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Professional Development

In addition to the professional development events that The Riordan Foundation hosts, we look out for opportunities hosted by other organizations that may be of interest to our network.

Attending any of these events? Let us know how it goes!

  • Join us for a day of collaborative, hands-on, professional learning about project-based learning (PBL). We will explore practical strategies to deepen the inquiry in projects, whether you are a newcomer or a veteran of PBL. Among the topics we’ll explore with video case studies and small-group activities: how to design projects that engage student interests while meeting academic goals; how to get projects off to a good start; how to manage the “messy middle” of PBL; how to connect students with experts and audiences outside the classroom. We will use PBL practices throughout the day.

  • This one-day LACOE training is designed to provide participants with the following knowledge, skills, and resources:

    A brief overview of the STEM Initiative;
    An understanding of the depth of knowledge required of students;
    Recap of highlights from Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards;
    Model Lessons emphasizing the Standards of Mathematical, Science and Engineering Practices;
    Discussions of effective instructional strategies to increase student proficiency with the standards;
    Time for collaboration and planning.

    Location: Arcadia
    Cost: $95

  • Information session for individuals interested in applying to the Principal Leadership Institute for the 2015-16 academic year.

    UCLA’s Principal Leadership Institute program (PLI) prepares educators to be social justice leaders in Los Angeles schools who:

    - Advocate for quality learning opportunities;
    - Improve teaching and learning;
    - Promote educational achievement for all students;
    - Create democratic and culturally-responsive learning environments;
    - Build partnerships with parents and community groups.

  • This one-day LACOE training is designed to provide participants with the following knowledge, skills, and resources:

    A brief overview of the STEM Initiative;
    An understanding of the depth of knowledge required of students;
    Recap of highlights from Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards;
    Model Lessons emphasizing the Standards of Mathematical, Science and Engineering Practices;
    Discussions of effective instructional strategies to increase student proficiency with the standards;
    Time for collaboration and planning.

    Location: Arcadia
    Cost: $95

  • Workshop session 1

    Join one of four sessions — tailored to specific educator, counselor, or administrator roles — that will introduce you to the new A-G Course Management Portal (CMP), launching in February 2015.

    Workshop session 2

    Choose among four interactive workshops focused on the criteria and guidelines underlying the development of different types of “a-g” courses.

    Location: UC Riverside
    Cost: $45

  • This two- day training is designed to provide participants with the following knowledge, skills, and resources:

    An overview of the CCSS Math and English Language Arts (as it pertains to Science) and Next Generation Science Standards;
    Tools to begin conceptual thinking for teachers;
    Use of the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards in an integrated manner;
    Model Lesson in a Science/Math Perspective;
    Ideas for teaching Content through Context;
    Collaboration time for Math and Science Teachers.

    Location: Ardacia
    Cost: $195 (includes breakfast and lunch)

  • Nov 6 - DIY Girls Teacher Training

    Information coming soon! Email contact@riordanfoundation.org if you would like to be updated about this event when information becomes available.

  • CUE-Los Angeles Announces Annual Technology Event

    Westmark School in Encino to Host Fall Event
    The CUELA Annual Technology Event will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Westmark School in Encino. The event will be a half-day professional development opportunity for classroom teachers.

    Dave Douglas, of Apple, Inc will be keynoting the event.

    Location: Encino
    Cost: $35-$55

  • Los Angeles County Office of Education, Language Arts Unit, is proud to present four FREE follow up sessions that will go beyond the 3-day series of Implementing the Common Core State Standards. You are encouraged to participate whether you are in the beginning stages of your Common Core implementation or well on your way. We will discuss what is happening, both successes and challenges, on a specific topic at each session. It is recommended that you try out the topic in your classroom prior to each follow up session so you can provide feedback during the session. Please note that you must register for each individual session.

    This session will be provided online via Adobe Connect Meetings and Webinar from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (PST). Connection information and any handouts needed will be sent to registered participants via email one week prior to the session.

    Location: Online
    Cost: Free

  • This two-day LACOE training is designed to provide participants with the following knowledge, skills and resources:

    An overview of the CCSS Math and English Language Arts (as it pertains to Science) and Next Generation Science Standards;
    Tools to begin conceptual thinking for teachers;
    Use of the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards in an integrated manner;
    Model lessons in a Science/Math Perspective;
    Ideas for teaching Content through Context;
    Collaboration time for Math and Sciene Teachers

    Location: Arcadia
    Cost: $195 (includes breakfast and lunch)