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LAUSD Innovation Office - Grants

Donors Choose: GET YOUR STUDENTS WHAT THEY NEED 

If you need technology, field trips, supplies, or anything you’ve been dreaming of for your students, then DonorsChoose can help! DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for the public to help teachers and students directly. Seventy percent (70%) of posted projects are successfully funded.

Adopt a Classroom

Adopt a Classroom allows teachers from all over the country to register their classrooms and receive classroom materials.  A registration link is provided for classroom teachers to register their classrooms and connect with donors who are interested adopting a classroom.

http://app.adoptaclassroom.org/teachers/registration.aspx 

Educators of America Technology Grant

Educators of America are driven to not only supply teachers and educators with the classroom technology they need, but also teach them to use it in the most effective ways possible. If you are a teacher that is in need of an effective technological tool that will assist in bettering student achievement, not only in your classroom, but throughout your entire institution, take the time to fill out the grant application. Classroom technology grant applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and responses are given accordingly (January, April, July, October).

Application

Help Bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to Los Angeles in 2024

School communities can help the bid to bring the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Los Angeles, while also making a difference in their communities, by joining the LA 2024 Volunteer Services Program.

Additional information

MY PROMISING PRACTICE

Do you have a promising practice? Is there something innovative that a teacher at your school is implementing? Is there a new energy and passion in a classroom that is engaging students? Well we would love to hear more about it. Please use this google form to submit a promising practice that we can highlight and incubate. My Promising Practice

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Scholar Dollars Grant Program

The ScholarShare Investment Board, which oversees California’s ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan, is launching the Scholar Dollars Grant Program to provide K-8 public and charter schools statewide with $300,000 to support programs and services that foster a rich college-going culture on their campuses, innovatively prepare students for success in higher education, and enhance extracurricular and enrichment activities. The program will award 20 grants ranging from $5,000-$25,000 to those schools that participate. To participate, schools must register on the program website, clearly describe the new or existing program(s) or service(s) they would like funded, and partner with ScholarShare to educate students and parents about the benefits of attending college and the importance of saving for future higher education expenses early. The schools that garner the greatest level of participation through online voting from their communities will be awarded a grant.

Click here for more information

Opportunities

GRADE 2-5 ELA PD - SAT, JAN 27

JANUARY ELLP PD opportunities for three teachers per site Gr. 2-5 at the 6-hour required ELLP Saturday Meeting in January:

  • 95 Percent Group MULTISYLLABLE ROUTINES PD 
  • Building Fluency in CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE WAYS

Teachers attending will receive the MSRC Book and Training booklet, plus materials for culturally responsive instruction in fluency and comprehension.

Each site will receive online licensing to multisyllable lesson video resources.

Optional ELLP PD

Optional PD is compensated at training rate:

  • Phonemic Awareness PD – January 16-20, April 3-7, June 11-15
    • Registration on Learning Zone – keyword: Phonemic
  • Guided Reading – Jan 3–5, more dates TBA in spring
    • Registration on Learning Zone – keyword: Guided
  • Multisyllable Routines 3-hour PD – January 26, February
    • Registration on Learning Zone after January 8 – keyword: Multisyllable

Lead Awareness Art Contest

Lead Awareness Art Contest Rules

 

Previous Lead Awareness Art Contest Winners

 

ENTRY DEADLINE:

April 6, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

SUBMIT TO:

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP)

Health Education Unit

5555 Ferguson Dr., Suite 210-02 Commerce, CA 90022

Attn: Juan Sigala

Phone number: (323) 869-7091

 

ART CONTEST GUIDELINES

 

I. INTRODUCTION

The Los Angeles County Department of Public health, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) extends an invitation to K-6 students in Los Angeles County to participate in a health education art contest. The theme of the contest is “Get Ahead, Avoid Lead”

The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to think about the sources of lead in their environment and ways children can be protected from lead poisoning. Winners will be notified during the first week of May 2018.

Support materials available to teachers include a curriculum and lead awareness literature. An order form is included with these rules or may be obtained by calling 1-800-LA-4-LEAD (1-800-524-5323).

