The Los Angeles regional TPP community college partners collaborated on a 4th FREE virtual workshop series.

Teach for LA – May 3-7, 2021

The conference had a variety of breakout sessions to choose from, including sessions on early childhood education, TK-12 education, special education, social justice, and hands-on strategies for an effective classroom. Those registered received a schedule of all breakout session topics, dates and times. Breakout session links were sent the day before the session to all registered.

This conference was organized by TEACH LA Regional Collaborative (https://www.teachlarc.org). Sessions were hosted independently by regional community colleges, transfer institutions, and educations partners. This regional conference provided an opportunity to engage with many higher education partners and faculty in the Los Angeles Region!

Flipbook for the Virtual Workshop Series:

Virtual Workshop Series – Session Videos and Materials

Recorded sessions are arranged in order of occurrence.

Conference Kick Off and Keynote Speaker (3 May 2021, 8:30-10a)


Conference Kick Off and Keynote Speaker

Conference Facilitator: Renee Marshall

Keynote Speaker:  Lisa Wilson, Principal Founder, Coalition on Anti-Racist Education (CARE)

Reimagining Education with an Equity Lens

C.A.R.E. is committed to transformation through intention and action. We believe that people are important, and we MUST preserve that truth through strategic and deliberate actions that uphold diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice by advocating for human and civil rights. We are dedicated to helping families, educators, and communities by connecting people to existing programs that aid in restorative justice and creating new programs that will aid education, housing, and prison reform, and instigate changes in social policies. We lift one another up and celebrate our successes. We share resources and provide opportunities to one another based on individual specializations.  

https://www.antiracismed.org

Session Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- Conference Kick Off and Keynote Speaker
Lisa Wilson’s presentation: Audience of One.pptx

Simple Strategies for Student Engagement (3 May 2021, 10-11a)


Simple Strategies for Student Engagement

Rushton Hurley of NextVista.org, Guest of Long Beach City College

There are so many little things you can do to make learning easier for your students and teaching easier for you. We’ll look at what helps students connect with you and your content, and these ideas will be ones you can try right away.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

Making Money with Substitute Teaching (3 May 2021, 11a-12p)


Making Money with Substitute Teaching

Dr. Rose G Maina, Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Valarie Namocatcat, Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Do you want to make more money working with children? Learn the 5 rules of successful substitute teaching and how to get yourself ready to teach even with no units in Child Development. Will go over the job application process and a chance to meet an employer.

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- Making Money with Substitute Teaching

Anti-Bias Education and Anti-Racist Education: What's the Difference? (3 May 2021, 12-2p)


Anti-Bias Education and Anti-Racist Education: What’s the Difference?

Dr. Alma Cortes, Professor of Child Development, Los Angeles Pierce College

This workshop will explore the different ways educators explore their own biases in the classroom as well as how to speak out and stand out to be anti-racist educators. Presenter will share her story, resources and tips for teaching with young children and working with families to explore these topics.

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA – Anti-Bias and Anti-Racist Education

My Retirement System (3 May 2021, 1-2p)

My Retirement System

Jennifer Helfend-Gomez, Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Looking for a quick and easy way to learn about CalSTRS and how it plays a large part in your retirement? This webinar is designed to provide you with the foundation you need to know as a CalSTRS member. You will learn important topics that include understanding the CalSTRS hybrid retirement system, contributions, creditable services and other resources CalSTRS offers based on your career stage. Take the first step in your life journey with CalSTRS.

THIS SESSION RECORDING WILL NOT BE SHARED.
YOU MUST ATTEND THIS SESSION LIVE.

How to Build Your Classroom as a First-year Early Childhood Education (Preschool) Teacher (3 May 2021, 2-3p)


How to Build Your Classroom as a First-year Early Childhood Education (Preschool) Teacher

Janice Chan Jefferis, MA, El Camino College

This workshop will provide insight and useful strategies on how first-year preschool teachers can prepare and organize their classroom environment for optimal learning and engagement as well as practical strategies to establish a positive and collaborative classroom community in an early childhood or preschool setting.

