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LCFF Professional Development Opportunities

This page highlights state-wide professional learning trainings aligned to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) priorities that support improving student outcomes.
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Ongoing Training Opportunities
Date Title Description Locaton LCFF Priority
Ongoing Designing an Elementary or Secondary Autism Program External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Participants will receive information on operational classroom features for developing and sustaining successful autism programs. Information on assessment/evaluation and IEP's, data analysis, environmental setup and materials, instructional delivery, and fidelity in implementation of evidence-based practices will be provided.

Participants will be able to:

  • Use a rubric to evaluate needs, capacity, and feasibility of implementing evidence-based practices for elementary or secondary programs serving students with ASD and related disorders.
  • Understand the features of comprehensive program development and management.
  • Walk away with resources to support sustainability and fidelity in program implementation.
Fresno, California 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ongoing Educational Impacts of Environmental Adversity External link opens in new window or tab. How can we help students with histories of school or family interruptions?

Students who move frequently, have experienced trauma, live in environmentally challenged settings, or are in foster care, often arrive at school with scattered academic, emotional and behavioral profiles.

Fresno, California 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ongoing Selective Mutism: Assessment and Intervention Strategies External link opens in new window or tab.

Individuals with Selective Mutism are at a significant disadvantage personally, socially, and educationally. These “quiet” children are not just choosing not to communicate. Selective Mutism is described as social communication anxiety. It not only affects verbal communication, but also nonverbal communication skills. Selective Mutism is no longer a rare disorder, with a prevalence of 1 in 143. This training will discuss assessment and treatment of students with Selective Mutism utilizing a team approach.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand a multifaceted assessment approach
  • Identify members of a transdisciplinary team
  • List and understand the four stages of Selective Mutism
  • Identify evidence-based treatment approaches
Fresno, California 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ongoing Intersectionality – Raising a Deaf Child in a Multicultural Home External link opens in new window or tab. Not available Riverside, California 3, 5, 6
Ongoing Change the Environment, Change the Behavior External link opens in new window or tab. Not available Riverside, California 5, 6, 7
Ongoing California Early Childhood Education Mentor Program External link opens in new window or tab. California Early Childhood Education Mentor Program is the largest mentoring program for child care professionals in the US. This program has provided advanced training for experienced child care workers who wish to become mentors to new practitioners. The California Early Childhood Mentor Program provides resources and support to aspiring and experienced teachers and administrators in programs serving children birth to five and before- and after-school programs. Various 2
Ongoing California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation (CIBC) Network External link opens in new window or tab. The California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation (CIBC) Network is a project of the California Department of Education, Early Education & Support Division, coordinated by the WestEd Center for Prevention & Early Intervention. The CIBC Network offers on-site consultation and technical assistance to early care and education providers seeking to support the learning and development of children ages birth to 5 with disabilities and other special needs and those with challenging behaviors in early care and education settings. Various 2
Ongoing CPIN Transitional Kindergarten (TK) External link opens in new window or tab. CPIN Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Leads provide professional learning for TK teachers on the nine domains of the Preschool Learning Foundations and Curriculum Frameworks. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released a letter regarding these new professional learning opportunities through CPIN. To learn more about in-person professional learning opportunities for TK teachers, please contact the CPIN regional lead in your region. Various 2
Ongoing California School-Age Consortium External link opens in new window or tab. CalSAC enhances competency by providing free and low cost training to out-of-school time programs. CalSAC provides training in an array of content areas from foundational skills needed to work with children and youth to leadership skills for supervising staff and managing programs. Training is also provided on timely topics areas such as STEM, working with English Learners, bullying prevention, restorative practices, Summer Learning and supporting social-emotional learning and character development skills development. Various 4, 5, 6
Ongoing Center for Prevention and Early Intervention External link opens in new window or tab.

The Center for Prevention & Early Intervention (CPEI) provides training and technical assistance in policy development, translation of research to practice, systems evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based practices in support of children and youth (birth through age 22) with, or at risk for, disabilities and their families. CPEI partners with state and local education and human service agencies to promote a comprehensive approach to improving developmental, academic, and behavioral outcomes for children and youth. Strategies and tools include effective practices to build the capacity of systems and educators and other providers as they implement and support successful outcomes for diverse populations. QTEL engages in multi-year partnerships with districts and/or schools featuring customized professional learning for teachers, administrators, and instructional coaches.

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Ongoing Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) External link opens in new window or tab. CDTC provides services, training, technical assistance, and resources to students and professionals working with and for children. In doing so, we help promote professionalism and high quality early care and education programs that benefit California’s children and families. Various 2
Ongoing CompSAT External link opens in new window or tab. CompSAT is a competencies-based, self-assessment toolkit. One of the hallmarks of a profession is standards for best practice. In California, early childhood educators have established a comprehensive set of expectations for our profession, set forth in the California Department of Education Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Competencies. CompSAT is the companion to the CA ECE Competencies. CompSAT guides early educators through a process of self-reflection and authentic assessment in the 12 competency areas detailed in the ECE Competencies.

CompSAT invites you to join a professional development journey in which you will reflect on your everyday practice, examine what you know and are able to do, and learn and grow at your own pace. Through interactive, multimedia tools, you will enhance your learning, explore your dispositions, and identify your strengths and needs. You will hear from and see others throughout this experience who are just like you — with the same questions, challenges, and joys. Whatever your role in the ECE field, we invite you to begin your professional development journey with CompSAT, the companion guide to the ECE Competencies.