 

II. ELIGIBILITY

Any K-6 student in Los Angeles County is eligible to submit one or more original designs.

Artwork must be submitted through a school, and must be done in a school setting.

 

III. RULES AND CONTENT

1. Entries should reflect the student’s knowledge of the many sources of lead, as well as, different ways children can be protected from lead poisoning. To portray the theme, the student can use a single graphic design or a series of pictures/panels. Entries may include words.

 

Sources of lead include:

1) Lead paint in pre-1978 buildings

2) Lead contaminated soil

3) Lead contaminated household dust

4) Some imported pottery, toys, jewelry

5) Some candies

6) Traditional folk remedies such as Azarcón and Greta

7) Lead from parent’s/guardian’s work or hobby

 

The theme of the poster should reflect one, or more ways to prevent lead poisoning, for example: nutrition, hand washing, staying away from different sources of lead (chipping paint, soil, imported candy, etc.). Nutrition tips should be specific for nutrients that reduce the absorption of lead. In addition, posters can address testing for lead poisoning.

 

All entries MUST have the following information PRINTED CLEARLY on the back of the entry.

1) Student’s Name

2) Age

3) Grade

4) School Name

5) School Address

6) School Phone Number

7) Student’s Teacher

8) Teacher’s e-mail address, if possible

 

IV. JUDGING

1. Art work will be judged by an independent panel of qualified judges from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, community agencies, and related fields.

2. Judging will be based on the following criteria:

a. Content

b. Clarity of Message

c. Originality

d. Visual impact of the design

e. Quality of execution

McCarthey Dressmen Education Foundation (DUE APRIL 15 OR when submissions reach 300)

Teacher Development Grants - https://mccartheydressman.org/teacher-development-grants/ 


The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation believes that continuous, insightful and innovative professional training and growth is crucial to the effectiveness of educators. It is the Foundation’s goal to promote best practices through cooperative and sustained commitment to increased efficacy, improved teaching and active learning. The Foundation values proposals aimed at concurrently boosting student understanding and proficiency and instilling a passion for lifelong learning. The Teacher Development Grants support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking K-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Teachers have the opportunity to reflect and write about their projects, as well as to share their results with other teachers. The Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of $30,000 over three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met. The online application window opens on January 15 and runs to April 15, OR when SUBMITTED APPLICATION REACHES 300 TOTAL.

Please visit the Foundation’s website https://mccartheydressman.org/ for the online application and samples of submitted applications.

NEW Teacher Fitnessgram Training - JAN 20

Learn about health-related fitness, administering the FITNESSGRAM assessment and more.

Participants will learn about health-related fitness, how to administer the FITNESSGRAM assessment as well as how to interpret the data and use it to create units of instruction based on the Physical Education Content Standards for California Public Schools. Participants will receive a FITNESSGRAM Resource Pack and FITNESSGRAM test administration manual.

 

Dates: January 20, 2018 – Mendez High School
January 27, 2018 – Site TBD

 

Participants will be paid Training Rate for the 5-Hour Training

Registration is available via My PLN, Key word, NEW Teacher Fitnessgram Training

 

Adriana Valenzuela – (213) 241- 4134 – valenzuela@lausd.net

December 2017 Opportunities

Elementary Science Benchmark Advance Connections

Do you need a little support in integrating K-5 FOSS Instruction and Benchmark Science Units? A resource document will be available by grade level on the LAUSD Science website connecting topics taught in FOSS modules to Benchmark Science Units. This document will be available by December 5, 2017 at science.lausd.net.

For more information, please contact Lillian Valadez-Rodela, Elementary Science Coordinator, lillian.valadezrodela@lausd.net, 213-241-5689.

 

Join the Teacher Leader Network!

The Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) invites all teachers interested in learning about how the ITI Task Force

Recommendations support 21st Century learning by participating in a one-day intensive training, grounded on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for students and the K12 Computer Science Framework. Teachers that participate in the intensive will have an opportunity to join a community of like-minded learners to continue learning in a series of sessions that throughout the Spring 2018 semester.

