Alumni Teacher Offerings

We recognize the significance of alumni in schools for both students and communities, and we’ve curated a ‘menu of offerings’ this spring. These are free and/or sponsored professional development opportunities specifically for our early alumni teachers to continue to develop their instructional leadership and practice.

Review the options below and then fill out this interest form by January 16th, 2023!

Menu of Offerings

OfferingDescriptionHow You’ll Engage
Wilson’s Language TrainingFundations® stands out for its thorough teaching of foundational skills using a Structured Literacy approach aligned to the science of reading and writing..Fundations provides a systematic program to comprehensively address foundational skills, spelling, and handwriting with a carefully scaffolded sequence that is taught to mastery across four Levels (K-3). Additionally, it reinforces vocabulary and comprehension strategies. The power of the 30-minute daily lesson is that it teaches and reinforces skills in a highly integrated approach using engaging multisensory activities. Fundations is designed to be combined with a literature-based language arts program.Wilson recommends the Level-specific Fundations Launch Workshop, at least 6 Fundations Intervention Workshops, and Virtual Implementation Support with tiered offerings.
Wilson’s Language TrainingJust Words® is a word-level intervention for students in grades 4–12 and adults who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency. Just Words® is a highly explicit, multisensory structured literacy program that focuses on decoding and spelling with curriculum and strategies that are expertly aligned to the science of reading and writing. Just Words helps to ensure that students master the necessary foundational literacy skills that allow them to achieve success with more complex, grade-level standards, including states’ rigorous college- and career-readiness standards. Just Words® is designed to be combined with a literature-based language arts program.Wilson recommends the Just Words Launch Workshop, at least 6 Just Words Workshops, and and Virtual Implementation Support with tiered offerings.
YouCubed -Stanford Graduate School of EducationWe offer 3 online courses for educators: Mathematical Mindsets, How to Learn Math for Teachers and 21st Century Teaching and Learning: Data Science. Mathematical Mindsets unpacks the teaching approach used in an 18-lesson intervention that raised the achievement of students by the equivalent of 2.8 years of school. How to Learn Math for Teachers is Jo Boaler’s groundbreaking online course, now in its second edition. Our new course is designed to help anyone teach – and learn – with a 21st century approach to knowledge and teachingOnline asynchronous
ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Artificial Intelligence Explorations and Their Practical Use in SchoolsTo prepare students for success, educators need to understand how AI technologies can be leveraged to facilitate learning and solve real-world problems. In Artificial Intelligence Explorations and Their Practical Use in Schools, you’ll learn to identify the various types of AI, hear about AI technologies on the horizon and build some of your own tools to make AI concrete and accessible for you and your students.Online asynchronous with instructor
CAST: Universal Design for Learning TrainingsCAST is the nonprofit education research and development organization that created the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and UDL Guidelines, now used the world over to make learning more inclusive. There are a variety of workshops, including: Introduction: Explore Universal Design for Learning and Engagement, Motivation, and Emotion in the UDL Classroom. ULD provides you with a framework for building trust with students across differences of identity and tools for leverage that trust in service of increased student engagement and thriving.Depends on the course:
– Live virtual courses
– Instructor-led courses
– Instructor-supported courses
– Self-directed courses
Unbound Ed Standards InstituteDuring the experience, participants will explore the impacts of racist and biased instruction on students of color. They will identify specific mindsets and practices that embody GLEAM instruction for their chosen pathway. Throughout the sessions, participants will reflect on and commit to specific action steps aligned with GLEAM instruction in their chosen pathway. Participants leave Standards Institute with a personalized action plan that identifies context-specific opportunities to ensure students receive GLEAM instruction.Live, in person; June 10-13 in Denver, CO; July 15-18 in Washington D.C.
Flourish Agenda – Healing Centered Engagement Practitioner CertificationHealing Centered Engagement is an asset-based and culturally-rooted approach to healing and well-being for young people of color and their adult allies. The online certification course is self-paced, and includes videos, animated scenarios, interactive and reflective learning activities, as well as supplemental learning resources. Participants of the option to receive 3 Continuing Education Units (CEU) from San Francisco State University for an additional fee. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: Describe distinctions between healing centered engagement and trauma informed approaches, assess the impact of social toxins to the well-being of individuals, relationships, and institutions, identify the five principles of Healing Centered Engagement, critique and analyze activities that promote development of Healing Centered Engagement principles necessary for holistic healing.Online asynchronous
Institute for Teachers of Color (ITOC) Committed to Racial JusticeITOC is an on-going critical professional development space designed to support wellbeing, strengthen racial literacy, and cultivate the racial justice leadership capacities of teachers of Color who work in K-12 public schools that serve students of Color. A unique collaboration between the disciplines of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, and Ethnic Studies, this national conference rigorously selects and supports approximately 150 ITOC Fellows each year. Fellows are expected to demonstrate an advanced level of racial literacy and have an asset framing of BIPOC communities. The summer convening includes keynotes, workshops, working groups, femtorship programming, etc. Virtual programming includes keynotes with community building, mini-courses, femtorship programming, etc.

Application required
– In person, multi-day conference; Summer 2024, TBD
– Online synchronous
Harvard Instructional Leadership CertificateBuild skills to help you become a more effective leader, coach, and mentor within your team or instructional department. Participating in Instructional Leadership Certificate (ILC) coursework is an opportunity for teachers to distinguish themselves as teacher leaders who are knowledgeable and supportive resources in their professional communities. Becoming a member of the ILC cohort allows you to gain and contribute expertise through a series of courses designed to meld HGSE faculty expertise, the latest research, and the knowledge and insights of fellow practitioners. This is a year-long certificate course that is made up of 4 distinct modules that are divided into six one-week modules, which consist of three to four hours of work per week that include a practice challenge for participants to apply learning in their context. There are opportunities for individual reflection and application as well as peer feedback throughout the course, and participants will be awarded 20 PD clock hours upon completion of each course.

To earn the Instructional Leadership Certificate, participants must complete all four ILC courses. We are sponsoring two of the four modules: which can be taken in any order but the Intangibles of Teaching module is recommended to be taken as the foundational module.
Asynchronous in Canva
TFA Docebo Teacher Resource HubThe Resource Hub on Docebo has a wealth of high-quality, best-in-class teaching resources for specific content areas as well as focus areas such as learning environment, social-emotional learning, special education, DEI, wellness, lesson preparation, and others. It includes externally curated as well as our own internally created resources. There is also a ‘curriculum finder’ which is a repository of centrally-vetted, high-quality instructional materials. One of the goals of the Resource Hub is for teachers to spend less time searching for and evaluating whether materials are high-quality.Online asynchronous

By Corps Member and Alumni Leadership Development Team
Corps Member and Alumni Leadership Development Team