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October 2016-2017
Issue 1
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Engaging All Learners for Success

 
Thank you to all the teachers and presenters who attended the Summer Institute on August 4th and 5th at Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels Center in Los Angeles. This year the Institute featured workshops for teachers of Mild/Moderate, Alternate Curriculum, and Preschool programs. 
 

“Not A Box” …Preschool Teachers explored firsthand the many possibilities of the Creative Curriculum’s “Boxes Study”.


Dr. Maryanne Wolf, Director, Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, delivered a fascinating keynote presentation on brain circuitry and the neurological underpinnings of cognitive growth and development in the early years of literacy development. Dr. Wolf is a world renowned expert in the field of neuroscience who has devoted her career to understanding how to promote greater achievement among students who encounter challenges in learning how to read fluently.
 

Dr. Maryanne Wolf engages 250 attendees at the Summer Institute 2016 by addressing
the topics of language and literacy development in typical and struggling readers.

 
Following the keynote presentation, break out sessions focused on the common themes of behavior support and social-emotional competencies, reading and literacy, using assessment and data to plan instruction, and fostering student engagement.
 

A note of appreciation is addressed to all participants for engaging in the two days of learning with enthusiasm and interest.  Participants are encouraged to continue their learning by reading the books and materials distributed at the workshop and engaging in dialogue with colleagues about how to apply new learning to classroom practice.


 
Step Up to Writing, Fourth Edition
 
This 1-day voluntary training will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 and is designed for K-2 RSP and SDP Core teachers.  There is no compensation for this voluntary training, but participants will receive the Step Up to Writing, Fourth Edition teacher kit and materials.
 
Click Here to view the Flyer for this Training
(To view flyer, you must log in to Google Drive using your LAUSD single sign-on.)
New Trainings!

This year, the Salary Point classes for Special Education and General Education classes will continue. Some classes are new, and others will be repeated from last year's schedule. 


 

Salary Point Classes for 2016-2017

The Salary Point classes will be offered on a rotating basis throughout the District. See the chart below for dates and locations for the upcoming classes.

The classes are available for both special education and general education teachers.  Visit the Learning Zone and use the Keywords provided below to search for our classes.

Behavior Series
Class Title Date(s) Location(s) Time Learning Zone Keyword(s)
Simple Strategies for Responding to Behaviors Thursday,
November 3, 2016
Gault Elemetary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Simple Strategies
52nd Street Elementary
LD East: Academic CR
Step by Step of Behavior Support Thursday,
November 17, 2016
Gault Elemetary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Step by Step
52nd Street Elementary
LD East: Academic CR
The Subject We Forgot: Social Emotional Learning Thursday,
December 1, 2016
Gault Elemetary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Subject We Forgot
52nd Street Elementary
LD East: University
Diffusing Disruptive Behavior Thursday,
December 8, 2016
Gault Elemetary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Diffusing
52nd Street Elementary
LD East: Academic CR
Alternatives to Suspension Thursday,
February 2, 2017
Gault Elemetary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Alternatives
52nd Street Elementary
LD East: Academic CR
Supporting Students in Crisis Thursday,
February 16, 2017
Gault Elementary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Supporting Students
52nd Street Elementary
LD East: Academic CR


Social Emotional/ Instructional Series

 
Writing IEPs and Implementing CCSS Aligned Goals
 
November 3, 2016 Gault Elemetary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: IEP Best
November 3, 2016 52nd Street Elementary
November 17, 2016 East Location TBD
Close Reading, Grades 4-12 November 3, 2016 LD East: University 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Close Reading
December 1, 2016 52nd Street Elementary
Social Emotional Communication: Teaching Students to Regulate their Emotion, Thought, and Behavior in Social Situations November 3, 2016 Gault Elemetary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Social Emotional
Social Emotional Communication: Teaching Students How to Be More Aware of Self in Social Situations December 8, 2016 Gault Elemetary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Social Emotional
Social Emotional Communication: Teaching Social-Awareness Skills February 2, 2017 Gault Elemetary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Social Emotional
Social Communication: Teaching Relationship Building Skills February 16, 2017 Gault Elemetary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Social Communication
Fostering Growth Mindset in the Classroom December 8, 2016 52nd Street Elementary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Growth Mindset
February 16, 2017 LD East: PLCC
Using The Reading Strategies Book to Target Student Needs November 17, 2016 52nd Street Elementary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Reading Strategies Book
February 2, 2017 LD East: PLCC
Evidence-Based Practice: Video Modeling November 17, 2016 Gault Elemetary 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Keyword: Video Modeling
Academic Conversations December 3, 2016 (Saturday) Commonwealth Elementary 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Keyword: Conversations
School Staff Ability Awareness Training December 3, 2016
(Saturday)
Commonwealth Elementary 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Keyword: Ability Awareness

Click here to view the Salary Point Class Flyer
(To view flyer, you must log in to Google Drive using your LAUSD single sign-on.)


Note: For classes offered at multiple locations, please only register for ONE location. Classes may also be repeated on more than one date. Please register for only ONE date per class title.


 


How do salary points work?
You can earn one salary point from every 30 hours of approved professional development hours you attend outside of paid time.  Each one of the classes we offered has been approved, and you will be issued a certificate of verification for the hours you attended. When you have collected certificates equaling 30 hours, you can use an NA Form to submit these hours to Salary Allocation.
 

Why do I need salary points?
Salary point classes are a great way to increase your income while you continue your professional learning.  On the Salary Point Credit website, various hyperlinks will give you an overview of what salary points are and how to submit PD hours toward salary points:
  • UTLA Salary Training
  • Salary Point 101
  • How to Use the NA Form to Submit PD Hours
Click here to find the NA-Form to submit your salary points.

 
 
Division of Special Education
Los Angeles Unified School District
 
PreK-12 Instruction Snapshot Archive

Need Additional Assistance?
Contact:  Sonia Flores at sonia.flores@lausd.net

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