Shining a Light on Effective Teaching
OUSD classroom teachers share best practices and expertise. Participants engage in conversations about improving teaching and learning in OUSD.
Who attends: Two elected teacher representatives per site. $150 stipend paid to each attending representative. All site representative names must be submitted by January 31st to Margaret.Dunlap@ousd.k12.ca.us
Conference Purpose: Provide professional development, collegiality, and opportunities for experienced OUSD teachers to share their best practices and expertise in their grade level/content area and engage in conversations about current district initiatives.
Conference Format: Representatives will choose from a menu of morning workshops co- presented by OUSD teachers and LCI specialists. Afternoon sessions will provide time for teachers to engage in conversations about improving teaching and learning in OUSD.
Some topics include:
Developing Academic English Through Science Instruction. Teachers will understand how to use ELD strategies to support science learning and academic language development for all students, including English Language Learners. Brenda Tuohy, 5th grade teacher, Think College Now and Elizabeth Woodward, LCI Science Specialist.
Designing a Differentiated Reader’s Workshop based on Social Studies Standards.
Participants will work in groups to develop learning targets and sentence frames at various CELDT levels for use in their own classrooms. Dale Rogers-Eilers, 2nd grade teacher, Manzanita SEED
Ethnic Studies Task Force. Participants will hear about the current work of the Ethnic Studies Task Force, share ideas for improvement of task force work, and create a grade-level appropriate lesson reflective of the Ethnic Studies Task Force purpose. Eleanore Stovall, 2nd grade teacher, Fruitvale and Renee P. Manrique Stromberg, 6th grade teacher, Alliance Academy.
OUSD Teachers – Are you interested in sharing your best practices and expertise?
Contact Margaret.Dunlap@ousd.k12.ca.us for an application to present at the teacher conference. Talent Development Office – 273-2322