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Cotsen Alumni Take On New Leadership Roles and Advance Their Learning 

We would like to take this time to welcome Angela Bae to the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING as our new Senior Program Officer. Angela comes to us from Growing Educators and was previously an ART of TEACHING fellow from the Lawndale Elementary School District from 2007 to 2009. As we welcome Angela […]

Math Community Gathers in Lawndale for 2015 CGI National Conference

Math Community Gathers in Lawndale for 2015 CGI National Conference

 Math Community Gathers in Lawndale for 2015 CGI National Conference Three-day conference sponsored in part by the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING was largest CGI National Conference to date with Cotsen teachers comprising nearly 20% of attendance. LOS ANGELES — The Eighth Biennial Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) National Conference took place June 25-27, 2015 […]

Primary Sources Institute Sheds Light on California’s Place in American History

Primary Sources Institute Sheds Light on California’s Place in American History Cotsen teachers deepen their understanding of California history at primary sources institute presented jointly by the Huntington Library and the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West The Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING was once again a proud sponsor of California’s Place […]

Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING Sponsors Opening Reception for the CGI National Conference

COTSEN FOUNDATION FOR THE ART OF TEACHING SPONSORS OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE CGI NATIONAL CONFERENCE Registration kicks off Thursday June 25th at 3:00 p.m. with a selection of gourmet food trucks sponsored by the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING. Other conference sponsors include the Orange County Department of Education and the Downey Unified School District. Please note that […]

Inside the ART of TEACHING Spring 2015 Issue Is Now Available

Inside the Spring 2015 issue of Inside the ART of TEACHING, 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 […]

Cotsen's Premiere Spring Conference on 'Inquiry' Attracts Hundreds of Educators to a Saturday Workshop

Cotsen’s Premiere Spring Conference on ‘Inquiry’ Attracts Hundreds of Educators to a Saturday Workshop

On Saturday, April 11, the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING hosted more than 250 educators at our inaugural Spring conference. Guest speaker for the event was the highly regarded consultant and author on literacy development, Harvey “Smokey” Daniels. Daniels’ focus for the day was creating, sustaining, and renewing student-centered inquiries and discussions. Jerry Harris, […]

Demonstration Lessons By Cotsen Alumni Promote Teaching with Primary Sources

Demonstration Lessons By Cotsen Alumni Promote Teaching with Primary Sources

On Feb. 12, the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING and UCLA Lab School had the pleasure of co-hosting members of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Consortium at UCLA Lab School for a dynamic day of demonstration lessons intended to highlight the use of primary sources in high-quality instruction in […]

Whittier City Cotsen Alumni Share Inquiry Process with Parents

Earlier this year, we heard from Cotsen alumni Raul Almada (’11) and Chris Quirarte (’13), who made a presentation to nearly 50 Whittier City School District parents on using inquiry strategies with their children at home. Their presentation included primary source sets related to the evictions of long-time residents of Chavez Ravine in preparation for […]

Cotsen Connects with TUSD in Support of Technology and Learning Conference

Cotsen Connects with TUSD in Support of Technology and Learning Conference

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 26, 2015 — For most students, learning about George Washington, the California missions, and Japanese American internment camps are usually mere whistle stops during the typical history lesson. For students in Tustin schools, however, the methods used to cover these subjects in-depth – as well as mathematics, science, and language arts – […]

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 […]