DECEMBER 2017 INSTRUCTIONAL UPDATE FRANCES GIPSON, Ph.D. 4

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Location: TBD, Flyer

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration: MyPLN (keyword: TLN)

Compensation: $25 Training Rate For more information, please contact Erika Solorio, Coordinator, erika.solorio@lausd.net, 213-241-5532.

 

Music and Literacy Integration Support

Want to incorporate more music into your instruction? Free voluntary after school music classes are currently being offered. No previous experience needed. Teachers will become more confident teaching integrated instruction. Great follow-up for teachers who attended the LAUSD integrated Early Literacy and Music PD. Ukuleles are available if needed.

Three different locations!

Lankershim Elementary School, Local District Northeast

9th St Elementary School, Local District Central

Taper Elementary School, Local District South Voluntary participation.

See flyer for more information: https://achieve.lausd.net/Page/6503

For more information, please contact Leti Puyol, Specialist, K-5, lourdes.puyol@lausd.net, 213-241-5631.

 

Benchmark Advance Professional Learning Resources in Benchmark Universe

Benchmark Advance is built on a balanced literacy framework. What does that mean? It means Benchmark Advance is designed to place equal instructional importance on all strands of English Language Arts. Throughout Benchmark Advance, Reading, Writing, Language, Speaking and Listening as well as the development of Foundation Skills, each have significant roles in the development of readers, writers and critical thinkers who are college and career ready and equipped with the 21st Century skills.

Benchmark Universe now has “Advance in Action,” which are short videos of specific classroom lessons so that teachers can see Benchmark Advance lessons in action. The lessons include:

 Grade 1 lessons include: Unit Opener, Read Aloud, Shared Reading, Writing Mini-Lesson, Guided Reading, Shared Writing Mini-Lessons.

 Grade 2 lessons include Guided Reading.

 Grade 4 lessons include Extended Read Mini-lesson, Read Aloud English, Word Study Mini-Lesson, Small Group ELD, Small Group Readers Theater.

In addition, to support school site professional development, pocket PDs are being developed around these videos including slide deck, protocols for study, and handouts. The resources will begin to be uploaded on the Elementary Literacy website beginning December1st.

For more information, please contact Theresa Corsaro, Coordinator, theresa.corsaro@lausd.net, 213-241-5631.

 

Mastery Learning and Grading

Mastery Learning and Grading: Facilitator Training Would you like to build your school-site capacity to implement Mastery Learning and Grading practices? In a series of five training days, participants will be provided with the time, deliberate practice, feedback, and resources that will equip them to lead teachers through the Mastery Learning and Grading five workshop series and that will build their capacity to support school-site implementation of research-based instructional and grading practices to optimize student learning and engender a growth mindset in students.

WHEN: Day 1: Friday, January 26, 2018 Day 2: Friday, February 23, 2018 Day 3: Friday, March 16, 2018 Day 4: Friday, April 20, 2018 Day 5: Friday, May 18, 2018 *All days begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. ** Participants must commit to attending all five training days.

WHERE: Dr. Sammy Lee Elementary School Medical and Health Science Magnet 3600 Council Street Los Angeles, CA 90004

If sub-coverage is necessary, school sites must provide it.

To sign up or learn more, please contact: Melissa Guice, mjg7290@lausd.net, 213-241-6741 Chris Grounds, christopher.grounds@lausd.net, 213-241-6739 Mastery Learning and Grading Instructional Coaches

 

Arts Education Branch

LAUSD Arts Education Branch Professional Development in Arts Integration LAUSD’s Arts Education Branch offers FREE four-day workshops in Arts Integration throughout the year. LAUSD teachers can opt to receive one salary point for attending all four days (two points if homework is completed) or training rate instead of salary points. In Arts Integration Part I, teachers will learn foundational skills in dance, music, theatre and visual arts, as well as strategies for integrating these art forms into other curricular areas.  Arts Integration Part II was offered last spring with much success, and will be offered again in spring 2018. Teachers will explore arts integration in greater depth, and build on previous experiences. Arts Integration Part I class is a prerequisite. All classes are taught by LAUSD's Arts Education Branch Administrators and Credentialed Teachers.

