schools first center for creativity & critical thinking

Inquiry and Innovation

Professional Learning Series for Teachers


The    College of Education at California State University, Fullerton and   The   SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Center for Creativity and Critical Thinking are pleased to offer this unique professional learning experience led by teams of teachers and experts in the field.   The College of Education is committed to professional development of innovative and transformative educators who advance just, equitable, and inclusive education.  As part of that mission we are pleased to offer The Inquiry and Innovation Professional Learning Series   free  to TK-12 classroom teachers   Teachers may select from a series of six workshops, and are encouraged to register for multiple sessions. 

  • Workshops are held online through Google Classroom and Zoom.
  • Teachers receive free online resources and materials to support classroom implementation. 
  • All sessions include planning time for teachers to develop curriculum or action steps for their own classroom.
  • Participants are eligible for  .5 Continuing Education Units (CEU's)  per session (CEU credits are free for SchoolsFirst members ).  Additional details are included on the registration page.

SPRING & SUMMER Workshops 2023
Workshop Title and Topic Date/Time Register

Virtual Reality and Literacy Strategies 

Presenters: Dr. Cynthia Gautreau and Dr. Rosario 

How does Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) fit into literacy acquisition? Does the use of VR and AR meet educational standards? Come and learn the exciting use of this technology and engage in hands on practice of books, apps, and other novel technology. Research shows teachers and students benefit from the use of these relevant practices. 

July 20, 2023 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm  

In person, on CSUF campus