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ART of TEACHING In the News: Sept. 6, 2016

The Cotsen Foundation for the Art of Teaching is immensely proud of the teachers and partners that continually strive for educational excellence. To keep you up to date on stories about the Cotsen Foundation in the media, we track stories in the news on our fellows, mentors, and partners by providing a link to the story as it […]

The ART of TEACHING and CUE 2016

The ART of TEACHING and CUE 2016

The atmosphere of Palm Springs was electric Mar. 17-19, as approximately 7,000 eager educators converged on the desert community to attend CUE 2016. Now in its 35th year of existence, CUE (Computer Using Educators) is California’s oldest and largest education technology conference. Over the last several years, it has grown in regard and prominence nationally, […]

Cotsen Schools Among Recipients of the 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award

Earlier in April, the 2016 California Gold Ribbon Schools were announced, recognizing 772 elementary schools in California “that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.” The Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING congratulates all recipients, and would like to recognize the schools that […]

STEAM Ahead Conference: Cotsen Alumni and Educators Share Expertise

Questions, solutions, and innovations surrounding technology in the classroom explored at first conference of its kind. The Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING’s inaugural STEAM Ahead Conference, which took place in February at Oak Middle School in Los Alamitos, provided a forum for seasoned and new presenters to come together to help their fellow […]

Cotsen’s Saturday CGI Workshops Offer Differentiated Trainings

This spring, the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING offered Cotsen fellows, mentors, and alumni the opportunity to attend differentiated CGI trainings for non-beginners with math specialist Nick Johnson (UCLA) at the helm. The first training (grades 3-5) took place on Saturday, Feb. 27, and the second session (grades K-2) took place on Saturday, Mar. […]

The Power of Mindset: Cotsen Educators Explore Growth Mindset in Mathematics

Dozens of Cotsen teachers attended a February workshop entitled The Mindset Revolution: Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset led by Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and sponsored by UCLA Mathematics Project (at UCLA Center X) and the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. Dr. Boaler, author of Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students’ Potential […]

Cotsen to Host Multiple Events on one Saturday in February

The Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING will be hosting two separate professional development events on Saturday, Feb. 27, and is expecting a combined 200 educators in attendance at both events. In recent years, the Foundation has been offering an increasing number of conferences and workshops, some held on Saturdays, in an effort to meet […]

Cotsen Offers In-House Balanced Literacy Trainings

The Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING hosted six days of trainings between October 2015 and January 2016 focused on the Balanced Literacy approach. For the first time, several of the trainings were facilitated in-house by a Cotsen team member. Angela Bae, ART of TEACHING alumna and its current Senior Program Officer, facilitated half […]

Teaching for Engagement: Santa Fe Retreat Underscores Power of Inquiry-Based Learning

A conference sponsored by Heinemann, Teaching for Engagement, Inquiry, and Understanding: Reaching Beyond the Standards took place in Santa Fe, New Mexico from Jan. 15 – 18. Harvey “Smokey” Daniels served as the host of the weekend-long conference which was attended by Angela Bae, a representative of the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING, […]

Cotsen 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 […]