Filtering by: Professional Development

Jun
27
to Jun 29

R4 Summer Institute- We R 4 the Future

  • Alameda County Office of Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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In this 3-day Institute, we will explore the future of college and career pathways in alternative education in the R4 consortium with one common goal: to help our community THRIVE.

Our R4 Summer Institute will feature keynote speaker Shawn Ginwright, author, professor, and activist, as well as workshops from our partners.  Take a look at the daily agenda.  

In addition to keynotes, plenaries, and workshops, we are opening up panel presentations for our R4 partners.  We are asking that EVERY R4 school have representation from staff or students on at least one panel discussion, which will all be held on the last day, Friday, June 29th.  Our partners are also invited to select a panel to join, however it is not necessary for participation.  

Panel Topics for Friday, June 29th
Panel participation may be selected upon registration

  • YOUTH LEADERSHIP:  Students have always been at the center of the work that we are doing, and that is what built our foundational pillars of LIVE, LEARN, EARN, and THRIVE. This year's focus of THRIVE is not only about sustaining our pathways, but also about preparing our youth to be our next generation of leaders. In this panel, we will explore how our programs are shaping leaders for our future and hear from the leaders themselves! 
     
  • BUILDING BRIDGES: Share your experience and best practices for creating those partnerships between R4 Consortium members (schools, CBO's, workforce, and industry).  
     
  • READY 4 THE FUTURE: With THRIVE as the theme for our final year, this panel will invite our partners to share how they have prepared our R4 youth for success by highlighting an array of techniques used to instill the skills needed to thrive in college and/or career in the 21st Century. Additionally, this panel will emphasize the process(es) used to encourage character development, promote empowerment, and ensure they are ready for the future.

Registration deadline: Monday, June 25th at 12pm.  

Take a look at last year's R4 Summer Institute: 

 

Who should attend:

  • R4 School Site teams= Administrator plus at least 1 staff and a student if possible

      • Up to 3 staff members from each R4 school will receive a stipend for attending for the full 3 days.  Staff must be attending outside of their normal work hours and will be required to fill out additional paperwork.

      • Students who attend will receive a stipend per day and will also be required to fill out paperwork.
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May
4
8:30 AM08:30

Empowering Educators: Brain Sparks: Uncommon Solutions to Common Classroom Challenges

  • Martinez Unified School District Boardroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
"A heart and science based approach to connecting with your best self in the midst of challenge... and helping students to do the same."


What can you do to help illuminate new passageways for students who  have “meltdowns” in your classroom? What can you do to help them begin to move forward, rather than staying stuck in a “fight or flight” mindset?  Or for that matter, what can you do for yourself to keep from nearing your own meltdown point? Join us as we learn brain edged and heart centered strategies  to help our students [and ourselves] better manage moments of stress and high anxiety, and to be open to change.  

The last 2017-2018 FREE orkshop in ACOE's R4 Empowering Educators series is coming soon and we hope that you will join us!   This session, entitled Brain Sparks: Solutions to Common Classroom Challenges will take place on Friday, May 4th, 8:30am - 3:30pm, with an option fter the workshop Deeper ve session from 3:45pm - 4:45pm.  or more information on Deeper Dives see below!

In this workshop, we will learn WHAT is going on as our brain responds to anxiety or fear, as well as HOW to playfully engage ourselves and our students in order to move towards change, growth and transformation.  

The workshop will be led by Laurel Edgecomb, MFT, PPS, who has loved working in schools for over 40 years. She runs a thriving private therapy practice and teaches Brain Educated Solution Techniques at colleges and clinics in the Bay Area.

If you are interested in participating in this very informative and strategies-based workshop, please register HERE or at www.newleafcollaborative.org, and look for the Empowering Educators link on the left side of the page to sign up.

For your attendance you will receive, as a gift of our appreciation, a stress-management tool related to the subject! Don't forget we also encourage you to bring a student with you to the workshop. Our workshops provide the opportunity for live encounters with students that generate discussions which spur collaborative creative engagement.  Students also enjoy learning how school can become more empowering for everyone! ll students will receive a $25 gift card for their participation.

AFTER THE WORKSHOP:
Immediately following the workshop, the Deeper Dive gives a chance for participants in smaller group to ore deeply integrate the content of the workshop into their real work and personal lives.  In the time right after the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to dialogue with the expert presenter in a smaller group on a more personal leve.  Our goal is provide you with multiple ways to integrate the content where it matters most to you.

