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Professional Learning

Mission Statement

The mission of Capistrano Unified School District Professional Learning is to positively impact student achievement through a coordinated program that offers relevant and meaningful learning experiences for educators. 

For more on the standards for professional learning visit the Learning Forward website:

Professional Learning Opportunities

  • April 28: Providing Equity & Access to Diverse Learners, featuring Dr. Pedro Noguera. Half-day conference focusing on working with emergent bilinguals and English Learners; held at California State University Los Angeles. Free for K-12 teachers. Register at http://bit.ly/2ETCxL 
  • May 12: 21st Century or Bust: Creating Culturally Sustaining Classrooms with Technology that Empowers Student Voice, offered as part of California State University, Fullerton’s Inquiry & Innovation Professional Learning Series for Teachers. Half-day hands-on workshop for teachers, co-facilitated by classroom teachers and university faculty. Free for K-12 teachers, CEUs available. Register at https://csufteacherseries.weebly.com/
  • May 19: Our Stories OC, an alternative children’s book fair sponsored by the Orange County Equality Coalition. Local authors read from their books celebrating the diverse identities, families, and stories that make up our region; featured authors include Bruce Edlen, Jessica Herthel (reading from I am Jazz), Lis Leyson (reading from The Boy on the Wooden Box),Sarah Rafael Garcia, Shereen Rahming (reading from Ahni and her Dancing Secret), Shruthi Rao, Amita Roy Shah, Scott Sussman, and more. Free and open to the public. Details at https://www.ocequality.org/our-stories-oc-2018
  • June 2: Building Community through Restorative Justice and Trauma Informed Pedagogy, offered as part of California State University, Fullerton’s Inquiry & Innovation Professional Learning Series for Teachers. Half-day hands-on workshop for teachers, co-facilitated by Orange County teachers and university faculty. Free, CEUs available. Register at https://csufteacherseries.weebly.com/ 
  • July 21: Say Qué? Using Translanguaging and Arts-Oriented Pedagogy to Build [Bi]Literacy: Promoting Linguistic Inclusion in K-12 Classrooms, offered as part of California State University, Fullerton’s Inquiry & Innovation Professional Learning Series for Teachers. Half-day hands-on workshop for teachers, co-facilitated by Orange County teachers and university faculty. Free for K-12 teachers, CEUs available. Register at https://csufteacherseries.weebly.com/

C-STEM Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers