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May 15, 2017
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Kelly Moncure
This month the spotlight is on Kelly Moncure, Photography Teacher at Rancho Buena Vista High School. Read more...
May 8, 2017
Upcoming UCCI Teacher Exchange!
Our next UCCI Teacher Exchange will be held June 22 and 23, 2017, in Simi Valley, CA.  This Exchange will focus on the UCCI Course Geometry + Computer Visualization/SimulationRead more...
April 11, 2017
Upcoming UCCI Teacher Exchange!
Our next UCCI Teacher Exchange will be held May 25, 2017, at Oakland USD in Oakland, CA.  This Exchange will focus on the UCCI Course US History and Public HealthRead more...
March 9, 2017
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Jonathan Schwartz
This month the spotlight is on Jonathan Schwartz, Math/Woodshop/CNC Teacher at Colfax High School. Read more...
February 13, 2017
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Jeramie Oliveira
This month the spotlight is on Jeramie Oliveira, Math Instructor/Math Department Chair at Simi Valley High School. Jeramie is also listed in our UCCI Course Teacher DirectoryRead more...
November 15, 2016
Upcoming UCCI Teacher Exchange!
Our next UCCI Teacher Exchange will be held March 17 & 18, 2017, at Rancho Santiago Community College in Santa Ana, CA.  This Exchange will focus on three UCCI Courses in the Health Science and Medical Technology CTE Sector.  Read more...
November 14, 2016
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Erica Harbison
Erica Harbison is a Biomedical Careers Academy Coordinator and English Teacher at Lawndale High School.  Read more...
October 3, 2016
Upcoming UCCI Institute!
UCCI is joining forces with Elk Grove Charter School to host a dynamic UCCI Institute, February 1-4, 2017, where five unique courses will be created.  Read more...
October 3, 2016
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Erica Ramirez
Erica Ramirez is an English Teacher at Community Health Advocates School (CHAS), Augustus F. Hawkins High School School District.  Read more...
September 12, 2016
51 UCCI Courses Approved by NCAA!
We are delighted to report that 51 UCCI courses have already been designated by NCAA as meeting their “core course” requirements.  Read more...
September 12, 2016
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Chuck Felice
Chuck Felice is a Construction Technology Teacher at Salinas Union High School District.  Read more...
August 1, 2016
Lots of Changes at UCCI!
We're very excited to announce lots of new changes happening at UCCI!  UCCI Course Development Grant; UCCI Courses designated as "honors"; and New UCCI Course Adoption Process.   Read more...
August 1, 2016
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Marcie Grill
August 1, 2016
One New UCCI Course!
A new course in the Public Services sector added to the UCCI Course Catalog!  Read more...
May 9, 2016
Four New UCCI Courses!
Four new courses in the Education, Child Development and Family Services; Public Services; and Engineering and Architecture sectors added to the UCCI Course Catalog!  Read more...
May 9, 2016
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Doreidy Sandoval
Doreidy Sandoval teaches Spanish II, Spanish II Fluent and Spanish IV at the Patient Care Health Careers Academy. Read more... 
April 4, 2016
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Anya Gurholt
Anya Gurholt is the College & Career Pathway Coach at Skyline High, Oakland Unified School District. Read more...
April 4, 2016
New UCCI Course!
A new course in the Public Services sector added to the UCCI Course Catalog!  Read more...
March 14, 2016
Upcoming UCCI Institutes!
UCCI will be hosting two 3-day UCCI Institutes in Northern California and Southern California and we want you to join us! Read more...
March 14, 2016
Introducing UCCI Certified Facilitators!
Certified UCCI Facilitators are qualified individuals certified to provide trainings and facilitation in the area of integrated course development. Read more...
March 14, 2016
Three New UCCI Courses!
Three new Laboratory Science courses added to the UCCI Course Catalog!  Read more...
February 19, 2016
Two new UCCI Courses!
Two new courses in the Energy, Environment and Utilities sector added to the UCCI Course Catalog!  Read more...
February 8, 2016
UCCI Conference on Integrated Curriculum!
Curriculum directors, principals, administrators... Join us at the third annual UCCI Conference on Integrated Curriculum! Read more...
February 8, 2016
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Josh Reyman
Josh chatted with us about the importance of asking questions, and his love for water and plants... Read more...
January 19, 2016
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Trudi Perkins
We chatted with Trudi about her role at Augustus F. Hawkins High School and her non-profit educational scholarship foundation. Read more...
December 7, 2015
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Donna Wyatt
We spoke with Donna about her role at the Oakland USD and her love of travel. Read more...
December 7, 2015
New UCCI Course!
Another new course in the Information and Communication Technologies sector added to the UCCI Course Catalog! Read more...
October 19, 2015
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Tameka McGlawn
We spoke with Tameka about her current role at ConnectEd and her interest in education reform. Read more...
October 19, 2015
New UCCI Course!
New course in the Information and Communication Technologies sector added to the UCCI Course Catalog! Read more...
September 14, 2015
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Joyce Foss
Joyce chats about what inspired her to become a teacher, her involvement with the UCCI programs and her love of singing! Read more...
August 17, 2015
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Rebecca Guerrero
We spoke with Rebecca about her experiences as a teacher, her involvement with the UCCI programs and her love of all things Disney! Read more...
August 17, 2015
Three New Courses Added to the UCCI Catalog!
New courses in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment, and Public Services sectors will join the other "a-g" approved courses on the UCCI Course Catalog! Read more...
July 13, 2015
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: David Yeroshek
We recently chatted with David about his experience as a "deckplate" engineer and how his father inspired him to became a teacher. Read more...
July 13, 2015
Two New Courses Added to the UCCI Catalog!
New courses in the Arts, Media, and Entertainment, and Manufacturing and Product Development sectors will join the other "a-g" approved courses on the UCCI Course Catalog! Read more...
June 1, 2015
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Ellen Byron
We recently spoke with Ellen about her background in Engineering and what fueled her passion in becoming a teacher. Read more...
June 1, 2015
Four New Courses Added to the UCCI Catalog!
New courses in the Engineering and Architecture, Health Science and Medical Technology, and Agriculture sectors will join the other "a-g" approved courses on the UCCI Course Catalog! Read more...
April 20, 2015
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: John Pellman
We recently chatted with John about his background in theater and his experiences as a Digital Media teacher. Read more...
March 23, 2015
Three New Courses Added to the UCCI Catalog!
New courses in the Public Services, Building Trades and Construction, and Energy, Environment and Utilities sectors will join the other "a-g" approved courses on the UCCI Course Catalog! Read more...
February 23, 2015
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Kristi Leonard
We recently did a Google hangout with Kristi Leonard to discuss the development of the UCCI Da Vinci Algebra course and her experience teaching this course. Read more...
January 26, 2015
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Dane White, JessaLee Goehring, Matt Patton