In the days following the workshop, you are also invited to sign up for our FREE One-on-One "Touchstone Coaching" session (1 on 1 time with the expert or New Leaf coach) and our "Peer Learning Circles" (a 1.5 hour Zoom video conference call) 1 month after the workshop to check back in with the expert).  

We will give you more information about these opportunities as you sign up for the workshop!

o you need Graduate Level Credits to move up in the Pay Scale?  

We have what you need!  raduate level credits or CEUs are available for your participation in Empowering Educators workshops. Contact Sierra Mathias for more information.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns!

We look forward to seeing you in May,

Rona Zollinger
Empowering Educators Program Director
ronazollinger@gmail.com

Tina Wong
Empowering Educators Coach
tinawongdibetta@gmail.com

Sierra Mathias
Empowering Educators Program Assistant
empoweringeducatorsassistant@gmail.com

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Mar
17
8:30 AM08:30

Empowering Educators: Transformative Facilitation

21st century education is rapidly living up to the old adage that states “Don’t be the sage on the stage, but rather the guide on the side.” Participants will discuss and practice various methods of powerful classroom facilitation that balance the needs of the students and the requirements of the curriculum. Facilitation is one of an educator’s most effective tools that has been largely overlooked; this workshop will teach participants to begin wielding this tool with strength and skill.

 

 

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Feb
10
8:30 AM08:30

Empowering Educators: Trauma-Informed Care for Social Justice and LGBTQ Youth

The focuses of this workshop are to understand the impact of trauma on both students and educators, and to begin imagining and creating classrooms and schools that provide healing and inspiring environments.

Six key principles will be presented and discussed: 1) safety, 2) trustworthiness and transparency, 3) peer support, 4) collaboration and mutuality, 5) empowerment, voice and choice, and, 6) cultural, historical, and gender issues.

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Dec
14
to Dec 15

Get Focused, Stay Focused Conference

  • Santa Barbara City College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In December, the annual Get Focused, Stay Focused Conference will be held in Santa Barbara on December 14th and 15th. We'd like to invite you to join a group of educators and administrators from the Bay Region. Please pass along this message to others in your network that might be interested. 

With support from the Strong Workforce K14 Regional Joint Venture and SB1070, we are able to cover of the cost of registration for any attendees from our region. Hotel, flight, food, etc. are the responsibility of attendees/attendee home institutions. 

If you are interested in receiving free registration for this conference, please complete this form by Monday, October 30th. 

More information about the conference can be found here (including hotel details):

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Sep
27
3:00 PM15:00

Explore R4: Curriculum Exploration Day

  • Alameda County Office of Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Interested in learning more about the college and career pathways curriculum that R4 has to offer our schools?  Then join other alternative school staff in the R4 Consoritium for Explore R4: Curriculum Exploration Day.

In this after-school session, you will have the chance to experience two of the following curricula listed below.  Please mark your preferences upon registration: 

  • PilotCity Workforce Incubators & Modern Fabrication- A STEM Course: Learn more and sign-up to bring work-based experiences to your classroom with our high growth industry employers. Our workforce incubator brings employer project challenges to your classroom in 3D Printing, Lasercutting, Virtual Reality, Internet of Things (IoT) and Robotics that lead to opportunities for employment with our partnering companies. This workforce incubator leads to access to the Modern Fabrication (ModFab) curriculum designed by Alameda County Office of Education, PilotCity and Employer Partners.
     
  • Get Focused, Stay Focused- A College and Career-Ready Program : This model is a classroom-based, comprehensive guidance program designed to Increase high school and college completion AND assure successful entry into the workforce with the skills required to succeed.  Become more familiar with this college and career curriculum currently being taught to high schools students at Berkeley City College and other schools throughout the R4 network.
     
  • Canvas- A Distance Learning Management System: Come explore available and free-to-use digital learning content (“Open Educational Resources”) that you can incorporate into the Distance Ed course you are creating for R4. You will explore the Canvas Commons -a repository of digital learning resources shared by Canvas-using  educators across the country and around the world. You will be shown how to access the Canvas Commons from within the R4 Canvas LMS (Learning Management System)  and be able to experiment with importing digital learning content into a course in Canvas. In addition to locating  digital content you might want to incorporate in your course, the exploration process will expose you to examples of digital lessons that you might want to emulate for digital learning content you create.
     
