Perspective

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 […]

The ART of TEACHING Ripple Effect

Cotsen fellow reflects on the ripple-effect the ART of TEACHING had in his school and how the program helped him and his colleagues tackle the challenges as they implemented the new Common Core standards, at a luncheon on May 3, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center in honor of this year’s 53 Southern California-based educators who […]

Common Core Preparedness and the ART of TEACHING

Cotsen mentor describes the impact the ART of TEACHING had on her school and how it helped support the transition to the Common Core, at a luncheon on May 3, 2014 at the Skirball Cultural Center in honor of this year’s 53 Southern California-based educators who graduated from the ART of TEACHING fellowship.

Cotsen Principal Discusses Common Core Implementation

Jacki Teschke, a principal in the Cypress School District and Cotsen alumna, describes how her ART of TEACHING experience has prepared her and her school for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.  

What It Takes to Implement the Common Core

In this video, Sean Lindsay (Cotsen alumnus, ’05 and ’07) shares his thoughts on some of the conditions that can support the successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Instructional Excellence Through Artful Teaching

Jerry Harris kicks off the 8th Annual the ART of TEACHING Conference for the first time as the executive director of the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING. Jerry’s remarks highlight the growth of the foundation since its inception in 2001 and recognize Lloyd Cotsen, the chairman and founder of the ART of TEACHING.

Building a Culture of Quality

Ron Berger, the Chief Program Officer for the non-profit school improvement network, Expeditionary Learning, a national network of over 160 public project-based schools in 30 states, presents the keynote address at the 8th Annual the ART of TEACHING Conference, which welcomed more than 500 attendees, many of whom were educators and participants in the ART of […]

Reflections of a Cotsen Fellow

ART of TEACHING fellow shares the benefits of having a mentor and how together they have taken his skills as a teacher to the next level.

Graduating Teachers Reflect on Their Cotsen Experience

Cotsen mentors and fellows share the highlights of their Cotsen experience in this compilation video.

Teachers Talk at the ART of TEACHING Conference

Teachers comment on the inspiring and valuable impact the 7th Annual ART of TEACHING Conference has on their craft. Nearly 500 public school teachers and administrators from districts in various parts of Northern and Southern California attended this year’s ART of TEACHING Conference, presented by Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING on September 22nd […]