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    PD requested by teachers and not offered by district/school



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    Academic English Mastery Program (AEMP) Equal Access Series

    The Equal Access PD Series is designed to help educators:

    1) Understand what it means to be culturally and linguistically responsive to underserved students

    2) Reflect upon their own attitudes and beliefs towards this student population

    3) Promote RESPONSIVE: Classroom Management, Literacy, Vocabulary, and Language Development in thought-provoking and engaging ways.  

    · Improve instructional practice and increase student engagement.  

    · Teachers will be paid at their hourly rate.

    · Past participants may not be eligible.

    Central Location

    Dates for the 2016-2017 School Year TBD

    ISCA-UTLA Lesson Design Study

    Lesson Study is beyond research-based, it is lesson research.  A protocol, not an instructional program, Lesson Design for the Common Core welcomes any program or strategy amenable to improvement based on feedback data.  Teachers generally know a lot about the findings of educational & cognitive research.  They just never have time to integrate that knowledge into their lessons, especially not in collaboration with others.  This course of study will give them that chance, not only to design those best lessons, but to improve them based on the analysis of data from embedded assessments and systematic reflection. (visit ISCA-UTLA website)  

    ·     Teachers collaborate on improving their instructional practice like they’ve never had before.

    ·     Teachers will be paid at their hourly rate for each of the 3-6 days.

    ·     Past participants may not be eligible.

    ·     Please note: you may need to apply in teams depending on the type of training.

    Lesson Design Summer Symposium

    Dates for the 2017-2018 School Year TBD

    Adaptive Schools Training

    In this Center for Adaptive Schools workshop, participants will learn how to build strong collaborative and caring work cultures, in which results-oriented faculties work together for continuous school improvement. Explore the latest practical findings in organizational development, team learning and navigating the currents of change. (read more)


    ·     An increased capacity to initiate, develop and sustain high functioning groups

    ·     New lenses for diagnosing the stages and phases of group development

    ·     An expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools

    ·     Understandings of when and how to engage groups in dialogue and discussion, the limitations, forms and values of each

    ·     Skills to move groups beyond consensus to common focus

    ·     Ways to value and use dissension, argument and conflict

    ·     Strategies for keeping group members on track, on topic, energized and resourceful

    ·     Teachers will be paid at their regular hourly rate for 4 days of training.

     The SIG office will offer Adaptive Schools Training on:
    February 22 -23, 2017
    A two day  event at Cal State L.A. (CSULA)





    Nex-Gen Science

    Nex-Gen Science through project-based learning and creative use of recycled materials through Trash 4 Teaching.  Building a community of practice so our SIG teachers lead the way in the district’s implementation of Nex-Gen Science. (visit Trash for Teaching website)

    ·     Leadership development

    ·     Collaborate and learn from other science teachers

    ·     Growth and development of instructional practices

    ·     Teachers will be paid at their regular hourly rate for 3 days of training as well as receive equipment and materials for projects

    T4T Summer Institute
    Thank you for attending the 2017 T4T Summer Science PD.

    ID Voice: Vision: Identity Literacy Program for High School

    ID voice: vision: identity™ is designed to actively engage all teens as writers and empower them to connect with texts that resonate with their lives. ID’s writing workshops are designed to encourage students to think of themselves as writers while actively including them in the learning process.


    At the core of ID are four social justice platforms. These platforms involve teens by promoting robust, purposeful dialog, nurturing their identities, and enabling them to build rich textual lineages by making the literacy experience relevant to their lives. The goal is to help all teens discover their identities while improving their writing skills—marking their place in the world with their own voices and visions! (visit ID webpage)

    ·     Improve instructional practice and increase student engagement.  

    ·     Teachers will be paid at their hourly rate for 1 day of training and receive all necessary materials.

     ENDED (Cohort 1)

    On the Record Literacy Program for Middle School

    On The Record™ helps middle school students build core reading and writing skills while also tackling important social and emotional issues.


    On The Record utilizes compelling texts, unique writing activities, and targeted discussions to expose students to real people who achieved remarkable things and then went on to put their experiences on paper. The high-interest books included in this collection are combined with multimedia PowerPoint slideshows, discussion topics, and writing projects to help students extend their learning, put their own voices “on the record”, participate in robust constructive conversation, and keep them learning beyond the text! Students will actively improve the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills that are crucial for success—both in and out of the classroom! (visit website)

    ·     Improve instructional practice and increase student engagement.  

    ·     Teachers will be paid at their hourly rate for 1 day of training and receive all necessary materials.

     ENDED (Cohort 1)