  • Literacy, Advocacy, and Public Service- A YPAR Course: This Youth Participatory Action Reserach course was created from an outline of an approved “A-G” CTE for the Public Service and Public Health pathways to meet the needs of students in the alternate education system. The reading list includes long and short text that are culturally relevant for many different communities. The curriculum is modular so students don’t need to complete the assessment in sequence, while at the same time the assessments are cumulative and academically prepare for an internship in their community.  
     
  • Introduction to Health Science and Medical Technology- A CTE Course: This year-long CTE Health course is aimed at introducing high school students to the systems and functions of the human body, especially as they pertain to development and disease prevention. In addition, the course introduces students to a variety of careers within the area of Health Science and Medical Technology. Students learn technical vocabulary, conduct health research and write a patient health treatment plan as well as other industry based tasks.
     
  • Reading with Relevance- Literacy Instruction that Develops Social & Emotional Skills: Dig into the fundamentals of social and emotional learning, explore the Reading with Relevance curriculum, and sign up to receive free books and classroom materials for the new school year!  Reading with Relevance improves students’ literacy skills and builds their self-confidence. Students are motivated to read because they relate to the strong, diverse, and resilient characters featured in our selected novels, and because each session gives them the opportunity to connect what they’ve read to their own lives.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, September 26th at 10am. Dinner will be provided.

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Aug
1
9:30 AM09:30

R4 Summer Institute for Community College

Please note that this R4 Summer Institute has been shifted to a one-day Institute geared towards R4 Community College staff.

Join us for the R4 Summer Institute for our Community College partners. In this one-day Institute, we will explore the question: What R We Here 4?

Our presenters will provide insight from each of the R4 layers: LIVE, LEARN, EARN, THRIVE.

LIVE: In this flipped panel, CBOs will share how they work with Community Colleges to provide essential support...and then, the Community College audience will share how they work with CBOs to do the same.

LEARN: The K-12 system operates differently than the post-secondary level.  Our presenters will share how they navigate and build relationships to bridge high school to college and careers.

EARN: As your students prepare for and enter the workforce, employers are demanding specific skills that will allow students to work in any industry with ease. Join a local workforce development board to learn how to help students earn in their future.

THRIVE: Get Focused, Stay Focused is not only a career exploration curriculum, it is also a vehicle to elevate students to their highest potential by providing students with goal-setting techniques and other essential skills. Learn how this curriculum can help students thrive in high school, college, and beyond.

Registration deadline: Monday, July 31st at 10am. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Jun
26
to Jun 28

Cyber Education Conference

SBCSS ROP/Region 7 CTEIG Technical Assistance providers have been in collaboration with the National Integrated Cyber Education Resource Center (NICERC) to bring a teacher conference to Southern California focused on Cyber Security education.  As CTE leaders and providers, you are probably already aware of the growing labor market needs in the industry sector of information communication technology.    All industry sectors are impacted by the need to secure their information from bad actors, and there’s a high demand for experts who can safeguard  technologically based operations and enterprises.   This conference will provide teachers with access to cyber literacy, learning modules and project based learning experiences that can be integrated into the curriculum. 

High School teachers will dive into the exciting world of Cyber and discover new ways to bring it into their classrooms. Cyber experts from NICERC will guide the workshops with hands-on activities, including Computer Principles curricula and a Parallax Boe-Bot for their classroom.

A free administrators’ day is also planned to provide a forum for cyber career pathway development, and for a deeper dive into the labor market for cyber security professionals  addressing High Quality Elements #2- Curriculum & Instruction, and #5- Industry Partnerships (Labor Market Demand). Please see the link to the flyer below to find out more.  

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Jun
20
to Jun 22

Summer Institute: Part 1

Save the dates for the R4 Summer Institute! In this 3 day institute, we will explore how our R4 schools can help support students to LIVE, LEARN, EARN, and THRIVE. Stay tuned for more information.

Registration deadline: Friday, June 16th at 10am.

Who should attend:

  • R4 School Site teams= Administrator plus at least 1 teacher

      • 1 teacher from each R4 school will receive a stipend per day for attendance

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May
15
11:59 PM23:59

California Education Policy Fellowship Program - Applications Due May 15

The California Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) builds education policy making capacity in California for K-12 and higher education. The program creates cohorts of education policy leaders from a range of roles across the state who are well-versed in key issues affecting student success and who have the relationships needed to work together across systems.