Arts Integration Part I: January 2, 3, 4, and 5, 2018

Location: Esteban Torres High School

June 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2018

Location: TBD

Arts Integration Part II: June 26, 27, 28, and 29, 2018

Location: TBD

You may register by emailing Shana Habel, Arts Specialist, at shana.habel@lausd.net or by calling 213-241-2473

Participants will be compensated at $25/hour training rate or salary points.

 

Academic Decathlon

Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) accomplishments in the Academic Decathlon are unmatched. For the last eight years, LAUSD has produced the National Champion. Last year, 11 teams were invited to the State competition and six placed in the top twenty. Over 530 students from 60+ schools spent countless hours mastering the material, preparing speeches and practicing their interview skills.

All their success is due to the incredible individuals who have unselfishly given their time to coach, teach and volunteer. Once again, we are reaching out to past volunteers to request your continued involvement and to ask you to invite your friends, relatives and colleagues to become involved.

The information on this year’s competition is below. Please review the descriptions of the different volunteer roles and complete the volunteer registration form. This can be done either by clicking HERE to submit via google docs or the form can be emailed to academic.decathlon@lausd.net or faxed to 213-241-5206. Confirmation of your volunteer role will be sent mid-January via email. Additional forms along with training information can be found on the website http://bit.ly/AcaDecaLA.

Location: Edward R. Roybal Learning Center 1200 West Colton Street Los Angeles, CA 90026

DAY 1: Saturday, January 27, 2018 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Events: Speech, Interview, Essay

DAY 2: Saturday, February 3, 2018 Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Event: Objective Tests Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Event: Super Quiz

For questions, please contact us via email academic.decathlon@lausd.net.

 

 

Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department (MMED)

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Task Type PD for Teachers of ELs (1 Day)

The Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department is offering elementary teachers a one-day professional development on the new language proficiency assessments for English Learners. Participants will analyze task types assessed on the ELPAC to align instruction to best support English Language proficiency for English Learners.

Choose one training date: Saturday, December 9, 2017 Monday, December 18, 2017 Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Location: Commonwealth Elementary School

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration: MyPLN or http://achieve.lausd.net/mmed Participants will be compensated at training rate.

For additional information, please contact Carla Gutierrez, EL Coordinator, Elementary, carla.gutierrez@lausd.net, 213-241-5582.

 

Online Gradebook & Learning Management System Resources

The Personalized Learning Systems (PLS) Department has a variety of resources available on the website (https://achieve.lausd.net/pls) to provide teachers with immediate guidance and assistance relating to the Learning Management System (LMS), Schoology. Resources include “How-to” videos, job aids, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and other resources pertaining to the most popular features of the LMS, Schoology.

For additional information, please contact Paulina Rock, Interim Director, pls@lausd.net, 213-241-3017. For a prompt solution to your problem and/or questions, please visit the following links:

Resources (https://achieve.lausd.net/plsresources)

 FAQs (https://achieve.lausd.net/plsfaqs)

Tip of the Week (https://achieve.lausd.net/plstipoftheweek)

Training (https://achieve.lausd.net/plstraining)

 

Physical Education Programs

GoNoodle Movement Program Available for All Elementary

Teachers Elementary teachers are encouraged to give students “movement breaks” every 20-30 minutes of seat time to enhance learning, concentration, memory, attention, creativity, and analytical thinking as supported by research. Teachers are encouraged to integrate GoNoodle into their academic lessons. GoNoodle provides movement and mindfulness lessons to help students focus, engage, energize and learn. GoNoodle, including GoNoodle Plus features, are free to all LAUSD elementary teachers. You can register at https://www.gonoodle.com/.

For additional information, please contact Adriana Valenzuela, Specialist, adriana.valenzuala@lausd.net 213-241-4134.

 

STEAM

Visit the LAUSD STEAM Website for teacher resources!

LAUSD STEAM Website has updated information and resources to empower school communities to integrate science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics through the process of critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration to foster student innovation.

For additional information, please contact Karen Jin, STEAM Coordinator, karen.jin@lausd.net, 213-241-5521.

California coastal or marine theme to the annual Coastal Art & Poetry Contest (DUE JAN 31)

California students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to submit artwork or poetry with a California coastal or marine theme to the annual Coastal Art & Poetry Contest.

