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)


The Fusion of Art & Physics Exhibition
Opening Night Reception: Friday, March 1, 2019, 5-9 PM
Exhibition open throughout the month of March

R. Blitzer Gallery, 2801 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
"Local artists were carefully matched with physics faculty and graduate students to work together to create new art. The idea was to challenge physicists to approach their science through the visual arts and to Integrate art and science such that they feed back and forth and enrich each other. The outcome of these collaborations will be displayed as a group exhibition that invites the public to engage with our physicists and artists." This FREE exhibit will be open throughout the month of March. 

Staying the Course: Finding and Thriving in Your First Teaching Job (Cal Teach Event!)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
McHenry Library, Room 0270
Math and science student teachers and early career teachers are invited to this interactive workshop sponsored by UCSC's National Science Foundation Noyce Teacher Scholars grant; dinner included. Please RSVP via email!

How to Be a Kickass STEM Learner with Bryan Dewsbury
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Kresge Town Hall
How to Be a Kickass STEM Learner flyer

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

Teaching Computation in the Digital World - UC Online Course - Offered Winter 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 Winter 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 


Professional Development Teacher Resources

NAMI Mental Health Ending the Silence Teacher Resource Guide 2018