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!

  • Information session for individuals interested in applying to the Principal Leadership Institute for the 2017-18 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.

    All info sessions will be held in Moore Hall at UCLA.
    Parking is available in lot 2, which is about a 5-minute walk.
    For questions and to RSVP, please contact
    Nataly Birch (310) 267-4905

  • "The Five Mistakes Teachers Make When Teaching Close Reading"

    The Close Reading Summit is EBTDN's premier professional development event. The goal of the Close Reading Summit is to inspire our attendees to build and continue to strengthen their teaching practices in the Common Core State Standards.

    Included in your summit's registration is a special luncheon where attendees will have the time to network and browse classroom materials to support close reading.

    Embassy Suites by Hilton
    Los Angeles Downey
    8425 Firestone Blvd
    Downey, CA 90241

    *$335 per participant
    **Follow the link to register

  • These courses are approved for educators within the state of California. Earn Salary Points, Clock Hours or Graduate Credits towards your State License Renewal, Salary Advancement or Continuing Education needs.

    *Follow the link to see list of courses

  • The premise behind the flipped classroom is to create an environment where the lecture and homework aspects of a course are reversed. Today’s student, who is more tech savvy than ever before, is equipped to access content at home, replacing the traditional in-class lecture. This then allows for class time to be spent applying concepts and completing guided practice activity with an increased opportunity for student questioning. Flipped lessons provide for more active learning opportunities with students taking more responsibility reaching learning objectives. This course will analyze the theories and research supporting flipped lessons, as well as introduce educators to online tools and resources to create a successful and meaningful flipped experience. Participants will explore and utilize many free resources including TED TALKS, Khan Academy and the NY Times.

    *$185 fee
    **1.00 Salary Points through LAUSD/ULTA Salary Point Committee
    *** Follow link for more information