June 28, 2021 8:00 amThis blog entry focuses on the professional development work the Waugh Elementary School District and Old Adobe Union School District ILC team in Sonoma County has designed that is centered on designing meaningful adult learning and developing equity-centered instructional practice.
May 17, 2021 8:00 amThe SBCUSD ILC team has focused on developing relationships and intentionally collaborating with people who hold different roles, such as teachers, administrators, and union leaders, and expanded their connections by joining district committees. In turn, these connections increased the number of people in the district who were aware of teacher-led professional development. After surveying teachers and talking with district personnel, they created professional development sessions on a wide range of topics.
April 12, 2021 8:00 amThe ILC Ethnic Studies team in Los Angeles County has spent the past four years hosting workshops for teachers designed to prepare educators to teach ethnic studies courses and develop ethnic studies curriculum. The team is passionate about ethnic studies because they know that the discipline of ethnic studies saves lives and is transformative for all students, especially students of color. They are working hard to spread their passion and experienced ethnic studies instructional practices in Los Angeles, other parts of California, and beyond.
February 17, 2021 8:00 amIn West Contra Costa USD, the ILC team is supporting remote learning during the pandemic by producing read-aloud videos in which local educators read culturally relevant literature to be distributed in virtual elementary classrooms. In previous years, they used the “teachers teaching teachers” model to share teachers’ expertise on a variety of topics, including persevering in solving math problems and supporting students with autism in writing.
January 12, 2021 12:00 pmThe Nevada County ILC team in Northern California is leading a coordinated effort across seven districts and the county office to develop teacher leader cohorts using UDL inquiry cycles to address problems of practice related to student engagement.
January 12, 2021 12:00 pmThe Jurupa USD ILC team in Southern California is leading a team of teachers to share UDL practices in the district through a “teachers teaching teachers” model. District and site leadership as well as the local union president are supporting their efforts.
November 16, 2020 8:00 amIn Oroville, an ILC team is working with local teacher leaders who will provide all of the Distance Learning Training for Oroville Union High School District teachers in 2020-21. The district is providing funding for these teachers to attend professional learning sessions outside of their work day.