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April 1, 2017

Spring and Summer Professional Learning with WestEd

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2017 Spring and Summer Professional Learning with WestEd
Join us for upcoming professional learning opportunities in such areas as early childhood development, school leadership, and literacy. Gain new knowledge, skills, and understanding to help ensure success for all learners, from infants to adults.
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Early Childhood Development & Learning

California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations Seminar

Deepen your understanding of infant and toddler learning and focus on infant and toddler learning and development, including the competencies children typically attain during the birth-to-36-month period.
  • April 8, 2017
    Napa, CA


For: Teachers and family child care providers serving children birth to three

Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) Trainer Institute, Modules III & IV

Build and sustain this comprehensive institute that promotes responsive, caring relationships for infants and toddlers, and employs evidence-based training materials and strategies.
  • June 11–17, 2017
    Berkeley, CA


For: Infant/Toddler Program teaching staff, center administration/leadership staff, family child care providers, special educators/early interventionists, college instructors, trainers/adult educators

Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) Home Visiting Institute

Acquire strategies and tools to build and sustain strong alliances with families, to support their children’s development, and to implement effective home visiting practices.
  • May 7–12, 2017
    Berkeley, CA


For: Home visiting program directors, home visitors and health providers, trainers and adult educators

English Language Learners

Quality Teaching for English Learners Summer Institute

Build your expertise to engage, challenge, and support English learners in deep, transferable learning.
  • July 10–14, 2017
    San Francisco, CA


For: Teachers, principals, district leaders

Health, Safety, & Well-Being

School Climate & Wellness Partnership

Engage in a 10-month partnership designed to empower your students and staff to implement practices and policies that result in a safer and more supportive school environment.
  • Dates: ongoing throughout the academic school year (Locations: 7 on-site sessions at your school/district with continuous remote support)


For: District leaders, teachers, students, families, communities


Reading Apprenticeship Introduction

Help students become better readers, writers, and problem solvers. Reading Apprenticeship offers teachers strategies to help students, grades 8-12, construct text-based arguments and communicate clearly what they are learning. Not just in English class, but in every subject.
  • June 26–28, 2017
    Oakland, CA
  • July 31–August 2, 2017
    Oakland, CA


For: Middle and high school subject area teachers, teacher leaders

Reading Apprenticeship for Higher Education

Support your students in developing literacy competencies, subject area knowledge, and learner dispositions. Choose from an array of courses, both in-person and online.
  • Location flexible, depending on course:
    At your site
    At WestEd offices


For: Higher education instructors of all subject areas and levels

Schools, Districts, and State Education Systems

Transforming Schools Through Distributed Leadership: A Path to Equity

Design a school improvement process that uses distributed leadership to shape a collaborative culture of teaching and learning, grounded in equity.
  • April 24–25, 2017
    Phoenix, AZ
  • April 27–28, 2017
    Oakland, CA
  • June 1–2, 2017
    Flagstaff, AZ
  • June 20–21, 2017
    Los Alamitos, CA


For: District & school administrators, coaches and teacher leaders, interested district and county office leaders


Aim for Algebra 3-Day Professional Learning Institutes

Experience the Aim for Algebra curriculum as we engage in and develop instructional strategies that can help improve students’ algebra outcomes.
  • June 14–16, 2017
    Redwood City, CA
  • June 26–28, 2017
    Los Alamitos, CA


For: Middle and high school teachers, math coaches, teacher leaders, teachers of intervention

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