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12th Annual ART of TEACHING Conference Opening Remarks

During the opening session, Jerry Harris, the ART of TEACHING’s executive director, welcomed the group. “Today is our opportunity as a professional family to reconnect, share a meal, engage in stimulating conversation, and strengthen the ties that bind us together as a family as we continue to grow into a formidable force committed to instructional […]

The 12th Annual ART of TEACHING Conference

In the fall of 2006 the Cotsen Foundation held its first Annual ART of TEACHING Conference with just over 200 in attendance. The conference’s intent was to jump start mentors’ and fellows’ ideas and motivation for enhancing their teaching practice in both content and pedagogy. To achieve this, the Cotsen Foundation brought in speakers with […]

Instructional Leaders Focus on Leadership for Excellence in Cotsen Schools

Instructional Leaders Focus on Leadership for Excellence in Cotsen Schools

More than sixty Cotsen alumni and current principals, teachers and district office administrators from across Southern California gathered at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza for a working breakfast meeting. The instructional leaders came to explore the wide range of supports available to them as administrators of Cotsen schools. The four-hour breakfast meeting was the first […]

Welcome Back: A Message From Jerry Harris

Welcome Back: A Message From Jerry Harris

It’s that time of year again… time for sharpened new pencils, fresh unused crayons, and shiny clean mobile devices neatly placed on desks for eager students; time for anxious parents who just want to make sure their child was assigned to the classroom with the best teacher in that grade level, (of course that generally […]