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- How to Build Your Classroom

7 Secrets of a Successful Teaching Career (3 May 2021, 2;3:30p)


7 Secrets of a Successful Teaching Career

Doug Hughey, Professor, Child Development and Education, Mt. San Antonio College

People often talk about the pros and cons of being a teacher, but very few know of the many secrets to a successful, rewarding, and long-lasting teaching career. Join us to find out how you can apply these principles to YOUR career.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

Special Education Speaker Panel: Let's SPAR for Exceptional Children: Support, Programs, Advocacy, and Resources (3 May 2021, 5-6:30p)


Special Education Speaker Panel: Let’s SPAR for Exceptional Children: Support, Programs, Advocacy, and Resources

Dr. Marini Smith, Assistant Professor of Child Development and Education, West Los Angeles College
Edward Biagiotti: Inclusion Specialist
Kelley Coleman: Parent and Advocate for Children with Special Needs
Nadhiya Ito: Speech and Language Pathologist, LA Speech and Language Therapy Center
Lisa Mosko: Director of Special Education Advocacy, Speak UP
Jonathan Rodil: Occupational Therapist, NAPA Center
Noel Scott: Director of Special Education Programs, Five Keys Schools and Programs

Want to learn more about the world of special education from the perspective of parents and professionals in the field? This speaker panel will help to shed light on the complexities of the special education system, including advocacy, programs, and supportive services. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain valuable advice from experienced panelists.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

Teacher Panel (3 May 2021, 7-8p)


Teacher Panel

Mitch Middler, Teacher, Redondo Union High School, El Camino College Adjunct Faculty
Valerie Huntly, Teacher, Newhall Elementary School
Chris Bojorquez, Facilitator, iLEAD Agua Dulce
Jadin Rosas, Teacher, Newhall Elementary School

Attend this session to learn more about the first years of teaching. The panel will include teachers from both traditional public schools and charter schools, and from a variety of grade levels. Learn about tips for success for your first years of teaching. The panel will also reflect on the shift in education during the pandemic and share how they stayed connected with their students throughout virtual learning.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA – Teacher Panel 3May21

Strategies for Successful Classroom Management (4 May 2021, 9-10a)


Strategies for Successful Classroom Management

Meghan Stanzione, Reading and Teacher Preparation Faculty

Long Beach City College

Learn strategies to build rapport with your students, increase engagement and reduce classroom disruptions.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- Strategies for Successful Classroom Management

How do you become a teacher who can teach in elementary AND secondary classrooms? (4 May 2021, 11a-12p)


How do you become a teacher who can teach in elementary AND secondary classrooms? Adding authorizations and credentials is easier than you think.

Megan Kaplinsky, Education Faculty, Long Beach City College
Kit Van Wyk, Assistant Director of Credential Center, CSULB

Join us for information and advising on becoming a credentialed teacher who is eligible to teach in elementary AND secondary classrooms. Learn how to add additional teaching authorizations (subject areas such as math, science, English, etc.) or a second credential to an initial credential. Q&A with a credential expert from CSULB provided.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

Materials: Chat Notes-Teach for LA-HowToBecomeTeacher.Elem&Sec

Racial Justice in Education: Uncovering the School to Prison Pipeline (4 May 2021, 12-1:30p)


Racial Justice in Education: Uncovering the School to Prison Pipeline

Gabriela Robles M.A. Ed. (she/ella)
Yesenia A. Hernandez, M.A. Ed. (she/ella)
CA State University Long Beach

In this workshop, we seek to uncover elements of the school to prison pipeline through a critical race theory lens in hopes of illuminating the implications of school policing on Students of Color, specifically Black students. We will also be intentional about using critical reflection to discuss our role as educators in disrupting the pipeline.

Becoming a Transformative TK-12 Educator (4 May 2021, 2-3p)


Becoming a Transformative TK-12 Educator

Rosemary Wrenn, Ed.D., Education Lead Cuesta College, University Supervisor & Lecturer Cal Poly SLO
Jannet Rios Leon, Teacher Pathways & Bilingual Academic Success Coach
Cuesta College

Change the world, one student at a time! This presentation and talk back will provide you with the tools you need to become a critically conscious educator. We’ll discuss the required steps toward becoming a teacher in California, including coursework and the basic skills requirement, undergraduate majors and options for earning your credential. In addition to these basics, we’ll take a look at education through a critical lens to give you the tools you need to create culturally sustaining and anti-racist learning opportunities and environments for your future students.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- Becoming a Transformative TK-12 Educator
Powerpoint: Becoming a Transformative TK-12 Teacher (May 4; 2-3)

Interested in Exploring Teaching? CPTP Information Session (4 May 2021, 4-5p)


Interested in Exploring Teaching? CPTP Information Session

Yvonne Ribas, CCE CPTP Project Director
Suzanne Edwards-Acton, CCE CPTP Director of Equity Initiatives
Ruth Ellis, CCE CPTP Director of Special Education and Student Support Initiatives
Kali Larsson, CCE Administrative Coordinator

