Tag Archives: Executive Director

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Administrators Gather for the 2018-2019 Cotsen Principals’ Breakfast Meeting

Current and alumni principals, teachers, leaders and district office administrators gathered at the Centre at Sycamore Plaza on Sept. 14th for a working breakfast meeting to explore the professional development and grant opportunities that Cotsen is sponsoring for the 2018-2019 school year. The morning began with coffee, breakfast, and casual conversations following the summer break and […]

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Welcome Back: A Message From Jerry Harris

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”     – Margaret Mead Dear Colleagues, As the long days of summer rapidly wind down, and the opening of school arrives full of excitement and possibilities, I want to take this […]

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12th Annual ART of TEACHING Conference Opening Remarks

  During the opening session, Jerry Harris, the ART of TEACHING’s executive director, welcomed the group. “Today is our opportunity as a professional family to reconnect, share a meal, engage in stimulating conversation, and strengthen the ties that bind us together as a family as we continue to grow into a formidable force committed to […]

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The 12th Annual ART of TEACHING Conference

In the fall of 2006 the Cotsen Foundation held its first Annual ART of TEACHING Conference with just over 200 in attendance. The conference’s intent was to jump start mentors’ and fellows’ ideas and motivation for enhancing their teaching practice in both content and pedagogy. To achieve this, the Cotsen Foundation brought in speakers with […]

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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 […]

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Educating Students Well; Our Challenge and Imperative

As another academic year begins, and students settle into the rhythm of school, I am reminded of how teaching isn’t just a noble profession.  It is for most educators, indeed a calling.  A calling that challenges them to link the present with the future, by preparing our nation’s most important asset for a life we […]