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)

Westlake Elementary Science Fair
Multiple Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31
Help with Volunteer Lead Sessions designed for students that need extra support throughout the science fair to ensure they have a positive STEM experience.
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Relating Studies of Classroom Practices to Teacher Learning and Teacher Education (Speaker: Elham Kazemi)
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
McHenry 0266
Elham Kazemi has outstanding and highly relevant work for future and current teachers. She has a great book: "Intentional Talk: How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions" which she co-authored with Allison Hintz. 
Elham Kazemi Colloquium

Monterey Bay Area Math Project (MBAMP) & Monterey Bay Science Project (MBSP) Conference
Saturday, February 23, 2019
McHenry Library, First Floor
MBAMP & MBSP Math & Science Conference 2019

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. 

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