A collaborative effort between California Department of Education and the California Private Schools Advisory Committee


2018-19 Professional Development Events



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Four Day Summer STEM Institute

Spend four days with your private school STEM colleagues delving into the most effective tools and methods for implementing the new science standards.

Presented by The California Science Project a statewide support network for teacher professional learning and leadership development.

Click on the location of your choice to register.

Workshops run from 9:00 AM until 3:30 with a 30 minute break for lunch.

All venues have parking available on site.  

July 16-19, 2018:                                    California Crosspoint Academy, Hayward, CA                                Register Here                                                       

July 23-26, 2018:                                                   Redlands Christian School, Redlands, CA                                        Register Here

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Two-Day Differentiated Instruction Institute

Spend two days in a deeper examination of effective approaches to addressing the individual needs of your students.

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Chirchick and Christine Lam.

Dr. Chirchick is a statewide featured speaker to Private School audiences in the areas of literacy and differentiated instruction. She incorporates practical illustrations from her experiences as classroom teacher, literacy coach.

Mz Lam is experienced in providing differentiated instruction to high-achieving students in multicultural settings. With experience as both a math and science instructional coach, she enjoys presenting to Private School audiences and passing along her years of experience.

Click on the location of your choice to register. (June 2019 dates registration available soon)

Workshops run from 9:00 AM until 3:30 with a 30 minute break for lunch.

July 25-26, 2018: St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy, Downey, CA                                                                     Register Here

Summer 2019

June 19-20, 2019: Redlands Christian School, Redlands, CA

June 24-25, 2019: California Crosspoint Academy, Hayward, CA

June 26-27, 2019: Circle City Center, Corona, CA

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Reading Informational Texts

Students often struggle with reading informational texts. This two-day, grade level specific (K-5 and 6-12) workshop will provide tools to help you scaffold classroom instruction.

Presented by Dr. Rebecca Chirchick and Christine Lam.

Dr. Chirchick is a statewide featured speaker to Private School audiences in the areas of literacy and differentiated instruction. She incorporates practical illustrations from her experiences as classroom teacher, literacy coach.

Mz Lam is experienced in providing differentiated instruction to high-achieving students in multicultural settings. With experience as both a math and science instructional coach, she enjoys presenting to Private School audiences and passing along her years of experience.

Click on the location of your choice to register. (June 2019 dates registration available soon)

Workshops run from 9:00 AM until 3:30 with a 30 minute break for lunch.

Stockton workshops canceled due to lack of interest. These workshops will be rescheduled in the Bay Area sometime in the fall.

Corona workshops were canceled due to lack of interest. Please see our Downey location.

July 23-24, 2018: K-5 workshop, St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy, Downey, CA                                                    Register Here

Summer 2019

June 17-18, 2019: K-5 workshop, Redlands Christian School, Redlands, CA

Download the flyer here.


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Leadership in Independent and Private Schools

A two-day institute for aspiring, beginner, and seasoned administrators. Day one will explore what it means to lead in an independent or private school. Day two will apply what was learned on day one to ten critical issues currently confronting school leaders. 

Presented by John Gulla and Olaf Jorgenson, Ed D. 

John Gulla is president of the Edward E. Ford Foundation, former Head of School of the The Blake School in Minneapolis. 

Olaf Jorgenson is the Head of School of Almaden Country Day School and former director of K-12 science, social sciences, and world languages in the Mesa (Arizona) Unified School District.

Click on the location of your choice to register. 

Workshops run from 9:00 AM until 3:30 with a 30 minute break for lunch.

July 30-31, 2018: Southwestern Academy, San Marino, CA                                                                                        Register Here

August 1-2, 2018: St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy, Downey, CA                                                                      Register Here

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This workshop is for both lead teachers interested in becoming qualified to coach a new teacher and help them attain their California Clear Credential, and for administrators looking to improve and deepen your coaching skills.

This is a two and 1/2 day event. Workshops run from 9:00 AM until 3:30 with a 30 minute break for lunch the first two days and from 9:00 AM until noon on the third.

Dates and locations TBA