Saturday Seminar Series 2018-2019
We will be offering three Saturday Seminars for the 2018-19 academic year. These are high-quality, Professional Development workshops on Saturdays with focuses on mathematics, science, and writing.
Converging and Emerging with Equity
The Bay Area Writing, Science, and Mathematics Projects are creating the next generation professional growth experiences converging on the use of writing as a sense-making tool in the content areas.
We are emerging from our silos with a renewed commitment to help students understand the genres of language of math and science. To that end, we are generating new synergies to provide the teachers we serve with hands-on experiences to strengthen their capacity to support students communicating their conceptual understanding and reasoning. We need to do all this through a framework of equity.
Location: Longfellow Middle School
Individual Sessions $35
All 3 sessions $90 ($15 cheaper!)
Registration now open! —> Saturday Seminar
Discounts: Teams of three or more get a 15% discount*
*Group registration required. Use the ID code 3ormore when entering in the third attendee to have the discount applied
Credits: 1 CEU Unit available from Dominican University for attending all three Seminars and submitting a short paper.
Cost for CEU Unit is $55. Additional information and paperwork will be provided at the first event.
Questions: Email Jasmine Lopez or call (510) 642-7487
September 29, 2018
Gloria Ladson-Billings’ notion of “culturally relevant pedagogy” has continued to be a popular pedagogical approach within the broader educational community as schools continue to face the many challenges and benefits that come with ever diversifying student populations. However, many educators still find themselves unclear and confused when considering how to apply the concept across various subject areas and school culture work. This session will attempt to address critical questions regarding the possibilities for the collective embracing and implementation of a culturally relevant pedagogy at your school site.
Guest Speaker: Darrick Smith, Ed.D
Dr. Darrick Smith is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco and Co-Director of the School of Education’s new Transformative School Leadership (TSL) program. His research interests include culturally responsive discipline practices; critical pedagogy; social justice leadership, and equity issues in higher education. Dr. Smith is the founder and former Director of the TryUMF (pronounced “triumph”) program in Oakland, CA and formerly served as the Co-Director/Principal of the June Jordan School for Equity in San Francisco. As a result of his work with the Foundation for California Community Colleges, he currently serves as a recommended consultant for the system’s Professional Learning Network. Dr. Smith also currently serves as a national consultant for the Now is the Time Technical Assistance (NITT-TA) Center funded through the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
January 26, 2019, 2018
Students Are Thinkers: Developing a Dynamic Approach to Teaching in our Schools
At the center of teaching is understanding the intellectual power of our students. What do we learn from our students? How do we distill what we’ve understood into anti-racist teaching strategies? Hear from a panel of experienced educators and journalists grappling with these questions.
Guest Speakers: “Mission High”
Pirette McKamey has been an educator since 1989 and is now an Assistant Principal at Mission High. An educator for thirty years, Robert Roth teaches both History and Ethnic Studies at Mission High. Kristina Rizga is the author of Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers Who Made It Triumph. Bita Nazarian directs 826 Valencia, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting under-resourced students with their creative and expository writing skills. Roth, McKamey, and Nazarian are all Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP) Teacher Consultants.
March 23, 2019
Guest Speaker: Ruth Cossey
Ruth Cossey teaches pre-service mathematics methods, Equity Leadership, and master degree research courses in the Mills College School of Education in Oakland, California, where she has taught over 20 years. Her most recent research focuses on the establishment of the Oakland Urban Teacher Residency which supports career development of excellent mathematics and science teachers in Oakland. Before holding an endowed Chair at Mills College, Professor Cossey was a mathematics teacher in elementary and secondary schools in Oakland, Washington DC, and Richmond, California. Cossey is co-author of Family Math.