Events of Interest to California’s Private School Community

Reading and Writing
Across the Curriculum

A CaPSPD two-day workshop presented by the
California Department of Education
and the

California Private School
Advisory Committee

Please visit the registration page for
specific grade-span information and additional details.
Registration is limited to 50 teachers!

This topic focuses on the application of English-language arts standards to various content areas such as social studies, science, or mathematics. Participants will learn how to develop reading and writing activities for their specific subject matter areas, incorporating California State Standards, as well as subject-specific strategies to improve reading and writing skills in the content areas.

The workshop will be presented in two full-day sessions.  There will be a session for each grade span (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12).

There is NO COST to attendees! Please bring your own snacks, lunch, and beverages.

Dates & Locations: Day 1

August 9, 10, and 11, 2016, at Fremont, Montclair, and Irvine

Dates & Locations: Day 2

March 21, 22, and 23, 2017, at Fremont, Montclair, and Irvine

About the Presenters

This workshop will be presented by team members working with the California Writing Project (CWP). Since 1973, the CWP has had as its central mission “to improve student writing and learning by improving the teaching of writing.” The CWP is a collaborative, statewide network of classroom teachers and university scholars that provides quality, standards-based professional development in language and literacy instruction to ensure that every student is academically prepared to finish high school ready for college and career. CWP provides year-round professional learning and leadership development opportunities, creates instructional and assessment resources, generates research, and builds partnerships between universities and schools and connections between schools and communities.

 Private Schools Grades 9-12

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
with Kirk Brown

STEM 9-12  will be presented in two full-day sessions separated by approximately three to four weeks to allow for classroom implementation prior to returning for follow-up support.  Teachers from all science disciplines may attend.

  • Session 1 will provide participants with an introduction to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and also introduce them to applications of STEM throughout the curriculum, with activities that can be immediately implemented in the classroom.
  • Session 2 (Advanced) is a hands-on workshop that will go deeper on specific topics that have applications across the curriculum.

There is NO COST to attendees! Please bring your own snacks, lunch, and beverages.

Registration – Location & Dates

To register, click on the link below for the closest location and appropriate grade level.  Please note that registration will be limited to 25 teachers per session.

Session 1 – September 16
Session 2 – November 10

Los Angeles
Session 1 – September 19
Session 2 – October 25

San Diego
Session 1 – September 21
Session 2 – October 27


About the Presenter

Kirk Brown is the Director of STEM at San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE).  He also co-directs the Delta Sierra Science Project, a region of the California Science Project. Kirk is very involved in the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) implementation. He was a member of the NGSS State Review Team, Science Expert Panel, Strategic Leadership Team, and the CA Alliance for NGSS. In addition, he is one of the leaders of the revised CA Science Framework.  Before coming to SJCOE, Kirk taught International Baccalaureate Biology and Bio Technology at Tracy High School for 25 years.  In 1992, Kirk was appointed as a Faculty Scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, doing research and helping found the Teacher Research Academies. In 1997, Kirk helped Bio-rad Laboratories found their Biotechnology Explorer program and published a Biotechnology Textbook (Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course) in 2011.

For Additional Information

Visit the CaPSPD website.

Download a flyer for this program.

Private Schools Grades 9-12

Summer Math Institute

A Two-day Workshop for High School Math Teachers 

in Private Schools!

August 3-4 2016
9:00 AM-2:30 PM
Redlands Christian School
251 Tennessee Street, Redlands, CA 92373

There is NO COST to attendees!
Please bring your own snacks, lunch, and beverages.

Collaborate with other grades 9-12 math teachers from private schools like yours.


Strands include: Standards for Mathematical Practice, CA Math Framework Instructional Strategies, Cognitive Complexity, Math Modeling, Formative Assessment, Strategies that Promote Coherence in Math Instruction, and more!


Meet in subject-specific groups to explore resources
and content specific to your assignment.


Space is limited to 150 teachers

More Summer Institute Details

For registration information and to register online, click here.



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