Community Partnerships for Teacher Pipeline (CPTP) is a new initiative to build a community-based teacher pipeline to strengthen the teaching profession by increasing the number of Teachers of Color. The program is based at Rio Hondo, El Camino, and Cerritos Colleges. CPTP is open to students of all majors who are interested in exploring the teaching profession of all levels (early childhood, K-12 and community college). Join us to learn about becoming a student participant or mentor for the CPTP program. At the session, we will be accepting applications for Fall 2021 and beyond.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

For more information, please visit the CPTP webpage: https://www.cce.org/work/leadership-development/cptp

Amplifying Student Voice in the Elementary Classroom (4 May 2021, 4:30-5:30p)


Amplifying Student Voice in the Elementary Classroom

Ernestina Aguilar, Principal Saugus Union School District
Daria Ramirez, Principal, Newhall School District

In this workshop we will facilitate a discussion of the current reality of student voices in the classroom. Participants will engage in strategies on strengthening teacher-student relationships, building student self-worth, and reaffirm instructional practices/activities that contribute to amplifying student voices in the elementary classroom. Giving students a say is about engaging and empowering students in all conversations of learning and that is what the outcome of this session will be.

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- Amplifying Student Voice in the Elementary Classroom

If Not Now, When? Strategies for Effective Time Management (4 May 2021, 4:30-6p)


If Not Now, When? Strategies for Effective Time Management

Dr. Marini Smith, Assistant Professor of Child Development & Education, West Los Angeles College

Do you feel like there is never enough time in the day to balance all of your commitments? Do you struggle with procrastination, or experience anxiety when deadlines are looming? You are not alone. Participants in this workshop will learn helpful tips for enhancing their time management skills, including realistic goal setting, maximizing your efficiency, and reducing stress and anxiety. We will also dispel some common myths about time management.

We hope you will join us, there’s no time like the present!

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- If Not Now, When? Strategies for Effective Time Management
Powerpoint: Time Management TEACH LARC.pptx

LAMC and CSUN present teacher pathways. Child Development Certificates, Permits, and Transfer to... (4 May 2021, 5-6:30p)


LAMC and CSUN present teacher pathways. Child Development Certificates, Permits, and Transfer to CSUN’s Liberal Studies or Credential Programs

Dr. Veronica Allen Child Dev./Educ. Faculty, Los Angeles Mission College
Mr. Jonathan Martinez, Liberal Studies Program Asst. Director, CSU Northridge
Ms. Jaclyn Kietzman, Graduate Student Recruitment Specialist, CSU Northridge

What are the differences between a Child Development Certificate or Permit versus a Credential? In this workshop we will review the various teaching pathways and career options with certificates, permits, and credential. LA Mission College (LAMC) will present the teacher certificates and transfer pathways. CSU, Northridge (CSUN) will present teacher pathways in the Liberal Studies and the Credential Programs.

Materials: LAMC CSUN workshop PPT TEACH 5_4_21
Flyer – LA Mission – Elementary-Teacher-Education Rev-2017
LA Mission – AS of Spring 18_Certificate Combined
Chat Notes – Teach for LA- LAMC and CSUN present teacher pathways

Going it Alone vs. The Life Impact of a Mentor Relationship (4 May 2021, 6:30-7:30p)


Going it Alone vs. The Life Impact of a Mentor Relationship

Jeff Bradbury, Professor of Chemistry Cerritos College
Wendy Toro, Science Teacher Artesia High School
Sue Parsons (moderator), Former Director of Teacher TRAC Program Cerritos College

Join a panel conversation between a community college professor and his former student who is now a high school teacher as they share how to initiate a mentor-mentee relationship, how they maintained the relationship over the years and impact of the relationship. The panel discussion will be moderated by one of the college professor’s mentors who is the former director of the college’s teacher preparation program.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

Materials: Going it alone vs mentorship – powerpoint

Zero Textbook Cost Education Pathways (5 May 2021, 9-10a)


Zero Textbook Cost Education Pathways

Megan Kaplinsky, Teacher Preparation Coordinator Long Beach Community College
Melanie Levy, Education Faculty Long Beach City College
Shannon Turmon, Education Faculty West Hills Lemoore College

