Summer is the perfect time for teachers to connect with one another and hone their teaching craft through programs and workshops. This summer, ECCLA has compiled a list of professional development opportunities for educators in Central and South Los Angeles. We will be updating this list throughout the summer, so be sure to check back regularly. Click on a link to learn more.
July 20-24, 2015
The Music Center’s premier professional development program, giving educators the opportunity to work with master teaching artists and address critical ideas about the arts, creativity and education. At this year’s institute, teachers will collaborate with their peers to bring poetry to life through movement and music. Open to K-8 educators. Participants earn 2 LAUSD salary points. $250 fee includes curriculum resources and parking at the Music Center.
June 20, 2015
A free workshop on pollinators and easy ways to tie them to the NGSS curriculum, sponsored by the Natural History Museum! Facilitators will model activities for studying pollinators in the Butterfly Pavilion and demonstrate a seed dispersal activity in the Nature Gardens. Participants will also have the opportunity to build bee homes that they can take back to the classroom.
Tuesday, June 23 – Thursday, June 25
A three-day series of hands-on, artist-led workshops for K-5 teachers on designing interdisciplinary lessons and integrating creative communication in the classroom. Fee is $100 for all three days, including light breakfast and program materials. Participants are eligible to earn 1 LAUSD salary point.
Los Angeles Education Partnership is offering a variety of professional development workshops over the course of six weeks this summer. Workshops range from two to four days in length and will be held at the LA Time Building. Registration is still open for the following programs:
- Creating Trauma–Sensitive Schools: Participants will learn about the impacts of adverse childhood experiences on students’ success, and will develop strategies to support students. June 24-25; Rate: $283 per person.
- Teachers’ Center/Solutions-Based Learning: Teacher teams create a Common Core standards-based, thematic, interdisciplinary unit and a culminating essay prompt and/or interdisciplinary project-based unit. July 27-30; Rate: $365 per person.
- Adaptive Schools: As we transition into the Common Core State Standards, schools must simultaneously address professional development of individual educators; development of the organization’s capacity to learn, and be adaptive. The goal is to develop the collective identity and capacity of organization members as collaborators and inquirers. August 3-6; Rate: $337 per person.
- Differentiation in the Classroom: Teachers will learn how to address the needs of a variety of learners through strategies such as flexible grouping, scaffolding, and front-loading vocabulary. August 10-11; Rate: $273 per person.
UCLA Center X offers a variety of professional development workshops and other events for teachers throughout the summer and academic year. Offerings cover a range of academic subjects and student grade levels. Stipends occasionally available. Click here for a full list of events. Programs are added regularly.