Agriculture teachers Dane White of Galt High School, JessaLee Goehring of Lodi High, and Matt Patton of Elk Grove talk about designing integrated agriculture courses to serve students better. Read more...

January 22, 2015
Nine New UCCI Courses Added to the UCCI Course Catalog!

We're excited to announce that nine new courses will be joining the 38 other "a-g" approved courses on the UCCI Course Catalog, bringing the current number of courses we have available to 47!

January 22, 2015
Facilitate at our next UCCI Institute!

Our "on-demand" way of working means UCCI Institutes are held often, at locations around California. At the UCCI Institutes, teachers work together to design UCCI courses - innovative and challenging courses integrating academic subjects such as English, history and mathematics with career technical education (CTE) content. And you can get involved as a facilitator!  Read more...

October 30, 2014
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Darrell Wildt

Darrell’s knack for blending curricula in this way has led to a passion for and commitment to teaching integrated courses. Read more...

September 30, 2014
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Lynn McConville

Lynn's passion is teaching, and her fundamental belief is that integrated curriculum provides a well-rounded education for students. Read more...

September 1, 2014
3 New UCCI Courses on our Course List!

Integrated Math 2/Robotics and Computing - an Integrated Math 2 course aligned with the Software and Systems Development pathway of the Information and Communication Technologies CTE sector.

GameCraft: English 10 with Game Development - an English 10 course that exposes students to the Games and Simulation pathway of the Information and Communication Technologies CTE sector.

Entrepreneurs as Researchers - an English 9 course integrated with the Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment pathway of the Marketing, Sales and Service CTE sector.

