Inside the ART of TEACHING Fall 2014 Issue

Inside the ART of TEACHING Fall 2014 Issue

Inside this issue, we revisit the last few months of the ART of TEACHING program, including our annual conference, formative assessment training, new professional development designed specifically for the administrators in our program, alumni-specific training, and new differentiated math training, facilitated by leading experts. We also acknowledge the achievements of several Cotsen educators and catch up […]

Cotsen Schools Recognized for Their Achievements in 2013-2014

Since 2001, the ART of TEACHING has been involved with more than 120 schools across Northern and Southern California and has impacted an estimated 900 educators who have enriched the lives of thousands of students. We are proud of all of the educators and schools in the ART of TEACHING network, and would like to take […]

9th Annual ART of TEACHING Conference Opening Remarks

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING hosted its 9th Annual the ART of TEACHING Conference, where hundreds of educators – mostly alumni and current participants in the ART of TEACHING fellowship – gathered in Long Beach for a full day of professional development. Watch opening remarks by Jerry […]

Educating Students Well; Our Challenge and Imperative

Educating Students Well; Our Challenge and Imperative

As another academic year begins, and students settle into the rhythm of school, I am reminded of how teaching isn’t just a noble profession.  It is for most educators, indeed a calling.  A calling that challenges them to link the present with the future, by preparing our nation’s most important asset for a life we […]

Reflections on a Remarkable Year

Reflections on a Remarkable Year

Persistence, grit, and mental muscle, are just a few of the many terms being bandied about in educational circles today. Often associated with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), these terms frequently are used to convey the tenacity and deep effort that these rigorous standards require. While it is true that in order to meet […]

‘Inside the ART of TEACHING’ Spring Issue Now Available

Within these pages, we explore the latest happenings at the ART of TEACHING, including our recently expanded slate of professional development offerings. With more math labs, observations, and a greater focus on instructional technology, this past year has been one of our busiest and most fruitful years. Inside this issue, look for a special message […]

Cotsen Schools Make the CBEE Honor Roll

Each year, the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE), which is comprised of California business leaders who have come together in efforts to improve public education and close the achievement gap, recognizes high performing public schools in California through the CBEE Honor Roll School program. This year, CBEE recognized a record number of Honor Roll […]

NCLE Survey Explores the Paths to Standards Implementation

In October 2013, the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING conducted a survey of nearly 900 of its current and alumni program participants, as part of a survey organized by the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE), a coalition of leading education organizations, foundations, and experts dedicated to improving literacy learning across the country. […]

Effective Teacher Training Critical to Success of Common Core Math

By Lillian Mongeau, EdSource The quality of teacher training will be crucial to the success of the new Common Core State Standards in math, educators say, and the pressure is on districts to give elementary school teachers the skills they’ll need to provide students with a firm foundation in early arithmetic. “My big worry is […]

Ed Foundation Presents Grant To School Board

From the Culver City Observer At the January 14 CCUSD School Board meeting the Culver City Education Foundation presented a $155,000 check for a two-year grant from the California Community Foundation. $125,000 of this grant will support the ART of TEACHING program over the course of two years, providing professional development training in mathematics for […]