Summer 2024 

Professional Development

We are excited to share our Summer 2024 Professional Development (PD) offerings. 

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To view more detailed information about individual sessions, please click on the links below or see the OUSD Professional Learning Calendar

Date:  May 28-29, 2024

Time:  9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location:  TBD, IN-PERSON

Audience:  New Teachers: 1st-3rd year teachers who have no yet completed this Foundational series on classroom culture building

Facilitators:  Victoria Folks

Registration: Frontline Make sure you are signed into your OUSD account and click on the blue button "Go To Your Organization's Sign In Page". Trouble logging in?

Planning for Strong Classroom Culture 

Description:  

This series will help you plan for a learning-supportive classroom culture from Day One. Here are the instructional and internal outcomes of this PD.


Instructional Skills: Teachers will...


Internal Skills: Teachers will...

Date:  June 3-4, 2024

Time:  9:00 am-2:00 pm

Location:  Kaiser CDC Portable B, IN-PERSON

Audience:  PK-TK Teachers 

Facilitators:  Early Learning Coaches

Registration:  Frontline Make sure you are signed into your OUSD account and click on the blue button "Go To Your Organization's Sign In Page". Trouble logging in?

Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Description:  

All students should see themselves in the classroom in order to feel validated,  build trust, and to know that their experiences matter.  In this two day workshop, we will cover different ways to incorporate a culturally responsive space for students:  i.e. Posters with student responses to questions (such as pets, family, fears, joys, favorites), home language use, visual schedules, co-creating classroom expectations, connecting with families and getting their input for the classroom and current studies (language, photos, materials, ideas, etc.), and finally, co-creating calm spaces. 

Date:  June 5-6, 2024

Time:  9:00 am-2:00 pm

Location:  Kaiser CDC Portable B, IN-PERSON

Audience:  PK-TK Teachers 

Facilitators:  Early Learning Coaches

Registration: Frontline Make sure you are signed into your OUSD account and click on the blue button "Go To Your Organization's Sign In Page". Trouble logging in?

Unpacking Creative Curriculum and Preparing for the First Six Weeks

Description:  

Unpacking Creative Curriculum and the first 6 weeks in order to prepare for our new students and families. Teachers will have a working session to create resources and modify CC units of study to be inclusive of all learners (Question of the Day, Read Alouds, Small Groups, and Interest Area Investigations). Teachers will create materials for a welcoming community for students and families where they are reflected in the classroom. 


Date:  June 3, 2024

Time:  8:30 am-3:00 pm

Location:  TBD, IN-PERSON

Audience:  K-5 EL ED SEI Teachers

Facilitators:  Rebecca Anderson, Jamilah Sanchez, Hanna Sufrin

Registration: Frontline Make sure you are signed into your OUSD account and click on the blue button "Go To Your Organization's Sign In Page". Trouble logging in?

EL ED Core Literacy Day 1

Description:  

Day 1:  In this session we will backwards plan from EL ED Performance Tasks and Assessments in order to lift student ownership of their learning through Celebration of Learning. There will be planning time for individuals and teams in the afternoon.


Breakfast 8:30-9am; This is a great opportunity to get a step ahead and plan your EL ED modules for next year!

Date:  June 4, 2024

Time:  8:30 am-3:00 pm

Location:  TBD, IN-PERSON

Audience:  K-5 EL ED SEI Teachers

Facilitators:  Rebecca Anderson, Jamilah Sanchez, Hanna Sufrin

Registration: Frontline Make sure you are signed into your OUSD account and click on the blue button "Go To Your Organization's Sign In Page". Trouble logging in?

EL ED Core Literacy Day 2

Description:  

In this session we will backwards plan from EL ED Performance Tasks and Assessments in order to lift student ownership of their learning through Celebration of Learning. There will be planning time for individuals and teams in the afternoon.


Breakfast 8:30-9am; This is a great opportunity to get a step ahead and plan your EL ED modules for next year!

Date:  June 5, 2024

Time:  8:30 am-3:00 pm

Location:  TBD, IN-PERSON

Audience:  K-5 EL ED SEI Teachers

Facilitators:  Rebecca Anderson, Jamilah Sanchez, Hanna Sufrin

Registration: Frontline Make sure you are signed into your OUSD account and click on the blue button "Go To Your Organization's Sign In Page". Trouble logging in?

EL ED Core Literacy Day 3

Description:  

In this session we will be delving into differentiation within the EL ED curriculum using ALL Block and Labs to support all students. There will be planning time for individuals and teams in the afternoon.