Each year, California EPFP enrolls a new cohort of about 20 mid-career education professionals, called Fellows, drawn from K-12 and higher education, executive and legislative branches of California government, and education related non-profit organizations. Fellows learn to approach and analyze issues and challenges from different perspectives.

Cost
California EPFP Fellows pay a program fee of $875, as well as any travel-related costs to attend the national policy seminar in Washington, DC. CPT 2 will not be covering the cost of participation.  Full or partial scholarships to cover the program fee are available based on the ability of a Fellow’s organization to pay. The majority of program costs for California EPFP are covered by generous contributions from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.

For more information
California EPFP Co-Directors:
Jodi Lewis - jodi.lewis@csus.edu
Terra Thorne - terra.thorne@csus.edu

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Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Ultimate CTE Connection Event

  • HILTON SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT BAYFRONT (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn about career pathways and workforce insights while obtaining resources to assist students with choosing the right career for them! Network and gain strategies to align students with high demand careers and educational pathway opportunities at Bay Region Community Colleges!

 INTERACTIVE & ENGAGING SESSIONS THAT HIGHLIGHT: 

  • Sector Spotlight 
  • Wages At-a-Glance
  • High-Demand Careers
  • Trends & Innovations
  • Counselor Best Practices

This PD opportunity is designed for K-12 and college counselors, pathway teachers and administrators. It will be hosted by Bay Area Deputy Sector Navigators and K-14 Pathways TAPs.

 WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • High Schools & Community CollegesAdministrators, Counselors & Advisors
  • CTE SpecialistsFaculty, Instructors & Deans
  • Student Success Advisors
  • Workforce Investment Board Partners
  • Economic Development Professionals
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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Passport to Tech Career Pathways: An Employer-Led Coaching Tour

Calling Oakland's diverse job & internship-ready tech talent!

There's still time to register for the T2P2 employer-led, small-group coaching event, "Passport to Tech Career Pathways." A great opportunity to meaningfully build your network and benefit from company insider advice across skill areas such as software engineering, dev ops, IT, cyber security, digital media/UX.

We're excited to announce the participation of the following companies: 

AdobeAirbnb, Facebook, IDEOLocus Energy, Lending ClubUberWorkday...and the list is growing.  

Participants will explore pathways of their choice via intimate, rotating coaching groups in which employees will demo current projects/products, talk about the skills they use on the job, and answer questions about how to get a foot in the company door.

One-on-one resume review sessions will also be available.

Registration is open to job/internship-ready students, alumni, and friends of T2P2 training partners.

***This event is part of TEQuity Week, a nation-wide series of events highlighting innovations in tech inclusion.

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Apr
21
8:30 AM08:30

Train-the-Trainer Workshop For Health Pathway Teachers

  • ​Grossmont College- Griffin Gate Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please note that while we encourage attendance to this PD, we will not be funding it. 

At this FREE workshop, hosted by Health and Science Pipeline Initiative, you will learn how to:
- Facilitate regional HASPI conferences
- Engage industry
- Access HASPI resources
- Implement HASPI curriculum
- Share statewide best practices

Breakfast and lunch included!
Register by April 14th

Sub reimbursements will NOT be provided.
Questions? Contact Heather Cavazos at heather.cavazos@gcccd.edu

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Apr
21
8:00 AM08:00

East Bay Counselor Collaborative Presents: Peralta & K12 Field Day

  • Laney College- Find the bus in the parking lot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Would you like to learn about the various CTE programs and learning communities in the region?  A bus will be used for transportation to all four Peralta Colleges’ CTE Programs & Learning Communities.

Target Audience: K12, Community College, and CBO partners (EBCC)

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Apr
20
3:30 PM15:30

Webinar: Creating a High Quality Career Technical Education System; a guide for CTE leaders

 During this session, participants will: 

 Receive a copy of the CCSESA CISC CTE Course of Study and understand its structure. 

 Learn how to use the resources in this guide to develop a comprehensive CTE plan. 

 Review current & updated resources relevant to developing a High Quality CTE Program plan. 

The Career Technical Education (CTE) Course of Study provides instructional leaders with a practical, step-by-step guide for leading program development. The intent of this document is to simplify this process by merging critical information sources with graphic organizational templates designed to ensure that all elements of California’s system to improve student achievement are in place. 

