Reading Apprenticeship – Summer Institutes
For: Middle, high school, and college teachers of all subjects
Model for students the strategies you use as an expert reader in your subject area! Reading Apprenticeship institutes cover a wide variety of subjects and grade levels, but whichever you choose – you'll develop your ability to engage students in recognizing their own thinking processes ("metacognition"), simultaneously accelerate subject area learning and literacy, foster problem-solving skills and persistent learning dispositions, and ultimately turn the sustained work of learning back to students.
English Learners with Disabilities: Challenges, Strategies, and Tools for Inclusive Schools
For: teachers, administrators, instructional leaders, support personnel
This two-day online summer institute is designed to help educators support English learners with disabilities. Participants will gain an understanding of how to implement evidence-based instructional strategies using supportive frameworks appropriate for online and site-based learning environments. Drawing on WestEd’s longstanding expertise in this interdisciplinary area of work, participants will learn how to apply knowledge and skills needed to improve student outcomes.
Formative Assessment – Virtual Institutes
For: teachers, instructional leaders, school and district leaders
This summer, online formative assessment professional development opportunities are available for teachers, coaches, and school and district leaders. Join us and learn how to shift teaching away from traditional instructional models toward more equitable practices that promote shared responsibility for learning between students and instructors. Virtual formative assessment summer institutes will offer two tracks: introductory and advanced.
K-12 Alliance and California NGSS Collaborative – Professional Development
For: California teachers, teacher leaders, coaches, school and district teams
In collaboration with the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Collaborative, WestEd’s K-12 Alliance will offer online summer institutes designed to enhance teacher knowledge of three-dimensional science content, strengthen pedagogical techniques, assess the progression of student learner mindsets, and engage school leaders in collective efforts to provide standards-aligned science education to all students. The K-12 Alliance is recognized in California statewide as a premier professional development initiative for implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards.