Inside this issue, we celebrate the graduating 2013-2015 cohort of Cotsen mentors and fellows. During their two-year fellowship, these educators dedicated themselves to strengthening their craft by reflecting on their teaching practices, observing other teachers, and attending rigorous trainings and conferences provided by the ART of TEACHING. We are so proud of the 2013-2015 cohort and are certain they will continue to pursue excellence as Cotsen alumni.
As we say goodbye to the current mentors and fellows in our program within this issue, we also welcome and recognize the incoming cohort of educators. These 80+ educators come to us from eight school districts from Northern and Southern California, including Culver City, El Segundo, Fullerton, Live Oak, Los Angeles, Pajaro Valley, Tustin, and Wiseburn.
We also spotlight some of the professional development we have offered our participants in recent months, including an advanced CGI training for K-2 teachers with math specialist Nick Johnson at the helm. In April, we also had the great privilege of hosting more than 250 educators at a conference with highly regarded literacy author, Harvey Daniels, as guest speaker. We also co-sponsored a technology institute at Tustin Unified to help raise awareness of how to integrate technology and instruction in a meaningful manner.
Lastly, we highlight the extraordinary efforts of several Cotsen teachers, including a pair of fellows whose pursuit of professional development led them to Paris, France this year. We are delighted to share with you a glimpse into our program within this issue of Inside the ART of TEACHING!