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LCFT Local 504 ER&D Professional Development Courses

ER&D Courses for 2022-2023 Fall/Winter/Spring

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ELITE

October 15-November 12, 2022
Instructor: Patricia Ortega
Project ELITE (Expanding Literacy Instruction by Tutoring ELLs) - for educators working one-on-one with English language learners in grades K–5 or who train other educators. Through this course, participants will learn research-based practices to support the literacy development of ELLs with digital learning resources and individualized instruction.

English Language Arts with Common Core

January 10 – January 24, 2023
Instructors: Kathie Waigand and Maria Gentoleo
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy were developed to provide clear and rigorous expectations, which progress across the grades, of what all students should know and be able to do to graduate with the literacy skills necessary to be college and career ready. Implementing the CCSS for ELA/Literacy will require major changes in teaching and learning: The text will be at the center of student learning, and students will be expected to delve deeply into complex texts and to demonstrate facility in reading, writing about and discussing that text. Teachers will need to understand well what the standards are, what instructional shifts are aligned to the standards, how to support students’ progress toward mastery of the standards, and how to determine and use CCSS-aligned resources. Participants will: Learn about the development and implementation of the CCSS. Learn about the standards and the major instructional shifts inherent in instruction designed to help students meet the standards. Discuss CCSS-aligned resources that can help build knowledge and support implementation of the ELA standards.

English Language Learners 101

January 27 – February 9, 2023
Instructors: Kathie Waigand and Maria Gentoleo
This course is designed for K-12 mainstream or general education teachers and paraprofessionals of English language learners who have little to no information or preparation to work with this rapidly growing population of students. There are four sections (modules) that will include research-based information on second-language acquisition; information about the cultural, academic, and linguistic diversity of ELLs, and a range of strategies and skills to differentiate instruction for ELLs while maintaining academic rigor.

Reclaiming Assessment 

February 14 – March 16, 2023
Instructor: Jeff Lowy
This class supports educators in elevating culturally responsive assessment practices that support high-quality instructional practices, providing classroom based, day-to-day learning feedback to students and educators.

Foundations I

April 4 – May 4, 2023
Instructor: William (Bill) Kostomiris
This course is designed to help teachers improve their effectiveness. All of the resources used in the course originated from a sound research based. The information presented in the course was collected from leading researchers in the field and provides “best practice” in a wide variety of classroom management and instructional strategies. The research used in the course is validated every two years to be certain that it is still viable.

Reading Comprehension Instruction

April 1 – April 29, 2023
Instructor: Melinda Garcia
This course focuses on how children learn to read and the best ways to teach reading from kindergarten to the end of the primary grades.




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