 

Entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2018 to be eligible for the upcoming contest. For rules and entry form (and helpful links for teachers and students), visit our website or email coast4u@coastal.ca.gov. You can also download a contest flyer.

 

Up to ten winners will be selected to win $100 gift certificates to an art supply store (for artists) or book store (for poets). Each winner's sponsoring teacher will receive a $50 gift certificate for educational supplies, courtesy ofAcorn Naturalists . All winners and their teacher will receive tickets to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific, courtesy of the Aquarium. Students may have their work featured on Commission web pages and materials, and winners and honorable mentions will be exhibited throughout the state.

 

NEW! California Academy of Sciences is offering a FREE program to inspire classrooms preparing for the Coastal Art & Poetry Contest. During this virtually interactive program, Academy museum educators will teach methods of how scientists create and use art, as well as showcase other styles of art from early pioneering naturalists to the contemporary artists of our time. Programs will be offered for grades K-3 on November 30 or December 15 and for grades 4-12 on November 8 or December 1, on all days at both 9:10am and 10:10am. Teachers should visit www.calacademy.org/educators/field-trips/art-inspiring-action-calcoast-as-your-muse to learn more and to register! Space is limited.

annual poster contest for 5th graders (DUE FEB 1)

In California alone, a child is reported missing about every 5 minutes equating to more than 100,000 reports taken each year.  The U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) sponsors a national poster contest to raise awareness and bring attention to children who have been recovered, as well as the children who are still missing.  The winner of the national contest, along with his or her teacher and parents/guardians, are flown to Washington DC to attend the National Missing Children’s Day Ceremony in May.

 

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018.

 

Everyone including law enforcement, private citizens, and even children are instrumental in returning missing children home to their families, communities, and schools.   

 

To participate in the contest, students must:

 

- Be in the fifth grade

- Complete a poster size 8 ½ x 14 inches

- Include the phrase “Bring Our Missing Children Home” somewhere on the poster

- Use materials such as: crayons, markers, paint, pencils, etc.

- Handcraft the poster’s design.  Digitally produced images, collages, cut-outs, and stamping are not eligible

- Submit the poster along with a completed Contest Application and Release and Consent Form

- Entries must be postmarked by February 1, 2018

 

Send the poster and the completed application to:


California Department of Justice
Missing Children Clearinghouse
4949 Broadway, Room B-216
Sacramento, CA 95820

 

Each state’s Missing Children Clearinghouse will select a winner and submit the winning state poster to the U.S. DOJ for final judging.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please send an email to MUPS.CAPosterContest@doj.ca.gov. Sample lesson plans and materials for educators are available on-line at: https://ncjtc.fvtc.edu/mcd

 

Thank you in advance for your assistance and support.  Together we can work to protect the safety and security of our children.

 

Sincerely,

 

Megan Eschleman, Manager
California Department of Justice

Missing and Unidentified Persons Section

(916) 210-3090
Megan.Eschleman@doj.ca.gov

9th Annual LAUSD Symposium on Gifted Education

  • Gifted/Talented Programs, Advanced Learning Options (ALO), is pleased to announce the 9th Annual LAUSD Symposium on Gifted Education, scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2017, at RFK Community Schools from 8:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • This year’s focus is differentiated instruction through project-based learning. Keynote speakers for Symposium will be Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy, authors of: Hacking Project Based Learning: 10 Easy Steps to PBL and Inquiry in the Classroom. Each participant will receive a copy of their book. Symposium will also hold a screening of the thought-provoking documentary, Most Likely to Succeed http://www.mltsfilm.org/.
  • Interested teachers and administrators may register at http://tinyurl.com/9thGATESymposium. Space is limited. Registration is on first come, first serve basis, and is limited to two participants per school. Registration will close when event is full.
  • If you have any questions about the Symposium, please contact Dr. Lucy Hunt, District Coordinator, at (213) 241-6500.

English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Task Type PD for Teachers of ELs (1 Day PD)

The Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department is offering a one-day professional development on the new English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) for English Learners.

