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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.

Cotsen Mentors and Fellows Observe at Billy Mitchell Elementary

By Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING — Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING mentors and fellows observe a teacher at Billy Mitchell Elementary and share their thoughts on the process.

Heidi Gallegos Recalls Experience as Cotsen Fellow

Teacher Heidi Gallegos reflects on her experience as a Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING fellow during the foundation’s year-end luncheon at the Skirball in May of 2011.

Judy Johnson On What Makes the ART of TEACHING Different

Judy Johnson, the executive director of the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING, discusses the ART of TEACHING program, what makes it unique, and how fellows benefit from it.

Judy Johnson Offers Advice to New Fellows

Judy Johnson, the executive director of the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING, offers advice to new fellows in the ART of TEACHING program, encouraging them to take advantage of the resources provided to them, to be passionate about their learning, and to be willing to take risks in the pursuit of teaching excellence.

Teachers Talk About the Annual Conference

Teachers talk about how the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING Annual Conference provides them opportunities to learn from experts, connect with colleagues, and get ideas on how to improve their teaching.

2011 Annual Conference Opening Remarks

Judy Johnson, Executive Director of the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING, opens the Annual Conference with remarks on the history of the ART of TEACHING and her hopes for the future.