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District Professional Development Offerings

 
 
All Professional Development provided in the District is aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession:
 
CSTP 1:  Engaging and Supporting all Students in Learning
CSTP 2:  Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments for Student Learning
CSTP 3: Understanding and Organizing Subject Matter for Student Learning
CSTP 4: Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for All Students
CSTP 5: Assessing Students for Learning
CSTP 6: Developing as a Professional Educator
 

 
The District Focus for Professional Development centers around the following topics with corresponding standards:
 
1.  Student Engagement (CSTP 1, 2, 3)
2.  Use of Assessment Data to  improve student performance and close the achievement gap (CSTP 1 and 4)
3.  Collaboration among teachers during Planned Teacher Time (PTT) to engage in reflective and critical conversations about student performance for the purpose of improving instruction (CSTP 5, 6).
4.  English Learners (CSTP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
5.  Technology (CSTP 1, 3, 5)
6.  Use of Writing Strategies and assessements to improve student work products across all grade levels (CSTP 1, 3, 4, 5)
7.  Fidelity to the Core Curriculum including First Best Instruction (CSTP 1, 3, 4)
8.  College Career Readiness for all students to have access to a rigorous course sequence (CSTP 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
 

Below are the various course descriptions that CNUSD has committed as part of their vision for helping students achieve at the highest levels:
 
Assessment
CELDT
STAR
Key Data
Big Idea
Big Idea - Math Teams, Days 1 through 4
 
BTSA
Seminar for Year Ones
Seminar for Year Twos
SIOP
Differentiated Instruction
Special Populations
 
CTe Writer
 
ELD
Bilingual Paraprofessional Workshops (Grades K-12)
Duel Immersion
ELD Pacing Guides for Inside (Grades 7 & 8)
ELD Pacing Guides for High Point (Grades 6-12)
ELD Pacing Guides for Avenues (Grades K-5)
ELD Pacing Guides for EDGE (Grades 9-12)
English Learner Contact Workshops (Grades K-12)
Kinder Readiness (Pre-K)
SIOP Training (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Trainer of Trainers Days 1-4 (K-6)
SIOP Trainer of Trainers - Days 1 through 4 (7-12)
SIOP Trainer of Trainers Follow-up (7-12)
 
 
Engagement
Kagan Cooperative Learning
Engagement Cube - John Antonetti
Pivot Engagement Training
School-Wide Implementation Support
Thinking Maps
 
English Language Arts
Kate Kinsella
Publisher Specific Trainings
   AB466
Sound Spelling Cards
SETPD
District Pacing Guides
 
ERWC
 
Leadership
Superintendent's Leadership Council
Pivot Training
RCOE Leadership Training
SB472 - Ask Barbara
 
Math
Lobard and Fulton
Elementary Content Specific Workshops
Publisher-based Trainings
Math Task Force
Site Specific Implementation Support
District Pacing Guides
 
Special Education
 
Student Services
Second Step  (Nurse)
DARE - Drug Prevention Training
TUPEE - Smoking Awareness
  
Technology
Smart Board
Responders
Discovery Learning (ask Ben)
 
Writing
Step up to Writing 
   Days 1-4
   Refresher Course
   Site Specific Requests for Review and Implementation