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May 2014

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N O M AT T E R T H E T O P I C or the grade confi guration of your school or your role, you'll fi nd outstanding workshops at CTA's conferences. Go to for details on summer offerings. CTA's Summer Institute is Aug. 3-7 at UCLA Summer Institute offers nine strands with tracks of instruction that span the entire week (Sunday to Thursday) and two that are two and a half days. Sessions include Communications, Instruction and Professional Development (IPD), Emerging Leaders, Bargaining, School Finance, Health and Welfare Issues, Legal Issues, and Member Benefi ts. The IPD Strand: Focus on Common Core District administrators, curriculum coordinators and other edu- cators are invited to attend the IPD Strand, which centers on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the accompanying new state assessment system, California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). Participants will: • Find new ideas to enhance instructional strategies for the CCSS. • Distinguish the difference between coherence in standards and instruction. • Examine the six item types that will be used to measure the CCSS. • Learn about Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) for interim and summative assessments. • Learn how to use formative assessments for student learning. Keynote speakers and topics include: • Dr. Bobb Darnell, Achievement Strategies — "Match Curriculum to the Common Core State Standards." • Cathleen Richardson, Apple Distinguished Educator — "Technology to Support Curriculum and Instruction." • Dr. W. James Popham, Technical Advisory Committee, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium — "Smarter Balanced Assessment and Formative Assessment for Instruction." Selected sessions will be simulcast live on the Web and archived at Common Core and summer learning Come with questions, leave with answers! Gifted and Talented Education Certificate UCSD Extension's Specialized Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education offers training for educators who want to teach and develop programs for gifted and talented students. The program meets training requirements for educators, counselors, psychologists, administrators, and others responsible for GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program services. The online program is designed for those new to gifted education and for experienced educators. The GATE Certificate is: • 100% online • Offers a comprehensive examination of characteristics and identification, curriculum differentiation, teaching strategies, and program develop- ment for gifted and talented students • Provides resources to build challenging curriculum and innovative instructional techniques Required Courses include: • Teaching the Gifted and Talented: Differentiating the Curriculum • Teaching the Gifted and Talented: Recognizing Individual Differences • Strategies for Teaching the Gifted and Talented • Program Development for the Gifted UC San Diego Extension also offers accessible and affordable online programs for K-12 and Postsecondary Educators. • New courses begin every month • Most programs can be completed online within 1 year • Interactive, Research-Based Programs with Practical Classroom Application Programs include: • CCTC Approved Clear Credential • CCTC-Approved CLAD Trough CTEL • CCTC-Approved Reading Authorization • Career and Technical Education (CTE) • College Counseling For More Information Please contact Morgan Appel, Director of Education at: (858) 534-9273 or • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) • Teaching Adult Learners • Teaching Online • Professional Development/ Salary Point Coursework Educator 05 May 2014 v1.6 int.indd 59 5/16/14 3:22 PM

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