Teachers' PD INC

Teachers' Professional Development for Inland California

California State University, Chico; the Yuba City Unified School District; and the Sutter County Superintendent of Schools are working together to offer Teachers’ PD INC, a teacher professional development program for the 33 inland California counties from San Bernardino to Siskiyou and Modoc.

PD Inc LogoDuring the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years, Teachers’ PD INC awarded two-year grants of up to $30,000 to teams of three to five K-12 teachers working within the inland California region. Teachers’ PD INC supports “teacher-driven” professional development to address questions or problems directly related to teachers’ classroom practice. Over two school years participating teachers select professional development, create interventions, and conduct action research to assess the impact of their interventions.

The program seeks to support innovative school improvement through teacher-driven professional development. The ultimate goal of Teachers’ PD INC is to help teachers implement changes that will increase student achievement. To see information on projects go to our "Team Projects" link on the menu.

Funding for Teachers’ PD INC comes from the California Department of Education Improving Teacher Quality program.

Features

Chico USD Librarians present to CSU Chico Students

8 Oct 2012 - When teachers identify student needs and then, are supported with sustained professional development to address those needs, students benefit. Chico Unified School District librarians, Liesl Jones, Gale Morgan and Linda Elliot along with former Chico librarian Michael Specchierla wondered if teaching media literacy skills to junior high and high school students would improve student learning. They sought and were awarded a Teachers’ PD INC professional development grant. The grant is providing funding for the librarians to attend technology, literacy and learning conferences. Back home the librarians are creating new ways for teachers and students to learn about media literacy and use new technology across subject areas.

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Implementation of Literacy Strategies based on Brain Research

5 Nov 2012 - T-BAR project grantees, Kip Glazer, Mark Olsen and Karen VanWagenen’s efforts to better prepare students for taking the high-stake California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) has proven to be a success with both students and colleagues at Independence High School in Bakersfield, CA.

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Announcements

2013 Teachers' PD INC Summer Conference

Be sure to join us for the first annual Teacher's PD INC Summer Conference, July 24th and 25th at Colusa Hall on the campus of California State University, Chico. Conference registration and additional information can be found here.

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Achieving Excellence 2012–2013

20 Oct 2012 - For the second year in a row, Teachers' PD INC has been recognized by CSU Chico among programs that are identified as achieving excellence. 

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New Action Research reporting method

28 Aug 2012 - Beginning September 2012 we are implementing a new, easier method for team members to report on the progress of their Action Research projects. Now grantees can simply fill out an online questionnaire during their reporting period and their responses will be automatically submitted. 

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CSU Chico Receives $1Million second round of T-BAR funding

March 2012 - Teachers’ PD INC, a collaborative professional development project, was recently awarded funding of $1 million for a second cycle. The project will serve approximately 120 more teachers in the inland California region, the 33 counties from San Bernardino to Modoc and Siskiyou Counties. Lead partners are California State University, Chico and the Yuba City Unified School District. The multi-year project is part of the Improving Teacher Quality Program.

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New California State Travel Guidelines

Important Travel Guidline Changes:

PD Advisory-Revised Foundation CA State Travel Rates Guidelines (formerly DPA) Please Note that these guidelines are effective as of 16 September 2013. The most important change is that a receipt is required for everything on the calim, including all transportation, meals and incidentals. There are increases in meals and lodging in the state of California.

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