Professional Development Opportunities

For the 2018-19 academic year, Cal Teach is excited to announce that math teacher Valerie Neer (Cypress High School) will facilitate the participation of Cal Teach interns, graduates, and host teachers in teacher professional development events and opportunities. We will list those events and opportunities here!

Want to get involved in the planning for these opportunities, perhaps as an independent study in winter quarter? Email Cal Teach to let us know!

Upcoming Professional Development Events
(scroll down for even more non-event opportunities, such as courses for both students & in-service teachers)

Fellows Seminar: Re-imagining Migration
APPLY ASAP! Fellowships announced at end of April
June 27-29,2019
The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
Re-imagining Migration will gather a selected group of leading teachers, scholars and professionals in education working in schools, museums, after-school spaces and policy at the National Gallery of Art and The Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC. The purpose of this convening is to inspire a global network of educational innovators ready to re-imagine migration education in a way that fosters the academic, civic, social and emotional capacities of immigrant-origin children and youth and their peers.

In this unique seminar, Re-imagining Migration Fellows will learn with and from leading scholars of migration and education as well as educational leaders. Participants will engage in a blend of instruction, interaction and construction of learning experiences designed to ensure that young people grow up understanding migration as a shared condition of our past, present, and future. We seek to cultivate learning environments that cultivated the knowledge, empathy, and mindsets that sustain inclusive and welcoming communities.

MBAMP Summer Institute
Monday, June 17-Wednesday, June 19, 2019
For math teachers! Register Here
MBAMP Summer Institute Flyer - Register to vote for the breakout sessions you want!

Courses suggested by Cal Teach to assist your Professional Development

BIOE 19 - Biodiversity in the Age of Humans - Offered Spring 2019
How can we better understand how humans have affected Earth and its inhabitants? Explores how DNA shed by organisms into the environment can be collected and used to study Earth's biodiversity, with applications in medicine, anthropology, agriculture, and conservation. This is a unique class in that it is a "flipped" classroom where students will watch recorded video lectures at home before coming to class, and focus on hands-on learning while in class. They will develop professional skills, learn to analyze data, develop their own research project, and even go on a field trip to one of the UC reserves. There is also a paid summer research internship option that students can apply to during the course. 
BIOE 19 Flyer

Teaching Computation in the Digital World - UC Online Course - Offered Spring 2019
Do you dream of teaching secondary computer science one day, or do you just want to know how to include computational thinking better into your classes?
            Current Students: Consider enrolling in Professor Beth Simon’s Spring 2019 online course, Teaching Computation in the Digital World (4 units). More details here!
            In-Service Teachers: Beth Simon has developed more flexible and inexpensive options for in-service teachers. Cal Teach recommends this as it is impressive and may meet your needs.
            Questions? Come by the Cal Teach offices or email Professor Simon 
Teaching Computation in Digital World flyer


Professional Development Teacher Resources

NAMI Mental Health Ending the Silence Teacher Resource Guide 2018