2017 Spring & Summer Professional Learning with WestEd
2018 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

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

English Language Learners

ELA/ELD Framework Intensive Summer Institutes

Better understand and be able to implement — or facilitate the implementation of — effective instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Deepen and broaden your understanding of the California ELA/ELD Framework and the California ELD Standards to plan for and support instruction of integrated and designated ELD.

  • June 13-15, 2017
    (additional leadership session on June 16) Union City, CA
  • August 1-3, 2017
    (additional leadership session on August 4) San Diego, CA

For: School and district teams of teacher leaders, coaches, principals, district staff, interested district and county office leaders, university teacher education faculty, interested community organizations

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

Learn how to develop student and staff capacity to lead school climate and wellness improvement efforts that help increase student engagement, attendance, achievement, and success.

To learn more, please contact Christina Pate at [email protected] or 562.799.5423.

  • 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

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.

  • June 20–21, 2017
    Los Alamitos, CA

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

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