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Ongoing Desired Results Access Project External link opens in new window or tab. The Desired Results Access Project supports California’s early childhood special education community to understand, use, and benefit from the DRDP (2015). We value collaborative, strengths-based, and evidence-based approaches to professional development. We strive to provide high quality, responsive, and useful assistance to the field. Our values align to the California Training and Technical Assistance Collaborative’s (TTAC) Core Messages. TTAC is an interagency partnership dedicated to delivering quality personnel development activities for those who serve children birth-5 with disabilities and other special needs and their families. We believe that professional development activities, when guided by these Core Messages, promote positive outcomes for young children and their families.

The Desired Results Access Project supports special educators, administrators, and families in implementing the California Department of Education’s Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP (2015)) for:

  • All infants and toddlers with Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) who are reported in the CASEMIS system; and
  • All preschool-age children (3 - 5 year olds not enrolled in transitional kindergarten or kindergarten) who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
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Ongoing Inclusion Collaborative External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF) The Inclusion Collaborative believes that every individual regardless of abilities and disabilities has the right to full access to quality inclusive learning and community environments. Enhance the knowledge and skills of your team with professional development, coaching and technical assistance from the Inclusion Collaborative. Whether you need a focused solution, a short-term, or a long-term, tailored strategy, our expert trainers and coaches are ready to help meet all of your professional development, coaching and technical assistance needs. More than 2,000 early childhood providers along with multiple School Districts in California rely on the Inclusion Collaborative evidence-based and competency-based trainings and support each year. Various 2, 3
May 2018 Training Opportunities
Date Title Description Locaton LCFF Priority
May 1, 2018 Accelerating Into NGSS Statewide Rollout External link opens in new window or tab.
If you have not experienced Phases 1-4 of the Statewide Rollout, or are feeling behind with the implementation of NGSS, the Accelerating Into NGSS Statewide Rollout will provide you with the greatest hits from Phases 1-4!
Irvine, California 2, 4
May 3, 2018 Accelerating Into NGSS Statewide Rollout External link opens in new window or tab.
If you have not experienced Phases 1-4 of the Statewide Rollout, or are feeling behind with the implementation of NGSS, the Accelerating Into NGSS Statewide Rollout will provide you with the greatest hits from Phases 1-4!
Visalia, California 2, 4
May 7, 2018 Accelerating Into NGSS Statewide Rollout External link opens in new window or tab.
If you have not experienced Phases 1-4 of the Statewide Rollout, or are feeling behind with the implementation of NGSS, the Accelerating Into NGSS Statewide Rollout will provide you with the greatest hits from Phases 1-4!
Sacramento, California 2, 4
May 9, 2018 Child and Adult Care Food Program New Meal Patterns Effective October 1, 2017, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal pattern changed. This is the first major meal pattern update since 1968! CACFP program operators will receive up-to-date information on the CACFP new meal patterns, including information on nutrition, portion sizes, appropriate crediting, and documentation. In addition, this session will provide program operators with information on changes to child and adult meal service, guidance for serving various populations and resources that will assist them in implementing the new requirements. Oakland, California 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
May 9, 2018 "Student Success By Design" 82nd Annual CASCWA State Conference External link opens in new window or tab. The annual conference of the California Association of Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance focuses on model practices for Priority 5 (Pupil Engagement) and Priority 6 (School Climate) of the Local Control and Accountability Plan. Fresno, California 5, 6
May 22, 2018 Child and Adult Care Food Program New Meal Patterns Effective October 1, 2017, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal pattern changed. This is the first major meal pattern update since 1968! CACFP program operators will receive up-to-date information on the CACFP new meal patterns, including information on nutrition, portion sizes, appropriate crediting, and documentation. In addition, this session will provide program operators with information on changes to child and adult meal service, guidance for serving various populations and resources that will assist them in implementing the new requirements. San Diego, California 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
May 23, 2018 Department of Education's (CDE) first Media and Information Literacy Summit External link opens in new window or tab. This opportunity offers a full day with expert speakers and panelists discussing what information literacy is, why it is important, and how to use the Model School Library Standards (MSLS) to support the development of those skills
Sacramento, California 2, 4
May 24, 2018 History Social Science Framework Rollout These conferences provide a full-day examination of the 1) instructional shifts in the new CA History-Social Science Framework, 2) updated and expanded content of the grade level and supporting chapters, and 3) alignment of history social science instruction with the CA English Language Arts and English Language Development standards.
Sacramento, California 2, 4
June 2018 Training Opportunities
Date Title Description Locaton LCFF Priority
June 6, 2018 California Science Test (CAST) Academy External link opens in new window or tab.
This one-day CAST Academy will provide the training materials to COE teams and familiarize them with the content so that they are equipped to conduct their own CAST Academy for schools and school districts.
Sacramento, California 4
June 14, 2018 Accelerating Into NGSS Statewide Rollout External link opens in new window or tab.
If you have not experienced Phases 1-4 of the Statewide Rollout, or are feeling behind with the implementation of NGSS, the Accelerating Into NGSS Statewide Rollout will provide you with the greatest hits from Phases 1-4!
Imperial, California 2, 4

 

August 2018 Training Opportunities
Date Title Description Locaton LCFF Priority
August 2, 2018 History Social Science Framework Rollout

These conferences provide a full-day examination of the:

  • instructional shifts in the new CA History-Social Science Framework
  • updated and expanded content of the grade level and supporting chapters
  • alignment of history social science instruction with the CA English Language Arts and English Language Development standards."
Shasta, California 2, 4

 

October 2018 Training Opportunities
Date Title Description Locaton LCFF Priority
October 9, 2018 Title I Conference
This forum allows educators the opportunity to share evidence-based educational and learning activities and strategies that assist with closing the achievement gap.
Los Angeles, California 4
October 28, 2018 STEAM Symposium External link opens in new window or tab.
This Symposium offers practical strategies, new ideas, classroom resources and curriculum, networking and inspiration to reinvigorate practice for all educators implementing STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Math).
Long Beach, California 2, 4

 

 

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 16, 2018