Assessment Block Goes Live as Common Core 3.0 Progresses

CalSWEC, with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) and the Regional Training Academy partners throughout the state, has successfully implemented the first block of the California Common Core 3.0 for New Child Welfare Workers. 

The Assessment Block went live in January, reports Training and Curriculum Specialist Jennifer Cannell, who leads the project with the assistance of Distance Education Specialist Mauricio Wright. 

RELATED: Background of Common Core 3.0 Project

In the next few months as part of their training, new workers will receive the Assessment training block, which integrates blended learning opportunities delivered via eLearning, Classroom Skills Building, and Field Activities.

Before going live, the Assessment Block underwent a rigorous development and vetting  process  that included evaluation design, stakeholder feedback, and a pilot in San Diego County in April and May 2015.

Curriculum development, vetting, and piloting continue for the other practice blocks, namely:

  • Foundation
  • Engagement
  • Case Planning and Service Delivery
  • Monitoring and Adapting
  • Transition

Full implementation of Common Core 3.0 is scheduled to be completed in July 2017. 

For more information

Jennifer Cannell,, Training and Curriculum Specialist