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Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING Awards Grants to Support Teacher-Parent Collaboration and Teacher Professional Growth

In November, the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING awarded more than $153,000 in grants to a number of its participants to support projects and professional learning taking place in the 2015-2016 school year. Funds will support such projects as Teaching Our Children Student-Centered Mathematics, Targeted Classroom Discussions That Work, Ways to Inspire Mathematical […]

Cotsen Alumna Honored for Work with Technology in Education

Cotsen Alumna Honored for Work with Technology in Education

In October 2015, Cotsen alumna Claudette Pantney was the recipient of the San Gabriel Valley CUE Outstanding Teacher Award in recognition of her contributions to educational technology in a classroom setting. Now, Claudette is being considered for the national CUE Outstanding Teacher of the Year award. Currently a 5th grade teacher at La Verne Science & […]

Sharing Inquiry

Sharing Inquiry

“What is the question?” “In what way is that question interpretive as opposed to evaluative?” “Pose only questions that have, at the least, two possible answers for a given passage of a text.” Such was the conversation at the Shared Inquiry training on December 2nd at the Long Beach Teacher Resource Center, led by Kriko […]

Coeur d'Alene Elementary;  One School's Journey Towards Instructional Excellence

Coeur d’Alene Elementary; One School’s Journey Towards Instructional Excellence

Coeur d’Alene Elementary;   One School’s Journey Towards Instructional Excellence LAUSD’s Coeur d’Alene Avenue Elementary School in Venice is a stunning example of what can be accomplished when dedicated teachers, a visionary school leader, and outside foundation support come together in common pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning. As principal of Coeur d’Alene, Andrew […]

Shared Inquiry on Display in Cotsen Classrooms

Acacia Elementary (Fullerton School District) and Coeur D’Alene (Los Angeles Unified School District) welcomed film crews to selected Cotsen classrooms the week of Oct. 12. Headed by Bill Siegel, Great Books Foundation staff member and professional learning consultant who trains educators how to use Shared Inquiry, the team videoed Shared Inquiry conversations in the classrooms […]

Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING Hosts a Day of Learning with Lucy Calkins

Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING Hosts a Day of Learning with Lucy Calkins

     The highly anticipated conference, Lifting the Level of Reading Comprehension, Grades 2-5, fills to capacity within days of being announced as Cotsen educators eager to hear from literacy expert and author, Lucy Calkins, whose Units of Study books have influenced reading and writing instruction in Cotsen classrooms across California.  LOS ANGELES, CA, October 29, […]

Teaching for Understanding: James Stigler’s Keynote at 10th Annual ART of TEACHING Conference

Dr. James Stigler, Professor of Psychology at UCLA, delivers the keynote address at the 10th Annual the ART of TEACHING Conference. In his remarks, Dr. Stigler explores the importance of creating learning opportunities for students that deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts.

Engaging Students for Mastery: 10th Annual the ART of TEACHING Conference

Engaging Students for Mastery: 10th Annual the ART of TEACHING Conference

ENGAGING STUDENTS FOR MASTERY: 10TH ANNUAL THE ART OF TEACHING CONFERENCE Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING kicks off the 2015-2016 school year with annual conference, now in its tenth year LOS ANGELES, CA, September 30, 2015 — Hundreds of educators from school districts across California converged on the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Long Beach bright and […]

Opening Remarks at the 10th Annual the ART of TEACHING Conference

The Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING hosted its 10th Annual the ART of TEACHING Conference on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Watch Jerry Harris, the foundation’s executive director, kickoff the conference and welcome the crowd of more than 400 educators to the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, CA.    

Excellence, a Matter of Choice

Excellence, a Matter of Choice

There is something palpably electric about the start of a new school year. Students bounding down gleaming freshly polished hallways that custodians worked through the hottest part of the summer to prepare, and heading into classrooms where teachers have toiled countless hours to create environments that dazzle the eyes and ignite the mind. Principals balancing […]