Learn how to get started with Open Educational Resources (OER) at the course level, extend Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) throughout your entire Teacher Preparation Program, & hear how education students can create OER projects! Engage in discussion with workshop presenters and workshop colleagues about how you can embark on your program’s next steps, from revision to existing OER to developing new OER text or moving to extend OER into your entire program’s pathway.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- Zero Textbook Cost Education Pathways
Powerpoint: OER ZTC presentation for TEACH for LA virtual workshops
OEI_CourseDesignRubric_Edited-ACC

My Retirement System + Start Saving Now with Pension2 (5 May 2021, 10-11a)

My Retirement System + Start Saving Now with Pension2

Wade Mnich- Defined Contribution Benefit Specialist/Pension2
Jennifer Helfend-Gomez- Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Looking for a quick and easy way to learn about CalSTRS and how it plays a large part in your retirement? This webinar is designed to provide you with the foundation you need to know as a CalSTRS member. Have you heard the terms “403(b),” “TSA” or “retirement savings” and wondered what they meant or how they could potentially benefit you? Come learn more about the CalSTRS Pension2 program, the one voluntary component of the CalSTRS hybrid retirement system.

THIS SESSION RECORDING WILL NOT BE SHARED.
YOU MUST ATTEND THIS SESSION LIVE.

Faculty Interviewing (5 May 2021, 11a-12p)


Faculty Interviewing

Renee Marshall, Education Consultant, El Camino College

This session will cover tips and strategies for those interviewing for faculty positions (both adjunct and full time) within the California Community College system.

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- Faculty Interviewing

Expanded Learning as a Whole Child Laboratory for Future Teachers (5 May 2021, 1-2p)

Expanded Learning as a Whole Child Laboratory for Future Teachers 

Julee Brooks, CEO, Woodcraft Rangers and Andres De la Peza, Director of Learning, Woodcraft Rangers

Expanded learning programs like Woodcraft Rangers offer whole child curriculum that complements school day instruction. Based in constructivist practices, all activities in expanded learning programs are experiential and hands-on, programmatic framework that incorporate student choice, voice and are student-led when possible and youth workers are trained in how to create a safe and supportive learning environment with special attention to SEL competencies and inclusion. This training and the practical experience gained in expanded learning working directly with youth to implement these practices creates fertile ground for future educators to grow their own whole child approaches to learning.

Woodcraft Rangers has served Los Angeles youth since 1922 and currently provides expanded learning programs, in partnership with LAUSD and other LA County LEAs, to over 14,000 young people every year. Woodcraft Rangers programs follow the Woodcraft Way, a whole-child methodology that focuses on body, mind, spirit and service of all participants and has been the foundation of WR programs for nearly a century.

Join us to learn more about how expanded learning can be an effective laboratory for future educators and to discuss how there can be greater direct synergy and alignment between expanded learning programs and school day curriculum to create robust learning environments.

Fake News and Real Curriculum... (5 May 2021, 2-3p)


Fake News and Real Curriculum:
How can you use fake news as a way to address news literacy and information literacy — and make it real in core curriculum? Concepts, skills, and tech-centric teaching strategies.

Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor of Library Media California State University Long Beach

How can you use fake news as a way to address news literacy and information literacy — and make it real in core curriculum? Concepts, skills, and tech-centric teaching strategies will be shared.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- Fake News and Real Curriculum

Development and Research in Early Math Education (5 May 2021, 3-4p)


Development and Research in Early Math Education

Dr. Rose G Maina, Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Dr. Elmida Baghdaserians Los Angeles Valley College
Dr. LaTanga Hardy, Los Angeles Trade Technical College

This workshop presentation will feature Child Development faculty who were selected to participate in the prestigious Early Math institute: DREME (Development of Research in Early Math, a collaborative project of UCLA and Stanford).  Faculty will share the project’s focus: Equity gaps, teacher preparation and teaching resources, their experiences with the institute along with a focus on resources and take aways.

