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.
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 theSalary Point Credit website, various hyperlinks will give you an overview of what salary points are and how to submit PD hours toward salary points:
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