August 25, 2014
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Mena Abdo
Mena has found that the best way to reach students is by helping them see the value in what he is trying to teach them, and for him, integrated curriculum makes that value transparent. Read more...
July 28, 2014
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Oghwa Ladner 

Dr. Oghwa Ladner, a Teacher on Special Assignment in Secondary Mathematics at Hillcrest High School in the Alvord Union School District, says her work is driven by a desire to serve. As Oghwa sees it, successful teachers have three elements driving them:  "Compassion, passion, and perseverance." Read more...

May 19, 2014
New courses added to the UCCI course catalog!

We're bursting with excitement over here at the UCCI home office, because FIVE (count 'em--five!!) UCCI courses have just been "a-g" approved and added to the UCCI course catalog! They include three English/health science courses, one English/games and simulation course, and one lab science (chemistry)/environmental engineering course, and they are available now to be added to schools' "a-g" course lists.  Read more ...

April 24, 2014
Big Changes Coming to the UCCI Institutes!

We are happy to announce that beginning July 1, 2014, the UCCI Institutes will transition to an “on-demand” model, by which schools and/or districts can request an Institute to create courses integrated with a specific CTE sectorRead more ...

April 18, 2014
Spring 2014 UCCI Institutes Recap

Six UCCI course development teams worked intensively over the four days of the Spring 2014 UCCI Institutes to create the frameworks for new UC Curriculum Integration courses that blend math or science with the Engineering and Architecture CTE industry sector and math or english with the Information and Communication Technologies CTE sector. The Spring 2014 UCCI Institutes course developers were an incredibly hard-working, creative, congenial bunch who created courses we think will engage students and teachers alike. Read more ...

April 2, 2014
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Andre Hargunani

Andre Hargunani, the principal of the Critical Design and Gaming School at Augustus Hawkins High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District, believes preparing students to work in the video and computer fields just makes sense. Read more ...

March 10, 2014
Getting ready for the Spring Institutes!

We have 41 talented educators coming to the Spring Institutes, April 10-13 in San Francisco, to work in teams developing new UCCI courses for the state's high schools. Read more ...

Feb. 18, 2014
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Tomas Ribota

Tomas Ribota hadn't encountered integrated curriculum before  his first UCCI Institute, he says, but “once I was there, I thought, 'Oh yeah, this makes sense.'”  Read more ...

Jan. 7, 2014
Institutes application deadline nears

STEM and English teachers! You still have one month to apply to the Spring 2014 UCCI Institutes, which meet April 10-13 at the Hyatt SFO in Burlingame. Read more ...

Jan. 22, 2014
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Willene Biere

Willene Biere is a teacher and the director of the Business Academy at Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, where she has taught for 17 years. Start chatting with Willie about education, and pretty soon you'll hear the phrase “aha moment.” Students who take the UCCI course Integrated Marketing and English at Canyon Springs, for example, regularly have aha moments in Wilie's business classes. Read more ...

Dec. 12, 2013
Spring 2014 UCCI Institutes: Apply now!

We're excited about the next session of the UC Curriculum Integration Institutes! They meet April 10-13, 2014 at the Hyatt SFO in Burlingame and will focus on courses that integrate math, English or lab science with two growing CTE industry sectors: Information & Communication Technologies and Engineering & Architecture.

Each UCCI Institute focuses on new courses that integrate one academic subject with one CTE industry sector career pathway. The Spring 2014 Insitutes offer these pairings:

Read more ...

Dec. 11,  2013
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: John Dewey

John Dewey has taught modern languages for 20 years and currently teaches Research Methods to high school seniors as well as serving as a school administrator at Garden Street Academy in Santa Barbara. John has a doctorate in Education and his research focus is organizational theory, with a particular focus on examining teacher team dynamics. John took part as a developer at the Spring 2013 UCCI Institutes, working on a team that integrated Spanish 3 with the Patient Care pathway of Health Science and Medical Technology. Read more ...

Nov. 22, 2013
Work and fun in sunny San Diego

Eight UCCI course development teams worked intensively over the four days of the Fall 2013 UCCI Institutes to create the frameworks for new UC Curriculum Integration courses that blend math, science or English with the CTE industry sector Health Science and Medical Technology. The Fall 2013 UCCI Institutes course developers’ concentration was remarkable, especially considering the sunny San Diego setting at the Bahia Resort Hotel. Read more ...

