteria to guide the development of model professional development modules that provide critical information and strategies to be used as the common core academic content standards are implemented. The criteria shall be based on the California Standards for the Teaching Professions and developed in consideration of the National Staff Development Council's Standards for Staff Development.

(2) Develop model professional development modules for teachers, principals, and school leaders that incorporate, make use of, and build upon existing professional development programs and opportunities currently available at the local, state, and national levels to deepen the understanding of at least all of the following:

(A) The common core academic content standards.

(B) Instructional strategies to support the learning of all pupils, including English learners, pupils with disabilities, and underperforming pupils.

(C) Instructional strategies that promote creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and communication skills in all academic content areas.

(D) The integration of subject content knowledge.

(E) Instructional leadership and coaching.

(c) Model professional development modules shall be designed for delivery through various methods, including, but not limited to, school-based and web-based delivery.

(d) The Superintendent shall report to the state board on the development pursuant to subdivision (b) of the model professional development modules.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 608, Sec. 9.)