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Using Attendance Data for Decisionmaking: Strategies for State and Local Education Agencies

Learn about how attendance data, when examined effectively, can drive decisionmaking to support chronically absent students.

Making Sense of SCIENCE: Facilitation Academies

Putting an intriguing spin on classic topics such as the properties of matter, chemical reactions, genetic and epigenetic inheritance, physical changes, and periodic tables, these academies prepare professional learning providers to lead the “Matter” and "Genes & Traits" courses with teachers at their site.

Program for Infant/Toddler Care: Trainer Institute, Modules I & II

This institute employs evidence-based training materials and strategies to deepen understanding of social-emotional milestones and group care, including responsive caregiving, individual differences and temperaments in group care, meeting children’s emotional needs, discipline, and how to set up environments for infants and toddlers.

Reading Apprenticeship Introduction

Help students become better readers, writers, and problem solvers. Reading Apprenticeship offers teachers of all disciplines strategies to model literacy skills, helping students develop high-level comprehension strategies, subject area knowledge, and the ability to construct text-based arguments and communicate what they are learning clearly -- not just in English class, but in every subject.

English Learners with Disabilities: Challenges, Strategies, and Tools for Inclusive Classrooms

This institute provides teachers, administrators, and support personnel the opportunity to meet the unique needs of English learners with disabilities, and how to incorporate effective instructional strategies into their daily instructional planning.

California ELA/ELD Framework: Intensive Summer Institute

Better understand and be able to implement effective instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Deepen and broaden your understanding of the California ELA/ELD Framework, the California ELD Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards to plan for instruction of integrated and designated ELD.

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Supporting English Learners in Math

Better understand and be able to implement effective mathematics instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Deepen and broaden your understanding of the CA ELA/ELD Framework and how to support the development of English Language and mathematical concepts simultaneously.

Reading Apprenticeship for First Year Experience

Learn how to use Reading Apprenticeship as an instructional framework to support robust learning in first year courses and/or summer bridge programs, how to recognize and model for students the reading strategies you use as an expert reader of academic texts, and how to build students’ willingness and capacity to read rigorous college-level texts, amongst other skills.

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Quality Teaching for English Learners: Summer Institutes

This institute works to provide educators with the tools they need to accelerate language development, academic literacy, and disciplinary knowledge amongst English learners.

California ELA/ELD Framework: Intensive Summer Institute

Better understand and be able to implement effective instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Deepen and broaden your understanding of the California ELA/ELD Framework, the California ELD Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards to plan for instruction of integrated and designated ELD.