 Target Audience

Instructional Leaders: Site, District & County Office Administrators, TOSA’s, Coordinators & others responsible for High Quality CTE programs. 

Webinar link will be sent in confirmation email.  

  

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Apr
17
11:59 PM23:59

Application Due: Get Focused Stay Focused Pilot Program Cohort II

If you are wishing to start or expand the Get Focused Stay Focused program in your organization, apply to join the second cohort of the North & East Bay Get Focused Stay Focused Pilot Program. Please feel free to distribute information about this resource opportunity to your partners.

The North & East Bay Get Focused Stay Focused (GFSF) Pilot Program helps sites defray start-up costs related to professional development and materials, and provides technical assistance on college credit and A-G. Cohort II is funded by the North & East Bay SB1070 grant. 

All applicants interested in participating in the second cohort of this Pilot Program must be committed to sustainability and to collaboration with community college partners. Eligible sites must be implementing GFSF in Fall 2017 or at some point during the 2017-18 school year. SB1070 funds for Pilot sites are one-time funds, to start or scale GFSF implementation. These funds are not intended to maintain current programs. Depending on funding constraints and demand to participate in Cohort II, we may support requests for support in part rather than in full. All materials will be ordered before June 30, 2017. 

If you are interested in receiving support with implementation of GFSF in your organization, please submit your response to the attached application by April 18, 2017. The response to all questions below should not exceed two pages. Please contact Janine Kaiser, K-14 Pathways Technical Assistance Provider in the North & East Bay region with questions (kaiser@compasspolicy.com(510) 542-9138) and to submit your response. 

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Apr
12
1:30 PM13:30

East Bay Counselor Collaborative Presents: Enrollment & Transition to Peralta Colleges

  • Peralta Community College District Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Gain a deeper understanding of the matriculation process at Peralta Colleges, including Concurrent Enrollment and transcript based placement. Optional: Stay from 3:30 to 4:00 for a training on CCC Apply.

Target Audience: K12 Counselors and CBO’s

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Apr
6
8:00 AM08:00

STEM Innovators-in-Training Experience VIP Coffee & Conversation

Does your school want a more integrated, interactive way to teach STEM? Does your organization support STEM education? Does your company believe in inspiring the next generation of students to choose a STEM career?

Ten80 and Partners in STEM, a 501(c)3 dedicated to promoting best practices in STEM and STEAM education, are facilitating conversations to build collaborations that expand access and participation to better serve our students, educators and employers who count on a strong workforce.  We invite leaders in STEM to share model programs and best practices with our team and others aspiring to empower all young people to understand and maximize their potential as critical thinkers, leaders and productive citizens in a prosperous society

Please join us to learn how our team, our education partners, and your organization can make a significant impact on STEM education.  Time permitting, stay to observe the STEM Innovators-in-Training Experience in action.

Please let us know if you will be joining us by emailing RSVP@ten80education.com. Don't forget to invite your colleagues, partners and friends that might be interested as well!

“Every student is a STEM student because increasingly, everyone needs the ability to think critically and apply the lessons that STEM teaches us about turning ideas into reality.”

—Terri Stripling, CEO & President

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Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

Webinar: Work-Based Learning in Health Career Pathways

 

 The Health and Science Pipeline Initiative (HASPI) is a collaborative network of K-16 educators, industry representatives, and community organizations who aim to increase science proficiency in schools, enhance awareness of health-related careers and improve retention rates in health-training programs for all students regardless of their academic level and background. Authentic learning experiences, driven by rigorous and relevant curriculum and industry partnerships, provide a venue to not only help prepare youth for post-secondary education but also allow them to practice career skills that will help meet emerging demands in the healthcare industry. 

During this session, participants will: 

Learn about HASPI and how to getinvolved with this larger statewide effort

Take a deeper dive into HASPI’s work-based learning (WBL) model

Share health career pathway bestpractices

Explore other FREE health career pathwayresources

 Target Audience: 

Classroom Teachers, Pathway Coaches, and Coordinators. 

 

  

 

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Mar
31
to Apr 1

2017 California Industrial & Technology Education Association Annual Conference

Save the date for the annual, statewide CITEA (California Industrial & Technology Education Association) conference for March 31 - April 1 (Friday & Saturday). The conference will be held this year at Laney College in Oakland, CA.