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- Development and Research in Early Math Education

Culturally Responsive Approaches Meets Neuroscience for Secondary Teachers (5 May 2021, 4-5p)

Culturally Responsive Approaches Meets Neuroscience for Secondary Teachers

Dr. Nolasco, LBUSD/CSULB Instructor

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy heavily focuses on inclusivity and rigor as cornerstones of effectively supporting mastery. This workshop will introduce approaches supported by findings in neuroscience that teachers can utilize to maximize mastery in diverse classrooms.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

My Latina (Leadership) Tribe (5 May 2021, 5-6p)


My Latina (Leadership) Tribe

Diane Diamond, Assistant Principal, Meadows Elementary School and Old Orchard Elementary School
Vivian Fiss, Principal, Northlake Elementary School
Merly Soni, Assistant Principal,  Wiley Canyon Elementary School and McGrath Elementary School
Jackeline Tapia, Principal, Newhall Elementary School

Join us to guide you through the journey of finding a tribe to support your personal and professional growth in meaningful ways. Move past surface level relationships to build productive and collaborative relationships with your staff, families and peers in order to best serve your students.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- My Latina Tribe

Navigating Special Education Programming/Services (6 May 2021, 10-11a)


Navigating Special Education Programming/Services

Cal Enriquez, Adjunct Child Development, Los Angeles Pierce College

This workshop will discuss: Special Education process and services (Individuals w/ Disabilities Education Act, Part-B); Early Intervention process and services (Individuals w/ Disabilities Education Act, Part-C); Community and State programs (Regional Centers/Lanterman Act); and Potential careers in the field.

Interested in Exploring Teaching? CPTP Information Session (6 May 2021, 11a-12p)


Interested in Exploring Teaching? CPTP Information Session

Yvonne Ribas, CCE CPTP Project Director
Suzanne Edwards-Acton, CCE CPTP Director of Equity Initiatives
Ruth Ellis, CCE CPTP Director of Special Education and Student Support Initiatives
Kali Larsson, CCE Administrative Coordinator

Community Partnerships for Teacher Pipeline (CPTP) is a new initiative to build a community-based teacher pipeline to strengthen the teaching profession by increasing the number of Teachers of Color. The program is based at Rio Hondo College, El Camino College, and Cerritos College. CPTP is open to students of all majors who are interested in exploring the teaching profession of all levels (early childhood, K-12 and community college.) Join us to learn about becoming a student participant or mentor for the CPTP program. At the session, we will be accepting applications for Fall 2021 and beyond.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

For more information, please visit the CPTP webpage: https://www.cce.org/work/leadership-development/cptp

Expanded Learning as a Whole Child Laboratory for Future Teachers (6 May 2021, 1-2p)

Expanded Learning as a Whole Child Laboratory for Future Teachers 

Julee Brooks, CEO, Woodcraft Rangers and Andres De la Peza, Director of Learning, Woodcraft Rangers

Expanded learning programs like Woodcraft Rangers offer whole child curriculum that complements school day instruction. Based in constructivist practices, all activities in expanded learning programs are experiential and hands-on, programmatic framework that incorporates student choice, voice and are student-led when possible and youth workers are trained in how to create a safe and supportive learning environment with special attention to SEL competencies and inclusion. This training and the practical experience gained in expanded learning working directly with youth to implement these practices creates fertile ground for future educators to grow their own whole child approaches to learning.

Woodcraft Rangers has served Los Angeles youth since 1922 and currently provides expanded learning programs, in partnership with LAUSD and other LA County LEAs, to over 14,000 young people every year. Woodcraft Rangers programs follow the Woodcraft Way, a whole-child methodology that focuses on body, mind, spirit and service of all participants and has been the foundation of WR programs for nearly a century.

Join us to learn more about how expanded learning can be an effective laboratory for future educators and to discuss how there can be greater direct synergy and alignment between expanded learning programs and school day curriculum to create robust learning environments.

Anti-Racism in Education (6 May 2021, 3-4p)


Anti-Racism in Education  

Leticia Rojas, Ed.D., Education faculty/Hixon Teacher Prep. Coordinator, Pasadena City College

This workshop will be interactive and discuss the following topics: (1) Coming to terms with problematic histories in schooling and (2) Moving towards anti-racist pedagogical practices and curriculum. We will explore both practices at the classroom-level as well as across a community college teacher preparation program.

CPTP Teacher Mentoring Network (6 May 2021, 3-4p)


CPTP Teacher Mentoring Network 

Yvonne Ribas, CCE CPTP Project Director
Suzanne Edwards-Acton, CCE CPTP Director of Equity Initiatives
Ruth Ellis, CCE CPTP Director of Special Education and Student Support Initiatives
Kali Larsson, CCE Administrative Coordinator

Community Partnerships for Teacher Pipeline (CPTP) is a new initiative to build a community-based teacher pipeline to strengthen the teaching profession by increasing the number of Teachers of Color. The program is based at Rio Hondo, El Camino, and Cerritos Colleges. CPTP is open to students of all majors who are interested in exploring the teaching profession of all levels (early childhood, K-12 and community college.) A key component of the CPTP Teacher Mentoring Network (TMN) is to encourage, celebrate, empower, and support Teachers of Color in cultivating the next generation of teachers. Join us to learn about becoming a part of an exciting network of educators and aspiring educators with opportunities for engagement, kinship, and learning.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