 

Participants will deepen knowledge of CA ELD Standards, analyze task types, align instruction in designated ELD with newly adopted curricular resources to best support English Language proficiency for English Learners. Visit MMED website for flier and registration information at http://mmed.lausd.net.

 

Select one option for the training:

Saturdays

Option 1: November 4, 2017

Option 2: December 9, 2017

 

Monday and Tuesday

Option 3: December 18, 2017

Option 4: December 19, 2017

 

For more information, please contact Carla Gutierrez, EL Coordinator, Elementary carla.gutierrez@lausd.net, or Veronica Arevalos, Secondary vareva1@lausd.net, 213-241-5582. 

 

Register through MyPLN: http://achieve.lausd.net/mypln

GRANT: Association of American Educators - DUE MAR 1

The Association of American Educators (AAE) is a non-profit organization that seeks to foster greater professionalism in the classroom. AAE offers educations grants up to $500 to be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audio-visual equipment, and lab materials.

Funds must be used within one year of the application deadline. AAE makes grants available to full time educators that have not received a scholarship or grant from AAE in the past two years. AAE awards are competitive and application deadlines are 11:59 PM EST October 1st and March 1st.

https://www.aaeteachers.org/index.php/classroom-grant-application

LAUSD Arts Education Branch Professional Development in Arts Integration

LAUSD’s Arts Education Branch offers FREE four-day workshops in Arts Integration throughout the year. LAUSD teachers can receive one salary point for attending all four days, and two points if homework is completed. Teachers may also receive training rate instead of salary points.

In Arts Integration Part I, teachers will learn foundational skills in dance, music, theatre and visual arts, as well as strategies for integrating these art forms into other curricular areas.

Arts Integration Part II was offered last spring with much success, and will be offered again in spring 2018. Teachers will explore arts integration in greater depth, and build on previous experiences. Arts Integration Part I class is a prerequisite.

All classes are taught by LAUSD's Arts Education Branch Administrators and Credentialed Teachers.

Arts Integration Part I:

  • October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017 (Esteban Torres High School)
  • January 2, 3, 4, and 5, 2018 (TBD)
  • June 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2018 (TBD)

Arts Integration Part II:

  • June 26, 27, 28, and 29, 2018 (TBD)

You may register by emailing shana.habel@lausd.net or by calling 213-241-2473.

Participants will be compensated at $25/hour training rate or salary points.

95% Group INC. Phonological Awareness Lessons Online Training - OCT 2 - DEC 8

Now you can take this 10-week online course and become certified in 95 Percent Group'sPhonological Awareness Lessons, while earning one salary point AND a digital badge. The class begins Monday, October 2 and ends Friday, December 8.

Visit our webstore to learn more and to register for the online course today! Registration is closing soon.

Contact us at 847.499.8200  or aquarrato@95percentgroup.com

ARTS EDUCATION BRANCH

LAUSD’s Arts Education Branch offers FREE four-day workshops in Arts Integration throughout the year.

Teachers can receive one salary point for attending all four days, and two points if homework is completed. Teachers may also receive training rate pay instead of salary points.

In Arts Integration Part I, teachers will learn foundational skills in dance, music, theatre and visual arts, as well as strategies for integrating these art forms into other curricular areas.

Arts Integration Part II will be offered again in spring 2018. Teachers will explore arts integration in greater depth, and build on previous experiences. Arts Integration Part I class is a prerequisite. All classes are taught by LAUSD's Arts Education Branch administrators and Credentialed teachers.

Arts Integration Part I:

Dates: October 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017, Location: Esteban Torres High School

January 2, 3, 4, and 5, 2018, Location: (TBD) June 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2018, Location: (TBD)

Arts Integration Part lI:

Dates June 26, 27, 28, and 29, 2018, Location: (TBD)

Participants will be compensated at $25/hour training rate or salary points.

For more information, please contact Shana Habel, Coordinator, shana.habel@lausd.net, (213) 241-2473.

JOIN THE INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE (ITI)

TEACHER LEADER NETWORK The TLN is a community of like-minded teachers committed to develop comfort and proficiency in their 21st century instructional design practices and share their learning with others. Teachers interested in learning more can express their interest by visiting: http://bit.ly/tlninterested 

For additional information, please contact Erika Solorio, Coordinator, erika.solorio@lausd.net, (213)241-5532.