CITEA is the statewide organization for industrial technology teachers (both high school and community college).

The CITEA conference is focused on helping technology educators with curriculum, connections, and camaraderie.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

If you teach machining, welding, graphics, CAD, carpentry, automotive technology, wood technology, or engineering in a California K-12 system or community college, this is the conference you should attend.

They are making a special effort this year to welcome high school teachers involved with engineering programs. There will be sessions to help those teachers integrate hands-on activities into their curriculum and learn what others are doing in the field. This is an excellent opportunity for these (and all teachers) to meet colleagues throughout the state who teach in their discipline.

Featuring:

  • Networking with colleagues throughout the state!

  • Curriculum Ideas & Demonstrations

  • Hands-on Demonstrations

  • Technical Sessions

  • Networking!

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Mar
24
11:59 PM23:59

Deadline: Phase II of the Educators Equity in STEM Micromessaging Academy

The NAPE Education Foundation is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for community college faculty in career and technical education (CTE) programs, and high school faculty who teach gateway courses for those programs. 

EE-STEM II 2017-2018 will bring together 6 to 10 teams of community college and secondary CTE educators in one of two locations for Micromessaging to Reach and Teach Every Student professional development, starting with a Summer Institute in 2017, followed by further engagement through Professional Learning Communities over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year, culminating in a Capstone Showcase in summer 2018.

The goal of EE-STEM II is to enhance the teaching skills and practices of community college CTE faculty, and their secondary peers teaching gateway courses, leading to improved academic outcomes for students, especially those historically underrepresented in STEM by gender, race and ethnicity, and special population status, including students with disabilities.

Community colleges nationwide are encouraged to apply. Those selected will be provided resources through an NSF Advanced Technician Education (ATE) grant for travel, professional development, and related expenses, and each faculty participant will be eligible for a stipend upon completion of the program.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 24, 2017.

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Mar
22
3:30 PM15:30

Enhancing Opportunities for Women in STEM: Panel & Networking Event

Join AAUW, Girls Inc. of Island City, and MESA for a panel discussion and an evening of networking, all involved in enhancing opportunities for women in STEM.  

For parking permit and to register, click the button below: 

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Mar
20
8:30 AM08:30

Enhancing CTE Pathways through Industry Partnerships Professional Development

*There are 2 sessions available: 8:30am-12:00pm or 1:00-4:30pm

In education, everything is about relationships. Relationships between teachers and students, students and students and teachers and administrators. But what about the relationship between teachers and your local industry. How do you build those relationships and sustain them over time? How do you engage local industry partners and begin conversations about work-based learning and curriculum? Where do you begin? This workshop is about starting at the beginning and building a sustainable plan to engage your local industry partners and keep them engaged in advisory committees and work-based learning and actually have them become advocates for your CTE programs across the community.

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Mar
5
to Mar 7

Educating Through Careers Conference

  • Sacramento Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Educating for Careers Conference is an annual three-day professional development event surrounding career technical education (CTE). A variety of delivery systems, strategies, and Industry Sectors throughout the CTE system are represented in the more than 170 breakout sessions offered over the course of this three-day pre-conference and conference.Technical assistance is also provided by several of the delivery systems through special office hours during the conference.

Even though education is facing great fiscal challenges across the nation and professional development has continued to take a large hit, it is understood by all stakeholders that continuing to improve classroom instruction and student achievement is critical for our success as a nation. Therefore, the overarching goal of this conference is to offer high-quality, cost-effective professional development for all stakeholders with broad general breakout session themes such as: Assessment & Accountability; California Partnership Academies Model; Career Pathways/Industry Sectors; Curriculum & Instructional Strategies; Employer & Community Partnerships; Mentor & Internship Programs; Middle School Connections; Perkins Policy & Programs; Secondary-Postsecondary Connections; and Work-Based Learning.

CPT 2 funds can be used for participation in this conference.

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Dec
8
3:30 PM15:30

Special Population: Using Universal Design for Learning Strategies to Meet the Needs of all Students Professional Development Webinar

One universal truth in our world is that teachers are superheroes that save the day in their classrooms every day by creating engaging lessons that address the Common Core and CTE standards. As they deliver these engaging lessons, one tool that will help enhance their superhero utility belt is Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Strategies. UDL is a research-based educational strategy that finds its roots in architectural design principles centered on building long lasting structures.

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