Oct. 21, 2013
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT: Jan Barber-Doyle

We work with a lot of teachers here at UCCI – at the Institutes and in the UCCI Teacher Exchange – and what always strikes us is how creative, innovative, and smart California teachers are. We thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to let others know about some of the truly awesome work teachers are doing in their schools and in their classrooms?” Read more ...

Sept. 27, 2013
Pairings picked for Spring '14

It's not time to apply - yet - but you can certainly start thinking about the Spring 2014 UCCI Institutes and whether you would like to participate. Read more ...

Sept. 19, 2013
San Diego, here we come!

It won’t be long now until the Fall 2013 UCCI Institutes, which will be held at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, Nov. 7-10. Our application review process has just wrapped up, and we'll be welcoming 57 course developers from all around California to the Bahia Resort, where they will work intensively for four days to create new courses for the state's high schools. Read more ...

Sept. 3, 2013
Fall 2013 UCCI Institutes application deadline extended

We have good news for educators who would like to participate in the Fall 2013 UC Curriculum Integration Institutes! Due to popular demand, the deadline to apply has been extended. The new deadline is 11:59 p.m. on September 15, 2013. Read more ...

Sept. 3, 2013
A chat to remember

At the UC Curriculum Integration program, we believe teachers are the experts. We're constantly impressed by the creativity and motivation of the California educators who gather at our UCCI Institutes and Teacher Exchange Program to collaborate on the creation of new integrated high school courses. The same kind of drive and insight could be seen in comments from those who participated in this #edfocus chat hosted by Michigan middle school principal John Bernia, with author Daniel Pink as guest. Read more ...

August 19, 2013
More UCCI courses make Doorways appearance

We’re excited to announce that five new courses from the Spring 2013 UCCI Institutes have been approved and are now hyperlinked and available on UCCI’s Doorways course list. The new courses integrate history and social science (“a”) or English language arts (“b”) content with pathways from the Arts, Media, and Entertainment CTE industry sector, and language other than English (“e”) with pathways from the Health Science and Medical Technology CTE industry sector. Read more ...

July 24, 2013
A first: the UCCI Exchange

What do you do after you’ve found a UCCI course you want to teach at your school? Make it your own, naturally! UCCI has designed the UCCI Exchange to provide a place where teachers can collaborate on the lesson plans and resources that will help them take the course from the page to the classroom. Our inaugural Exchange was held July 18-19 at McClymonds HIgh School in Oakland. Read more ...

July 22, 2013
Schools create 36 new courses

We were very happy that expanded funding this past academic year allowed us to award integrated curriculum-development grants to a dozen California high schools. Read more ...

June 25, 2013
Support for teaching UCCI courses

The UCCI Exchange is here to support teachers who want to teach UCCI courses or who are already teaching them at their schools. ... Read more

May 10, 2013
UCCI Exchange locations chosen

We have our locations for our northern and southern California UCCI Exchange events: July 18-19 at McClymonds HIgh School in Oakland, and July 25-26 at Hillcrest High School in Riverside. ... Read more
 

April 24, 2013
The UCCI Exchange: Support for teachers

There's an exciting new development at the UCCI program! It’s the UCCI Exchange: workshops designed to support teachers who want to teach UCCI courses or who are already teaching them at their schools. ... Read more

April 15, 2013
Farewell to spring

The Spring 2013 UCCI Institutes concluded Sunday with presentations from the seven teams of teachers who created new courses in integrated curriculum – and inspiring courses they are! ... Read more

April 13, 2013
Tales from the roundtables

A part of every UCCI Institutes session is a resources event - we host them as roundtables - and this session we were particularly excited about our presenters ... Read more

April 4, 2013
We can hardly wait for the Spring 2013 Institutes!

The Spring 2013 UCCI Institutes are taking shape, and we are excited about the educators who will be collaborating in San Francisco on innovative new high school courses. ... Read more

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“I've gained more from this institute in regards to curriculum development than any other program I've been associated with in my 12 years of teaching.” 

- Aaron Lemos, Spring 2013 UCCI Institutes


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