Instructional Technology Initiative Standards for Students - Professional Development Suite

These professional learning opportunities will focus on the integration of the ISTE Standards for Students by leveraging digital resources to empower 21st century learners.

Through this suite, learners will be exposed to collaborative digital resources such as social media sites, Google Apps for Education, and additional web-based tools. Each session will build on career and college readiness skills and learner agency based on the Instructional Technology Initiative Task Force Recommendations.

Click here for additional information.

New Elementary Progress Report E-learning Series

The Elementary Instruction Department has developed a new progress report e-learning series in three modules, available on MyPLN. This e-learning series has been created in preparation for the activation of the new Elementary CA Content Standards Progress Report in MiSiS for the 2017-2018 school year.

More information Availability: MyPLN, course name: Unfolding the New Elementary Progress Report

Contact: Katie McGrath, Director, Elementary Instruction, katie.mcgrath@lausd.net, (213) 241-5333

My Math Online Modules

My Math support is available 24-7 through online modules for topics ranging from English learners to eAssessments.

To support elementary instruction in mathematics using the primary curriculum of My Math there are brief, 5–10 minutes each, dynamic modules available on nine topics: 

  1. Component Overview
  2. Intervention/Special Education
  3. Advanced/GATE
  4. Bilingual Spanish
  5. ELD Resources
  6. Assessment Opportunities and eAssessment: Classes
  7. Assignments
  8. Reports
  9. Test Generator

Go to: http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/7028 
Scroll to: "My Math Professional Development Facilitated Modules 2015-2016"

For additional information call Katie McGrath, Director, or Lisa Ward, Coordinator, at (213) 241-5333.

Math LAUSD Online Videos & Courses

Elementary Math Lesson Videos – The full-length math classroom videos, including My Math, Engage NY and curriculum map resources, featured in the MyPLN online course, “Orchestrating a Common Core Math Classroom,” are now available online through the elementary math PD Website (click here).

Interactive Math Instruction Courses - Building a Common Core Math Classroom and Orchestrating a California Math Classroom are three hour courses. Sign up on MyPLN.

Contact: Lisa Ward, Coordinator, elizabeth.ward@lausd.net, (213) 241-5503

My Math Online Professional Development

NGSS AND CCSS-MATH WEBINARS (FREE | ONLINE)

A series of webinars for NGSS or Common Core Math for updates and announcements, special speakers, PD, and more.  All at the comfort of your own computer.

NGSS Webinars:  http://lacoe.k12oms.org/1542-119013

CCSS-Math Webinars: http://lacoe.k12oms.org/1542-119045

2016-17 SALARY POINT CLASSES FOR SP. ED. AND GEN. ED. TEACHERS

Target Audience: These workshops are available for Special and General Education Teachers.

Please visit Learning Zone for class descriptions.
Compensation: There is no monetary compensation for salary point classes. Participants will be given a certificate of attendance.
Participants must stay for the entire duration of the class to receive a certificate for the workshop hours. Upon collecting 30 hours, participants can submit the certificates to the Salary Allocation Unit with a NA form to petition for one salary point. Please note that LAUSD

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Mastery Learning and Grading

Mastery Learning and Grading is a growth-mindset approach to teaching and learning. By refocusing classroom grading, assessment, instruction, and lesson planning on clear learning targets, and by implementing research-based practices honoring individual students’ variables necessary for learning, Mastery Learning and Grading allows more students to succeed academically and take charge of their own learning.

  • Mastery Learning and Grading PD Options
  • School-site Professional Development Initial Certification series
  • Implementation Support for school teams who have earned initial certification

If you’d like to explore our website, please go to:
https://gradingforlearning.wordpress.com

To learn more about Mastery Learning and Grading or to schedule school site professional development, please contact Mastery Learning and Grading instructional coaches:
Melissa Guice mjg7290@lausd.net 213-241-8707
Chris Grounds grounds@lausd.net 213-241-0648

LD West PD Offerings

Los Angeles County Office of Education