EAP Professional Development
English: EAP Teacher Workshop - 12th Grade Expository Reading and Writing Course
Responding to requests from the California Department of Education and high schools, the California State University, working with college and high school English faculty and reading experts, developed a curriculum for a 12th grade Expository Reading and Writing Course that may be used by the high school as a full, one-year course or from which modules may be integrated into existing 12th grade English classes. The Expository Reading and Writing Course is aligned with the English-Language Arts content standards and consists of lessons based on non-fiction and fiction texts.
It may fulfill the "B" requirement of the UC/CSU (a-g) college preparatory course pattern. The California State University, in collaboration with the County Offices of Education, provides professional development programs for high school English teachers for the 12th grade Expository Reading and Writing Course as well as for high school mathematics teachers.
English: Reading Institute for Academic Preparation
The goal is to increase student success and proficiency for college course and workforce related requirements by improving their reading skills. High school teachers, AVID teachers, Department chairs, Administrators and Counselors are welcome to participate.
Here is what SFSU will provide:
- A valuable reference library (worth $200)
- Classroom ready materials
- Insights and strategies for teaching
- $750 stipend upon fulfillment of institute commitment an5.3 Continued Education units (for fee) 6. Time to develop cross-curricular instructional strategies.
Dates to be announced.
Math: Improving College Readiness in Mathematics
Early Assessment Program (EAP) Professional Development for High School and Middle School Math Teachers
The EAP Teacher Workshop - Math professional development program is undergoing redesign in both content and presentation. The EAP awareness portion of the program will be offered online this year http://pd.csusuccess.org/ .
The workshop will cover:
- Analysis of student responses to standardized test items (CST), which allows participants to see large trends in students' mathematical reasoning skills.
- Analysis of student classroom work, which allows participants to see how THEIR student think about math
- Teaching techniques for bringing math alive for all students (comparison solving, integrating topics, limit cases and counterexamples, etc.)
- Creating advanced problems at all math levels to challenge our students to develop their math reasoning skills The background EAP material is now included in a 45-minute online introduction, which you can access at http://pd.csusuccess.org/ .
- This introduction is linked to the workshop registration system, so you can follow the link to sign up for the workshops, too. (The introduction provides valuable information about students' college readiness, including links to local and regional performance data. You can view the intro without signing up for the workshops.) Note: The introduction contains video testimonials from three California HS math teachers who participated in a previous version of the math workshops.