For more information, please visit the CPTP webpage: https://www.cce.org/work/leadership-development/cptp

Difficult Moments (6 May 2021, 4-5p)

Difficult Moments 

Patricia Doelitzsch, M.A, M.S, Chair, Professor of Child Development, Los Angeles Pierce College

This workshop will cover common challenging behaviors, or “difficult moments” experienced by early childhood educators in a classroom environment. Communicative intent, reflection, mindfulness and practical strategies to reduce these moments will be discussed. Participants will leave the workshop with concepts they can use the next day.

Creating and Sustaining Safe Spaces - Understanding Trauma-Informed Care (6 May 2021, 4-5:30p)


Creating and Sustaining Safe Spaces – Understanding Trauma-Informed Care

Noel Scott, Director of Special Education Programs, Five Keys Schools and Programs

This session will provide an introduction into trauma-informed care. Through engaging discussion and activities, participants will identity causes and characteristics of trauma, understand trauma’s impact on the brain, understand A.C.E.S. and how they relate to trauma, and learn practical ways to be trauma-informed with young people.

Materials: Powerpoint – Intro to Trauma Informed Care TeachLA
Chat Notes – Teach for LA- Creating and Sustaining Safe Spaces – Understanding Trauma-Informed Care

Know your Identity, Stand for Social Justice and Integrate Anti-Bias Curriculum in the Classroom (6 May 2021, 6-7p)


Know your Identity, Stand for Social Justice and Integrate Anti-Bias Curriculum in the Classroom

Kristin Nicole Rivera, Teacher, Valley Charter Elementary School

Educate yourself on these core fundamental values. These pillars are not only important but significant to the coexistence of modern society as we know it. Bring an open mind as we work on creating a better and just future for all.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

BONUS TEACHER PANEL!!! (6 May 2021, 7-8p)


BONUS TEACHER PANEL!!!

Join us Thursday night from 7:00-8:00 pm for a casual Q and A with teachers.

Sondra Becker, Palmdale Aerospace Academy
Valerie Huntly, Teacher, Newhall Elementary School
Chris Bojorquez, Facilitator, iLEAD Agua Dulce
Jadin Rosas, Teacher, Newhall Elementary School
Mike Mansfield, Bowman High School and College of the Canyons

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- BONUS Teacher Panel

Off the Path to Preschool (7 May 2021, 8-10a)

Off the Path to Preschool  

Michelle Amado, MA., Adjunct-Compton College (former LAUP Coach)
Lailanie Jones, Executive Director, Precious Lambs (Families in Crisis)
Gloria Martinez, Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant, Bethany Manor, (Early Intervention for Challenged Children)
Leena Willis, Cognitive Teacher, Bethany Manor, (Early Intervention for Challenged Children)
Donald P. Williams III, Founder and Executive Director, D.A.D. Project (Male Engagement in Education)
Hoa Pham, Ed. D., Faculty, Compton College – Session Facilitator

A career in early childhood education can offer atypical paths for those who desire to shape the lives of young children and their families. Early childhood education is a robust field that presents a wide range of opportunities in leadership, administration, service, and business. Learning about the different types of professions available can help motivated individuals determine other paths that may better meet their interest, in addition to the preschool classroom.

This session is presented by a credentialed teacher.

Materials: TEACH LA – Off the path to Preschool – PowerPoint – rev- Presenters

Conference Conclusion: Keynote Speaker, Networking and Giveaway (7 May 2021, 10a-12p)


Conference Conclusion: Keynote Speaker, Networking and Giveaway

Keynote speaker

Yadira Arellano, Teacher Preparation Coordinator and Faculty, El Camino College

Ms. Arellano will share her story of coming to the United States at 7 years old, and her journey through California’s education system as a second language learner and undocumented student. Yadira’s message today will be about hope and the positive impact teachers can make in our lives. Ms. Arellano is a professor of Early Childhood Education and Education, who is a leader in teacher preparation.

Come to be INSPIRED and to learn about how WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Student panel: LatinX Females

Networking Session

Conference Conclusion and Giveaway

Materials: Chat Notes – Teach for LA- Conference Conclusion- Keynote Speaker, Networking and Giveaway