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!

  • 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

  • In a combination of large and smaller group settings, we will offer participants education and formation for successful school board development designed for:

    Boards that are just beginning
    Recently formed boards that have potential for growth
    More established boards seeking to stretch from good to great
    Boards that are struggling, may be stuck, or needing to redefine themselves

    ** Follow link to register by July 22

  • 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