Breakfast 8:30-9am; This is a great opportunity to get a step ahead and plan your EL ED modules for next year!

Date:  June 3-7, 2024

Time:  9:00 am-3:00 pm

Location:  TBD, IN-PERSON & ONLINE

Audience:  K-5 Teachers

Facilitators:  Abel Guzman, Katia Dunkel, Jessica Jung, Bernadette Zermeno

Registration:  Frontline Make sure you are signed into your OUSD account and click on the blue button "Go To Your Organization's Sign In Page". Trouble logging in?

GLAD Foundational Training

Description:  

GLAD is designed to provide teachers with foundational knowledge about language acquisition, language, literacy, and cross-cultural skills development.


Schedule:

6/3 In-Person

6/4 Online

6/5 Online

6/6 Online

6/7 In-Person 

Date:  June 3 - 7, 2024

Time:  8:30 am-3:30 pm

Location:  Metwest - Huerta Hall, IN-PERSON

Audience:  Secondary teachers of content area instruction (6-12) 

Facilitators:  Sonia Hansra, Amy Stauffer, Nicole Knight 

Registration: Frontline Make sure you are signed into your OUSD account and click on the blue button "Go To Your Organization's Sign In Page". Trouble logging in?

Language & Literacy:  ALLAS Academic Language and Literacy Acceleration for Secondary 

Description:  

This 5-day foundational professional development prepares secondary content teachers to provide asset-based and empowering content-language integrated instruction. 


Outcomes: 


Date:  June 4-7, 2024

Time:  9:00 am- 4:00 pm

Location:  International Community School*, IN-PERSON

Audience:  TK-8 Dual Language Teachers

Facilitators:  ELLMA Specialists

Registration:  Frontline Make sure you are signed into your OUSD account and click on the blue button "Go To Your Organization's Sign In Page". Trouble logging in?

Multilingual Institute 

Description:  

This institute is designed to strengthen our asset-based practices while cultivating intellectually rich classrooms with a focus on ELLs and Black students. On June 4-6 the AM sessions are designed for Dual Language teachers: we will build on the work we started in the January DL summit and delve into biliterate Writing.   There will be time to explore the Writing section of the new Benchmark curriculum. Teachers will also choose between break-out sessions with teacher presenters.   The PM session on June 4 and 5 from 1:30-4 p.m. will be led by Quetzal on the topic of Disrupting Anti Black racism.  All summer school teachers may attend the PM sessions. 


June 6th in the PM and June 7th all day will be for  (ILT and Design teams): we will look at  Biliteracy data, refine language allocation models as well identify culturally responsive strategies to continue building an inclusive and linguistically sustaining school community for all students and families. 


Teachers can sign up and attend part of the institute e.g. summer school teachers attend only in the PM. 

Date:  June 10-11, 2024

Time:  9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location:  Temescal Beach House, IN-PERSON 

Audience:  Pk-TK Teachers

Facilitators:  Eva Marie Shivers, JD, PhD Nat Nadha Vikitsreth, LCSW Dawn Ashikita Yazzie, MA, NCC  

Registration:  Frontline Make sure you are signed into your OUSD account and click on the blue button "Go To Your Organization's Sign In Page". Trouble logging in?

Creating Healing Justice-Based Spaces To Further The Well-Being Of Children, Families & Communities 

Description:  

This two-day retreat is an immersive experience for ECE educators to experiment with a healing justice-centered approach that integrates somatic awareness, culture, spirituality, and collective liberation. By starting with our healing, dignity, and wholeness, together we will disrupt patterns of oppression in our teaching approaches, classroom management, and community engagement. 


To abolish the prison in our neighborhood, our home, and our classroom, what healing do educators need to show up fully for our students and:


Date:  June 17-18, 2024

Time:  9:00 am-2:00 pm

Location:  Kaiser CDC Portable B, IN-PERSON

Audience:  PK-TK Teachers 

Facilitators:  Early Learning Coaches

Registration:  Frontline Make sure you are signed into your OUSD account and click on the blue button "Go To Your Organization's Sign In Page". Trouble logging in?

ECE Classroom Environment 

Description:  

Reviewing what kind of environment is appropriate and inspiring for PK & TK students and meets their developmental needs. Designing a space that is conducive to Creative Curriculum interest areas in order to create classrooms that meet developmental needs and support all learners, keeping the components in mind.


During the morning session teachers will create a classroom environment for students that meets the needs of diverse learners, home languages, and UDL design. The afternoon sessions will be broken up to visit model sites together.