2015 Good Teaching Conference (North) Virtual Pass

Creating 21st Century Learners: One Math Task At A Time


Learn how to integrate Common Core Math Standards to effectively teach a new generation of students, one math task at a time.

ELA Performance Tasks: Implications for the Classroom


This workshop will demonstrate how teachers can use Smarter Balanced resources to develop performance tasks in English Language Arts. Teachers will be able to use these resources to plan their curricular content and instructional design to maximize successful implementation of the California Common Core Standards.

Assessment Literacy in the 21st Century


With the ever-changing needs and demands that the classroom teacher faces today, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the role of assessment and its instructional value in the classroom. What does assessment look like under the California Assessment for Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)? What does it mean and why does it matter? We will be examining the intricacies of formative and summative assessments, and the basic principles of quality assessment practices.

Treasure Hunting: Common Core ELA, Math and Science Lessons, Units, Tools and Resources


Want to learn about useful Common Core ELA, Math and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) tools and resources? Bring your own technology device and follow-along as presenters provide a variety of already vetted curricular and instructional websites for the Common Core and NGSS. Learn about pathways within CTA and NEA to be leaders in these areas.

Common Core and Parent University: How Parents and Teachers are Working Together to Help Students Achieve


Parents and teachers are integral to a child’s education. At this session, you will learn about how Inglewood Teachers Association developed a “Parent University” learning collaborative that builds a bridge between the classroom and home.  Parent University involves both teachers and parents learning together (about the Common Core State Standards, professional development, access to resources, funds of knowledge, etc.) to help students learn and give them opportunities to learn. Come and gain tips on how you can develop your own Parent University.

Understanding The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and its Implications on Teaching and Learning


The new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) has changed how school districts are funded. In turn, districts are required to submit to their county office of education a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) addressing eight priority areas targeting conditions of learning, pupil outcomes, and engagement. Learn what is required in the LCAP and how it impacts all educators.

Diving Into Depth of Knowledge, Make Sure They “Get it”: Comprehension Skills in the Common Core


In this session, participants will learn several Common Core literacy strategies that will focus on how to teach comprehension to increase questioning skills.  Come and hear about close reading fundamentals, learn how to determine the Lexile level of a reading passage and review essential components of text complexity. Participants will also see student samples of performance task and engage in instructional strategies.

Creating Differentiated Math Lessons to Provide Access to CCSS for Students with Moderate to Severe Learning Disabilities


This workshop will describe a process for creating and differentiating Math lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards that would help teachers meet the needs of a variety of students with special needs. The presenter will share how he has created weekly plans and related materials to teach to a variety of math standards in hopes that other teachers can use the resources or build upon them for use in their own classrooms.