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 […]