Professional Development Opportunities
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
On this page you will find a list of currently featured PD opportunities available for all Five Keys staff, you can apply for teacher coach assistance, and submit a request form to attend an external PD.
Serve on a wasc visiting committee!
Five Keys is looking for 18 quality educators to represent Five Keys on a WASC Visiting Committee this year (2018-19)!
This can be you!
Members continually affirm that serving on an ACS WASC team is an invaluable professional opportunity -- both for you and for your school! Experience what it's like to be on the other end of a WASC visit and use your expertise and perspective to help another school grow. Take advantage of this great opportunity!
All interested teachers and leaders may sign up through this Google form.
Travel and meals are covered by WASC; release time is provided by Five Keys. Some visits do require a significant number of hours beyond your normal work hours. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEacher Coaches available
Teacher Coaches are have a wealth of experience with Five Keys. They are eager to collaborate with their colleagues. Our goal is to provide all teachers the opportunity to have protected time to work on a professional goal or project. Some of the subjects coaches can assist with are curriculum development, instructional strategies, classroom management and more. If you are interested in working with one please contact your regional Teacher Development Coordinator:
Facilitation Skills Workshops
We will continue to offer these workshops. In this workshop, the intent is to provide a quick overview of the New Hire Training program and adult learning theory. A key focus of the training is to provide facilitation tips and tricks and to provide multiple people the opportunity to facilitate. As new workshops are offered, emails are sent to all staff for enrollment.
Substitute Teacher Education Pilot (S.T.E.P) Program
SoCal and NorCal
Originally designed for subs but open to all teachers, this program includes a series of 8 classes covering the following topics:
Our current schedule for 2018 (SoCal):
October 6th: Classroom Management
November 3rd: Restorative Justice
January 12th*: Communication (Motivational Interviewing)
February 9th*: Teaching ESL/ELD
March 9th*: Lesson Design and Delivery
April 6th*: Organization and Grading
May 11th*: Cultural Competency and Trauma Informed Teaching
June 1st*: Interview Preparation
*Dates will be confirmed closer to the training. Email invites will be sent 2-3 weeks before the training.
Contact your principal if you are interested in attending!
NorCal Upcoming PDs
GOT PD FEEDBACK, SUGGESTIONS, IDEAS?
Do you have ideas to improve the PD blog page? Suggestions for future PD days? Recommendations on how to improve Five Keys PD offerings? Additional topics or ideas? Click here and tell us!
Free Workshops for Teachers - SoCal
Did you know that your teacher ID gives you free access to some of the best museums in Los Angeles?
Some local museums and organizations offer workshops to teachers, usually on weekends or holidays to accommodate the busy teacher's schedule.
Here are some museums and organizations that offer frequent teacher workshops in the L.A. area:
California Academy of Sciences
Natural History Museum of L.A. and the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
The Museum of Tolerance
Summer PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS
Are you looking to make travel plans for summer 2019? Programs are available that offer free, or with stipend, workshops and classes to teachers all over the U.S., and some abroad, during the summer vacation.
Here are a couple of options:
National Endowment for the Humanities: NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for K-12 educators and higher education faculty to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1,200-$3,300 help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs.
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History offers rigorous Teacher Seminars for K–12 educators. Held at colleges and historic sites across the US and abroad, the weeklong workshops include daily programs with leading American historians, visits to local historic sites, and hands-on work with primary sources.
STEMCAP: a GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
What is STEMCAP?
STEM education refers to the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEMCAP is Five Keys’ Credential Attainment Program for staff seeking a Single-Subject teaching credential in Math or Science. The areas of Technology and Engineering are addressed through the supplemental courses participants will be attending through Five Keys.
Book Club SoCal
In SoCal, there is a volunteer Book Club hosted by Clarece Weinraub, the Area Superintendent of Southern California. If you would like to join, fill out the Google form and submit it. You will be added to the email distribution list and provided additional information.