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.

2018-19 Professional Development Events

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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.

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

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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.

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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Four Day Summer NGSS Institute

Spend four days with your private school colleagues delving into the most effective tools and methods for implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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

June 17-20, 2019: CSU East Bay, Hayward, CA

June 24-27, 2019: CSU Northridge, Northridge, CA

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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.

August 5 & 6, 2019 Almaden Country Day School, San Jose, CA