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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!

  • Two-day workshop for grade 6-12 teachers

    Provides content area teachers with the knowledge and tools to teach academic language and literacy in their discipline including an emphasis on supporting English learners. The training supports the CCSS for ELA and Literacy in History/Social Science, Science and Technical subjects.

    Fee: $225
    *Follow the link to Register

  • This two-day institute will highlight various apps that will help make student thinking visual in the mathematics classroom. We will also highlight instructional strategies to increase student engagement using iPads and Apple TVs. This institute is designed for teachers who have 1:1 iPads in their classrooms and want to begin incorporating technology into their mathematics curriculum.

    Facilitator: Cynthia Lopez
    Cost: $150
    *Follow the link to register

  • Two-day workshop for grade K-12 teachers

    Teachers will learn a theoretical framework and practice pedagogical strategies for making their teaching more engaging and critical. In the 21st century when children are surrounded by highly constructed media messages selling everything from political ideologies to personal identities, it is imperative that schools prepare students to think critically about the information that surrounds them and also learn the skills for them to be able to create and have a voice in this digital age.

    Fee: $175
    *Follow the link to register

  • The premiere workshop of its kind, the Summer Institute offers sessions in areas that assist chapter leaders in the day-to-day representation and support of members. Sessions include Communications, Instruction and Professional Development, Emerging Leaders, Essential Bargaining, Advanced Bargaining, School Finance, Community Engagement, Charter Educators, Tax Fairness, Legal and Member Benefits.

    UCLA Conference Center, Los Angeles
    *Follow the link to register

  • This summer, learn new classroom ready modeling activities as well as how to write your own authentic performance tasks! The institute’s new activities will include applications to molecular biology, income distribution, optics, and manufacturing. Special emphasis will be placed on activities that bridge several domains (e.g. algebra/functions/stats). In addition, learn how to create your own performance tasks under the guidance of experienced Smarter Balanced Performance Task writers.

    The Institute will run from 9:00AM – 3:00PM, Monday – Thursday at UCLA.
    Attend all 4 days for $500 or 2 days for $250
    There will be NO REFUNDS OR ON-SITE REGISTRATION. Substitutions will be allowed.
    *Follow the link to register