Perspective

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 […]

Judy Johnson’s Call to Action at Annual ART of TEACHING Conference

Judy Johnson, executive director of the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING, opens the 7th Annual ART of TEACHING Conference by welcoming the nearly 500 guests in attendance, among them new and returning mentors and fellows as well as alumni of the program. The conference took place on Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Long […]

The Sublime Journey of Learning

William Deverell, professor of history at the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, presents the keynote speech during the 7th Annual ART of TEACHING Conference hosted by Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING on September 22, 2012 in Long Beach, CA. Speaking to the nearly 500 guests in attendance, […]

What to Look for When Observing in Classrooms

By Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING – The Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING has identified the teachers in this video as outstanding educators. In this video, they talk about what elements of teaching excellence they look for when observing in classrooms.