A collaborative effort between California Department of Education and the Private School Community to provide high quality professional development to private school faculty and staff at no cost to attendees.

2019 Professional Development Events

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Trauma Informed Instruction

Trauma resulting from overwhelming experiences has the power to disturb the development of a student’s academic and socio-emotional development. Research tells us that we can improve a child’s chances of overcoming traumatic experiences by emphasizing four key areas:

1. Developing relationships 2. Teaching self-regulation 3. Cultivating success in academic and non-academic areas 4.increasing emotional and physical well-being

This two day, grade level specific workshop will increase understanding of the impact of trauma on learning, expand knowledge of non-academic supports and academic supports strategies.

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August 5-6 (PK-6 grade)

August 7-8 (7-12 grade)

San Diego

October 7-8 (PK-6 grade)

October 9-10 (7-12 grade)


December 2-3 (PK-6 grade)

December 4-5 (7-12 grade)


STEM in the PK-8 Classroom

This workshop is delivered in two sessions for each grade span (Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8) and will focus on providing teachers with an opportunity to learn how to implement STEM in their classrooms immediately; create low-cost/no-cost STEM activities; and collaborate with grade-span peers.

This series is designed to be a two session workshop; however, you may sign up for either the first or the second session and still find the experience valuable.

To register, click on the date/location.


San Diego

August 14 (PK-2 grade)

August 15 (3-5 grade)

August 16 (6-8 grade)


September 23 (PK-2 grade)

September 24 (3-5 grade)

September 25 (6-8 grade)


October 23 (PK-2 grade)

October 24 (3-5 grade)

October 25 (6-8 grade)



November 11 (PK-2 grade)

November 12 (3-5 grade)

November 13 (6-8 grade)


November 18 (PK-2 grade)

November 19 (3-5 grade)

November 20 (6-8 grade)

San Diego

December 9 (PK-2 grade)

December 10 (3-5 grade)

December 11 (6-8 grade)


Equitable Services for Private School Students Under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Are you maximizing the resources available to you as a non-profit, private school? There may be more resources available to your school. A one-day, face-to-face workshop and a series of three webinars will explore Title IIA, Title II, and Title IVA of ESSA.

In-person workshops (click on location/date below to register):

Sacramento - September 11, 2019

Montclair - September 17, 2019

San Diego - September 18, 2019

Webinar Dates:

Webinar 1 - Title I - August 22, 2019 3:30-4:30 PM

Webinar 2 - Title IIA - October 10, 2019 3:30-4:30 PM

Webinar 3 - Title III and Title IVA November 14, 2019 3:30-4:30 PM

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Student Engagement and Classroom Management Workshop

Creating an efficient, engaging learning environment for today’s students goes beyond possessing organizational skills and a discipline plan. This two-day, grade level workshop will show you how to combine the power of engaging students with effective structures to make your classroom a place where all students can succeed.

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Grades PK-6 October 28-29

Grades 7-12 October 30-31

San Diego

Grades PK-6 November 12-13

Grades 7-12 November 14-15


Grades PK-6 November 18-19

Grade 7-12 November 20-21


Standards Based Grading Workshop

No two teachers follow the same grading policies, so an agreed-upon definition of what constitutes mastery is needed. A standards-based approach to assessment holds students accountable for the learning and work required to make progress while accurately and ethically representing progress towards mastery of standards. In this two-day, grade level specific workshop, participants will expand their under-standing and knowledge of the value, purpose, and elements of evidence-based assessment and grading.

Each attendee will receive a FREE copy of Rick Wormeli’s book, “Fair Isn’t Always Equal” (second edition), to take home—a $30 value!

Please click on the location and date below to register for the event:


Grades PK-6 - October 21-22

Grades 7-12 - October 28-29


Grades PK-6 - November 12-13

Grades 7-12 - November 14-15

San Diego

Grades PK-6 - November 21-22

Grades -12 December 2-3

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Two-Day Project Based Learning Workshop

Make learning real and meaningful through Project Based Learning (PBL) in your classroom. Learn the essentials for true PBL and how to plan for authentic instruction.

To register, click on the date/location below, or go to the event page.

July 16-17 Grades PK-6 Corona

July 18-19 Grades 7-12 Corona

July 22-23 Grades PK-6 Montclair

July 23-25 Grades 7-12 Montclair

July 29-30 Grades PK-6 Sacramento

July 31 - August 1 Grades 7-12 Sacramento

September 16-17 Grades PK-6 San Diego

September 18-19 Grades 7-12 San Diego